Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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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 Chris Sale
C/1B Freddie Freeman
2B Eduardo Núñez
SS Max Moroff
3B Alex Blandino
OF One Jarrod Dyson
OF Two Curtis Granderson
OF Three Steven Souza Jr.
Util Brandon Belt
Salary $34,100
Expected Points 139.86

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,400 50.22 4.41
Justin Verlander PIT $11,000 41.32 3.76
Trevor Bauer LAA $9,300 40.35 4.34
J.A. Happ KC $8,600 36.79 4.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,400 50.22 4.41
Trevor Bauer LAA $9,300 40.35 4.34
J.A. Happ KC $8,600 36.79 4.28
Zack Wheeler CIN $7,000 27.79 3.97

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Belt SF $4,000 13.22 3.30
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,800 12.57 2.62
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,500 12.01 2.67
Cody Bellinger STL $3,400 11.98 3.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chance Sisco BAL $2,100 9.47 4.51
Alex Avila ATL $2,000 8.86 4.43
Roberto Pérez LAA $2,100 9.14 4.35
Jesús Aguilar CLE $2,800 11.27 4.03

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,100 12.60 3.07
Brian Dozier OAK $3,700 11.54 3.12
César Hernández HOU $3,700 10.90 2.95
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,600 10.59 2.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TOR $2,200 9.74 4.43
Leury García MIN $2,300 9.03 3.93
Luis Guillorme CIN $2,000 7.76 3.88
Luis Guillorme CIN $2,000 7.76 3.88

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 12.80 2.56
Max Moroff LAD $2,000 11.85 5.93
Manny Machado BAL $4,900 11.76 2.40
Carlos Correa PIT $4,500 11.46 2.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Moroff LAD $2,000 11.85 5.93
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,600 9.60 3.69
Amed Rosario CIN $2,300 8.46 3.68
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,000 6.96 3.48

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez LAA $4,600 13.14 0.00
Kris Bryant ATL $5,000 12.02 2.40
Josh Donaldson KC $4,200 11.52 2.74
Travis Shaw CLE $3,300 11.03 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Blandino PHI $2,000 9.25 4.63
Alex Blandino PHI $2,000 9.25 4.63
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,100 9.26 4.41
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,100 9.26 4.41

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Pham WSH $3,900 13.14 3.37
Rhys Hoskins HOU $3,900 12.99 3.33
Mookie Betts BOS $5,400 12.90 2.39
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,300 12.67 2.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jarrod Dyson TEX $2,000 9.84 4.92
Curtis Granderson STL $2,400 11.50 4.79
Brandon Guyer LAA $2,300 10.66 4.63
Juan Lagares CIN $2,000 9.16 4.58

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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