MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 28th on DraftKings


Low Salary

  • OF – Ryan Raburn

Raburn has been good against lefties and he gets a struggling one tonight. Batting 5th with a 4.3 run projection and a 2.2K price tag makes him an attractive option on a night with Kershaw and Scherzer pitching.

  • 1B/OF – Daniel Nava

Nava a min priced thanks to a pretty awful season so far. However, he’s had pretty solid numbers facing right handed pitching in his career so far. Against a roller coaster guy like Volquez there’s enough reason to take a chance on Nava for 2K tonight.

  • OF – Jayson Werth

Werth seems to be finding his swing again and his price is starting to rise. Facing a mediocre lefty, Werth has really good upside from the lead off spot. The Nats are projected to score 4.5 runs tonight at home and Werth is trending in the right direction while still being affordable.

  • OF – Grady Sizemore

Sizemore has a LvsR match up against Volquez who is coming off bad games in 2 of his last 3. Sizemore is cheap and leading off and can still hit the long ball. For 2.4K you can;t ask for much else.

High Salary

  • OF – Shin-soo Choo

Choo has big splits against righties and a big run projection. It’s going to be hot and dry in Arlington so the ball should be flying. Choo has been demonstrating much better patience at the plate lately with 17 walks in August and he always has power upside near the top of the order.

  • 1B – Prince Fielder

Fielder has a 4.5 run projection at home.  Yes, Kevin Gausman is a pretty solid pitcher but Fielder’s numbers are insane vs righties. Sure, Fielder is ONLY hitting .270 with 12 RBI and 2 home runs in August but he’s playing in hot and dry Arlington. Gausman has also been struggling on the road.

  • SS – Troy Tulowitzki

Tulo against a bad lefty in Rodgers Center. We’d like to see some more power output from Tulowitzki as he has fallen off recently. Opposing pitcher, Boyd, is a fly ball pitcher and the 5.7 projected runs for the Blue Jays seem to be more than justified considering the match up.

  • 2B/3B – Anthony Rendon

Rendon gets a nice RvsL match up at home with a 4.5 run projection for the Nationals. He has been playing well lately and has a sneaky amount of power despite only 3 homers on the year this injury plagued season.

Under the Radar Player

  • C – Yan Gomes

Gomes is facing a struggling lefty with a 4.3 run projection. Gomes’ average leaves something to be desired but with most people probably on Toronto catchers or Brian McCann tonight, Gomes has the upside to more than justify taking a chance at 2.9K. He will be RvsL and has the power to put up big numbers any night.

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