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FanDuel daily fantasy baseball advice for Tuesday, Aug. 18: Value-adjusted hitter and pitcher rankings

My lineups didn’t fare as well as I hoped yesterday. I only played two of them so it wasn’t a huge loss. There was only one game type so I didn’t want to go too crazy.

FanDuel has the same slate today, only one lineup type. As I’ve said before, I like to use different game types (early, turbo, late, etc.) to force me to diversify my lineups. So I won’t have a lot of lineups again today.

FanDuel puts a premium on top pitchers, but just like yesterday our formula suggests you don’t pay top-tier pricing — a real schocker on a Clayton Kershaw day. That allows us to build much more balanced lineups

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 James Shields (SD – P) R 10:10 PM ATL $8,700
2 Kevin Gausman (BAL – P) R 7:05 PM NYM $6,500
3 Tyler Cravy (MIL – P) R 8:10 PM MIA $5,100
4 Felix Doubront (OAK – P) L 10:05 PM LAD $5,800
5 Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) L 10:05 PM @OAK $13,400
6 Francisco Liriano (PIT – P) L 7:05 PM ARI $9,700
7 Raisel Iglesias (CIN – P) R 7:10 PM KC $6,900
8 Lance Lynn (STL – P) R 8:15 PM SF $9,000
9 CC Sabathia (NYY – P) L 7:05 PM MIN $7,200
10 Garrett Richards (LAA – P) R 10:05 PM CWS $8,800
11 Jason Hammel (CHC – P) R 8:05 PM DET $8,200
12 R.A. Dickey (TOR – P) R 7:05 PM @PHI $8,000
13 Adam Conley (MIA – P) L 8:10 PM @MIL $4,900
14 Chase Anderson (ARI – P) R 7:05 PM @PIT $6,300
15 Matthew Wisler (ATL – P) R 10:10 PM @SD $6,100

