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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 31, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,200 39.61 4.31
Walker Buehler LAD $11,300 38.99 3.45
Lucas Giolito CWS $10,200 37.52 3.68
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,600 35.01 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,200 39.61 4.31
Jameson Taillon NYY $8,400 33.84 4.03
Lucas Giolito CWS $10,200 37.52 3.68
Austin Gomber COL $8,200 29.77 3.63

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $3,600 14.98 4.16
C.J. Cron COL $3,800 13.97 3.68
Yasmani Grandal CWS $3,200 13.58 4.24
José Abreu CWS $3,900 13.27 3.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,400 13.19 5.50
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,000 9.70 4.85
Alfonso Rivas CHC $2,000 9.09 4.54
Danny Jansen TOR $2,000 8.92 4.46

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 12.02 3.25
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,300 11.72 3.55
Jose Altuve HOU $4,000 11.05 2.76
Kolten Wong MIL $3,400 10.95 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 10.24 4.45
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.74 4.06
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 9.05 3.93
Jonathan Araúz BOS $2,000 7.85 3.93

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $3,400 13.10 3.85
Bo Bichette TOR $3,800 12.46 3.28
Carlos Correa HOU $4,100 12.09 2.95
Wander Franco TB $3,800 12.08 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,200 8.75 3.98
Kevin Smith TOR $2,000 7.94 3.97
Jack Mayfield LAA $2,300 8.85 3.85
Trevor Story COL $3,400 13.10 3.85

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 17.51 3.89
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,600 12.93 3.59
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,200 11.67 3.65
Matt Chapman OAK $3,500 11.37 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Young ARI $2,000 9.09 4.55
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 17.51 3.89
Gio Urshela NYY $2,400 9.21 3.84
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,200 11.67 3.65

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $3,800 15.16 3.99
Aaron Judge NYY $4,200 14.86 3.54
Bryce Harper PHI $4,400 14.82 3.37
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,200 14.50 3.45
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,700 14.47 3.91
Juan Soto WSH $4,400 13.90 3.16
Luis Robert CWS $4,000 13.55 3.39
Mookie Betts LAD $3,900 13.23 3.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,400 11.56 4.82
Lane Thomas WSH $2,200 10.54 4.79
Jace Peterson MIL $2,100 9.58 4.56
Raimel Tapia COL $2,500 11.24 4.50
Edward Olivares KC $2,100 9.30 4.43
Brian Goodwin CWS $2,400 10.02 4.17
Sam Hilliard COL $2,400 9.96 4.15
DJ Peters TEX $2,800 11.46 4.09

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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