Stephen Strasburg Dominates DraftKings on 8/31... Reynaldo Lopez Crushes DFS Owners

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Ronny Rodriguez (DET 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R) needed 8.4 FPs too live up to his $2400 salary, and he went on to have 47.9 fantasy points. SportsLine accurately rated Rodriguez as a Strong Play yesterday. In his previous 102 he only had 1 other multi-HR game. This is the most FanDuel points he has scored from this recent sample of games. His next game is today (MIN@DET) and his salary is $2.4K. You can check out the SportsLine FanDuel Cheat Sheet if you want to get his latest FanDuel projection and the Computer's Optimal Lineup.

Stephen Strasburg (WAS Win 8 IP, 14 K, 0 ERA, 0.25 WHIP) owners made a +$10578 profit and got +36.9 more fantasy points than expected at a $11200 price. The SportsLine Computer accurately predicted this performance and had Strasburg in its optimal lineup. An ERA of 0.0 was great for fantasy owners. In his previous games sample, he has never had this many fantasy points.

Mitch Garver (MIN 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB) had 46.6 FPs and delivered +$10062 over his $3300 salary. SportsLine accurately rated Garver as a Strong Play yesterday. He has had 2 or more HRs in 3 of his 143 prior starts. His 46.6 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 3 of his previous 143 games (2%). He is expected to play again today (MIN@DET) and his salary is $3.3K.

Anthony Santander (BAL 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R) needed 10.5 FPs too live up to his $3000 salary, and he went on to have 44.4 fantasy points. SportsLine accurately rated Santander as a Strong Play yesterday. In his previous 99 he never had a mult-HR game. His 44.4 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 1 of his previous 99 games. He is expected to play again today (BAL@KC) and his salary is $3K.

Anthony Rendon (WAS 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R) needed 15.3 FPs too live up to his $4400 salary, and he went on to have 43.6 fantasy points. SportsLine rated him as a better than average value in the slate. He has had 2 or more HRs in 3 of his 253 prior starts. His 43.6 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 4 of his previous 253 games (2%). His next game is today (MIA@WAS) and his salary is $4.4K.

Michael Wacha (STL 7 IP, 7 K, 2.57 ERA, 0.71 WHIP) needed 22.3 FPs too live up to his $6400 salary, and he went on to have 40 fantasy points. His game ERA was -1.4 less than his average ERA in 33 prior starts. He had 40 or more fantasy points in 6 of his previous games sample (18%).

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Reynaldo Lopez (CHW Loss 0.2 IP, 0 K, 270 ERA, 35 WHIP) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $7400 salary, and they were banking on him getting over 25.8 fantasy points. It is going to be a bad start when you allow 6 earned runs and do not make it out of the first inning.

Pablo Lopez (MIA Loss 3 IP, 1 K, 18 ERA, 2 WHIP) cost owners $7400, who were expecting at least 25.8 points. SportsLine anticipated a bad performance with a FADE recommendation in its Cheat Sheet. In his previous 25 starts he allowed as many earned runs as innings pitched 3 other times.

Trea Turner (WAS 0-4) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $4200 salary, and they were banking on him getting over 14.7 fantasy points. He had 4 or more at bats with no total hits in 39 of his 251 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $4.2K.

Eugenio Suarez (CIN 0-4, 3 KO) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $4100 salary, who were expecting at least 14.3 points. SportsLine's projection model correctly gave a Fade rating for Suarez. He had 2 or more strikeouts in 18 of his 268 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $4.1K.

Willie Calhoun (TEX 0-4, 1 KO) cost owners $3700, and they were banking on him getting over 12.9 fantasy points. He had 4 or more at bats with no total hits in 9 of his 78 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $3.7K.

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Stephen Strasburg (WAS Win 8 IP, 14 K, 0 ERA, 0.25 WHIP) had 48.8 FPs and delivered +$14585 over his $11200 salary. He was in the SportsLine Projection Model Optimal Lineup yesterday. Allowing no earned runs over 8 innings not surprisingly translated into a big night. This is the most DraftKings points he has scored from this recent sample of games.

Anthony Santander (BAL 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R) was priced at $4300 and based on the active 8/31 pool, he delivered 23.9 more FPs than his salary expectations. SportsLine accurately rated Santander as a Strong Play yesterday. In his previous 99 he never had a mult-HR game. His 32 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 1 of his previous 99 games. He is expected to play again today (BAL@KC) and his salary is $4.3K. The DraftKings Cheat Sheet will tell you if he is a good value again today and he is in the Optimal Lineup.

Anthony Rendon (WAS 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R) owners made a +$11626 profit and got +22 more fantasy points than expected at a $5300 price. He was rated as a good 'B Value' by Sportsline. He has had 2 or more HRs in 3 of his 253 prior starts. His 32 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 4 of his previous 253 games (2%). His next game is today (MIA@WAS) and his salary is $5.3K.

Albert Pujols (LAA 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB) had 27 FPs and delivered +$10252 over his $4000 salary. The SportsLine Projection Model gave Pujols an A Rating as one of the top values in yesterday's slate. He has had 3 or more RBI in 13 of his 220 prior starts. His 27 fantasy points is a value he has reached just 5 of his previous 220 games (2%). His next game is today (BOS@LAA) and his salary is $4K.

Kevin Newman (PIT 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R) had 26 FPs and delivered +$8244 over his $5500 salary. He has had 3 or more runs in 2 of his 118 prior starts. He had 26 or more fantasy points in 4 of his previous games sample (3%). He is expected to play again today (PIT@COL) and his salary is $5.5K.

Michael Wacha (STL 7 IP, 7 K, 2.57 ERA, 0.71 WHIP) owners made a +$6341 profit and got +12 more fantasy points than expected at a $5700 price. SportsLine rated him as a better than average value in the slate. His average ERA in 33 prior starts was 4.4 so this was a much better than expected night. He had 22.8 or more fantasy points in 4 of his previous games sample (12%).

DRAFTKINGS LEAST VALUABLE ($) PLAYERS

Reynaldo Lopez (CHW Loss 0.2 IP, 0 K, 270 ERA, 35 WHIP) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $7600 salary, who were expecting at least 14.4 points. It is going to be a bad start when you allow 6 earned runs and do not make it out of the first inning.

Pablo Lopez (MIA Loss 3 IP, 1 K, 18 ERA, 2 WHIP) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $7200 salary, who were expecting at least 13.6 points. In his previous 25 starts he allowed as many earned runs as innings pitched 3 other times.

Trea Turner (WAS 0-4) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $5300 salary, who were expecting at least 10 points. He had 4 or more at bats with no total hits in 39 of his 251 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $5.3K.

Willie Calhoun (TEX 0-4, 1 KO) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $5300 salary, who were expecting at least 10 points. SportsLine's projection model correctly gave a Fade rating for Calhoun. He had 4 or more at bats with no total hits in 9 of his 78 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $5.3K.

Kyle Seager (SEA 0-4) produced zero fantasy points and cost his owners his full $4900 salary, who were expecting at least 9.3 points. He had 4 or more at bats with no total hits in 46 of his 230 prior starts. He has a chance today to bounce back and is once again priced at $4.9K.