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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 Johnny Cueto
C Manny Piña
1B Kendrys Morales
2B Javier Báez
SS Johan Camargo
3B Kris Bryant
OF One Lonnie Chisenhall
OF Two Mallex Smith
OF Three Mookie Betts
Salary $32,200
Expected Points 119.14

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clayton Kershaw STL $12,500 48.02 3.84
Corey Kluber LAA $10,300 39.29 3.81
Johnny Cueto SF $9,700 38.98 4.02
Jon Lester ATL $9,900 37.28 3.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johnny Cueto SF $9,700 38.98 4.02
Clayton Kershaw STL $12,500 48.02 3.84
Corey Kluber LAA $10,300 39.29 3.81
Jon Lester ATL $9,900 37.28 3.77

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buster Posey SF $3,700 10.31 2.79
Buster Posey SF $3,700 10.31 2.79
Alex Avila CHW $3,600 10.09 2.80
Alex Avila CHW $3,600 10.09 2.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Piña CLE $2,200 9.44 4.29
Russell Martin KC $2,200 9.18 4.17
Russell Martin KC $2,200 9.18 4.17
Willson Contreras ATL $2,400 9.22 3.84

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $3,900 13.53 3.47
Eric Thames CLE $3,800 13.20 3.47
Eric Thames CLE $3,800 13.20 3.47
Justin Smoak KC $3,700 12.78 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kendrys Morales KC $3,300 12.22 3.70
Brandon Belt SF $3,000 10.73 3.58
Brandon Belt SF $3,000 10.73 3.58
Justin Bour ARZ $3,500 12.30 3.51

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,300 14.02 3.26
Robinson Canó TEX $3,300 12.04 3.65
Daniel Murphy CHC $4,200 12.03 2.86
Dee Gordon ARZ $3,200 11.06 3.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $2,100 9.47 4.51
Javier Báez ATL $2,100 9.47 4.51
Chase Utley STL $2,300 9.06 3.94
Chase Utley STL $2,300 9.06 3.94

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa PIT $4,300 12.43 2.89
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,400 11.84 3.48
Corey Seager STL $3,700 11.71 3.16
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,100 11.21 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Johan Camargo NYM $2,000 7.36 3.68
Johan Camargo NYM $2,000 7.36 3.68
Chase d’Arnaud SD $2,000 7.32 3.66
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,100 11.21 3.62

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 13.54 3.56
Josh Donaldson KC $3,900 12.62 3.24
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,600 11.93 3.31
Travis Shaw CLE $3,600 11.58 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 13.54 3.56
Kyle Seager TEX $3,200 11.34 3.54
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,600 11.93 3.31
Adrián Béltre TOR $3,300 10.78 3.27

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $4,100 14.09 3.44
Cody Bellinger STL $4,100 14.09 3.44
Mookie Betts BOS $3,800 13.94 3.67
Bryce Harper CHC $4,600 13.53 2.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lonnie Chisenhall LAA $2,700 10.99 4.07
Derek Fisher PIT $2,200 8.23 3.74
Albert Almora Jr. ATL $2,200 8.20 3.73
Mookie Betts BOS $3,800 13.94 3.67

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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