Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the MLB FanDuel Optimizer.

P Gerrit Cole
C/1B Rowdy Tellez
2B Kiké Hernández
SS Tim Anderson
3B José Ramírez
OF One Matt Joyce
OF Two Greg Allen
OF Three Delino DeShields
Util Freddie Freeman
Salary $35,000
Expected Points 137.91

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,200 44.53 3.65
Max Scherzer CHC $12,000 40.51 3.38
German Márquez TB $8,800 37.51 4.26
Kyle Hendricks ATL $8,000 34.03 4.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $8,800 37.51 4.26
Kyle Hendricks ATL $8,000 34.03 4.25
Jeff Samardzija SF $7,300 28.62 3.92
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,200 44.53 3.65

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,400 13.89 3.16
José Abreu MIN $4,100 12.78 3.12
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,300 12.44 2.89
Carlos Santana HOU $3,700 12.18 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez KC $2,200 10.53 4.78
Jose Trevino TOR $2,200 9.22 4.19
Russell Martin KC $2,100 8.80 4.19
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,100 8.68 4.13

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,300 12.66 2.94
Ozzie Albies NYM $3,300 12.01 3.64
Eric Sogard CLE $3,200 11.82 3.69
Kolten Wong WSH $2,800 11.23 4.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kiké Hernández STL $2,600 11.23 4.32
Brian Dozier OAK $2,500 10.09 4.04
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,300 9.25 4.02
Kolten Wong WSH $2,800 11.23 4.01

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $4,300 13.37 3.11
Trevor Story TB $4,100 12.65 3.09
Tim Anderson MIN $3,100 12.06 3.89
Javier Báez ATL $3,900 11.85 3.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson MIN $3,100 12.06 3.89
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,100 11.46 3.70
Amed Rosario CIN $3,000 10.63 3.54
Didi Gregorius DET $3,300 11.11 3.37

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman PIT $4,400 13.94 3.17
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,400 13.80 3.14
José Ramírez NYM $3,400 13.18 3.88
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 13.02 2.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Renato Núñez SEA $2,900 11.46 3.95
José Ramírez NYM $3,400 13.18 3.88
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,400 9.05 3.77
Justin Turner STL $3,400 12.15 3.57

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $4,900 14.69 3.00
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,600 13.84 3.01
Tommy Pham WSH $3,900 13.18 3.38
George Springer PIT $4,100 13.18 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Joyce SEA $2,100 10.65 5.07
Greg Allen LAA $2,300 10.05 4.37
Delino DeShields TOR $2,700 11.79 4.37
Harrison Bader WSH $2,200 9.55 4.34

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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