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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 José Ureña
C/1B Luke Voit
2B Scooter Gennett
SS Carlos Correa
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Nicky Delmonico
OF Two Phillip Ervin
OF Three Eddie Rosario
Util Matt Carpenter
Salary $30,500
Expected Points 118.12

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $10,500 43.47 4.14
Masahiro Tanaka DET $9,600 37.63 3.92
Zack Wheeler CIN $9,400 35.73 3.80
Zach Eflin HOU $8,500 33.73 3.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ureña ARZ $6,000 26.53 4.42
Ervin Santana OAK $6,100 25.52 4.18
Gerrit Cole LAD $10,500 43.47 4.14
Derek Holland MIN $7,000 28.47 4.07

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,700 14.40 3.06
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,700 14.40 3.06
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 12.72 3.10
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,000 12.45 3.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Voit WSH $2,000 9.48 4.74
Joe Mauer OAK $2,200 10.26 4.66
Ji-Man Choi DET $2,200 10.05 4.57
Mitch Garver OAK $2,100 9.53 4.54

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 13.07 2.90
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 13.07 2.90
Gleyber Torres DET $3,900 12.08 3.10
Brian Dozier OAK $3,800 11.80 3.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,400 9.96 4.15
Logan Forsythe STL $2,400 9.96 4.15
Devon Travis KC $2,500 10.15 4.06
Joe Panik SF $2,100 8.29 3.95

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,900 13.03 2.66
Trevor Story TB $4,200 12.02 2.86
Carlos Correa PIT $3,600 11.98 3.33
Trea Turner CHC $3,800 11.79 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco OAK $2,500 10.83 4.33
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,000 8.09 4.05
José Peraza PHI $2,500 10.07 4.03
José Iglesias CHW $2,300 8.97 3.90

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,500 12.67 2.81
José Ramírez LAA $4,800 11.94 0.00
Anthony Rendon CHC $3,800 11.77 3.10
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,800 11.76 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Freese LAD $2,300 9.82 4.27
David Freese LAD $2,300 9.82 4.27
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,300 9.54 4.15
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,300 9.54 4.15

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,900 15.49 3.16
Mookie Betts BOS $5,100 15.15 2.97
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,000 13.45 3.36
Andrew Benintendi BOS $4,300 13.15 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,200 10.31 4.69
Phillip Ervin PHI $2,200 9.83 4.47
Max Kepler OAK $2,300 10.04 4.37
Mason Williams PHI $2,100 8.98 4.28

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.