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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 Aaron Nola
C/1B Wilmer Flores
2B Brian Dozier
SS Tim Anderson
3B Miguel Sanó
OF One Hernán Pérez
OF Two Ryan Braun
OF Three Andrew McCutchen
Util David Dahl
Salary $32,600
Expected Points 135.29

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola HOU $9,300 39.88 4.29
Alex Wood STL $8,700 37.88 4.35
Tanner Roark CHC $8,500 36.09 4.25
Carlos Carrasco LAA $9,500 33.66 3.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chase Anderson CLE $6,500 28.58 4.40
Trevor Williams LAD $6,700 29.26 4.37
Alex Wood STL $8,700 37.88 4.35
Aaron Nola HOU $9,300 39.88 4.29

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu MIN $3,900 12.83 3.29
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,600 11.92 3.31
Anthony Rizzo ATL $3,900 11.81 3.03
Justin Smoak KC $3,500 11.45 3.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wilmer Flores CIN $2,300 10.18 4.43
Wilmer Flores CIN $2,300 10.18 4.43
Marwin González PIT $2,300 10.05 4.37
Marwin González PIT $2,300 10.05 4.37

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $3,900 12.70 3.26
César Hernández HOU $3,900 11.47 2.94
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,800 11.46 3.02
José Altuve PIT $4,000 11.29 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TOR $2,500 10.31 4.12
Kelby Tomlinson SF $2,000 7.60 3.80
Kelby Tomlinson SF $2,000 7.60 3.80
José Pirela SD $2,600 9.67 3.72

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado BAL $4,900 13.67 2.79
Didi Gregorius DET $3,900 11.86 3.04
Trea Turner CHC $4,200 11.79 2.81
Tim Anderson MIN $3,000 11.60 3.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson MIN $3,000 11.60 3.87
JT Riddle ARZ $2,000 7.04 3.52
JT Riddle ARZ $2,000 7.04 3.52
José Peraza PHI $3,100 10.72 3.46

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,400 13.76 3.13
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 12.76 2.60
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,000 12.64 3.16
Anthony Rendon CHC $3,800 12.57 3.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,200 9.13 4.15
Luis Valbuena MIL $2,200 9.13 4.15
José Reyes CIN $2,000 8.19 4.09
José Reyes CIN $2,000 8.19 4.09

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,200 15.69 3.02
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,800 15.66 3.26
Mookie Betts BOS $5,400 14.56 2.70
Lorenzo Cain NYY $3,500 14.25 4.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,000 10.20 5.10
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,000 10.20 5.10
Ryan Braun CLE $2,800 12.91 4.61
Ryan Braun CLE $2,800 12.91 4.61

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.