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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 Eduardo Rodríguez
C/1B Blake Swihart
2B Logan Forsythe
SS Trevor Story
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Lewis Brinson
OF Two Joey Rickard
OF Three David Dahl
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $33,400
Expected Points 127.97

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clayton Kershaw STL $11,500 37.38 3.25
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS $8,600 34.66 4.03
Kyle Freeland TB $9,000 27.49 3.05
Dylan Bundy BAL $6,500 26.92 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Bundy BAL $6,500 26.92 4.14
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS $8,600 34.66 4.03
Austin Gomber WSH $7,100 24.20 3.41
Mike Leake TEX $7,800 26.26 3.37

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,000 12.58 3.14
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $3,200 11.88 3.71
Matt Olson SEA $3,600 11.24 3.12
Ian Desmond TB $3,200 10.69 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Blake Swihart BOS $2,000 9.42 4.71
Blake Swihart BOS $2,000 9.42 4.71
Chris Gimenez OAK $2,000 8.21 4.11
Chris Gimenez OAK $2,000 8.21 4.11

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,600 12.71 3.53
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,600 12.71 3.53
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,500 12.67 3.62
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,900 11.92 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,300 10.21 4.44
Ian Kinsler MIL $2,800 10.41 3.72
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,500 12.67 3.62
Breyvic Valera WSH $2,000 7.20 3.60

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,200 12.91 3.07
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,800 11.49 3.02
Javier Báez ATL $3,900 11.01 2.82
Javier Báez ATL $3,900 11.01 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alcides Escobar NYY $2,100 8.06 3.84
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,400 9.11 3.79
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,400 9.11 3.79
Tim Beckham BAL $2,500 9.30 3.72

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 13.77 3.13
Matt Chapman SEA $3,800 12.73 3.35
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,500 11.62 3.32
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,500 11.62 3.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,500 9.28 3.71
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,500 9.28 3.71
Eduardo Núñez BOS $2,400 8.86 3.69
Eduardo Núñez BOS $2,400 8.86 3.69

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,000 15.13 3.03
Andrew Benintendi BOS $3,800 13.17 3.46
David Dahl TB $3,400 13.03 3.83
Bryce Harper CHC $4,500 12.41 2.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lewis Brinson CLE $2,000 9.29 4.64
Joey Rickard BAL $2,300 10.18 4.42
Jake Cave DET $2,500 9.91 3.96
David Dahl TB $3,400 13.03 3.83

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.