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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 NBA DraftKings Optimizer.

P One Clayton Kershaw
P Two Johnny Cueto
C Drew Butera
1B Hanley Ramirez
2B Johan Camargo
SS Johan Camargo
3B Kyle Seager
OF One Guillermo Heredia
OF Two Justin Upton
OF Three José Bautista
Salary $46,200
Expected Points 103.45

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clayton Kershaw STL $13,500 29.94 2.22
Corey Kluber LAA $11,700 23.17 1.98
Johnny Cueto SF $9,100 22.21 2.44
Jon Lester ATL $10,500 21.69 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Cueto SF $9,100 22.21 2.44
Dylan Bundy BAL $6,800 15.54 2.28
Clayton Kershaw STL $13,500 29.94 2.22
Matt Garza CLE $5,900 12.61 2.14

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buster Posey SF $4,100 7.92 1.93
Alex Avila CHW $4,000 7.65 1.91
Manny Piña CLE $3,300 7.23 2.19
Mike Zunino TEX $4,100 7.13 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Butera NYY $2,000 4.79 2.40
Evan Gattis PIT $2,900 6.65 2.29
Tucker Barnhart PHI $2,100 4.64 2.21
Manny Piña CLE $3,300 7.23 2.19

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,200 10.57 2.03
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $5,000 10.19 2.04
Eric Thames CLE $4,700 10.01 2.13
Justin Smoak KC $4,800 9.73 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hanley Ramirez BOS $3,400 8.14 2.39
Miguel Cabrera CHW $4,000 9.37 2.34
Danny Valencia TEX $3,400 7.70 2.26
Brandon Belt SF $3,600 8.06 2.24

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $5,100 10.87 2.13
Chris Taylor STL $4,500 9.35 2.08
Daniel Murphy CHC $4,800 9.29 1.93
Robinson Canó TEX $4,600 9.19 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johan Camargo NYM $2,300 5.75 2.50
Javier Báez ATL $2,900 7.17 2.47
Taylor Motter TEX $2,500 6.09 2.43
Josh Rutledge BOS $2,600 6.14 2.36

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa PIT $4,900 9.50 1.94
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,500 9.11 2.02
Corey Seager STL $4,600 8.87 1.93
Elvis Andrus TOR $4,600 8.61 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johan Camargo NYM $2,300 5.75 2.50
Javier Báez ATL $2,900 7.17 2.47
Taylor Motter TEX $2,500 6.09 2.43
Brandon Crawford SF $3,300 7.70 2.33

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $4,600 10.10 2.20
Josh Donaldson KC $4,600 9.62 2.09
Travis Shaw CLE $4,500 9.19 2.04
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,400 8.99 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Seager TEX $3,400 8.64 2.54
Eugenio Suárez PHI $3,100 7.56 2.44
Alex Bregman PIT $2,700 6.52 2.41
Josh Rutledge BOS $2,600 6.14 2.36

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,400 10.68 1.98
Cody Bellinger STL $5,200 10.57 2.03
J.D. Martinez CHW $4,900 10.29 2.10
Bryce Harper CHC $5,500 10.27 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Guillermo Heredia TEX $2,400 5.79 2.41
Justin Upton CHW $4,000 9.41 2.35
José Bautista KC $3,800 8.78 2.31
Christian Yelich ARZ $3,900 8.80 2.26

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. 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.

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