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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 Lance McCullers Jr.
C Héctor Sánchez
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Drew Robinson
SS Stephen Drew
3B Mike Moustakas
OF One Magneuris Sierra
OF Two Kyle Schwarber
OF Three Jay Bruce
Salary $32,200
Expected Points 125.11

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 $9,100 43.37 4.77
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,400 39.29 3.78
Jason Vargas NYY $8,300 34.00 4.10
Adam Wainwright WSH $8,400 33.95 4.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. PIT $9,100 43.37 4.77
German Márquez TB $6,200 27.06 4.36
Brent Suter CLE $6,600 27.62 4.18
Scott Feldman PHI $7,100 29.41 4.14

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Héctor Sánchez SD $3,200 11.16 3.49
Willson Contreras ATL $3,600 10.50 2.92
Buster Posey SF $3,200 10.37 3.24
Buster Posey SF $3,200 10.37 3.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Vogt CLE $2,500 9.51 3.80
Russell Martin KC $2,700 9.70 3.59
Héctor Sánchez SD $3,200 11.16 3.49
Andrew Knapp HOU $2,600 9.06 3.48

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 14.53 3.54
Eric Thames CLE $3,800 13.45 3.54
Eric Thames CLE $3,800 13.45 3.54
Mark Reynolds TB $3,700 13.40 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Holliday DET $3,100 11.71 3.78
Joey Gallo TOR $2,500 9.24 3.69
Joey Gallo TOR $2,500 9.24 3.69
Justin Bour ARZ $3,400 12.33 3.63

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,800 14.17 3.73
José Altuve PIT $4,400 14.05 3.19
Brian Dozier OAK $3,500 12.73 3.64
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,800 12.16 3.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Robinson TOR $2,000 9.29 4.65
Drew Robinson TOR $2,000 9.29 4.65
Josh Harrison LAD $2,800 10.72 3.83
Josh Harrison LAD $2,800 10.72 3.83

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa PIT $4,200 12.98 3.09
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,100 11.67 3.76
Francisco Lindor LAA $3,200 10.34 3.23
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,300 9.63 2.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Drew CHC $2,300 9.17 3.99
Stephen Drew CHC $2,300 9.17 3.99
Marcus Semien SEA $2,400 9.36 3.90
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,100 11.67 3.76

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $4,000 13.80 3.45
Nolan Arenado TB $4,600 13.73 2.98
Miguel Sanó OAK $3,700 13.04 3.52
Freddie Freeman NYM $3,800 12.52 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,200 12.47 3.90
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,300 8.71 3.79
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,300 8.71 3.79
Matt Chapman SEA $2,500 9.04 3.62

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,800 16.08 3.35
Bryce Harper CHC $4,900 15.60 3.18
George Springer PIT $4,300 13.98 3.25
Aaron Judge DET $4,800 13.90 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Magneuris Sierra WSH $2,000 9.19 4.60
Kyle Schwarber ATL $2,700 11.28 4.18
Clint Frazier DET $2,400 9.88 4.12
Ryan Raburn CHC $2,000 7.83 3.92

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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