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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 Chris Archer
P Two Sean Manaea
C Yasmani Grandal
1B Luis Valbuena
2B Kaleb Cowart
SS Adam Rosales
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Nicky Delmonico
OF Two Matt Olson
OF Three Gregory Polanco
Salary $36,700
Expected Points 87.42

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Martínez WSH $11,200 23.24 2.07
Luis Severino DET $11,800 22.48 1.90
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $9,700 21.67 2.23
Aaron Nola HOU $10,400 19.46 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Manaea SEA $6,200 15.84 2.55
Jeff Samardzija SF $7,400 18.29 2.47
Mike Clevinger LAA $6,900 16.66 2.41
Trevor Williams LAD $6,000 14.27 2.38

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,700 8.14 1.73
Yadier Molina WSH $3,800 7.66 2.02
Buster Posey SF $3,500 7.60 2.17
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,300 7.59 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bruce Maxwell SEA $2,300 5.63 2.45
Mike Zunino TEX $2,600 6.25 2.40
James McCann CHW $2,400 5.56 2.32
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,300 7.59 2.30

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $4,000 10.46 2.62
Cody Bellinger STL $5,300 10.43 1.97
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,600 9.91 2.15
Eric Hosmer NYY $4,200 9.64 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,200 6.89 3.13
Matt Olson SEA $2,300 6.75 2.93
Tommy Joseph HOU $2,500 7.12 2.85
Victor Martinez CHW $2,400 6.58 2.74

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $5,700 10.22 1.79
Daniel Murphy CHC $5,000 9.47 1.89
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,700 9.47 2.56
Brian Dozier OAK $5,400 9.25 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kaleb Cowart MIL $2,200 5.97 2.71
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,700 9.47 2.56
Robinson Canó TEX $3,600 9.12 2.53
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,100 7.63 2.46

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager STL $4,600 9.31 2.02
Paul DeJong WSH $4,100 8.75 2.13
Zack Cozart PHI $4,400 8.69 1.98
Elvis Andrus TOR $4,700 8.69 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $2,700 6.79 2.51
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,100 7.63 2.46
Jordy Mercer LAD $2,600 6.12 2.35
Tim Beckham BAL $3,300 7.68 2.33

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,400 10.91 2.02
Kris Bryant ATL $4,500 10.74 2.39
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,600 9.91 2.15
Manny Machado BAL $4,600 9.53 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman SEA $2,100 6.61 3.15
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,200 6.89 3.13
Ryder Jones SF $2,000 5.38 2.69
Kris Bryant ATL $4,500 10.74 2.39

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper CHC $5,500 11.17 2.03
Mike Trout MIL $5,600 10.96 1.96
Giancarlo Stanton ARZ $5,400 10.71 1.98
Eric Thames CLE $4,000 10.46 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,800 8.44 3.01
Matt Olson SEA $2,300 6.75 2.93
Eric Thames CLE $4,000 10.46 2.62
John Jaso LAD $2,300 6.01 2.61

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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