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Meyer helps Joe Bishop try to win $1,000,000 on DraftKings tonight

Joe Bishop has a shot at $1,000,000 on DraftKings daily fantasy baseball game and reached out to Adam Meyer for advice.

Editor's Note: In case you haven't noticed, Adam has been on vacation this week celebrating his honeymoon with his wife Kelly.  While soaking up the sun in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Adam checked his e-mail only to learn one of his most loyal daily fantasy baseball (DFS) followers was searching for his daily fantasy baseball picks.  He hadn't posted in five days!  The following is part of the message (w/ some minor editing) Adam received:

"I patiently wait daily for your DFS lineup for DraftKings but have not seen it these past couple days. I just started a couple months ago and and don't have the bank roll to play big and alot of different lineups . So I count on your advice to guide me on the positions I'm iffy about for the day. I entered a $2 satellite for the big $1-million championship on DraftKings and the gods were smiling down on me and I got first and claimed the lone $500 ticket for entry on 8/29. If your advice is not posted for the day would you be willing to email me what your thoughts are for that day? This entry for me could be life changing for my family and I would truly be thankful for any of your advice... I just need to make a miracle lineup for one night like I did to get it.  Thanks for any help

- Joe from Breinigsville, PA

No pressure on Adam, eh?

Before we look ahead to Adam's suggested championship lineup card, we must look back at how Mr. Meyer helped Joe reach the promise land with a $150,000 top prize.

Joe - a table games floor supervisor at a casino and married father of "two amazing boys ... with another on the way" - shared how he earned a spot in the $1,000,000 contest.

"On August 15, I just finished a bad stretch and instead of depositing again and hearing it from my wife, I decided to use my FPP points (note: more you play, more you earn) for entry into a few games.  That's when I entered the satellite and won.  My lineup for the day was ...:

POS Joe's DraftKing Lineup 8/15
P Madison Bumgarner
P Alex Cobb
C Travis d'Arnaud
1B Adam LaRoche
2B Robinson Cano
3B Evan Longoria
SS Dee Gordon
OF Kole Calhoun
OF Mike Trout
OF Josh Willingham

Here's Adam's suggested DraftKings lineup from that same day ...

POS Adam's DraftKings Lineup 8/15
P Madison Bumgarner
P Alex Cobb
C Buster Posey
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Dee Gordon
3B David Wright
SS Danny Santana
OF Kole Calhoun
OF Mike Trout
OF Ryan Ludwick

"What I do is I take your suggestions and my thoughts and mash them up hoping to put in a winning lineup," Joe wrote to Adam.  "I feel your lineup suggestions get me going in the right track and get a feel for what I should put out there for the night."

Now, here's Adam's advice for Joe on his big day on August 29th ...

Adam's DraftKings Lineup 8/29/14
SP - Andrew Cashner
SP - Jacob deGrom
C - Brian McCann
1B - Jose Abreu
2B - Martin Prado
3B - Marwin Gonzalez
SS - J.J. Hardy
OF - Jose Bautista
OF - Jacoby Ellsbury
OF - Jordan Schafer

Other players I like...

Felix Hernandez
Delmon Young
Ervin Santana
Steve Pearce
Chris Archer  
Victor Martinez 
 David Peralta
J.D. Martinez    
Miguel Montero    
Torii Hunter Yankees:
Eugenio Saurez Ichiro
Nick Castellanos Brett Gardner
Jose Altuve  

Because I'll be on a plane when lineups are posted, here are extra things to look for...

- If there is a surprise bat in the Top 3 (Marwin Gonzalez has been batting leadoff now for Houston)
- Pass on rain (no Indians/Royals)
- If you want to stack bats, go with: Tigers, Yankees, or Orioles (high over/under)

I hope this helps! Best of luck to you today! Please, keep me posted!

- Adam  (@FOXSportsMeyer)

I think I speak for Adam and the entire FOX Sports fantasy department when I say we wish Joe the best of luck tonight in the DraftKings $1,000,000 Championship Week Finale!

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