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To spend on Clayton Kershaw or not is the question of the night.  Kershaw was blown-up in his last start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona but the line-up he is facing tonight is missing most of those bats.   The pitching is expensive if you go with either Kershaw, Corey Kluber or David Price so there are a ton of value options in the playbook.  If you prefer lesser pitching options, I would go with Mat Latos (no Anthony Rizzo in the Cubs line-up tonight) or Julio Teheran against the Mets.  The Mets line-up tonight is awful and appears Teheran has made it through his rough patch that he was dealing with a few starts back so he should be mow them down.

I included a ton of value plays at every position to help pay up for pitching if you choose too.  Buster Posey was the only catcher worth anything tonight so play him or find the cheapest option out there with my choice being Jeff Mathis if in the lineup.  My top value plays for tonight are Scooter Gennett, Adam Lind and Scott Van Slyke.  They will be must haves if using Kershaw, Price and Kluber.  There are more hitters listed than I normally like too but wanted give values at every position if possible.

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The Daily Fantasy Playbook for August 27th:


  Player Name Pos DraftKings FanDuel Aces
  Clayton Kershaw P 14800 12200 7800
  David Price P 12700 11300 7400
  Julio Teheran P 8900 8600 6550
  Corey Kluber P 11700 10600 7000
  Mat Latos P 8800 7700 6500
  Buster Posey C 4400 3500 5300
  Jeff Mathis C 2300 2300 3950
  Adam Lind 1B 3400 2800 4750
  David Ortiz 1B 5600 4500 5500
  Victor Martinez 1B/C 5000 4500 5600
  Lyle Overbay 1B 2300 2300 4200
  Steve Pearce 1B/OF 4200 3500 4950
  Jason Kipnis 2B 4100 3400 5000
  Scooter Gennett 2B/SS 3300 3500 4850
  Eric Sogard 2B 2900 2600 4000
  Jose Ramirez 2B/SS 5000 2600 3700
  Jose Reyes SS 4900 3700 5300
  Zach Walters SS/3B 2700 2300 3850
  Eduardo Escobar SS 3400 2700 4400
  Munenori Kawasaki 2B/SS 2900 2200 3700
  Matt Duffy SS 1800   3500
  Justin Turner 3B/2B 3900 3500 4350
  Lonnie Chisenhall 3B 3500 2300 4600
  Pablo Sandoval 3B 4100 3100 5100
  Alexi Amarista 3B/OF 2900 2400 4100
  Scott Van Slyke OF 3100 2400 4400
  Gerardo Parra OF 3100 2700 4750
  Giancarlo Stanton OF 5500 5400 6100
  Hunter Pence OF 4800 3800 4950
  Adam Jones OF 5000 3700 5500
  Bryce Harper OF 3800 3000 4800
  Yasiel Puig OF 4500 2800 5200
  Kevin Kiermaier OF 3300 2800 4300
  Jordan Schafer CF 3100 2700 3500
  Will Venable OF 2800 2200 4400

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