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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: August 12, 2016 – DraftKings & FanDuel Analysis

Below we’ve got player rankings, suggested lineups and a projection/research chart for Friday’s 14-game evening slate on DraftKings and FanDuel. Unfortunately, I did not have time to write up thoughts on each game tonight, so there’s no paywall on today’s post. Thanks.

Player Rankings

**Players are listed according to their FD positional eligibility


  1. Evan Gattis
  2. Yasmani Grandal (better price on FD)
  3. Mike Zunino (better price on DK)
  4. Victor Martinez
  5. Wilson Ramos

First Base

  1. Adrian Gonzalez (better price on FD)
  2. Mitch Moreland (better price on FD)
  3. Paul Goldschmidt
  4. Joey Votto
  5. Ben Paulsen

Second Base

  1. Jose Altuve
  2. Scooter Gennett (better price on DK)
  3. Logan Forsythe (better price on FD)
  4. Neil Walker
  5. Rougned Odor

Third Base

  1. Danny Valencia
  2. Pedro Alvarez
  3. Nolan Arenado (better price on FD)
  4. Jonathan Villar
  5. Martin Prado (better price on FD)


  1. Marcus Semien
  2. Carlos Correa (better price on DK)
  3. Brandon Crawford (better price on FD)
  4. Xander Bogaerts
  5. Corey Seager


  1. Jay Bruce
  2. Joc Pederson
  3. George Springer (better price on DK)
  4. Jake Smolinski
  5. Shin-Soo Choo
  6. Nelson Cruz
  7. Mike Trout (better price on FD)
  8. Ryan Braun (better price on DK)
  9. Marcell Ozuna
  10. Brandon Guyer

Starting Pitcher

  1. Stephen Strasburg (better price on DK)
  2. Yu Darvish (better price on FD)
  3. Chris Archer
  4. Andrew Cashner
  5. Sean Manaea (better price on FD)
  6. Homer Bailey (better price on FD)
  7. Joe Musgrove (better price on FD)

Suggested Lineups

Below you’ll find a suggested cash and GPP lineup for both DK and FD. These lineups were posted early in the morning and will not be updated later in the day on account of the author not being able to get home from work in time to do so. So be aware that these lineups were made and posted without knowing the weather for the day and who would and would not be in their team’s lineup today. The lineups are merely suggestions to give you and idea about roster construction.

8-12 DK

8-12 FD

Research Chart

Download today’s research chart from this Google Sheet. Projections are derived from Fangraphs Depth Chart projections, which are cut down to a per-game basis and then adjusted for ball park and matchup. A glossary for the columns in the ‘hitter research’ tab is included below the chart.

SP Adj. – Multiplier based on projected FIP (based on ZiPS) of opposing pitcher against hitters of that handedness

BP Adj. – Multiplier based on 2015 Fangraphs HR park factor for LHH or RHH

Pen Adj. – Multiplier based on xFIP of opposing bullpen against hitters of that handedness

Last 7 – Hitter’s wRC+ in last seven days

Last 14 – Hitter’s wRC+ in last 14 days

L/R – Hitter’s 2015-2016 wRC+ against LHP or RHP

Projections and values are then included for each site.

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