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DraftKings Algorithmic Picks (8/11)

Donnie is traveling today, so your friend Max is covering. We don’t have any pretty graphics but still the same great picks.

Points Per $1000PositionNameSalaryGameInfoPPD*Salary/1000Points Projection
3.1890562881BJustin Smoak2600Oak@Tor 07:07PM ET4.065265068.291546348
2.555453375CJohn Jaso3300Atl@TB 07:10PM ET3.66999058.432996136
2.43131168OFRusney Castillo3200Bos@Mia 07:10PM ET3.4383939527.780197376
2.320936719OFMichael Bourn2800Atl@TB 07:10PM ET3.0703106846.498622814
Points Per $1000PositionNameSalaryGameInfoPPD*Salary/1000Points Projection
2.603694327OFDavid Peralta4200Phi@Ari 09:40PM ET4.21846694710.93551617
2.144496421OFJose Bautista5200Oak@Tor 07:07PM ET3.86604590311.15138139
2.346622063SSTroy Tulowitzki4300Oak@Tor 07:07PM ET3.84695747910.09047487
2.174008066OFMike Trout5300LAA@CWS 08:10PM ET3.95675440511.52224275

Low Salary

Justin Smoak – His price is absurd given his skill and his teams run projection. He may be batting 6th but is still the best value of the night.

John Jaso – Tampa Bay isn’t exactly a hitters park, but leading off against a poor pitcher at this price makes Jaso great value tonight.

Rusney Castillo – Batting 2nd and facing a lefty, Castillo is priced way too well tonight to be passed up on.

Michael Bourn – He’s a bit under-the-radar tonight, but his 2800 price tag leading off for the Braves makes Bourn a compelling play.

High Salary

David Peralta – He has a fantastic price on DraftKings and should be in the heart of the order for the D-backs facing a bad right-handed pitcher.

Jose Bautista – Nothing really stands out for Bautista tonight, but he’s a beast and is facing a poor pitcher. He’s also a lowball hitter, so he should fare well against Graveman’s sinker.

Troy Tulowitzki – He’s priced very well, is a great hitter, and leading off. He’s an easy play tonight.

Mike Trout – This is all about the park factor. Trout is at a great HR park for righties and has a nice SB match-up as well. Carlos Rodon has been awful at holding baserunners.

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Max J Steinberg Max Steinberg is a professional poker player and a top Daily Fantasy player who uses his creativity and mathematical abilities he cultivated as a poker player to win money on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He already has several big tournament scores to his name including the Victiv Bowl and countless MLB Monster wins. Follow him on twitter @maxjsteinberg.

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