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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 German Márquez
C/1B Chris Davis
2B Ildemaro Vargas
SS Elvis Andrus
3B Matt Carpenter
OF One Tim Locastro
OF Two Randal Grichuk
OF Three Yasiel Puig
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $29,900
Expected Points 139.11

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $12,200 52.11 4.27
German Márquez TB $9,800 51.96 5.30
Corey Kluber LAA $10,200 38.98 3.82
Charlie Morton PIT $9,200 38.79 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $9,800 51.96 5.30
Vince Velasquez HOU $6,500 31.66 4.87
Jacob deGrom CIN $12,200 52.11 4.27
Charlie Morton PIT $9,200 38.79 4.22

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto PHI $3,600 11.73 3.26
Luke Voit WSH $4,300 11.62 2.70
Steve Pearce KC $2,700 10.69 3.96
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,800 10.61 2.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $500 7.82 15.64
C.J. Cron MIL $2,300 10.28 4.47
Mark Reynolds TB $2,300 9.44 4.10
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,000 8.19 4.10

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,300 11.69 3.54
José Altuve PIT $4,400 11.21 2.55
Robinson Canó TEX $3,200 11.10 3.47
Howie Kendrick CHC $2,800 10.36 3.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Kinsler MIL $2,200 9.36 4.25
Dustin Pedroia BOS $2,300 9.24 4.02
Eduardo Núñez BOS $2,200 8.78 3.99
Pat Valaika TB $2,100 8.07 3.84

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,600 11.81 3.28
Paul DeJong WSH $3,900 11.72 3.01
Marcus Semien SEA $3,700 11.66 3.15
Trevor Story TB $3,700 11.58 3.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JT Riddle ARZ $2,000 7.72 3.86
Hanser Alberto TOR $2,100 7.75 3.69
Eric Stamets LAA $2,000 6.87 3.44
Erik González LAA $2,000 6.74 3.37

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $3,800 13.30 3.50
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,100 12.78 4.12
Alex Bregman PIT $4,000 12.37 3.09
Matt Chapman SEA $3,800 12.29 3.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $2,200 9.91 4.50
Brian Anderson ARZ $2,200 9.34 4.24
Colin Moran PIT $2,100 8.72 4.15
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,100 12.78 4.12

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $4,700 14.33 3.05
Khris Davis SEA $4,800 13.76 2.87
Joc Pederson STL $4,300 12.39 2.88
Cody Bellinger STL $5,000 12.28 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Locastro STL $2,000 9.31 4.65
Yasiel Puig STL $2,600 11.79 4.53
Joey Rickard BAL $2,200 9.79 4.45
Daniel Palka MIN $2,000 8.84 4.42

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.