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Sonic’s MME Pool 8.23

Sonic is a Milly Maker winner and large-field tournament mastermind who focuses on mass-multi-entry play

Take a Stand

On the last night of a tour, rock bands tend to let all hell break loose. The headlining act will sabotage the opening band’s set with various pranks. On our final night opening for metal legend, Ronnie James Dio, his road crew made a slight alteration to my second guitar. After a super quick exchange of guitars in between songs, I ran back out onstage only to look down at my axe and see a bumper sticker that read “SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME.” 😳

What the hell made me think of that today?

This slate.

Week 8 offers us 13 games with a plethora of value and ceiling options from which to choose. So many men, indeed. With a slate of this nature comes a danger of spreading your player pool too thin and essentially matching the field on a whole bunch of players. I’m as susceptible to FOMO as the next guy, but this week I’ll be sticking my neck out in a couple of places to try and get a leg up on the field. The good news is I’ll be playing the DraftKings main slate, early slate, and the FanDuel stuff, so I’ll have plenty of exposure to my favorite plays while still applying some leverage in each contest.

Secondary Core-Relations

We’re always hunting for those high-ceiling combinations to add to our existing game stacks. It’s better to aim at getting four things right instead of trying to hit a nine-way parlay. I’ll lean on a handful of core secondary stacks that will be finessed into lineups whenever feasible.

Jonathan Taylor/Chris Olave

My gut has been talking to me about Taylor all week. Maybe that’s good, or maybe it means he’ll get injured on the first play from scrimmage. Maybe I ate some bad Chinese food. I’m not entirely sure. But I’m rolling with this game, and I believe Taylor and Olave would be the catalysts should it erupt.

I’m cool with other Saints as well. Rashid Shaheed (2% owned 👀), Alvin Kamara (unique pairing with two RBs from the same game) and to a lesser extent, Michael Thomas and Juwan Johnson, all possess upside for their respective prices. They won’t all get there, so I’ll play enough Taylor to get each of these guys matched up with him a couple of times.

I’m hoping Zach Moss is active (but limited) to keep Taylor’s ownership in check. We shall see. 

Adam Thielen/Nico Collins (or Tank Dell)

This one is rather obvious but I’m throwing it in here in case you need another confirmation to pull the trigger.

Here’s how my settings look in Fantasy Labs and Bink Machine:

George Kittle/Cooper Kupp

We must always ask ourselves “What’s the clearest path to winning a tournament?”

Winning a onesie position and racking up raw points at low ownership sounds like a good start, don’t ya think?

Kupp cratered last week and is now $9000 in a less-than-ideal matchup. But he’s still Cooper Kupp, capable of 35+ points and he’s projected to be around 6% owned. I am IN.

Kittle’s numbers without Deebo Samuel (miss you 😔) have been widely reported and yet, he’s still projected to be owned in the 4% range.

“Hey Sonic…are you high? These guys aren’t even in the same game!”

I know this. But this is my article and I make up the rules. Bite me.

Ok, fine. Replace Kupp with Tee Higgins and get a 2% owned guy who’s coming off a bye and due for a breakout. Happy?

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