2016 Draft Kit

Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Thursday, Aug. 27: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Last night was another disaster as we had our hopes and dreams dashed late. I’m beginning to think my new work schedule is having the toll I expected it too.

I only have a few minutes to review rosters and make sure everyone is still playing.

I’m going to try to update these rankings tonight but I will NOT be able to post them from work. I will come up with a solution to that problem, if it does help increase profitability like I think it will.

When players get a night off, it creates values elsewhere that we’re not able to take advantage of because of our outdated rankings. By completely reconfiguring my rankings with more of the information, we should, in theory, make better late lineup decisions. Even just the difference in available information between when I post now and when I used to post, between 1 and 3 p.m., could be huge.

Here are my rankings. They are still good, especially for early lineups, but they may be outdated by the time 7 p.m. rolls around:

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.

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Top-15 value-adjusted pitcher rankings

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Madison Bumgarner (SF – P) L 3:45 PM CHC $12,800
2 Zack Greinke (LAD – P) R 12:35 PM @CIN $13,800
3 Drew Smyly (TB – P) L 7:10 PM MIN $10,900
4 Gerrit Cole (PIT – P) R 7:10 PM @MIA $12,900
5 Carlos Martinez (STL – P) R 9:40 PM @ARI $11,200
6 Joe Ross (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM SD $10,100
7 Yordano Ventura (KC – P) R 2:10 PM BAL $9,600
8 Carlos Rodon (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM SEA $9,800
9 Jonathon Niese (NYM – P) L 7:05 PM @PHI $8,800
10 Aaron Harang (PHI – P) R 7:05 PM NYM $6,900
11 Marco Estrada (TOR – P) R 2:05 PM @TEX $8,600
12 Dan Haren (CHC – P) R 3:45 PM @SF $8,100
13 Rubby De La Rosa (ARI – P) R 9:40 PM STL $9,600
14 Roenis Elias (SEA – P) L 8:10 PM @CWS $6,500
15 Andrew Cashner (SD – P) R 7:05 PM @WSH $8,000

Top-100 value-adjusted hitter rankings

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 1:08 PM @DET L $5,100
2 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM @WSH R $2,000
3 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,900
4 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 2:05 PM @TEX R $5,100
5 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 1:08 PM LAA R $3,400
6 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 1:08 PM @DET L $4,500
7 Justin Turner (LAD – 2B/3B) R 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,700
8 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM SEA L $5,100
9 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,600
10 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 2:05 PM @TEX R $4,200
11 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $2,300
12 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 12:35 PM @CIN R $2,500
13 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 1:08 PM LAA R $4,800
14 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $5,300
15 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $4,300
16 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,500
17 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $5,700
18 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 2:05 PM TOR R $4,300
19 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 3B/OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,000
20 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:05 PM NYM L $2,600
21 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,400
22 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:10 PM MIN L $3,800
23 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 2:05 PM @TEX R $2,700
24 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B/3B) R 1:08 PM LAA R $5,500
25 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 9:40 PM STL R $4,000
26 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM SEA L $2,700
27 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 9:40 PM STL R $5,400
28 Victor Martinez (DET – 1B) B 1:08 PM LAA R $3,300
29 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $3,000
30 Melvin Upton Jr. (SD – OF) R 7:05 PM @WSH R $2,900
31 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,600
32 Logan Forsythe (TB – 1B/2B) R 7:10 PM MIN L $4,000
33 Brandon Moss (STL – 1B/OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,600
34 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 2:05 PM @TEX R $5,100
35 Cory Spangenberg (SD – 2B/3B) L 7:05 PM @WSH R $2,600
36 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $4,700
37 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $5,000
38 Andres Blanco (PHI – 3B/SS) B 7:05 PM NYM L $2,500
39 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:10 PM @TB L $3,600
40 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 2:05 PM TOR R $4,400
41 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 12:35 PM LAD R $4,800
42 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,900
43 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 1:08 PM @DET L $4,200
44 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 2:05 PM @TEX R $5,600
45 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 2:10 PM BAL R $4,700
46 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 12:35 PM @CIN R $4,600
47 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 3:45 PM CHC R $3,900
48 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM MIN L $2,200
49 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM SD R $3,300
50 Ian Kinsler (DET – 2B) R 1:08 PM LAA R $4,500
51 Chris Davis (BAL – 1B) L 2:10 PM @KC R $4,200
52 Denard Span (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $4,300
53 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 3:45 PM CHC R $3,700
54 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 1:08 PM @DET L $2,700
55 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 1:08 PM @DET L $3,300
56 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 2:05 PM TOR R $3,500
57 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,000
58 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:10 PM @TB L $4,300
59 Mark Reynolds (STL – 1B/3B) R 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,000
60 Trayce Thompson (CWS – OF) R 8:10 PM SEA L $2,600
61 Cole Gillespie (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PIT R $3,000
62 Franklin Gutierrez (SEA – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,000
63 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 12:35 PM @CIN R $2,700
64 Miguel Rojas (MIA – 3B/SS) R 7:10 PM PIT R $2,000
65 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $4,900
66 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM NYM L $2,100
67 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 2:10 PM @KC R $4,300
68 Welington Castillo (ARI – C) R 9:40 PM STL R $3,300
69 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 9:40 PM STL R $3,900
70 Danny Espinosa (WSH – 2B/3B) B 7:05 PM SD R $3,000
71 Michael Cuddyer (NYM – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,700
72 Josh Harrison (PIT – 3B/OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,600
73 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,600
74 Brandon Guyer (TB – OF) R 7:10 PM MIN L $2,900
75 Daniel Murphy (NYM – 2B/3B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,800
76 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $4,400
77 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 8:10 PM SEA L $2,900
78 Jayson Werth (WSH – OF) R 7:05 PM SD R $3,100
79 Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B) L 2:10 PM BAL R $4,400
80 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 12:35 PM @CIN R $4,000
81 Wilmer Flores (NYM – 2B/SS) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,300
82 Ketel Marte (SEA – SS) B 8:10 PM @CWS L $4,100
83 Alexander Guerrero (LAD – 3B/OF) R 12:35 PM @CIN R $2,400
84 Greg Garcia (STL – 2B) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $2,000
85 Melky Cabrera (CWS – OF) B 8:10 PM SEA L $3,600
86 Desmond Jennings (TB – OF) R 7:10 PM MIN L $3,400
87 Cesar Hernandez (PHI – 2B/SS) B 7:05 PM NYM L $2,900
88 Jesus Montero (SEA – 1B/C) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $2,200
89 Kolten Wong (STL – 2B) L 9:40 PM @ARI R $3,700
90 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 2:10 PM @KC R $4,000
91 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:10 PM MIN L $2,700
92 David Murphy (LAA – OF) L 1:08 PM @DET L $2,900
93 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 7:05 PM NYM L $3,700
94 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,900
95 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – 3B/SS) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,900
96 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 1B/2B) B 7:05 PM @WSH R $3,500
97 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 7:05 PM @WSH R $4,500
98 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 2:10 PM @KC R $4,400
99 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 12:35 PM LAD R $3,600
100 Chase Utley (LAD – 2B) L 12:35 PM @CIN R $3,200

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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