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

That’s three days in a row of no profits for my FanDuel lineups. I hope you are doing better.

I don’t know if I’m putting together bad lineups, if the formula is bad or I caught some bad variance.

The formula is sound. Maybe it just needs some tweaking. I’ll blame myself as the most likely culprit and try to build better lineups today.

One thing I did notice about this formula is that it looks at overall hitters and not hitters by position. only 0.01 points separates Jose Reyes and Johnny Peralta today at shortstop. Reyes costs $600 more, but ranks higher because his 2.82 projected fantasy points push him up the overall list so far. This is a rare occurrence, but it’s worth noting that it happens.

You’ll want to keep an eye out for such anomalies when using these value-based rankings.

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 S. Strasburg (WSH – P) R 7:05 PM SD $10,000
2 Nathan Karns (TB – P) R 7:10 PM MIN $8,200
3 Josh Tomlin (CLE – P) R 7:10 PM MIL $5,700
4 M. Foltynewicz (ATL – P) R 7:10 PM COL $5,800
5 N. Syndergaard (NYM – P) R 7:05 PM @PHI $10,800
6 Jose Quintana (CWS – P) L 8:10 PM BOS $8,300
7 Alex Wood (LAD – P) L 7:10 PM @CIN $7,600
8 Jake Arrieta (CHC – P) R 10:15 PM @SF $11,200
9 Matt Cain (SF – P) R 10:15 PM CHC $6,500
10 Robbie Ray (ARI – P) L 9:40 PM STL $6,600
11 Jesse Chavez (OAK – P) R 10:10 PM @SEA $7,600
12 Charlie Morton (PIT – P) R 7:10 PM @MIA $7,100
13 John Lamb (CIN – P) L 7:10 PM LAD $5,100
14 James Shields (SD – P) R 7:05 PM @WSH $8,900
15 Brad Hand (MIA – P) L 7:10 PM PIT $5,700

