2016 Draft Kit

FanDuel daily fantasy baseball advice for Sunday, Aug. 16: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

Like I said in the Draft Kings rankings, when Felix Hernandez gets popped in a 22-10 loss, good lineups everywhere are going to get blown up.

It also gave me a “I-have-a-bad-feeling-about-this” vibe from the start. And sure enough, yesterday left us feeling like Han Solo about to be roasted by a bunch of squawking teddy bears wearing animal bones.

Even still, I won one of my 50/50s and my bankroll has grown well while fertilized by these rankings. They’re good. I’m confident we’ll get back on the winning side of things today.

Unless there’s an extreme value it’s usually best to pay up for pitching at FanDuel, especially if you’re playing in 50/50s. They are just such good point-scorers and typically so consistent you don’t have a choice.

Today’s no different. Luckily there are a handful of really strong low-end options available.

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.

Top-15 value-adjusted pitchers

RK Player Thro Time Team Salary
1 Chris Sale (CWS – P) L 2:10 PM CHC $11,200
2 Zack Greinke (LAD – P) R 4:10 PM CIN $12,400
3 Vidal Nuno (SEA – P) L 1:35 PM @BOS $5,300
4 Matt Harvey (NYM – P) R 1:10 PM PIT $11,300
5 Carlos Martinez (STL – P) R 2:15 PM MIA $9,900
6 Taylor Jungmann (MIL – P) R 2:10 PM PHI $8,100
7 Jeff Locke (PIT – P) L 1:10 PM @NYM $6,300
8 Carlos Carrasco (CLE – P) R 2:10 PM @MIN $10,000
9 Madison Bumgarner (SF – P) L 4:05 PM WSH $12,300
10 Mike Fiers (HOU – P) R 2:10 PM DET $8,300
11 Shelby Miller (ATL – P) R 1:35 PM ARI $8,100
12 David Phelps (MIA – P) R 2:15 PM @STL $5,600
13 Wei-Yin Chen (BAL – P) L 1:35 PM OAK $8,000
14 Joe Ross (WSH – P) R 4:05 PM @SF $7,300
15 Yordano Ventura (KC – P) R 8:08 PM LAA $8,400

