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

There was a point where I thought I might turn a decent profit at FanDuel yesterday.

Then late games happened and fart noise, shrug.

We press on. I’ve been playing $1 50/50s in all game types and putting those same lineups in tournaments. While they’ve been consistently decent they also usually have a couple low-owned players in them. That’s probably why we had the flatulence problem yesterday, but I’ll  lose a couple $1 50/50s every other day if I can pop a $35 or $100 win in a tourney.

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 Thro Time Team Salary
1 Jake Arrieta (CHC – P) R 8:05 PM ATL $10,600
2 John Lamb (CIN – P) L 7:10 PM ARI $4,900
3 Brad Hand (MIA – P) L 7:10 PM PHI $5,400
4 Nick Tropeano (LAA – P) R 10:05 PM CWS $5,600
5 Chris Archer (TB – P) R 8:10 PM @HOU $11,900
6 Miguel Gonzalez (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM MIN $7,100
7 Max Scherzer (WSH – P) R 8:40 PM @COL $11,300
8 Ivan Nova (NYY – P) R 7:05 PM CLE $6,700
9 Charlie Morton (PIT – P) R 7:05 PM SF $6,700
10 Jake Peavy (SF – P) R 7:05 PM @PIT $7,200
11 Jose Quintana (CWS – P) L 10:05 PM @LAA $8,200
12 Collin McHugh (HOU – P) R 8:10 PM TB $8,600
13 Jerome Williams (PHI – P) R 7:10 PM @MIA $5,100
14 Josh Tomlin (CLE – P) R 7:05 PM @NYY $5,400
15 Wade Miley (BOS – P) L 7:10 PM KC $7,100

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Todd Frazier (CIN – 3B) R 7:10 PM ARI L $2,800
2 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM WSH R $4,300
3 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,400
4 Lorenzo Cain (KC – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $4,100
5 Danny Espinosa (WSH – 2B) B 8:40 PM @COL L $3,200
6 Jonathan Schoop (BAL – 2B) R 7:05 PM MIN R $2,400
7 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM CLE R $3,000
8 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM ATL R $4,300
9 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B) L 8:05 PM ATL R $3,000
10 Salvador Perez (KC – C) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,300
11 Miguel Montero (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM ATL R $2,200
12 Jake Lamb (ARI – 3B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
13 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $4,500
14 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM TEX L $3,600
15 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 8:05 PM ATL R $3,100
16 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 7:10 PM ARI L $4,100
17 Buster Posey (SF – C) R 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,600
18 J.R. Murphy (NYY – C) R 7:05 PM CLE R $2,400
19 Cesar Hernandez (PHI – 2B) B 7:10 PM @MIA L $3,100
20 Ender Inciarte (ARI – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
21 Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) L 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,200
22 Chris Davis (BAL – 1B) L 7:05 PM MIN R $4,900
23 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT – SS) R 7:05 PM SF R $3,400
24 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,300
25 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 7:05 PM MIN R $3,700
26 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH – 1B) R 8:40 PM @COL L $4,000
27 Jed Lowrie (HOU – 3B) B 8:10 PM TB R $2,900
28 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,200
29 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM TEX L $2,300
30 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 10:05 PM CWS L $3,400
31 Gregor Blanco (SF – OF) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $2,600
32 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM CLE R $3,500
33 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $2,200
34 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 8:05 PM ATL R $4,400
35 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE – 3B) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $2,800
36 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (ARI – C) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,400
37 Jason Kipnis (CLE – 2B) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,400
38 Kyle Parker (COL – OF) R 8:40 PM WSH R $2,400
39 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $2,600
40 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $5,300
41 Marcell Ozuna (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PHI R $2,300
42 Brayan Pena (CIN – C) B 7:10 PM ARI L $2,200
43 Kris Bryant (CHC – 3B) R 8:05 PM ATL R $3,300
44 Nick Castellanos (DET – 3B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $2,800
45 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,200
46 Brandon Belt (SF – 1B) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,700
47 Gerardo Parra (BAL – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $3,700
48 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $3,100
49 Addison Russell (CHC – SS) R 8:05 PM ATL R $2,300
50 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM KC L $3,500
51 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:05 PM CLE R $3,800
52 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B) L 8:40 PM WSH R $3,100
53 Jorge Soler (CHC – OF) R 8:05 PM ATL R $2,800
54 Brandon Crawford (SF – SS) L 7:05 PM @PIT R $3,400
55 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $4,000
56 Jackie Bradley (BOS – OF) L 7:10 PM KC L $2,900
57 Paulo Orlando (KC – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,200
58 Mitch Moreland (TEX – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $2,900
59 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:05 PM @BAL R $3,500
60 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 8:40 PM WSH R $3,700
61 Nick Ahmed (ARI – SS) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,300
62 James McCann (DET – C) R 7:08 PM TEX L $2,200
63 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM PHI R $2,900
64 Miguel Rojas (MIA – 2B) R 7:10 PM PHI R $2,200
65 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:05 PM SF R $3,200
66 Andres Blanco (PHI – 2B) B 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,600
67 Yasmany Tomas (ARI – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
68 Eugenio Suarez (CIN – SS) R 7:10 PM ARI L $2,600
69 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:05 PM CLE R $3,500
70 Blake Swihart (BOS – C) B 7:10 PM KC L $2,300
71 Neil Walker (PIT – 2B) B 7:05 PM SF R $2,900
72 Elvis Andrus (TEX – SS) R 7:08 PM @DET R $2,900
73 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,300
74 Brock Holt (BOS – 2B) L 7:10 PM KC L $3,000
75 Wilson Ramos (WSH – C) R 8:40 PM @COL L $2,800
76 Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,400
77 Michael Taylor (WSH – OF) R 8:40 PM @COL L $2,700
78 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,600
79 Jeff Francoeur (PHI – OF) R 7:10 PM @MIA L $2,700
80 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $3,400
81 James Loney (TB – 1B) L 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,200
82 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM SF R $4,800
83 Jose Iglesias (DET – SS) R 7:08 PM TEX L $2,300
84 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL L $5,800
85 Jayson Werth (WSH – OF) R 8:40 PM @COL L $3,800
86 Joe Mauer (MIN – 1B) L 7:05 PM @BAL R $2,400
87 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:05 PM @NYY R $2,800
88 Anthony Gose (DET – OF) L 7:08 PM TEX L $2,700
89 Andrelton Simmons (ATL – SS) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $2,200
90 Caleb Joseph (BAL – C) R 7:05 PM MIN R $3,500
91 Francisco Cervelli (PIT – C) R 7:05 PM SF R $2,800
92 Ben Zobrist (KC – OF) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,800
93 Cole Gillespie (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PHI R $2,700
94 Marlon Byrd (CIN – OF) R 7:10 PM ARI L $2,500
95 Ian Kinsler (DET – 2B) R 7:08 PM TEX L $4,100
96 Chris Owings (ARI – 2B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,300
97 Yunel Escobar (WSH – 3B) R 8:40 PM @COL L $4,100
98 Pedro Alvarez (PIT – 1B) L 7:05 PM SF R $3,100
99 Stephen Drew (NYY – 2B) L 7:05 PM CLE R $2,200
100 John Jaso (TB – C) L 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,400

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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