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Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Thursday, Aug. 6: Value-adjusted hitters and pitchers

Sorry, friends, I wasn’t able to get this posted before the start of the early games today.

That severely limits our lists because there were a ton of good values in those early contests.

There are plenty of pitchers to choose from in both the early and late games, but I increased the hitters list to a top-150 because you’ll probably need to dig a little deeper to fill out your late game lineup.

Here are three players — two hitters and one pitcher — from each of the game types we can still enter.

7 p.m. games

P C.C. Sabathia — The Fantasy Pros think Sabathia will be a top-5 pitcher, considering his salary is only $7,300 he’s almost a must start in this format.

3B Derek Dietrich — Dietrich has played for nine consecutive days and scored a combined 21 points in the last two games and he only costs $2,800.

1B Edwin Encarnacion — Encarnacion is our No. 2 overall hitter. He’s Fantasy Pros’ No. 7 overall, but his salary isn’t even in the top 30

Late games (8 p.m.)

P Chris Heston — Despite a high, $9,800 salary, Heston is still expected to provide value today. Fantasy Pros think he’ll be the second best pitcher of the day.

2B Jose Altuve — There aren’t a ton of top values in the late slate, which stinks because our best pitching options are both around $10,000. I wouldn’t skimp at this position though. Altuve, $4,500 is one of only two late-game hitters in our overall top-25

OF Carlos Gomez — Gomez is our other late-game hitter in the overall top-25. Like Altuve, Gomez’s price, $4,400, means there isn’t much room for value.

Bonus: OF Gregor Blanco and OF Sam Fuld are both around $3,000. They gave my enough relief to put together a decent lineup.

Top 15 value-adjusted pitchers

Rk Player   Opp Salary
1 Zack Greinke (LAD – P) 1:05 PM @PHI $13,500
2 Joe Ross (WSH – P) 4:05 PM ARI $8,700
3 CC Sabathia (NYY – P) 7:05 PM BOS $7,300
4 Chris Heston (SF – P) 8:05 PM @CHC $9,800
5 Matt Garza (MIL – P) 2:10 PM SD $5,900
6 Matthew Wisler (ATL – P) 7:10 PM MIA $7,400
7 O. Despaigne (SD – P) 2:10 PM @MIL $5,000
8 Jason Hammel (CHC – P) 8:05 PM SF $10,300
9 Anibal Sanchez (DET – P) 1:08 PM KC $8,900
10 Michael Wacha (STL – P) 12:35 PM @CIN $10,400
11 Jose Urena (MIA – P) 7:10 PM @ATL $5,000
12 Yordano Ventura (KC – P) 1:08 PM @DET $7,600
13 Aaron Brooks (OAK – P) 10:05 PM HOU $5,600
14 Scott Feldman (HOU – P) 10:05 PM @OAK $7,000
15 Mark Buehrle (TOR – P) 7:07 PM MIN $8,900

