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 Corey Kluber, Cle, 23.2 fantasy points for $10,100; 3B Anthony Rendon, Wsh, 12.0 fantasy points for $4,300 
  • numberFire: SP J Hellickson, Wsh, 14.8 fantasy points for $5,700; 1B/3B Matt Carpenter, StL, 14.5 fantasy points for $5,100
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Corey Kluber, Cle, 22.7 fantasy points for $10,100; 2B Logan Forsythe, Min, 7.3 fantasy points for $2,900
  • RotoGrinders:  SP Corey Kluber, Cle, 26.0 fantasy points for $10,100; 2B Logan Forsythe, Min, 8.4 fantasy points for $2,900


  • Blend: P James Paxton, Sea, 42.0 fantasy points for $9,500; OF Ian Happ, ChC, 12.3 fantasy points for $2,600 
  • numberFire: P James Paxton, Sea, 42.0 fantasy points for $9,500; OF Ian Happ, ChC, 13.2 fantasy points for $2,600
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P James Paxton, Sea, 42.0 fantasy points for $9,500; OF Eddie Rosario, Min, 13.6 fantasy points for $3,100
  • RotoGrinders: P Corey Kluber, Cle, 45.2 fantasy points for $10,400; OF Ian Happ, ChC, 11.5 fantasy points for $2,600


  • Blend: P James Paxton, Sea, 24.5 fantasy points for $49; OF Kyle Schwarber, ChC, 7.8 fantasy points for $10 
  • numberFire: P James Paxton, Sea, 25.2 fantasy points for $49; 2B Brock Holt, Bos, 6.4 fantasy points for $7
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P James Paxton, Sea, 23.9 fantasy points for $49; OF Jordan Luplow, Pit, 7.2 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Corey Kluber, Cle, 26.0 fantasy points for $54; OF JaCoby Jones, Det, 7.2 fantasy points for $8

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