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Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Thursday, Aug. 20: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Ugh. Yesterday was the most abysmal day I’ve had in almost a month. Not a single lineup cashed for me yesterday.

The thing is, everything was pretty promising around 8 or 9 p.m. at both Draft Kings and FanDuel.

Things went south fast, as they do from time to time in daily fantasy.

Oh, well, I’m lacing up the boots again and getting back out there. Although they aren’t foolproof, I believe in these rankings. And when you’re playing 50/50s it only takes one good day to make up for one bad day.

I threw my late lineup in a $1 tournament on top of my normal $5 50/50s and .25-cent arcades. I felt like that one came together the best.

As usual, you’ll want to check your lineups close to game time to make sure any low-end values — and, really, all players — are actually starting. These rankings are usually produced several hours before lineups are announced. They reflect a best-case scenario, which doesn’t always come to pass. You can win millions of dollars with a goose egg in your lineup, but you don’t want one there if you can avoid it.

Draft Kings rankings | FanDuel rankings

Top-15 value-adjusted pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Jake Arrieta (CHC – P) R 8:05 PM ATL $11,900
2 Nick Tropeano (LAA – P) R 10:05 PM CWS $6,000
3 Brad Hand (MIA – P) L 7:10 PM PHI $4,000
4 John Lamb (CIN – P) L 7:10 PM ARI $5,500
5 Chris Archer (TB – P) R 8:10 PM @HOU $12,400
6 Miguel Gonzalez (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM MIN $6,400
7 Collin McHugh (HOU – P) R 8:10 PM TB $8,700
8 Jose Quintana (CWS – P) L 10:05 PM @LAA $8,500
9 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 8:40 PM @COL $11,400
10 Jake Peavy (SF – P) R 7:05 PM @PIT $6,700
11 Jerome Williams (PHI – P) R 7:10 PM @MIA $4,400
12 Alfredo Simon (DET – P) R 7:08 PM TEX $5,200
13 Charlie Morton (PIT – P) R 7:05 PM SF $7,000
14 Ivan Nova (NYY – P) R 7:05 PM CLE $7,100
15 Josh Tomlin (CLE – P) R 7:05 PM @NYY $5,300

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM WSH R $3,900
2 Danny Espinosa (WSH – 2B/3B) B 8:40 PM @COL L $3,700
3 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B/3B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $5,300
4 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B/OF) L 8:05 PM ATL R $3,400
5 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $4,800
6 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE – 3B) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,100
7 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $4,100
8 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 8:05 PM ATL R $5,100
9 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,500
10 Ian Kinsler (DET – 2B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $4,400
11 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C/OF) L 8:05 PM ATL R $4,900
12 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM KC L $4,600
13 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 7:05 PM @PIT R $4,000
14 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH – 1B/3B) R 8:40 PM @COL L $4,500
15 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $3,100
16 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $4,600
17 Andres Blanco (PHI – 3B/SS) B 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,000
18 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $5,400
19 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:05 PM CLE R $4,500
20 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $4,400
21 Chris Davis (BAL – 1B) L 7:05 PM MIN R $5,600
22 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $4,000
23 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $5,700
24 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 7:05 PM SF R $3,500
25 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL L $6,500
26 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM CLE R $4,700
27 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM TEX L $4,700
28 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,500
29 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $4,100
30 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM CLE R $4,500
31 Todd Frazier (CIN – 1B/3B) R 7:10 PM ARI L $4,500
32 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM SF R $4,700
33 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 7:05 PM MIN R $4,800
34 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $4,500
35 Brandon Crawford (SF – SS) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,900
36 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 10:05 PM CWS L $3,800
37 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:05 PM CLE R $4,300
38 Gregor Blanco (SF – OF) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,300
39 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B/OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,200
40 Brock Holt (BOS – 3B/OF) L 7:10 PM KC L $3,800
41 Jason Kipnis (CLE – 2B) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $4,700
42 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,800
43 Yunel Escobar (WSH – 3B/SS) R 8:40 PM @COL L $4,400
44 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 7:08 PM @DET R $4,600
45 Nick Castellanos (DET – 3B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $3,100
46 Brayan Pena (CIN – C) B 7:10 PM ARI L $2,200
47 Kris Bryant (CHC – 3B) R 8:05 PM ATL R $4,600
48 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM MIN R $3,900
49 Rougned Odor (TEX – 2B) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,500
50 Jake Lamb (ARI – 3B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,500
51 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 7:10 PM ARI L $5,300
52 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 8:40 PM WSH R $4,700
53 Cesar Hernandez (PHI – 2B/SS) B 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,300
54 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:05 PM SF R $3,900
55 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 10:05 PM @LAA R $4,700
56 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 7:05 PM MIN R $5,200
57 Carlos Correa (HOU – SS) R 8:10 PM TB R $4,600
58 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B/OF) L 8:40 PM WSH R $2,900
59 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 8:40 PM WSH R $4,800
60 Elvis Andrus (TEX – SS) R 7:08 PM @DET R $3,500
61 Kendrys Morales (KC – 1B) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $4,200
62 Abraham Almonte (CLE – OF) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $2,000
63 Jayson Werth (WSH – OF) R 8:40 PM @COL L $3,700
64 Melky Cabrera (CWS – OF) B 10:05 PM @LAA R $3,400
65 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B/3B) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $4,100
66 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ARI – C) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
67 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $3,000
68 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 8:05 PM ATL R $4,500
69 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 7:08 PM TEX L $3,500
70 Cole Gillespie (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PHI R $3,500
71 Mitch Moreland (TEX – 1B) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,800
72 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,800
73 Ben Zobrist (KC – 2B/OF) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $4,500
74 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $5,100
75 Miguel Montero (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM ATL R $3,200
76 Logan Forsythe (TB – 1B/2B) R 8:10 PM @HOU R $3,300
77 Jed Lowrie (HOU – SS) B 8:10 PM TB R $3,900
78 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,500
79 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM TEX L $3,300
80 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 10:05 PM CWS L $4,700
81 Travis Shaw (BOS – 1B/3B) L 7:10 PM KC L $3,400
82 Paulo Orlando (KC – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,700
83 Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) L 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,400
84 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 7:10 PM KC L $4,800
85 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 8:10 PM @HOU R $3,700
86 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:05 PM SF R $4,100
87 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,700
88 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $2,800
89 Delino DeShields (TEX – OF) R 7:08 PM @DET R $4,200
90 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $4,300
91 Tyler Flowers (CWS – C) R 10:05 PM @LAA R $2,400
92 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,500
93 Jose Iglesias (DET – 3B/SS) R 7:08 PM TEX L $3,100
94 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,800
95 Marlon Byrd (CIN – OF) R 7:10 PM ARI L $3,800
96 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM SF R $4,200
97 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM SF R $3,600
98 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU – 3B/SS) B 8:10 PM TB R $2,700
99 Nick Hundley (COL – C) R 8:40 PM WSH R $3,900
100 Aramis Ramirez (PIT – 3B) R 7:05 PM SF R $3,100

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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