MLB Draftkings Picks for Oct 18, 2023

Daily Player Picks

Updated Throughout the Day

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


Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer TEX $11,800 21.83 1.85
Cristian Javier HOU $10,600 11.18 1.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer TEX $11,800 21.83 1.85
Cristian Javier HOU $10,600 11.18 1.05

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver TEX $6,000 8.02 1.34
Jonah Heim TEX $5,400 7.66 1.42
Martin Maldonado HOU $4,400 5.21 1.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonah Heim TEX $5,400 7.66 1.42
Mitch Garver TEX $6,000 8.02 1.34
Martin Maldonado HOU $4,400 5.21 1.18

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Abreu HOU $6,600 8.19 1.24
Mitch Garver TEX $6,000 8.02 1.34
Jonah Heim TEX $5,400 7.66 1.42
Nathaniel Lowe TEX $6,400 6.41 1.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonah Heim TEX $5,400 7.66 1.42
Mitch Garver TEX $6,000 8.02 1.34
Jose Abreu HOU $6,600 8.19 1.24
Martin Maldonado HOU $4,400 5.21 1.18

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $8,800 9.49 1.08
Marcus Semien TEX $8,200 9.42 1.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien TEX $8,200 9.42 1.15
Jose Altuve HOU $8,800 9.49 1.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager TEX $9,400 9.69 1.03
Jeremy Pena HOU $5,600 5.91 1.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeremy Pena HOU $5,600 5.91 1.06
Corey Seager TEX $9,400 9.69 1.03

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman HOU $7,600 8.58 1.13
Josh Jung TEX $6,800 7.18 1.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman HOU $7,600 8.58 1.13
Josh Jung TEX $6,800 7.18 1.06

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yordan Alvarez HOU $9,600 10.92 1.14
Evan Carter TEX $7,000 10.05 1.44
Adolis Garcia TEX $7,800 9.73 1.25
Kyle Tucker HOU $8,000 8.53 1.07
Michael Brantley HOU $5,800 8.31 1.43
Leody Taveras TEX $5,200 8.09 1.56
Mauricio Dubon HOU $4,600 7.19 1.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leody Taveras TEX $5,200 8.09 1.56
Mauricio Dubon HOU $4,600 7.19 1.56
Evan Carter TEX $7,000 10.05 1.44
Michael Brantley HOU $5,800 8.31 1.43
Adolis Garcia TEX $7,800 9.73 1.25
Yordan Alvarez HOU $9,600 10.92 1.14
Kyle Tucker HOU $8,000 8.53 1.07

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┬áno 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.