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MLB FanDuel Picks for Sep 5, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $11,200 44.17 3.94
Walker Buehler LAD $10,600 43.56 4.11
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,500 41.21 3.58
Charlie Morton ATL $8,800 38.09 4.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton ATL $8,800 38.09 4.33
Walker Buehler LAD $10,600 43.56 4.11
Luis Garcia HOU $8,500 34.07 4.01
Chris Flexen SEA $7,800 31.17 4.00

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $3,400 14.62 4.30
José Abreu CWS $4,100 13.47 3.29
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 13.46 3.21
Paul Goldschmidt STL $4,200 13.14 3.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,100 11.99 5.71
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,600 13.03 5.01
Riley Adams WSH $2,100 9.95 4.74
Kevin Plawecki BOS $2,100 9.47 4.51

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,000 14.33 3.58
Jose Altuve HOU $3,900 11.25 2.88
Max Schrock CIN $2,000 10.69 5.34
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,600 10.49 2.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Schrock CIN $2,000 10.69 5.34
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 10.10 4.39
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.36 4.25
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.66 4.02

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,400 15.53 3.53
Wander Franco TB $4,200 13.43 3.20
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 11.72 3.26
Francisco Lindor NYM $3,300 11.58 3.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Breyvic Valera TOR $2,000 7.65 3.82
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,700 10.06 3.73
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,900 10.46 3.61
Sergio Alcántara CHC $2,200 7.91 3.60

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman OAK $3,600 13.71 3.81
Austin Riley ATL $4,100 12.76 3.11
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 11.56 3.50
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,400 11.55 3.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Young ARI $2,000 10.36 5.18
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,600 9.95 3.83
Matt Chapman OAK $3,600 13.71 3.81
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 11.56 3.50

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,200 15.74 3.75
Juan Soto WSH $4,300 14.89 3.46
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 14.13 3.45
Aaron Judge NYY $4,400 13.89 3.16
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,600 13.81 3.84
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,900 13.74 3.52
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,700 13.74 3.71
Mookie Betts LAD $4,100 13.66 3.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lane Thomas WSH $2,200 11.46 5.21
Andrew Stevenson WSH $2,000 9.19 4.59
Edward Olivares KC $2,000 9.18 4.59
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,200 10.01 4.55
Brian Goodwin CWS $2,300 10.38 4.51
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,000 13.23 4.41
Michael Conforto NYM $2,700 11.79 4.37
Jason Martin TEX $2,000 8.72 4.36

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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