Top 150 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 4:05 PM ARI R $5,500
2 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 7:07 PM MIN R $4,200
3 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,800
4 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 2:10 PM SD R $4,800
5 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF/SS) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $4,000
6 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:05 PM BOS L $5,400
7 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:07 PM @TOR L $4,800
8 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 7:07 PM MIN R $2,500
9 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 2:10 PM @MIL R $4,000
10 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:05 PM BOS L $5,300
11 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM MIN R $5,200
12 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 1:05 PM @PHI R $4,700
13 Scooter Gennett (MIL – 2B) L 2:10 PM SD R $2,900
14 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 1:05 PM @PHI R $4,200
15 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 12:35 @CIN R $4,400
16 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,500
17 Brandon Moss (STL – 1B/OF) L 12:35 @CIN R $3,600
18 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,700
19 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:05 PM BOS L $3,400
20 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 2:10 PM @MIL R $4,300
21 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 12:35 @CIN R $4,800
22 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B) R 10:05 @OAK R $4,500
23 Randal Grichuk (STL – OF) R 12:35 @CIN R $4,500
24 Carlos Gomez (HOU – OF) R 10:05 @OAK R $4,400
25 Shane Peterson (MIL – 1B) L 2:10 PM SD R $2,100
26 Jonny Gomes (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,400
27 Gregor Blanco (SF – OF) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,100
28 Howie Kendrick (LAD – 2B) R 1:05 PM @PHI R $4,000
29 Christian Yelich (MIA – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $3,700
30 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM SF R $3,700
31 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 1:05 PM @PHI R $3,500
32 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 2:10 PM SD R $4,000
33 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 4:05 PM ARI R $2,500
34 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 1:08 PM KC R $3,200
35 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 1:05 PM @PHI R $3,900
36 Joey Terdoslavich (ATL – OF) B 7:10 PM MIA R $2,000
37 Evan Gattis (HOU – 1B) R 10:05 @OAK R $3,800
38 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 1:08 PM @DET R $4,700
39 Sam Fuld (OAK – OF) L 10:05 HOU R $2,300
40 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,700
41 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 10:05 @OAK R $3,500
42 Coco Crisp (OAK – OF) B 10:05 HOU R $2,100
43 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 12:35 STL R $4,800
44 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 2:10 PM @MIL R $2,000
45 Todd Frazier (CIN – 1B/3B) R 12:35 STL R $4,500
46 David Peralta (ARI – OF) L 4:05 PM @WSH R $4,000
47 Adonis Garcia (ATL – 3B/OF) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,000
48 Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) L 1:08 PM @DET R $3,500
49 Pablo Sandoval (BOS – 3B) B 7:05 PM @NYY L $2,900
50 Hunter Pence (SF – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,800
51 Dioner Navarro (TOR – C) B 7:07 PM MIN R $3,100
52 Pedro Ciriaco (ATL – 2B/3B) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,000
53 Mike Napoli (BOS – 1B) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $3,600
54 Chris Coghlan (CHC – OF) L 8:05 PM SF R $3,400
55 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 2:10 PM SD R $3,000
56 David Ortiz (BOS – 1B) L 7:05 PM @NYY L $4,200
57 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 1B/2B) B 2:10 PM @MIL R $3,400
58 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 7:07 PM MIN R $5,000
59 Matt Duffy (SF – 2B/3B) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,100
60 Billy Burns (OAK – OF) B 10:05 HOU R $3,900
61 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 7:05 PM BOS L $4,800
62 Chris Colabello (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM MIN R $3,700
63 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 1:05 PM @PHI R $3,700
64 A.Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 4:05 PM ARI R $3,300
65 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 7:07 PM MIN R $4,100
66 Angel Pagan (SF – OF) B 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,100
67 Stephen Piscotty (STL – OF) R 12:35 @CIN R $3,400
68 Stephen Vogt (OAK – 1B/C) L 10:05 HOU R $3,700
69 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 1:05 PM @PHI R $2,500
70 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 1:08 PM KC R $4,600
71 Victor Martinez (DET – 1B) B 1:08 PM KC R $3,100
72 Miguel Sano (MIN – 3B) R 7:07 PM @TOR L $4,300
73 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM BOS L $4,600
