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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 Luke Weaver
C/1B Austin Barnes
2B Daniel Murphy
SS Didi Gregorius
3B Justin Turner
OF One Harrison Bader
OF Two Jake Marisnick
OF Three Ian Happ
Util José Martínez
Salary $30,300
Expected Points 125.05

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,300 47.62 4.21
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,200 47.62 4.67
Gerrit Cole LAD $11,800 44.57 3.78
Jacob deGrom CIN $10,700 42.24 3.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Weaver WSH $6,700 32.80 4.89
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,200 47.62 4.67
Tyler Anderson TB $5,900 26.15 4.43
Tyler Mahle PHI $6,200 26.99 4.35

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Martínez WSH $4,400 14.73 3.35
Joey Votto PHI $4,300 12.97 3.02
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,600 12.66 2.75
Edwin Encarnacion LAA $4,100 12.42 3.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Barnes STL $2,100 9.38 4.47
Austin Barnes STL $2,100 9.38 4.47
Dominic Smith CIN $2,000 8.65 4.32
Victor Martinez CHW $2,100 8.48 4.04

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,500 13.65 3.03
Brian Dozier OAK $4,100 13.27 3.24
César Hernández HOU $3,500 11.40 3.26
Scooter Gennett PHI $4,000 11.23 2.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Murphy CHC $2,900 11.22 3.87
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,700 10.44 3.87
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,700 10.44 3.87
Rougned Odor TOR $2,400 8.82 3.67

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,800 13.33 2.78
Didi Gregorius DET $3,800 13.03 3.43
Carlos Correa PIT $3,900 12.66 3.24
Trea Turner CHC $3,900 12.20 3.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz KC $2,500 9.07 3.63
Amed Rosario CIN $2,100 7.60 3.62
Freddy Galvis SD $2,300 8.05 3.50
Didi Gregorius DET $3,800 13.03 3.43

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez LAA $5,200 13.56 0.00
Justin Turner STL $3,200 13.09 4.09
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 11.93 2.71
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,100 11.90 2.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy La Stella ATL $2,100 9.17 4.36
Tommy La Stella ATL $2,100 9.17 4.36
Justin Turner STL $3,200 13.09 4.09
Colin Moran PIT $2,300 9.22 4.01

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,400 15.11 2.80
Aaron Judge DET $4,800 14.87 3.10
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,900 14.27 2.91
Mookie Betts BOS $5,000 13.93 2.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Bader WSH $2,500 11.00 4.40
Jake Marisnick PIT $2,000 8.74 4.37
Dustin Fowler SEA $2,300 10.01 4.35
Aaron Altherr HOU $2,400 10.39 4.33

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.