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 contests, based on three different projection sources -- numberFire, RotoGrinders, Fantasy Six Pack -- 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:

Projections listed as of 8:40 a.m. Eastern.


  • Blend: SP Nick Pivetta, PHI, 20.2 fantasy points for $8,500; OF Eric Young Jr., LAA, 6.6 fantasy points for $2,300 
  • numberFire: RP Hunter Wood, TB 15.1 fantasy points for $4,300; SS Amed Rosario, NYM, 7.9 fantasy points for $2,800
  • RotoGrinders: SP Jason Vargas, NYM, 11.5 fantasy points for $4,100; OF Joey Rickard, BAL, 7.1 fantasy points for $3,100
  • Fantasy Six Pack: SP Luke Weaver, STL, 17.0 fantasy points for $7,000; 3B Yolmer Sanchez, ChW, 8.1 fantasy points for $3,600


  • Blend: SP Clayton Kershaw, LAD, 44.5 fantasy points for $10,700; OF Shin-Soo Choo, TEX, 14.02 fantasy points for $2,900 
  • numberFire: SP  Clayton Kershaw, LAD, 47.8 fantasy points for $10,700
  • RotoGrinders: SP Max Scherzer, WSH, 49.3 fantasy points for $11,800; OF Joey Gallo, TEX, 12.2 fantasy points for $2,700
  • Fantasy Six Pack: SP Max Scherzer, WSH, 47.9 fantasy points for $10,000; OF Lucas Duda, KC, 10.88 fantasy points for $2,600


  • Blend: SP Nick Pivetta, PHI, 21.2 fantasy points for $34
  • numberFire: SP Nick Pivetta, PHI, 24.3 fantasy points for $34
  • RotoGrinders: SP Nick Pivetta, PHI, 28.0 fantasy points for $34; 2B Jose Pirela, SD, 6.1 fantasy points for $7

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