MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 8th on FanDuel


Low Salary

  • OF – Jayson Werth

Werth has a dream match up against the Colorado pitching staff at home in a game where Washington is projected to score 4.5 runs. Eddie Butler has been bad against everyone so don’t worry too much about the RvsR match up.

  • 1B – Justin Bour

Ignore Justin Bour as he is inexplicably not in the line up.

  • OF – Justin Upton

Upton is still striking out a ton but his production recently is actually reasonably solid. He’s got an excellent match up RvsL against Adam Morgan at home. The Padres are projected to score 4.2 runs, It’s always hard to tell with Upton as he actually has reverse splits this year but he is very cheap and has plenty of power upside.

  • OF – Rajai Davis

The splits are in Davis’ favor facing Wade Miley at home. The Tigers are projected to score 4.7 runs against a pitcher who has flashes up brilliance but plenty of mediocrity. The RvsL match up is there as well.

High Salary

  • 1B – Paul Goldschmidt

Goldschmidt is somehow still only $4K today and the pitching slate means he can easily be rostered. It is RvsR but this is Goldy and it doesn’t really matter. The Dbacks are projected to score 4.7 runs against a young and often wild pitcher.

  • OF – Bryce Harper

Harper is $4.4K on a slate without a ton of good pitching. He’s got a monster match up at home LvsR against a guy who gets rocked by lefties. Harper is about as chalk a play as it gets with a 4.5 run projection.

  • OF -David Peralta

Peralta is batting clean up for the Dbacks who are projected to score 4.7 runs at home. Peralta has a LvsR match up against a young and inconsistent pitcher. He’s also very affordable.

Under the Radar Player

  • 3B – Mike Moustakas

Moustakas has had a rough stretch of games but gets a LvsR match up against a pitcher that he is 3-8 against with two home runs. The name Samardzija may scare people off but he really hasn’t been very good this year and KC has a 4.2 run projection against a pitcher they have already beaten up on once this year.

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