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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 Madison Bumgarner
C/1B Trevor Plouffe
2B Dee Gordon
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Matt Carpenter
OF One Andrew Toles
OF Two Curtis Granderson
OF Three Aaron Altherr
Util Carlos González
Salary $32,800
Expected Points 131.25

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Madison Bumgarner SF $9,400 38.57 4.10
Dallas Keuchel PIT $9,000 36.34 4.04
Noah Syndergaard CIN $10,000 35.77 3.58
Carlos Martínez WSH $8,800 34.41 3.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Shields MIN $6,600 28.34 4.29
Cole Hamels TOR $7,300 30.83 4.22
Tyler Chatwood ATL $6,500 27.17 4.18
Madison Bumgarner SF $9,400 38.57 4.10

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryon Healy TEX $3,200 12.42 3.88
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,200 12.30 2.93
Jesús Aguilar CLE $4,100 11.75 2.87
Justin Smoak KC $3,700 11.63 3.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hunter Dozier NYY $2,000 8.29 4.15
Russell Martin KC $2,200 8.63 3.92
Ryon Healy TEX $3,200 12.42 3.88
Eric Hosmer NYY $2,700 10.48 3.88

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dee Gordon TEX $3,600 12.88 3.58
Dee Gordon TEX $3,600 12.88 3.58
Javier Báez ATL $4,100 12.77 3.11
Javier Báez ATL $4,100 12.77 3.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Asuaje SD $2,100 8.71 4.15
Alen Hanson MIN $2,300 9.49 4.12
Alen Hanson MIN $2,300 9.49 4.12
Neil Walker CLE $2,300 8.78 3.82

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,500 13.98 3.11
Trevor Story TB $4,300 13.38 3.11
Jean Segura TEX $4,200 13.18 3.14
Manny Machado BAL $4,100 12.75 3.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,000 10.70 3.57
Freddy Galvis SD $2,200 7.54 3.43
Brandon Crawford SF $3,000 9.66 3.22
Jean Segura TEX $4,200 13.18 3.14

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,700 14.85 3.16
José Ramírez LAA $4,800 12.94 0.00
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,300 12.87 3.90
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,300 12.87 3.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Beckham BAL $2,500 10.35 4.14
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,100 8.62 4.10
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,100 8.62 4.10
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,300 12.87 3.90

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,200 15.54 2.99
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,200 15.28 3.64
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 14.09 3.00
Carlos González TB $3,400 13.95 4.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Toles STL $2,000 9.33 4.66
Curtis Granderson STL $2,600 11.78 4.53
Aaron Altherr HOU $2,000 8.94 4.47
Sam Travis BOS $2,000 8.71 4.35

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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