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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 Luis Severino
C/1B Chris Iannetta
2B DJ LeMahieu
SS Trevor Story
3B Travis Shaw
OF One Aaron Altherr
OF Two Adam Duvall
OF Three Nicky Delmonico
Util Freddie Freeman
Salary $34,100
Expected Points 133.96

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Severino DET $10,100 44.47 4.40
Jacob deGrom CIN $9,400 40.36 4.29
Dallas Keuchel PIT $8,100 36.95 4.56
Aaron Nola HOU $8,800 36.88 4.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $7,200 33.37 4.63
Dallas Keuchel PIT $8,100 36.95 4.56
Luis Castillo PHI $7,000 31.81 4.54
German Márquez TB $5,900 26.53 4.50

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,600 12.54 2.73
Matt Olson SEA $3,500 12.35 3.53
Gary Sánchez DET $3,900 12.25 3.14
José Abreu MIN $3,400 11.36 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Iannetta TB $2,300 11.18 4.86
Robinson Chirinos TOR $2,100 9.85 4.69
Welington Castillo MIN $2,300 9.89 4.30
Jorge Alfaro HOU $2,100 8.87 4.22

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,800 11.90 3.13
José Altuve PIT $4,700 11.30 2.40
Jed Lowrie SEA $3,600 11.08 3.08
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,900 10.95 2.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $2,600 10.37 3.99
Phil Gosselin TOR $2,000 6.81 3.41
Phil Gosselin TOR $2,000 6.81 3.41
Carlos Asuaje SD $2,100 6.92 3.29

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $4,400 11.55 2.62
Carlos Correa PIT $4,700 11.05 2.35
Trevor Story TB $3,100 10.90 3.51
Corey Seager STL $3,600 10.56 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pat Valaika TB $2,000 8.98 4.49
José Peraza PHI $2,400 8.86 3.69
Orlando Arcia CLE $2,300 8.44 3.67
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,500 9.03 3.61

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $3,600 11.61 3.22
Alex Bregman PIT $4,200 11.05 2.63
Christian Villanueva SD $3,300 10.82 3.28
Matt Chapman SEA $4,400 10.29 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Villanueva SD $3,300 10.82 3.28
Travis Shaw CLE $3,600 11.61 3.22
Colin Moran PIT $2,900 8.39 2.89
Brian Anderson ARZ $2,900 7.65 2.64

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,800 14.99 3.12
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,600 13.40 2.91
Bryce Harper CHC $5,200 12.93 2.49
Aaron Judge DET $5,100 12.84 2.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Altherr HOU $2,000 9.80 4.90
Adam Duvall PHI $2,400 11.26 4.69
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,200 10.30 4.68
Guillermo Heredia TEX $2,000 8.46 4.23

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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