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Danny Espinosa (WSH – 2B) B 8:40 PM @COL R $3,000
2 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:05 PM MIN R $3,400
3 Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $3,000
4 Nelson Cruz (SEA – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $4,900
5 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 8:40 PM WSH R $4,400
6 Michael Taylor (WSH – OF) R 8:40 PM @COL R $2,700
7 Bryce Harper (WSH – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL R $5,700
8 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 8:05 PM DET R $4,200
9 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $3,500
10 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 10:05 PM CWS L $4,700
11 Joey Votto (CIN – 1B) L 7:10 PM KC R $4,100
12 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,500
13 Anthony Rendon (WSH – 2B) R 8:40 PM @COL R $3,400
14 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – OF) L 7:05 PM MIN R $3,000
15 Khris Davis (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM MIA L $3,000
16 John Jaso (TB – C) L 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,500
17 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 8:40 PM @COL R $3,000
18 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,400
19 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,300
20 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,000
21 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH – 1B) R 8:40 PM @COL R $3,900
22 Alex Rodriguez (NYY – 3B) R 7:05 PM MIN R $3,600
23 Jay Bruce (CIN – OF) L 7:10 PM KC R $3,000
24 Todd Frazier (CIN – 3B) R 7:10 PM KC R $2,900
25 Dexter Fowler (CHC – OF) B 8:05 PM DET R $2,900
26 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 10:05 PM CWS L $3,600
27 Chris Coghlan (CHC – 2B) L 8:05 PM DET R $2,700
28 Brett Wallace (SD – 1B) L 10:10 PM ATL R $2,300
29 Mookie Betts (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM CLE R $3,500
30 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 8:40 PM WSH R $3,400
31 Robinson Cano (SEA – 2B) L 8:05 PM @TEX R $4,000
32 Brock Holt (BOS – 2B) L 7:10 PM CLE R $2,900
33 Kyle Schwarber (CHC – C) L 8:05 PM DET R $3,600
34 Eddie Rosario (MIN – OF) L 7:05 PM @NYY L $2,600
35 Jason Rogers (MIL – 3B) R 8:10 PM MIA L $2,200
36 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM SEA R $3,500
37 Brandon Moss (STL – OF) L 8:15 PM SF R $2,300
38 Jose Bautista (TOR – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $5,200
39 Torii Hunter (MIN – OF) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $2,700
40 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF) R 7:10 PM CLE R $3,400
41 Chase Utley (PHI – 2B) L 7:05 PM TOR R $2,500
42 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 8:05 PM SEA R $2,200
43 Logan Morrison (SEA – 1B) L 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,200
44 Enrique Hernandez (LAD – 2B) R 10:05 PM @OAK L $2,400
45 Seth Smith (SEA – OF) L 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,300
46 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 10:05 PM @OAK L $2,600
47 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 8:10 PM @HOU R $3,000
48 Trevor Plouffe (MIN – 3B) R 7:05 PM @NYY L $3,000
49 Ben Paulsen (COL – 1B) L 8:40 PM WSH R $3,200
50 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,400
51 Brian McCann (NYY – C) L 7:05 PM MIN R $3,300
52 Kyle Seager (SEA – 3B) L 8:05 PM @TEX R $3,500
53 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 8:10 PM MIA L $4,100
54 Jean Segura (MIL – SS) R 8:10 PM MIA L $2,200
55 Starling Marte (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM ARI R $3,000
56 Tyler Moore (WSH – 1B) R 8:40 PM @COL R $2,800
57 Adam Lind (MIL – 1B) L 8:10 PM MIA L $3,700
58 Justin Upton (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM ATL R $4,000
59 Yan Gomes (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,800
60 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 8:15 PM SF R $2,500
61 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,800
62 Ian Desmond (WSH – SS) R 8:40 PM @COL R $4,000
63 Andrew McCutchen (PIT – OF) R 7:05 PM ARI R $5,000
64 Roberto Perez (CLE – C) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,300
65 Alexander Guerrero (LAD – OF) R 10:05 PM @OAK L $2,200
66 Mitch Moreland (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM SEA R $3,100
67 Jerry Sands (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,200
68 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $2,400
69 Wilson Ramos (WSH – C) R 8:40 PM @COL R $2,900
70 Brandon Guyer (TB – OF) R 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,400
71 Chris Johnson (CLE – 3B) R 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,500
72 Carlos Beltran (NYY – OF) B 7:05 PM MIN R $3,300
73 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 7:05 PM NYM R $2,500
74 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 7:05 PM TOR R $3,200
75 Mark Trumbo (SEA – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,200
76 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM SEA R $3,300
77 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,000
78 Austin Jackson (SEA – OF) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,800
79 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 10:05 PM @OAK L $2,800
80 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 7:05 PM @PIT L $4,500
81 Gregory Polanco (PIT – OF) L 7:05 PM ARI R $3,300
82 Francisco Lindor (CLE – SS) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $3,000
83 Jesus Montero (SEA – 1B) R 8:05 PM @TEX R $2,200
84 Matt Carpenter (STL – 3B) L 8:15 PM SF R $3,900
85 Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B) L 7:10 PM @CIN R $2,200
86 Kevin Pillar (TOR – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,200
87 Miguel Cabrera (DET – 1B) R 8:05 PM @CHC R $5,300
88 Justin Turner (LAD – 3B) R 10:05 PM @OAK L $3,500
89 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 8:10 PM MIA L $2,700
90 Marlon Byrd (CIN – OF) R 7:10 PM KC R $2,600
91 Matt Kemp (SD – OF) R 10:10 PM ATL R $3,900
92 Victor Martinez (DET – C) B 8:05 PM @CHC R $3,000
93 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,700
94 Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA – SS) R 8:10 PM @MIL R $2,500
95 Eric Hosmer (KC – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CIN R $4,000
96 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B) R 7:05 PM TOR R $2,200
97 Kolten Wong (STL – 2B) L 8:15 PM SF R $2,700
98 Jimmy Rollins (LAD – SS) B 10:05 PM @OAK L $2,700
99 Jose Ramirez (CLE – SS) B 7:10 PM @BOS L $2,700
100 Tim Beckham (TB – SS) R 8:10 PM @HOU R $2,200

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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