Today’s picks are below the cheat sheet!
Welcome to Day 1 of Tennis tournaments this week. This week They are in Rotterdam, New York and Buenos Aires. Day 1 opens up with a small 10 match slate. Today’s slate is very tough with many matches close together odds wise, or they are a pick em. Before we dig in, let’s take a look at a few key notes about Tennis DFS.
- Super difficult sport. One of, if not the most high variance sport. So play smart!
- Slate start times are all over the place, including some middle of the night starts. So be mindful of start times and the fact that a late scratch is potential with Tennis.
- Tennis is not like most sports where you have to pay up for the top plays. There are no James Harden’s in Tennis where 1 player can score 40 points more than anybody else on the slate. It is rarely going to be worth paying all the way up for a player unless the slate allows it.
- Be careful about players who double fault a lot.
- Players with high upside AND favorites (as long as the price isn’t outrageous) are usually top tier plays.
Now that you have a better feel for Tennis DFS, let’s dig in.
Tennys Sandgren- The Nashvillian had a heart breaking lose to Federer in the Australian Open, where he couldnt put away 7 match points. Sandgren comes in today as a -140 favorite over Johnson. Johnson has a career 38% win percentage on indoor hard courts. Sandgren is looking to keep the momentum going from the AO with a first round win here today.
Note: Draftkings pricing does allow for an all favorites lineup today utilizing nobody worse than a -100 (pick em) . Going that route is absolutely viable and the cheat sheet will help you build. If you want to grab some high priced, larger favorites, you will have to take a cheap under dog that opens up salary. Keep in mind that whatever route you go, you need all of your players to win if you expect to win big. In cash you can typically get away with a loss or 2, but still the goal is all wins.
With the above note in mind, we are going to take a look at a cheaper, slight under dog who is worth considering.
Philipp Kohlschreiber- Philipp has start 2020 off without losing a match. He won the Canberra Challenger and won his 1st round match in the Australian Open, before having to withdraw from the tournament. Both men are good on Indoor Hard, but with Kohlschreiber having to go through quailfying to get here, I am siding with him due to him being warmed up and ready to go.
To help fill out your lineup, grab our amazing cheat sheet below! As I mentioned above, our cheat sheet features all the stats and info you need to build a quality lineup and compete nightly in a difficult sport. Good luck!