Daily Fantasy Baseball: FanDuel Picks For August 17


Aug 12, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar (31) throws a pitch during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. The Indians won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

FanDuel Picks For August

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Welcome back to the best place to get fantasy sports advice across multiple sports. Today I am going to give you my best picks and choices for your FanDuel lineups that I can. My advice is based purely on mathematical and statistical analysis and I try to avoid using player biases and so forth.

NOTE: these FanDuel picks are based solely on statistics. Some players have never faced their opponents, or have very little experience against them. I am not saying that none of those are good picks. This is based on statistical analysis only. If you have a gut feeling, then by all means, follow that. This is not an exact science.

Here are my FanDuel picks for August 17:

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Aug 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) stands in the dugout after leaving the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at the end of seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Pitcher Options:

Danny Salazar, Indians ($9,000): Danny Salazar has been pitching pretty well for the Indians lately. Salazar has been good whether on the road or at home and he should make for a great and safe start for us on the 17th. With ten games on the slate for the 17th this is actually one of my favorite starts. I am expecting some solid fantasy numbers from him.

Carlos Rodon, White Sox ($6,200): Carlos Rodon is our riverboat gambler’s special for the 17th. He is certainly a risky option, but there are reasons to believe. In his last contest he faced the Angels and delivered a nice 22 fantasy points. The 17th he gets  the Angels again and he has been pitching pretty well overall lately.

Next: FanDuel Infield Hitter Options

Aug 16, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hits a walk off single against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Tigers 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Infield Hitter Options:

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  • Jose Altuve, Astros ($3,600): Jose Altuve is playing pretty good baseball right now. He also has a decent career mark against Erasmo Ramirez at 3/10 with a stolen base. Altuve should be a solid option in the middle of your infield for the game on the 17th and should be a safe bet to get a few hits.

    Asdrubal Cabrera, Rays ($3,500): With not many great BVP stats available for the games on the 17th, I decided to go with a player who has been hot with his bat lately. Cabrera has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games with multi-hit games in nine of those contests. He seems like he should be a safe option to score us around three to four fantasy points.

    Next: FanDuel Outfield Hitter Options

    Aug 3, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Minnesota Twins Torii Hunter (48) hits a home run in the second inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

    Outfield Hitter Options:

    Ichiro Suzuki, Marlins ($2,500): Suzuki has been warming up a bit lately. He also has a fairly decent career mark against Matt Garza. He is 7/26 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base. He is certainly worth a shot especially given his cheap price tag.

    Torii Hunter, Twins ($2,700): Hunter has not been swinging the bat too well lately, but he gets the perfect chance to remedy that on the 17th. He faces off with C.C. Sabathia who he owns a decent career mark against at 22/79 with four home runs and 20 RBI. He also has three stolen bases.

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