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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 Trevor Williams
C/1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Jed Lowrie
SS Ehire Adrianza
3B Miguel Sanó
OF One Phillip Ervin
OF Two Justin Upton
OF Three Steven Souza Jr.
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $30,200
Expected Points 120.08

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $12,000 48.33 4.03
Aaron Nola HOU $10,500 46.44 4.42
Charlie Morton PIT $10,000 43.69 4.37
Jack Flaherty WSH $8,000 35.05 4.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Williams LAD $6,400 28.62 4.47
Aaron Nola HOU $10,500 46.44 4.42
Jack Flaherty WSH $8,000 35.05 4.38
Charlie Morton PIT $10,000 43.69 4.37

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 12.47 3.04
Steve Pearce KC $3,400 11.64 3.42
Steve Pearce KC $3,400 11.64 3.42
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,600 11.63 2.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Mauer OAK $2,200 9.52 4.33
Evan Gattis PIT $2,300 9.76 4.24
Chris Davis BAL $2,200 9.17 4.17
Tyler White PIT $2,300 9.32 4.05

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $4,000 13.12 3.28
Rougned Odor TOR $4,100 12.05 2.94
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 11.95 2.65
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 11.95 2.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,200 9.74 4.43
Logan Forsythe STL $2,200 9.74 4.43
Brock Holt BOS $2,300 9.82 4.27
Brock Holt BOS $2,300 9.82 4.27

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 15.14 3.03
Manny Machado BAL $4,700 13.49 2.87
Didi Gregorius DET $4,200 12.72 3.03
Trevor Story TB $4,100 12.32 3.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,000 8.99 4.49
José Peraza PHI $2,500 10.28 4.11
José Iglesias CHW $2,300 8.64 3.76
Jorge Polanco OAK $2,600 9.46 3.64

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner STL $4,200 13.67 3.25
José Ramírez LAA $4,800 12.83 0.00
Alex Bregman PIT $3,700 12.03 3.25
Alex Bregman PIT $3,700 12.03 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.19 4.66
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.19 4.66
David Bote ATL $2,800 11.87 4.24
David Bote ATL $2,800 11.87 4.24

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,900 14.97 3.05
Mookie Betts BOS $5,300 14.75 2.78
Charlie Blackmon TB $3,900 13.90 3.56
Carlos González TB $3,500 13.45 3.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phillip Ervin PHI $2,200 10.37 4.71
Melky Cabrera NYY $2,200 9.41 4.28
Mark Canha SEA $2,300 9.75 4.24
Jace Peterson NYM $2,300 9.61 4.18

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.