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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 Tyson Ross
C/1B Luke Voit
2B Niko Goodrum
SS Trea Turner
3B Miguel Sanó
OF One Michael A. Taylor
OF Two Yasiel Puig
OF Three Jon Jay
Util Matt Carpenter
Salary $30,200
Expected Points 124.45

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $12,800 47.94 3.75
Carlos Carrasco LAA $10,500 44.42 4.23
Max Scherzer CHC $11,900 42.94 3.61
Noah Syndergaard CIN $9,300 37.99 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyson Ross TOR $6,800 30.91 4.54
Wei-Yin Chen ARZ $6,000 26.37 4.39
Jake Arrieta ATL $8,100 35.45 4.38
Sean Newcomb NYM $7,600 32.55 4.28

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,600 14.05 3.05
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,600 14.05 3.05
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $3,400 12.13 3.57
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,200 11.78 2.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Voit WSH $2,000 11.11 5.55
Evan Gattis PIT $2,300 10.10 4.39
Tucker Barnhart PHI $2,000 8.31 4.15
Mitch Garver OAK $2,100 8.49 4.04

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $4,000 13.14 3.28
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,400 12.42 3.65
Gleyber Torres DET $4,100 12.04 2.94
Rougned Odor TOR $4,100 10.94 2.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Niko Goodrum CHW $2,300 10.48 4.56
Niko Goodrum CHW $2,300 10.48 4.56
Logan Forsythe STL $2,200 10.01 4.55
Logan Forsythe STL $2,200 10.01 4.55

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 14.10 2.82
Manny Machado BAL $4,700 13.77 2.93
Trea Turner CHC $3,800 13.11 3.45
Trevor Story TB $4,100 12.95 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,000 8.63 4.31
Greg Garcia WSH $2,000 8.37 4.18
Greg Garcia WSH $2,000 8.37 4.18
José Peraza PHI $2,500 9.68 3.87

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez LAA $5,000 13.84 0.00
Matt Chapman SEA $3,600 11.60 3.22
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.44 4.76
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.44 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.44 4.76
Miguel Sanó OAK $2,400 11.44 4.76
José Reyes CIN $2,100 9.41 4.48
José Reyes CIN $2,100 9.41 4.48

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,900 16.09 3.28
Mookie Betts BOS $5,300 15.69 2.96
Yasiel Puig STL $3,400 13.56 3.99
Khris Davis SEA $4,000 13.23 3.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mason Williams PHI $2,100 9.01 4.29
Melky Cabrera NYY $2,200 9.20 4.18
Delino DeShields TOR $2,000 8.35 4.18
Jon Jay ATL $2,500 10.25 4.10

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.