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 11:05 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: SP Chris Archer, Pit, 18.7 fantasy points for $8,200; OF Randal Grichuk, Tor, 9.0 fantasy points for $3,700 
  • numberFire: SP Ryne Stanek, TB, 19.0 fantasy points for $4,800; OF Randal GrichukTor10.3 fantasy points for $3,700
  • Fantasy Six Pack: SP Chris Archer, Pit19.2 fantasy points for $8,200; 1B Logan Morrison, Min, 9.0 fantasy points for $3,700
  • RotoGrinders: SP Chris Archer, Pit21.0 fantasy points for $8,200; 2B J Villar, Bal, 9.0 fantasy points for $3,300


  • Blend: P Jacob deGromNYM, 43.6 fantasy points for $11,500; C I Kiner-Falefa, Tex, 12.2 fantasy points for $2,100 
  • numberFire: P  Ryne Stanek, TB, 35.1 fantasy points for $5,500; OF Shin-Soo Choo, Tex, 15.9 fantasy points for $3,100
  • Fantasy Six Pack: Jacob deGromNYM, 43.9 fantasy points for $11,500; OF Joey Gallo, Tex, 13.4 fantasy points for $2,700
  • RotoGrinders: Jacob deGromNYM, 45.1 fantasy points for $11,500; 3B Colin Moran, Pit, 10.9 fantasy points for $2,200


  • Blend: P Patrick Corbin, Ari, 21.1 fantasy points for $43; C J Villar, Bal, 7.1 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFire: P Ryne Stanek, TB, 20.4 fantasy points for $25; OF Trey Mancini, Bal, 8.4 fantasy points for $9
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Jacob deGrom, NYM, 25.0 fantasy points for $58; 3B Colin Moran, Pit, 6.5 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P J Verlander, Hou, 25.8 fantasy points for $56; 2B J Villar, Bal, 7.9 fantasy points for $7

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