Top-100 value-adjusted hitters

Rk Player B Time Team P/T Sal
1 Mike Trout (LAA – OF) R 7:08 PM @DET R $4,600
2 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $4,000
3 Kelly Johnson (NYM – 2B) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,400
4 Freddie Freeman (ATL – 1B) L 7:10 PM COL R $3,200
5 Prince Fielder (TEX – 1B) L 8:05 PM TOR L $3,300
6 Ryan Raburn (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM MIL R $2,300
7 Derek Dietrich (MIA – 3B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $3,000
8 Jose Reyes (COL – SS) B 7:10 PM @ATL R $3,000
9 Carlos Gonzalez (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,000
10 J.D. Martinez (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA R $3,400
11 Curtis Granderson (NYM – OF) L 7:05 PM @PHI R $3,300
12 Russell Martin (TOR – C) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,500
13 Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $3,500
14 Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
15 Enrique Hernandez (LAD – 2B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
16 Yasiel Puig (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
17 Mike Napoli (TEX – 1B) R 8:05 PM TOR L $2,700
18 Juan Uribe (NYM – 3B) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,800
19 Ben Zobrist (KC – OF) B 8:10 PM BAL R $3,500
20 Geovany Soto (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM BOS L $2,400
21 Jhonny Peralta (STL – SS) R 9:40 PM @ARI L $2,400
22 Eugenio Suarez (CIN – SS) R 7:10 PM LAD L $2,700
23 Jerry Sands (CLE – OF) R 7:10 PM MIL R $2,200
24 John Jaso (TB – C) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,200
25 Ryan Braun (MIL – OF) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $4,100
26 Alexei Ramirez (CWS – SS) R 8:10 PM BOS L $2,800
27 Clint Robinson (WSH – OF) L 7:05 PM SD R $2,200
28 Chase Headley (NYY – 3B) B 7:05 PM HOU L $2,800
29 Alberto Callaspo (LAD – 3B) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
30 Jason Kipnis (CLE – 2B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $3,200
31 Cameron Maybin (ATL – OF) R 7:10 PM COL R $3,300
32 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD – 1B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,100
33 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI – 1B) R 9:40 PM STL L $4,700
34 Nick Hundley (COL – C) R 7:10 PM @ATL R $2,800
35 Erick Aybar (LAA – SS) B 7:08 PM @DET R $2,200
36 Kole Calhoun (LAA – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $3,300
37 Carlos Santana (CLE – 1B) B 7:10 PM MIL R $3,300
38 Jonathan Lucroy (MIL – C) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,800
39 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE – 3B) L 7:10 PM MIL R $2,900
40 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR – SS) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $3,800
41 Jason Heyward (STL – OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI L $3,700
42 Billy Butler (OAK – 1B) R 10:10 PM @SEA L $2,200
43 Marcell Ozuna (MIA – OF) R 7:10 PM PIT R $2,500
44 Brian Dozier (MIN – 2B) R 7:10 PM @TB R $3,200
45 Justin Turner (LAD – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $3,000
46 Victor Martinez (DET – C) B 7:08 PM LAA R $2,700
47 Manny Machado (BAL – 3B) R 8:10 PM @KC L $3,700
48 Andres Blanco (PHI – 3B) B 7:05 PM NYM R $2,900
49 Joc Pederson (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,500
50 Josh Phegley (OAK – C) R 10:10 PM @SEA L $2,700
51 Carl Crawford (LAD – OF) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
52 Justin Smoak (TOR – 1B) B 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,600
53 Mitch Moreland (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM TOR L $2,900
54 Brandon Moss (STL – OF) L 9:40 PM @ARI L $2,200
55 Todd Frazier (CIN – 3B) R 7:10 PM LAD L $2,800
56 Alexander Guerrero (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,200
57 Adam Jones (BAL – OF) R 8:10 PM @KC L $3,600
58 Colby Rasmus (HOU – OF) L 7:05 PM @NYY R $2,700
59 Matt Wieters (BAL – C) B 8:10 PM @KC L $2,200
60 C.J. Cron (LAA – 1B) R 7:08 PM @DET R $2,600
61 Yonder Alonso (SD – 1B) L 7:05 PM @WSH R $2,900
62 Charlie Blackmon (COL – OF) L 7:10 PM @ATL R $4,000
63 Scott Van Slyke (LAD – OF) R 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,300
64 Rajai Davis (DET – OF) R 7:08 PM LAA R $2,400
65 Dee Gordon (MIA – 2B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $4,100
66 Danny Valencia (OAK – 3B) R 10:10 PM @SEA L $3,100
67 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX – OF) L 8:05 PM TOR L $3,100
68 Ryan Howard (PHI – 1B) L 7:05 PM NYM R $3,100
69 Pedro Ciriaco (ATL – SS) R 7:10 PM COL R $2,200
70 Kolten Wong (STL – 2B) L 9:40 PM @ARI L $2,200
71 Darin Ruf (PHI – 1B) R 7:05 PM NYM R $2,300
72 Jose Abreu (CWS – 1B) R 8:10 PM BOS L $4,100
73 Chase Utley (LAD – 2B) L 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,400
74 Dioner Navarro (TOR – C) B 8:05 PM @TEX L $2,300
75 Seth Smith (SEA – OF) L 10:10 PM OAK R $2,400
76 Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) R 7:10 PM MIN R $2,600
77 Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) B 7:05 PM HOU L $3,300
78 Jackie Bradley (BOS – OF) L 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,200
79 Yasmani Grandal (LAD – C) B 7:10 PM @CIN L $2,700
80 Buster Posey (SF – C) R 10:15 PM CHC R $3,100
81 David DeJesus (LAA – OF) L 7:08 PM @DET R $2,200
82 Brad Miller (SEA – SS) L 10:10 PM OAK R $2,400
83 Marlon Byrd (SF – OF) R 10:15 PM CHC R $2,500
84 Scooter Gennett (MIL – 2B) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,400
85 Tyler Flowers (CWS – C) R 8:10 PM BOS L $2,300
86 Juan Lagares (NYM – OF) R 7:05 PM @PHI R $2,500
87 Justin Bour (MIA – 1B) L 7:10 PM PIT R $2,400
88 Shane Victorino (LAA – OF) B 7:08 PM @DET R $2,200
89 Josh Reddick (OAK – OF) L 10:10 PM @SEA L $2,200
90 Anthony Rizzo (CHC – 1B) L 10:15 PM @SF R $4,500
91 Miguel Montero (CHC – C) L 10:15 PM @SF R $2,800
92 Adrian Beltre (TEX – 3B) R 8:05 PM TOR L $3,200
93 Grady Sizemore (TB – OF) L 7:10 PM MIN R $2,500
94 Josh Donaldson (TOR – 3B) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $6,200
95 Edwin Encarnacion (TOR – 1B) R 8:05 PM @TEX L $5,200
96 Jason Rogers (MIL – 3B) R 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,200
97 Hanley Ramirez (BOS – OF) R 8:10 PM @CWS L $3,100
98 Daniel Nava (TB – OF) B 7:10 PM MIN R $2,200
99 Shane Peterson (MIL – OF) L 7:10 PM @CLE R $2,200
100 Ben Zobrist (KC – OF) B 7:10 PM PIT L $2,200

May variance be in your favor today and every day.





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