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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 DraftKings Optimizer.

P One Justin Verlander
P Two Chris Sale
C Roberto Pérez
1B Brandon Belt
2B Yoán Moncada
SS Max Moroff
3B Daniel Descalso
OF One Rajai Davis
OF Two Brandon Guyer
OF Three Shin-soo Choo
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 120.68

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,800 28.68 2.43
Justin Verlander PIT $12,000 23.75 1.98
Trevor Bauer LAA $12,800 21.62 1.69
J.A. Happ KC $9,300 19.89 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,800 28.68 2.43
Trevor Cahill NYY $5,100 11.38 2.23
J.A. Happ KC $9,300 19.89 2.14
Garrett Richards MIL $5,800 12.44 2.14

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willson Contreras ATL $4,300 8.43 1.96
Salvador Perez NYY $4,100 8.18 1.99
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,800 7.68 2.02
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $3,400 7.33 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roberto Pérez LAA $2,500 6.74 2.70
Alex Avila ATL $2,500 6.68 2.67
Tyler Flowers NYM $2,700 7.02 2.60
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,200 5.45 2.48

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Belt SF $4,000 9.87 2.47
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 9.47 1.82
Joey Gallo TOR $4,000 9.23 2.31
Cody Bellinger STL $4,400 9.17 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Bour ARZ $3,000 8.10 2.70
José Osuna LAD $3,000 7.70 2.57
José Martínez WSH $3,400 8.39 2.47
Brandon Belt SF $4,000 9.87 2.47

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,600 9.76 2.12
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,300 9.64 2.24
Brian Dozier OAK $4,400 8.77 1.99
Ozzie Albies NYM $5,100 8.63 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Rodríguez LAD $2,700 7.18 2.66
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 7.47 2.57
Chase Utley STL $3,100 7.75 2.50
Eduardo Núñez BOS $3,400 8.20 2.41

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,500 9.76 1.77
Manny Machado BAL $5,600 8.99 1.60
Carlos Correa PIT $4,700 8.63 1.84
Jean Segura TEX $4,000 8.49 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Moroff LAD $3,000 8.48 2.83
Eduardo Núñez BOS $3,400 8.20 2.41
Jurickson Profar TOR $3,100 7.36 2.37
Pete Kozma TOR $2,600 6.14 2.36

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $5,000 9.09 1.82
Josh Donaldson KC $4,100 8.65 2.11
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,600 8.38 2.33
Travis Shaw CLE $4,500 8.30 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Gómez SF $2,200 5.74 2.61
Martín Prado ARZ $2,500 6.41 2.56
Wilmer Flores CIN $3,000 7.33 2.44
Alex Blandino PHI $2,900 6.95 2.39

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Pham WSH $5,000 10.02 2.00
Mookie Betts BOS $5,700 9.78 1.72
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,600 9.68 2.10
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,300 9.63 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rajai Davis BOS $2,700 8.02 2.97
Brandon Guyer LAA $2,900 8.01 2.76
Nick Williams HOU $2,800 7.53 2.69
Sean Rodríguez LAD $2,700 7.18 2.66

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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