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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 Lucas Duda
2B Logan Forsythe
SS Chris Taylor
3B Jake Lamb
OF One Michael Conforto
OF Two Curtis Granderson
OF Three Tommy Pham
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $31,300
Expected Points 123.88

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $12,600 53.04 4.21
Jacob deGrom CIN $12,100 44.71 3.70
Lance McCullers Jr. PIT $11,400 41.50 3.64
Freddy Peralta CLE $8,700 38.02 4.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Weaver WSH $6,600 30.33 4.59
Freddy Peralta CLE $8,700 38.02 4.37
Chris Sale BOS $12,600 53.04 4.21
Lance Lynn WSH $7,500 30.54 4.07

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $4,100 12.97 3.16
Eric Thames CLE $4,100 12.97 3.16
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,500 12.29 2.73
Jesús Aguilar CLE $4,500 12.12 2.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jefry Marte MIL $2,000 9.10 4.55
Jefry Marte MIL $2,000 9.10 4.55
Dominic Smith CIN $2,000 8.99 4.49
Dominic Smith CIN $2,000 8.99 4.49

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,700 12.69 2.70
Brian Dozier OAK $4,300 11.85 2.75
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,100 11.25 3.63
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,100 11.25 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,000 8.68 4.34
Logan Forsythe STL $2,000 8.68 4.34
Carlos Asuaje SD $2,100 8.68 4.13
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,900 11.09 3.82

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,900 14.17 2.89
Trevor Story TB $4,500 12.81 2.85
Manny Machado BAL $4,300 12.35 2.87
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 12.04 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Reyes CIN $2,000 7.80 3.90
José Reyes CIN $2,000 7.80 3.90
Amed Rosario CIN $2,100 7.56 3.60
Freddy Galvis SD $2,100 7.41 3.53

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 15.43 3.15
José Ramírez LAA $0 13.49 0.00
Alex Bregman PIT $4,400 12.21 2.78
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,000 11.87 3.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chase d’Arnaud SD $2,000 8.22 4.11
Chase d’Arnaud SD $2,000 8.22 4.11
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,000 11.87 3.96
José Reyes CIN $2,000 7.80 3.90

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,300 15.76 2.97
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,400 14.96 3.40
Mike Trout MIL $5,100 14.73 2.89
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,700 14.13 3.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Conforto CIN $2,500 10.86 4.34
Jordan Luplow LAD $2,000 8.58 4.29
Tommy Pham WSH $2,900 11.98 4.13
Curtis Granderson STL $2,800 11.34 4.05

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.