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Draft Kings daily fantasy baseball advice for Tuesday, Aug. 25: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Yoenis Cespedes‘ ninth-inning two-run shot and Mark Canha‘s 2-for-5 night game snatched my lineups from the jaws of defeat. Meanwhile Jacob deGrom did everything he could to poop all over them.

This isn’t the first time I’ve gone all in on deGrom in a good matchup, but it will be the last time. He gets eight homers in support — eight! anomalous! — and can’t last three innings against the Phillies.

Things were not looking good. It was so bad I wasn’t even sweating it, resigned to taking a loss. But once again, our rankings proved profitable.

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 pitchers

Rk Player     Opp Salary
1 Stephen Strasburg (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM SD $10,000
2 Nathan Karns (TB – P) R 7:10 PM MIN $8,300
3 Jose Quintana (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM BOS $7,400
4 Noah Syndergaard (NYM – P) R 7:05 PM @PHI $10,900
5 Michael Foltynewicz (ATL – P) R 7:10 PM COL $4,600
6 Josh Tomlin (CLE – P) R 7:10 PM MIL $5,700
7 Alex Wood (LAD – P) L 7:10 PM @CIN $6,600
8 Matt Cain (SF – P) R 10:15 PM CHC $5,100
9 James Shields (SD – P) R 7:05 PM @WSH $8,900
10 Jake Arrieta (CHC – P) R 10:15 PM @SF $12,500
11 Robbie Ray (ARI – P) L 9:40 PM STL $6,700
12 Brad Hand (MIA – P) L 7:10 PM PIT $4,000
13 Jesse Chavez (OAK – P) R 10:10 PM @SEA $7,500
14 Dallas Keuchel (HOU – P) L 7:05 PM @NYY $11,000
15 Danny Duffy (KC – P) L 8:10 PM BAL $5,000

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time OPP P/T Salary
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 7:08 PM @DET R $5,300
2 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,600
3 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $4,500
4 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $5,100
5 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,500
6 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $4,600
7 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $4,300
8 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,500
9 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $6,400
10 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 7:10 PM COL R $4,600
11 Victor Martinez (DET – 1B) B 7:08 PM LAA R $3,200
12 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $4,600
13 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA R $3,100
14 Justin Turner (LAD – 2B/3B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,600
15 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,600
16 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM MIL R $2,300
17 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA R $4,400
18 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM TOR L $4,300
19 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,200
20 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 3B/OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,000
21 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 10:10 PM OAK R $3,300
22 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM BOS L $4,800
23 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $4,700
24 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 8:10 PM @KC L $4,600
25 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 9:40 PM STL L $5,500
26 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,200
27 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM MIL R $3,100
28 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B/3B) R 7:08 PM LAA R $5,200
29 Chris Colabello (TOR – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,700
30 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 7:08 PM @DET R $2,500
31 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B/3B) B 7:10 PM MIL R $3,800
32 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B/OF) L 10:15 PM @SF R $3,000
33 Jason Kipnis (CLE – 2B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $4,300
34 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $4,900
35 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $2,200
36 Josh Phegley (OAK – C) R 10:10 PM @SEA L $3,200
37 Shane Peterson (MIL – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,000
38 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM TOR L $3,900
39 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:10 PM @TB R $4,200
40 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 10:15 PM @SF R $4,000
41 Enrique Hernandez (LAD – 2B/SS) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,600
42 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 8:05 PM TOR L $3,600
43 Michael Brantley (CLE – OF) L 7:10 PM MIL R $4,700
44 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,800
45 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,600
46 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $5,100
47 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC L $4,400
48 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM COL R $4,400
49 Logan Forsythe (TB – 1B/2B) R 7:10 PM MIN R $3,300
50 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $4,000
51 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM BOS L $2,600
52 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,000
53 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $5,400
54 Scooter Gennett (MIL – 2B) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,000
55 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,200
56 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE – 3B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $3,000
57 Daniel Murphy (NYM – 2B/3B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,000
58 Todd Frazier (CIN – 1B/3B) R 7:10 PM LAD L $4,100
59 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
60 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,500
61 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 8:10 PM BAL R $4,800
62 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,200
63 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 9:40 PM @ARI L $4,100
64 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B/3B) L 7:05 PM @WSH R $2,000
65 Carlos Correa (HOU – SS) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $4,700
66 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,200
67 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:05 PM NYM R $2,600
68 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,700
69 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:10 PM MIL R $3,700
70 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 8:05 PM TOR L $4,200
71 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU – 3B/SS) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $2,700
72 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $3,900
73 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B/OF) R 7:05 PM NYM R $2,100
74 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:10 PM MIN R $3,300
75 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B/3B) R 7:05 PM SD R $3,100
76 Buster Posey (SF – 1B/C) R 10:15 PM CHC R $3,500
77 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,900
78 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI L $3,800
79 Norichika Aoki (SF – OF) L 10:15 PM CHC R $3,200
80 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 10:15 PM @SF R $4,600
81 Mitch Moreland (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM TOR L $3,800
82 Melky Cabrera (CWS – OF) B 8:10 PM BOS L $3,400
83 Jason Rogers (MIL – 1B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,000
84 Mark Canha (OAK – 1B/OF) R 10:10 PM @SEA L $3,700
85 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 8:10 PM BOS L $2,800
86 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $3,100
87 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 8:10 PM @KC L $4,300
88 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 10:10 PM OAK R $5,200
89 Eugenio Suarez (CIN – SS) R 7:10 PM LAD L $3,500
90 Andres Blanco (PHI – 3B/SS) B 7:05 PM NYM R $2,300
91 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 10:15 PM CHC R $3,800
92 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 8:10 PM @KC L $2,900
93 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 7:08 PM LAA R $3,400
94 Adam Eaton (CWS – OF) L 8:10 PM BOS L $3,800
95 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,400
96 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C/OF) L 10:15 PM @SF R $4,200
97 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 7:05 PM SD R $3,400
98 Jonny Gomes (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM COL R $2,400
99 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B) R 7:05 PM @NYY R $5,100
100 Martin Prado (MIA – 2B/3B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $3,100

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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