Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Thursday, August 3

Thursday's slate is relatively busy (13 games) and includes three games in the afternoon. Although the top-dollar pitchers in daily fantasy baseball contests have great matchups, there is a value from the mid-tier level of pitchers.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Thursday, August 3

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Thursday, August 3

The afternoon games feature a pair of great pitchers, Zack Grienke and Jose Quintana, but also offer solid options German Marquez, who has nine or more strikeouts in his last three starts (all wins), and Michael Wacha, who goes against a struggling and strikeout-prone offense in Milwaukee. Wacha should continue his July dominance, holding a 1.86 ERA in his last six starts.

The evening slate features decent value picks Collin McHugh, Parker Bridwell and Ty Blach. In a boom-or-bust option, Matthew Boyd, has been toeing the quality start line with three straight starts with three ERs, but he has three wins and 16 Ks in 19 innings.

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Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr






































Rank Pitcher Team Opp
1 Zack Greinke, RHP ARI @CHC
2 Corey Kluber, RHP CLE vs NYY
3 Sonny Gray, RHP NYY @CLE
4 Alex Wood, LHP LAD @ATL
5 Michael Wacha, RHP STL @MIL
6 Jose Quintana, LHP CHC vs ARI
7 German Marquez, RHP COL vs NYM
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
9 Parker Bridwell, RHP LAA vs PHI
10 Ty Blach, LHP SF vs OAK
11 Matthew Boyd, LHP DET @BAL
12 Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP BOS vs CWS
13 Miguel Gonzalez, RHP CWS @BOS
14 Trevor Cahill, RHP KC vs SEA
15 Kendall Graveman, RHP OAK @SF
16 Chris Tillman, RHP BAL vs DET
17 Sean Newcomb, LHP ATL vs LAD
18 Jerad Eickhoff, RHP PHI @LAA
19 Yovani Gallardo, RHP SEA @ KC
20 Rafael Montero, RHP NYM @COL
21 Matt Garza, RHP MIL vs STL
22 Sal Romano, RHP CIN @PIT
23 Chad Kuhl, RHP PIT vs CIN
24 Adalberto Meija, LHP MIN vs TEX
25 Blake Snell, LHP TB @HOU
26 A.J. Griffin, RHP TEX @MIN

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Thursday, August 3

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8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB

Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr

Analysis









C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 $11 GO PRO !





























Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr







































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr







































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr







































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr








































Although we have a solid 10 games for tonight's slate, it's pretty wide open in terms of pitching and hitting. With the sites having some extreme pricing differences, having exposure to more than a core group of players tonight may be the best route to go. The biggest areas of rain concerns tonight are in MIN, PIT, and CLE. Check on our weather page for updates closer to first pitch. Good luck! -- Ben Scherr

























Pos Player Matchup Opp. SP FD DK Y!
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Alex Wood (L)
LA@ATL
Sean Newcomb (L) $9600 $11400 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Corey Kluber (R) NYY@CLE
Sonny Gray (R) $11100 $11000 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Collin McHugh (R) TB@HOU
Blake Snell (L) $8200 $7500 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Rick Porcello (R) CWS@BOS
Miguel González (R) $8100 $9700 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Parker Bridwell (R) PHI@LAA
Jerad Eickhoff (R) $7700 $8300 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
SP Chris Tillman (R) DET@BAL
Matt Boyd (L) $6100 $4800 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
C Evan Gattis (R) TB@HOU
Blake Snell (L) $3000 $4200 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
C Buster Posey (R) OAK@SF
Kendall Graveman (R) $3500 $4200 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
C Christian Vázquez (R) CWS@BOS
Miguel González (R) $2700 $4900 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
C Austin Barnes (R)
LA@ATL
Sean Newcomb (L) $2400 $4200 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
1B Joey Votto (L)
CIN@PIT
Chad Kuhl (R) $4000 $5100 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
1B Eric Hosmer (L) SEA@KC
Yovani Gallardo (R) $3600 $4400 GO PRO !
8 Collin McHugh, RHP HOU vs TB
Analysis
C Jason Castro (L) TEX@MIN
A.J. Griffin (R) $2600 $3300 GO PRO !
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