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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 Justin Verlander
C/1B Brian McCann
2B José Altuve
SS Nick Ahmed
3B Todd Frazier
OF One Brandon Guyer
OF Two Rajai Davis
OF Three Nick Williams
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $34,700
Expected Points 135.31

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $11,400 45.90 4.03
Mike Clevinger LAA $8,800 36.30 4.13
David Price BOS $8,400 31.93 3.80
Vince Velasquez HOU $8,600 31.37 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance Lynn WSH $7,500 31.17 4.16
Mike Clevinger LAA $8,800 36.30 4.13
Justin Verlander PIT $11,400 45.90 4.03
Dan Straily ARZ $6,200 24.94 4.02

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,800 13.44 2.80
Edwin Encarnacion LAA $3,900 12.88 3.30
Eric Hosmer NYY $3,800 12.01 3.16
Gary Sánchez DET $3,200 11.71 3.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian McCann PIT $2,100 9.42 4.48
Dominic Smith CIN $2,000 8.72 4.36
Victor Martinez CHW $2,200 8.65 3.93
Devin Mesoraco PHI $2,300 8.94 3.89

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,200 13.10 3.12
Brian Dozier OAK $4,000 11.39 2.85
Gleyber Torres DET $3,700 10.61 2.87
César Hernández HOU $3,300 10.43 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $2,900 10.43 3.59
Joe Panik SF $2,800 10.06 3.59
José Pirela SD $2,600 9.23 3.55
José Pirela SD $2,600 9.23 3.55

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 13.35 2.67
Carlos Correa PIT $4,100 12.67 3.09
Trevor Story TB $4,000 10.65 2.66
Brandon Crawford SF $3,700 10.40 2.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $2,500 9.93 3.97
Marwin González PIT $2,500 9.93 3.97
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,200 8.22 3.74
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,200 8.22 3.74

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez LAA $5,200 13.32 0.00
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,900 11.93 3.06
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,900 11.93 3.06
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 11.36 2.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,600 10.93 4.20
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,600 10.93 4.20
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,300 8.70 3.78
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,300 8.70 3.78

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,200 14.29 2.75
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,900 13.58 2.77
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,200 13.55 3.23
Rhys Hoskins HOU $3,500 13.18 3.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Guyer LAA $2,000 9.78 4.89
Rajai Davis BOS $2,100 9.82 4.68
Nick Williams HOU $2,200 9.92 4.51
José Bautista KC $2,200 9.74 4.43

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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