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Evan Gattis (HOU – C) R 2:10 PM DET L $2,900
2 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B) L 4:10 PM SD R $3,200
3 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 4:10 PM @COL L $4,700
4 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B) L 4:10 PM @COL L $2,300
5 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 1:07 PM @TOR R $3,500
6 John Jaso (TB – C) L 3:05 PM @TEX R $2,500
7 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 2:10 PM PHI R $3,900
8 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF) R 1:35 PM SEA L $3,400
9 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 1:35 PM @BOS L $4,900
10 Franklin Gutierrez (SEA – OF) R 1:35 PM @BOS L $2,800
11 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 2:10 PM @MIN L $2,800
12 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 4:10 PM SD R $4,900
13 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 1:07 PM NYY R $4,000
14 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 4:10 PM SD R $3,500
15 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 4:10 PM @COL L $4,800
16 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 3:05 PM @TEX R $3,100
17 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 4:10 PM SD R $4,500
18 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 2:10 PM @MIN L $3,100
19 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 2:10 PM @MIN L $2,400
20 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 1:07 PM @TOR R $2,900
21 Shane Peterson (MIL – OF) L 2:10 PM PHI R $2,200
22 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 3:05 PM TB L $2,200
23 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 1:35 PM @ATL R $4,700
24 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 2:10 PM PHI R $3,400
25 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 8:08 PM @KC R $4,900
26 Mark Trumbo (SEA – OF) R 1:35 PM @BOS L $2,300
27 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 1:35 PM SEA L $3,500
28 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 1:07 PM @TOR R $3,300
29 Nolan Arenado (COL – 3B) R 4:10 PM SD R $5,000
30 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 1:35 PM @BOS L $3,500
31 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 2:10 PM PHI R $2,200
32 Derek Norris (SD – C) R 4:10 PM @COL L $3,800
33 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 1:35 PM OAK R $2,500
34 James Loney (TB – 1B) L 3:05 PM @TEX R $2,300
35 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B) R 2:10 PM @HOU R $5,000
36 Matt McBride (COL – OF) R 4:10 PM SD R $2,700
37 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 1:07 PM @TOR R $3,100
38 Chris Carter (HOU – 1B) R 2:10 PM DET L $2,700
39 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 4:10 PM CIN R $2,600
40 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 1:35 PM OAK R $4,100
41 Carlos Gomez (HOU – OF) R 2:10 PM DET L $3,300
42 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 1:07 PM NYY R $2,900
43 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 8:08 PM LAA L $2,400
44 Brandon Moss (STL – OF) L 2:15 PM MIA R $2,300
45 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 1:35 PM OAK R $3,500
46 Carlos Correa (HOU – SS) R 2:10 PM DET L $4,300
47 Austin Jackson (SEA – OF) R 1:35 PM @BOS L $2,600
48 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 2:15 PM MIA R $2,600
49 Michael McKenry (COL – C) R 4:10 PM SD R $3,200
50 Jimmy Paredes (BAL – 2B) B 1:35 PM OAK R $2,200
51 Jose Altuve (HOU – 2B) R 2:10 PM DET L $3,600
52 Jed Lowrie (HOU – SS) B 2:10 PM DET L $3,100
53 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 2:15 PM MIA R $4,000
54 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 8:08 PM @KC R $3,700
55 Jedd Gyorko (SD – 2B) R 4:10 PM @COL L $3,400
56 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 8:08 PM @KC R $3,200
57 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 1:07 PM NYY R $5,100
58 Michael Bourn (ATL – OF) L 1:35 PM ARI R $2,200
59 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 2:10 PM @HOU R $3,400
60 Adam LaRoche (CWS – 1B) L 2:10 PM CHC R $2,200
61 Jason Rogers (MIL – 3B) R 2:10 PM PHI R $2,200
62 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 2:10 PM CHC R $4,100
63 Yonder Alonso (SD – 1B) L 4:10 PM @COL L $3,400
64 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 1:35 PM OAK R $3,300
65 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B) R 1:35 PM OAK R $2,400
66 Mark Canha (OAK – OF) R 1:35 PM @BAL L $2,300
67 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 4:10 PM CIN R $2,600
68 Seth Smith (SEA – OF) L 1:35 PM @BOS L $2,300
69 Eugenio Suarez (CIN – SS) R 4:10 PM @LAD R $2,600
70 Jesus Montero (SEA – 1B) R 1:35 PM @BOS L $2,200
71 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 4:10 PM CIN R $3,600
72 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 1:07 PM NYY R $2,800
73 Jerry Sands (CLE – OF) R 2:10 PM @MIN L $2,200
74 Kevin Pillar (TOR – OF) R 1:07 PM NYY R $2,200
75 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 2:10 PM PHI R $3,100
76 Domonic Brown (PHI – OF) L 2:10 PM @MIL R $2,700
77 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 4:10 PM CIN R $3,000
78 Juan Lagares (NYM – OF) R 1:10 PM PIT L $2,400
79 Preston Tucker (HOU – OF) L 2:10 PM DET L $3,000
80 Daniel Descalso (COL – 2B) L 4:10 PM SD R $2,900
81 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 1:10 PM PIT L $3,800
82 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 1:07 PM @TOR R $3,400
83 Michael Cuddyer (NYM – OF) R 1:10 PM PIT L $2,400
84 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 2:10 PM CLE R $3,600
85 Roberto Perez (CLE – C) R 2:10 PM @MIN L $2,300
86 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 1:07 PM @TOR R $3,700
87 Nick Markakis (ATL – OF) L 1:35 PM ARI R $2,900
88 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 4:10 PM CIN R $2,900
89 Brett Lawrie (OAK – 3B) R 1:35 PM @BAL L $2,500
90 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 3:05 PM @TEX R $2,700
91 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 1:35 PM ARI R $3,000
92 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 4:10 PM CIN R $2,900
93 Chris Davis (BAL – 1B) L 1:35 PM OAK R $5,100
94 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 3:05 PM TB L $3,600
95 Logan Forsythe (TB – 2B) R 3:05 PM @TEX R $3,200
96 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 2:15 PM @STL R $2,300
97 Yangervis Solarte (SD – 3B) B 4:10 PM @COL L $4,000
98 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 2:15 PM MIA R $3,400
99 Jose Ramirez (CLE – SS) B 2:10 PM @MIN L $2,800
100 Enrique Hernandez (LAD – 2B) R 4:10 PM CIN R $2,500

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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