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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 Hyun-Jin Ryu
C Jonathan Lucroy
1B Eric Thames
2B Jonathan Villar
SS Adam Rosales
3B Luis Valbuena
OF One Jarrett Parker
OF Two Matt Olson
OF Three Denard Span
Salary $25,800
Expected Points 108.27

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Martínez WSH $9,200 40.57 4.41
Luis Severino DET $9,600 38.90 4.05
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $8,200 37.68 4.59
Aaron Nola HOU $9,500 35.31 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $8,200 37.68 4.59
Carlos Martínez WSH $9,200 40.57 4.41
Steven Matz CIN $6,800 29.02 4.27
Dylan Bundy BAL $8,100 34.42 4.25

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $3,400 10.70 3.15
Yasmani Grandal STL $2,700 9.98 3.69
Buster Posey SF $2,600 9.95 3.83
Buster Posey SF $2,600 9.95 3.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Lucroy TB $2,300 9.66 4.20
Cameron Rupp HOU $2,200 8.92 4.05
Mike Zunino TEX $2,100 8.09 3.85
Buster Posey SF $2,600 9.95 3.83

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $4,200 13.79 3.28
Cody Bellinger STL $4,200 13.79 3.28
Eric Thames CLE $2,600 13.71 5.27
Eric Thames CLE $2,600 13.71 5.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $2,600 13.71 5.27
Eric Thames CLE $2,600 13.71 5.27
Yonder Alonso TEX $2,600 10.70 4.12
Mark Reynolds TB $2,600 10.36 3.98

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,100 13.31 3.25
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,700 12.44 3.36
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,300 12.20 3.70
Brian Dozier OAK $3,900 12.06 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $2,300 10.36 4.50
Neil Walker CIN $2,700 10.10 3.74
Joe Panik SF $2,400 8.98 3.74
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,300 12.20 3.70

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager STL $3,800 12.06 3.17
Paul DeJong WSH $3,200 11.29 3.53
Paul DeJong WSH $3,200 11.29 3.53
Elvis Andrus TOR $4,000 11.20 2.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $2,400 10.44 4.35
Amed Rosario CIN $2,200 8.59 3.90
Brandon Crawford SF $2,100 8.11 3.86
Jordy Mercer LAD $2,200 7.95 3.61

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,100 14.28 3.48
Kris Bryant ATL $3,900 14.22 3.65
Manny Machado BAL $3,700 12.19 3.29
Travis Shaw CLE $3,300 12.01 3.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,000 9.00 4.50
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,000 9.00 4.50
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,200 8.30 3.77
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $2,700 9.92 3.67

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,200 14.40 2.77
Giancarlo Stanton ARZ $4,700 14.38 3.06
Bryce Harper CHC $5,000 14.32 2.86
Nelson Cruz TEX $4,900 12.78 2.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jarrett Parker SF $2,100 9.67 4.60
Matt Olson SEA $2,000 8.80 4.40
Matt Olson SEA $2,000 8.80 4.40
Albert Almora Jr. ATL $2,300 9.72 4.22

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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