MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for September 1st on DraftKings


Low Salary

  • C – Matt Wieters

Wieters has been a much better hitter against lefties and he gets a high home run allowed guy in Camden Yards tonight. The Orioles have a 4.3 run projection and Wieters is only 2.4K tonight.

  • 2B/OF – Chris Coghlan

Coghlan is affordable with a LvsR match up as part of a line up projected to score 5.3 runs in windy Wrigley Field. Coghlan has hit all 15 of his home runs against right handed pitching.

  • 3B/SS – Marwin Gonzalez

Gonzalez is still batting second in the order and has power upside. With a 4.6 run projection at home against a guy who has been lit up quite often this year. He’s very cheap considering his line up spot and the ability of the Astros to score runs.

  • 3B – Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval has another LvsR match up at home with a 4 run projection. Pineda is a bit of a wildcard pitcher who is currently on a stretch of bad games. He gives up quite a few home runs and Sandoval does have the power to make his min salary attractive even with his poor performance for most of this season.

High Salary

  • C/OF – Kyle Schwarber

Schwarber is another powerful bat LvsR against DeSclafani. Schwarber and the Cubs have a big run projection and Schwarber’s numbers against right handed pitching at excellent.

  • 2B/3B – Daniel Murphy

Murphy is a solid play against the weak pitching of Aaron Harang. Murphy has been much better against righties this year and the Mets have a 4.8 run projection. Also, Harang is generally just bad and the Mets have plenty of power to take advantage of that.

  • OF – Dexter Fowler

Fowler has shown a surprising amount of power this year and has plenty of speed to make him a big double threat. With a 5.3 run projection, Fowler has a ton of value in the lead off spot.

  • 1B – Anthony Rizzo

Rizzo is slumping a bit recently but is still one of the most elite hitters in the league. He and the Cubs are projected to score 5.3 runs against a young pitcher. DeSclafani has been pretty good lately but with the wind blowing in Wrigley and lots of big bats on the Cubs the chances for offense are very high. DeSclafani seems to give up homers in bunches.

Under the Radar Player

  • 1B – Evan Gattis

Gattis is one of the cheaper guys at first base. He’s got power to justify taking a chance on his boom or bust style in tournaments and the chances of him being highly owned are pretty low. The Astros have a 4.6 run projection against a weak lefty and Gattis has been pretty hot lately.

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