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MLB FanDuel Picks for Oct 17, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LOS $9,100 27.99 3.08
Charlie Morton TAM $8,000 27.16 3.40
Max Fried ATL $9,700 24.93 2.57
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,600 23.07 2.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton TAM $8,000 27.16 3.40
Walker Buehler LOS $9,100 27.99 3.08
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,600 23.07 2.68
Max Fried ATL $9,700 24.93 2.57

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 13.93 3.32
Max Muncy LOS $3,700 12.01 3.25
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $3,100 11.42 3.69
Will Smith LOS $3,300 10.96 3.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $3,100 11.42 3.69
Ji-Man Choi TAM $2,600 9.41 3.62
Mike Zunino TAM $2,200 7.91 3.59
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 13.93 3.32

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,000 13.31 3.33
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 11.04 2.98
Brandon Lowe TAM $3,300 9.57 2.90
Kiké Hernández LOS $2,300 8.34 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kiké Hernández LOS $2,300 8.34 3.62
Jose Altuve HOU $4,000 13.31 3.33
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 11.04 2.98
Brandon Lowe TAM $3,300 9.57 2.90

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LOS $4,200 14.36 3.42
Carlos Correa HOU $3,400 11.56 3.40
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,300 10.81 3.28
Willy Adames TAM $2,400 9.26 3.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames TAM $2,400 9.26 3.86
Corey Seager LOS $4,200 14.36 3.42
Carlos Correa HOU $3,400 11.56 3.40
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,300 10.81 3.28

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner LOS $3,200 10.67 3.33
Alex Bregman HOU $3,500 10.50 3.00
Joey Wendle TAM $2,600 9.07 3.49
Austin Riley ATL $2,800 8.52 3.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Wendle TAM $2,600 9.07 3.49
Justin Turner LOS $3,200 10.67 3.33
Austin Riley ATL $2,800 8.52 3.04
Alex Bregman HOU $3,500 10.50 3.00

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Randy Arozarena TAM $3,600 15.12 4.20
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,200 14.56 3.47
Marcell Ozuna ATL $4,100 14.19 3.46
George Springer HOU $4,400 13.90 3.16
Mookie Betts LOS $4,500 12.71 2.83
Manuel Margot TAM $3,000 12.03 4.01
Michael Brantley HOU $3,200 11.60 3.63
Cody Bellinger LOS $4,300 11.21 2.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Randy Arozarena TAM $3,600 15.12 4.20
Cristian Pache ATL $2,300 9.53 4.14
Manuel Margot TAM $3,000 12.03 4.01
Kevin Kiermaier TAM $2,200 8.03 3.65
Michael Brantley HOU $3,200 11.60 3.63
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,200 14.56 3.47
Marcell Ozuna ATL $4,100 14.19 3.46
AJ Pollock LOS $3,100 10.29 3.32

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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