If you're playing MLB Daily Fantasy Baseball contests, you might find these top-value players helpful for building your lineup. ASL has calculated optimum lineups for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo, based on three different projection sources -- numberFire, RotoGrinders, Six Pack Fantasy -- as well as a Blend projection lineup that uses all three sources together.

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Here is a pitcher and a top-value hitter from each projection source for each of the three DFS platforms:


  • Blend: P James Shields, ChW, 16.01 fantasy points for $6,000; C Curt Casali, Cin, 7.70 fantasy points for $2,800 
  • numberFire: SLuke Weaver, StL, 17.50 fantasy points for $7,000; Curt Casali, Cin, 7.70 fantasy points for $2,800
  • RotoGrinders: SP Rich Hill, LAD, 22.28 fantasy points for $9,600; 1B/3B Wilmer Flores, NYM, 7.91 fantasy points for $3,200
  • Fantasy Six Pack: James Shields, ChW, 16.01 fantasy points for $6,000; 2B Niko Goodrum, Det, 8.09 fantasy points for $3,700


  • Blend: P Tyler Glasnow, TB, 33.20 fantasy points for $5,500; OF JaCoby Jones, Det, 10.07 fantasy points for $2,100 
  • numberFire: P Tyler GlasnowTB33.20 fantasy points for $5,500; OF Ian Happ, ChC, 13.20 fantasy points for $2,600
  • RotoGrinders: P Carlos Carrasco, Cle, 38.83 fantasy points for $10,000; OF Jorge Bonifacio, KC, 10.76 fantasy points for $2,600
  • Fantasy Six Pack: Jack Flaherty, StL, 34.06 fantasy points for $7,700; SS Tim Anderson, ChW, 11.12 fantasy points for $2,800


  • Blend: P Tommy Milone, Wsh, 18.60 fantasy points for $25; C Curt Casali, Cin, 6.30 fantasy points for $7 
  • numberFire: P Tommy MiloneWsh18.60 fantasy points for $25Curt Casali, Cin, 6.30 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Rich Hill, LAD, 22.28 fantasy points for $49; C Mike Zunino, Cle, 6.17 fantasy points for $8

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