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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 Lance McCullers Jr.
P Two Scott Feldman
C Héctor Sánchez
1B Miguel Cabrera
2B Drew Robinson
SS Tim Beckham
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Magneuris Sierra
OF Two Jaycob Brugman
OF Three Mikie Mahtook
Salary $39,200
Expected Points 90.6

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. PIT $11,500 25.00 2.17
Stephen Strasburg CHC $11,900 22.57 1.90
Jason Vargas NYY $8,800 18.66 2.12
Jon Lester ATL $9,800 18.65 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ariel Miranda TEX $5,000 12.62 2.52
Brent Suter CLE $6,200 15.33 2.47
Scott Feldman PHI $6,600 15.64 2.37
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS $8,200 18.12 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Héctor Sánchez SD $3,000 8.12 2.71
Willson Contreras ATL $4,000 8.01 2.00
Buster Posey SF $4,000 7.94 1.99
Russell Martin KC $3,500 7.26 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Héctor Sánchez SD $3,000 8.12 2.71
Yadier Molina WSH $2,700 6.52 2.41
Yan Gomes LAA $2,600 6.25 2.40
Andrew Knapp HOU $2,900 6.82 2.35

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,800 10.87 2.26
Eric Thames CLE $4,400 10.10 2.30
Mark Reynolds TB $4,700 10.09 2.15
Wil Myers SD $4,200 9.86 2.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Cabrera CHW $3,500 8.87 2.53
Chris Davis BAL $3,500 8.22 2.35
Lucas Duda CIN $3,500 8.24 2.35
Wil Myers SD $4,200 9.86 2.35

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $5,300 10.83 2.04
Daniel Murphy CHC $4,900 10.72 2.19
Brian Dozier OAK $4,700 9.63 2.05
Ian Happ ATL $4,400 9.18 2.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Robinson TOR $2,600 6.96 2.68
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,700 6.66 2.46
Ian Kinsler CHW $3,200 7.69 2.40
Jed Lowrie SEA $2,600 6.14 2.36

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa PIT $5,300 9.86 1.86
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,900 8.93 2.29
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,300 8.05 1.87
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,500 7.59 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,700 6.66 2.46
José Peraza PHI $2,600 6.01 2.31
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,900 8.93 2.29
Marcus Semien SEA $3,200 7.11 2.22

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $4,500 10.64 2.36
Nolan Arenado TB $5,200 10.40 2.00
Miguel Sanó OAK $4,600 9.72 2.11
Kris Bryant ATL $5,200 9.53 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman SEA $2,100 6.84 3.25
David Freese LAD $2,900 7.31 2.52
Travis Shaw CLE $4,500 10.64 2.36
Cory Spangenberg SD $3,500 7.88 2.25

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,600 12.36 2.21
Bryce Harper CHC $5,500 11.71 2.13
George Springer PIT $5,600 10.57 1.89
Aaron Judge DET $5,400 10.49 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Magneuris Sierra WSH $2,500 7.21 2.88
Jaycob Brugman SEA $2,000 5.45 2.73
Drew Robinson TOR $2,600 6.96 2.68
Alex Gordon NYY $2,400 6.03 2.51

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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