MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 29th on DraftKings


Low Salary

  • 1B/OF – Clint Robinson

Robinson continues to be very cheap in the middle of the Nats offense. He will be LvsR against a pitcher who has been owned by Washington all year. As evidenced by the 4.7 run projection there should be plenty of points to be had in this one to justify the 2.4K price tag.

  • OF – Jason Bourgeois

Bourgeois is a min priced lead off hitter in hitter friendly Miller Park. Most of his upside tonight will come from facing a right handed pitcher and Lucroy behind the dish who has been one of the easier catchers to run on all year. Bourgeois doesn’t need to do a ton to make his min price worthwhile.

  • 2B/3B – Jedd Gyorko

Gyorko is near the top of the line up against a weak lefty pitcher. He will be RvsL with a 4.6 run projection and any park outside of San Diego represents a little park bump. Gyorko is having a productive August and his line up position makes him more attractive tonight.

  • OF – Jayson Werth

Werth will continue to grace this list until his salary gets to the elite level where he can certainly belong. With a solid run projection at home and a reverse splits righty on the mound, there’s no reason to ignore Werth’s upward trending play tonight.

High Salary

  • 2B/3B – Anthony Rendon

Rendon keeps finding himself on this list with some solid play over the last couple months. Tonight the Nats have a 4.7 run projection against Tom Koehler who has put up reverse splits for most of his career. The Nats have owned him this year and Rendon provides another option with upside at second  tonight.

  • OF – David Peralta

Peralta is always in the conversation against right handed pitching at home. He will be LvsR against a weak spot starter in the friendly confines of Chase Field. The DBacks have a 4.9 run projection and Peralta has plenty of upside even at 4.2K

  • OF – Shin-Soo Choo

Choo and the Rangers could be in for a big night at home against a poor road pitcher. Choo will be LvsR and though Jimenez has reverse splits, Choo has been showing a lot more patience at the plate which should pay off against a guy who has been effectively wild for most of his career. The Rangers are projected to score 4.5 runs.

  • 1B – Adam Lind

Lind hasn’t been a flashy play at first this year. He does however, have plenty of power despite only hitting one home run in August. He’s got a great match up LvsR against a weak pitcher in hitter friendly Miller Park. The run projection is up there at 4.6 and Lind has been quietly consistent in his production.

Under the Radar Player

  • 1B/3B – Yangervis Solarte

A lot of people justifiably have trouble trusting the Padres offense. This makes Solarte a pretty solid play tonight who may go overlooked. San Diego has a 4.6 run projection on the road and are facing a weak lefty. Solarte is leading off and has been playing well for most of August.

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