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MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 5th on DraftKings

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Low Salary

  • 1B – Shane Peterson

Peterson is min priced and at home in hitter friendly Miller Park. The Brewers are projected to score 4 runs and opposing pitcher, Ian Kennedy has given up a ton of home runs recently. Peterson’s 6th spot in the order is still decent and his price is very valuable.

  • OF – Andre Ethier

Ethier is batting clean up against a horrible right hander with a 4.2 run projection on the road. He will be LvsR and I would be surprised if Ethier’s ownership is not in the top 3 tonight since he has been red hot recently.

  • 2B – Scooter Gennett

Gennett continues to lead off and has a LvsR match up with a 4 run projection at home.

  • 2B/SS – Ryan Goins

Goins is cheap exposure to a big line up facing a young pitcher. He will be LvsR and should get plenty of at bats with the Blue Jays projected to score 5 runs at home in Rodgers Center.

High Salary

  • OF – Preston Tucker

If Tucker plays (possible injury concerns) he has a dream match up against a poor pitcher in a hitters park. Tucker will be LvsR with a 5.3 run projection for the Astros.

  • 1B – Adrian Gonzalez

AGon has a fantastic match up against Aaron Harang, LvsR with a 4.2 run projection. and relatively medium pricing he will be highly owned tonight. Harang has been giving up a ton of hits and usually a lot of runs.

  • OF – Jacoby Ellsbury

Ellsbury has started to do more of late and has a great match up against a weak righty and the rest of the Red Sox’s poor bullpen. The Yankees are at home in a lefty friendly park and New York is projected to score 5.3 runs.

  • SS – Troy Tulowitzki

The move to Toronto hasn’t slowed Tulo down much. He faces a new pitcher with a 5 run projection and could be in line for 6 at bats tonight Rodgers Center.

Under the Radar Player

  • OF – Gregory Polanco

Polanco has been playing better lately and is better against righties. He is reasonably priced and facing a pitcher in Dan Haren who has been much worse against lefties. Polanco has speed and Haren isn’t very good at holding runners so he has SB upside as well.

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