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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 MLB FanDuel Optimizer.

P Dallas Keuchel
C Willson Contreras
1B Greg Bird
2B Javier Báez
SS Addison Russell
3B Todd Frazier
OF One Albert Almora Jr.
OF Two Marwin González
OF Three Michael A. Taylor
Salary $29,900
Expected Points 119.05

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dallas Keuchel PIT $9,100 35.69 3.92
Kyle Hendricks ATL $9,400 33.55 3.57
Masahiro Tanaka DET $9,800 31.74 3.24
Gio González CHC $8,600 25.19 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dallas Keuchel PIT $9,100 35.69 3.92
Kyle Hendricks ATL $9,400 33.55 3.57
Masahiro Tanaka DET $9,800 31.74 3.24
Gio González CHC $8,600 25.19 2.93

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $3,500 11.46 3.27
Willson Contreras ATL $2,900 10.87 3.75
Evan Gattis PIT $2,900 9.51 3.28
Brian McCann PIT $2,700 8.42 3.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willson Contreras ATL $2,900 10.87 3.75
Matt Wieters CHC $2,200 7.60 3.45
Evan Gattis PIT $2,900 9.51 3.28
Gary Sánchez DET $3,500 11.46 3.27

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,000 11.98 3.00
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $3,400 11.07 3.26
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,200 9.77 3.05
Greg Bird DET $2,700 9.60 3.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Bird DET $2,700 9.60 3.56
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $3,400 11.07 3.26
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,200 9.77 3.05
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,000 11.98 3.00

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,200 12.36 2.94
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,300 11.05 3.35
Javier Báez ATL $2,600 11.03 4.24
Javier Báez ATL $2,600 11.03 4.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $2,600 11.03 4.24
Javier Báez ATL $2,600 11.03 4.24
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,300 11.05 3.35
José Altuve PIT $4,200 12.36 2.94

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $3,700 13.57 3.67
Carlos Correa PIT $4,100 10.74 2.62
Addison Russell ATL $2,600 10.40 4.00
Didi Gregorius DET $3,300 8.04 2.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Addison Russell ATL $2,600 10.40 4.00
Trea Turner CHC $3,700 13.57 3.67
Carlos Correa PIT $4,100 10.74 2.62
Didi Gregorius DET $3,300 8.04 2.44

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,700 11.53 3.12
Todd Frazier DET $2,300 10.20 4.43
Anthony Rendon CHC $3,300 10.18 3.08
Alex Bregman PIT $3,400 9.40 2.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Todd Frazier DET $2,300 10.20 4.43
Kris Bryant ATL $3,700 11.53 3.12
Anthony Rendon CHC $3,300 10.18 3.08
Alex Bregman PIT $3,400 9.40 2.76

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper CHC $3,700 12.86 3.48
George Springer PIT $4,000 11.51 2.88
Aaron Judge DET $3,900 11.41 2.93
Marwin González PIT $2,700 11.23 4.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Albert Almora Jr. ATL $2,100 10.44 4.97
Marwin González PIT $2,700 11.23 4.16
Marwin González PIT $2,700 11.23 4.16
Josh Reddick PIT $2,700 11.01 4.08

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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