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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the MLB FanDuel Optimizer.

P Jon Gray
C/1B Francisco Cervelli
2B Brian Dozier
SS Trevor Story
3B Marwin González
OF One Jake Cave
OF Two Yasiel Puig
OF Three Randal Grichuk
Util José Ramírez
Salary $30,100
Expected Points 121.24

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,900 39.43 3.62
Jon Gray TB $9,300 36.45 3.92
Tyler Glasnow LAD $10,600 35.61 3.36
James Paxton TEX $8,800 34.82 3.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Gibson OAK $6,600 27.20 4.12
Jaime Barria MIL $7,000 28.40 4.06
James Paxton TEX $8,800 34.82 3.96
Jon Gray TB $9,300 36.45 3.92

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,000 11.36 2.84
Luke Voit WSH $4,100 11.17 2.73
José Abreu MIN $3,200 10.88 3.40
Joey Votto PHI $3,300 10.87 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Cervelli LAD $2,300 10.29 4.47
Welington Castillo MIN $2,100 9.06 4.31
Rowdy Tellez KC $2,600 10.73 4.13
Yonder Alonso TEX $2,600 10.37 3.99

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,600 12.23 2.66
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,300 12.06 2.80
Robinson Canó TEX $3,100 10.85 3.50
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,700 10.71 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Kinsler MIL $2,200 9.06 4.12
Josh Harrison LAD $2,300 9.46 4.11
Eric Sogard CLE $2,300 9.12 3.97
Alen Hanson MIN $2,100 8.30 3.95

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,200 12.38 2.95
Trevor Story TB $3,700 11.28 3.05
Corey Seager STL $3,600 10.78 2.99
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,000 10.74 2.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,000 8.45 4.22
Wilmer Difo CHC $2,200 8.23 3.74
Brandon Crawford SF $2,200 7.99 3.63
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,600 8.85 3.41

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.74 4.11
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,700 12.62 2.68
Alex Bregman PIT $3,700 12.18 3.29
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,400 12.05 3.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $2,100 9.36 4.46
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.74 4.11
Zack Cozart MIL $2,200 8.16 3.71
Jeimer Candelario CHW $2,400 8.68 3.62

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,000 14.43 2.89
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 14.13 2.94
Mookie Betts BOS $4,400 13.47 3.06
Joc Pederson STL $4,100 12.71 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Cave DET $2,000 9.77 4.88
Yasiel Puig STL $2,400 10.67 4.45
Daniel Palka MIN $2,000 8.86 4.43
Matt Kemp STL $2,100 9.25 4.41

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.