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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 Tyler Anderson
C/1B Christian Walker
2B Jonathan Villar
SS Javier Báez
3B Kris Bryant
OF One Aaron Altherr
OF Two José Bautista
OF Three Joc Pederson
Util Anthony Rizzo
Salary $30,200
Expected Points 120.03

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer CHC $12,000 45.19 3.77
Masahiro Tanaka DET $10,200 35.36 3.47
Walker Buehler STL $8,900 33.22 3.73
Jack Flaherty WSH $9,300 32.71 3.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Anderson TB $6,300 28.96 4.60
Marco Estrada KC $5,800 24.57 4.24
James Shields MIN $6,800 27.26 4.01
Matt Shoemaker MIL $7,400 28.23 3.81

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,000 12.71 3.18
José Abreu MIN $3,600 11.89 3.30
Derek Dietrich ARZ $3,000 11.60 3.87
Derek Dietrich ARZ $3,000 11.60 3.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Victor Martinez CHW $2,200 10.03 4.56
Jim Adduci CHW $2,400 10.48 4.36
Austin Wynns BAL $2,200 9.52 4.33
Victor Caratini ATL $2,000 8.54 4.27

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,200 12.09 3.78
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,700 11.69 3.16
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,700 11.69 3.16
Travis Shaw CLE $3,700 11.34 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
César Hernández HOU $2,300 9.41 4.09
Breyvic Valera WSH $2,000 8.15 4.08
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,200 12.09 3.78
José Pirela SD $2,000 7.43 3.72

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,000 12.59 3.15
Javier Báez ATL $4,000 12.59 3.15
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,400 12.31 2.80
Trea Turner CHC $3,700 11.41 3.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JT Riddle ARZ $2,100 9.36 4.46
Charlie Culberson NYM $2,500 9.23 3.69
Charlie Culberson NYM $2,500 9.23 3.69
Jordy Mercer LAD $2,200 7.64 3.47

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 12.01 3.16
Alex Bregman PIT $4,800 11.67 2.43
Alex Bregman PIT $4,800 11.67 2.43
Eugenio Suárez PHI $3,500 11.64 3.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,100 7.76 3.70
Rafael Devers BOS $2,600 9.20 3.54
Jeimer Candelario CHW $3,200 11.22 3.51
Josh Donaldson KC $3,400 11.32 3.33

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,100 13.28 2.60
Bryce Harper CHC $4,500 13.17 2.93
Mookie Betts BOS $4,600 12.71 2.76
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,300 12.67 2.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Altherr HOU $2,000 10.00 5.00
José Bautista KC $2,100 9.99 4.75
José Bautista KC $2,100 9.99 4.75
José Osuna LAD $2,000 8.77 4.39

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.