74 Garrett Jones (NYY – 1B/OF) L 7:05 PM BOS L $2,300
75 Preston Tucker (HOU – OF) L 10:05 @OAK R $3,500
76 Kolten Wong (STL – 2B) L 12:35 @CIN R $4,200
77 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:07 PM @TOR L $4,200
78 Ben Zobrist (KC – 2B/OF) B 1:08 PM @DET R $4,200
79 Yunel Escobar (WSH – 3B/SS) R 4:05 PM ARI R $3,700
80 Nick Markakis (ATL – OF) L 7:10 PM MIA R $3,900
81 Cole Gillespie (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,900
82 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 10:05 HOU R $4,100
83 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 7:07 PM MIN R $6,200
84 Tyler Collins (DET – OF) L 1:08 PM KC R $2,600
85 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 8:05 PM SF R $5,700
86 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 4:05 PM @WSH R $3,800
87 Jose Iglesias (DET – 3B/SS) R 1:08 PM KC R $3,100
88 Kendrys Morales (KC – 1B) B 1:08 PM @DET R $3,800
89 Norichika Aoki (SF – OF) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,700
90 Odubel Herrera (PHI – 2B/OF) L 1:05 PM LAD R $3,000
91 Casey McGehee (MIA – 1B/3B) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,000
92 Justin Maxwell (SF – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $2,500
93 Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B) L 1:08 PM @DET R $4,500
94 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM BOS L $4,500
95 Eury Perez (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,300
96 Jake Lamb (ARI – 3B) L 4:05 PM @WSH R $3,900
97 Derek Norris (SD – C) R 2:10 PM @MIL R $3,400
98 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 8:05 PM SF R $4,200
99 Miguel Rojas (MIA – 3B/SS) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,000
100 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 1:05 PM LAD R $3,700
101 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,200
102 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 1:08 PM @DET R $3,400
103 Chris Johnson (ATL – 1B/3B) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,100
104 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 7:07 PM @TOR L $4,100
105 Billy Butler (OAK – 1B) R 10:05 HOU R $3,300
106 Xander Bogaerts (BOS – 3B/SS) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $4,100
107 Cliff Pennington (ARI – 2B/SS) B 4:05 PM @WSH R $2,000
108 Brock Holt (BOS – 3B/OF) L 7:05 PM @NYY L $3,200
109 Ike Davis (OAK – 1B) L 10:05 HOU R $2,800
110 A.J. Pierzynski (ATL – C) L 7:10 PM MIA R $3,900
111 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 4:05 PM ARI R $3,300
112 Danny Valencia (OAK – 3B/OF) R 10:05 HOU R $3,100
113 Stephen Drew (NYY – 2B/SS) L 7:05 PM BOS L $2,700
114 Ian Kinsler (DET – 2B) R 1:08 PM KC R $4,000
115 Greg Garcia (STL – 2B) L 12:35 @CIN R $2,400
116 Alexi Amarista (SD – SS) L 2:10 PM @MIL R $2,700
117 Andrew Romine (DET – 3B/SS) L 1:08 PM KC R $2,000
118 Hector Sanchez (SF – C) B 8:05 PM @CHC R $2,000
119 Cesar Hernandez (PHI – 2B/SS) B 1:05 PM LAD R $3,000
120 Ryan Lavarnway (ATL – 1B/C) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,400
121 Marlon Byrd (CIN – OF) R 12:35 STL R $3,800
122 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 7:07 PM @TOR L $3,800
123 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 12:35 STL R $4,400
124 Aaron Hicks (MIN – OF) R 7:07 PM @TOR L $3,700
125 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ARI – C) B 4:05 PM @WSH R $2,700
126 Carlos Correa (HOU – SS) R 10:05 @OAK R $5,300
127 Melvin Upton Jr. (SD – OF) R 2:10 PM @MIL R $2,700
128 J.R. Murphy (NYY – C) R 7:05 PM BOS L $2,500
129 Matthew Szczur (CHC – OF) R 8:05 PM SF R $2,000
130 Josh Phegley (OAK – C) R 10:05 HOU R $3,100
131 Clint Barmes (SD – SS) R 2:10 PM @MIL R $2,200
132 Alberto Callaspo (LAD – 2B/3B) B 1:05 PM @PHI R $2,100
133 Alex Avila (DET – C) L 1:08 PM KC R $2,600
134 Ichiro Suzuki (MIA – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,100
135 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 7:07 PM @TOR L $3,500
136 Mark Canha (OAK – 1B/OF) R 10:05 HOU R $3,200
137 Michael Taylor (WSH – OF) R 4:05 PM ARI R $3,400
138 Brandon Crawford (SF – SS) L 8:05 PM @CHC R $4,100
139 Brett Lawrie (OAK – 3B) R 10:05 HOU R $3,500
140 Martin Prado (MIA – 2B/3B) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $3,000
141 Daniel Castro (ATL – SS) R 7:10 PM MIA R $2,000
142 Kevin Pillar (TOR – OF) R 7:07 PM MIN R $3,700
143 Nick Castellanos (DET – 3B) R 1:08 PM KC R $3,300
144 Jayson Werth (WSH – OF) R 4:05 PM ARI R $3,300
145 Ryan Goins (TOR – 2B/SS) L 7:07 PM MIN R $2,300
146 Maikel Franco (PHI – 3B) R 1:05 PM LAD R $4,200
147 Chase Headley (NYY – 3B) B 7:05 PM BOS L $4,200
148 J.T. Realmuto (MIA – C) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $3,200
149 Travis Shaw (BOS – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM @NYY L $2,300
150 Jace Peterson (ATL – 2B/3B) L 7:10 PM MIA R $3,700

May variance be in your favor today and every day.

If any of this advice helps you win big, please tell us about it in the comments.





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