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MLB Draftkings Picks for Oct 17, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $8,000 16.22 2.03
Charlie Morton TB $7,500 14.95 1.99
Max Fried ATL $7,800 13.86 1.78
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,300 12.47 1.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $8,000 16.22 2.03
Charlie Morton TB $7,500 14.95 1.99
Max Fried ATL $7,800 13.86 1.78
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,300 12.47 1.50

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $4,300 8.61 2.00
Will Smith LAD $4,500 8.12 1.80
Mike Zunino TB $3,900 5.97 1.53
Austin Barnes LAD $3,400 5.77 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $4,300 8.61 2.00
Will Smith LAD $4,500 8.12 1.80
Austin Barnes LAD $3,400 5.77 1.70
Mike Zunino TB $3,900 5.97 1.53

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,200 10.29 1.98
Max Muncy LAD $4,900 8.67 1.77
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $4,300 8.61 2.00
Will Smith LAD $4,500 8.12 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $4,300 8.61 2.00
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,200 10.29 1.98
Yuli Gurriel HOU $2,900 5.52 1.90
Will Smith LAD $4,500 8.12 1.80

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,000 10.08 2.02
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,600 8.49 1.85
Brandon Lowe TB $4,400 7.16 1.63
Gavin Lux LAD $3,400 1.52 0.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,000 10.08 2.02
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,600 8.49 1.85
Brandon Lowe TB $4,400 7.16 1.63
Gavin Lux LAD $3,400 1.52 0.45

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $5,200 10.71 2.06
Carlos Correa HOU $4,600 8.73 1.90
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,200 8.12 1.93
Willy Adames TB $3,700 6.98 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $5,200 10.71 2.06
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,200 8.12 1.93
Carlos Correa HOU $4,600 8.73 1.90
Willy Adames TB $3,700 6.98 1.89

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner LAD $4,800 8.13 1.69
Alex Bregman HOU $4,600 7.87 1.71
Joey Wendle TB $4,200 7.00 1.67
Edwin Ríos LAD $3,600 1.52 0.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman HOU $4,600 7.87 1.71
Justin Turner LAD $4,800 8.13 1.69
Joey Wendle TB $4,200 7.00 1.67
Abraham Toro HOU $2,200 0.94 0.43

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Randy Arozarena TB $5,000 11.54 2.31
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,100 10.89 2.13
Marcell Ozuna ATL $4,700 10.65 2.27
George Springer HOU $4,500 10.52 2.34
Mookie Betts LAD $5,300 9.68 1.83
Manuel Margot TB $3,500 9.11 2.60
Michael Brantley HOU $3,800 8.91 2.35
Cody Bellinger LAD $4,900 8.40 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manuel Margot TB $3,500 9.11 2.60
Michael Brantley HOU $3,800 8.91 2.35
George Springer HOU $4,500 10.52 2.34
Randy Arozarena TB $5,000 11.54 2.31
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,200 7.28 2.28
Marcell Ozuna ATL $4,700 10.65 2.27
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,800 6.04 2.16
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,100 10.89 2.13

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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