MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 28th on FanDuel


Low Salary

  • 1B – Prince Fielder

Fielder is $900 cheaper tonight on FanDuel with a 4.5 run projection at home. I am continually baffled by some of the prices recently for elite hitters on the different sites. 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 $3100! Gausman has also been struggling on the road.

  • OF – Jayson Werth

Werth seems to be finding his swing again and yet is still under $3K. 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.

  • OF – Shin-soo Choo

Choo, like Fielder 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.

  • OF – Byron Buxton

Buxton is one of the sneakier plays tonight. He gets a lot of upside from stealing bases and while Kazmir is a lefty he hasn’t been great at holding runners. Both of the Astros catchers tend to be less than fantastic defensively as well. If Buxton leads off he only really needs to get on base once to justify paying his low price.

High Salary

  • 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.

  • 3B – Adrian Beltre

Beltre has worked himself back into the daily consideration at third base with a great showing after the AllStar Break. He’s been solid against righties his entire career and in offensively friendly Arlington with a 4.5 run projection he has enough upside to make him a fine contrarian play tonight.

  • 2B – 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.

  • 3B – David Wright

Wright has a Rvsl match up against a young lefty. Owens bounced back nicely from his blow up game against Seattle but we know he is capable of getting lit up. With 4 home runs allowed in the last two games Wright and the Mets bats have decent upside. Projected to score 4.2 runs with a reasonable price makes Wright a play to consider with expensive pitching to pay for.

Under the Radar Player

  • OF – Josh Reddick

Reddick is under the radar tonight with a less than stellar run projection and lots of big bats in big offensive games. However, consider that Reddick has a LvsR match up against a mediocre pitcher in Chase Field and a positive pitch type match up and his 2.6K price tags looks fantastic. Reddick has power, especially against righties and he is 4.3K on DraftKings tonight.

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