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 Robbie Ray, Ari, 19.5 fantasy points for $8,200; SS Ehire Adrianza, Min, 8.1 fantasy points for $2,800 
  • numberFire: SP Trevor Cahill, Oak, 18.2 fantasy points for $7,400; 1B Logan Morrison, Atl, 10.5 fantasy points for $3,500
  • Fantasy Six Pack: SP Robbie Ray, Ari, 19.6 fantasy points for $8,200; 2B J Villar, Bal, 9.3 fantasy points for $4,100
  • RotoGrinders:  SP Robbie Ray, Ari, 21.4 fantasy points for $8,200; OF Mason Williams, Cin, 7.8 fantasy points for $3,000


  • Blend: P Aaron Nola, Phi, 40.8 fantasy points for $10,000; SS Ehire Adrianza, Min, 10.5 fantasy points for $2,000 
  • numberFire: P Aaron Nola, Phi, 41.2 fantasy points for $10,000; SS Ehire Adrianza, Min, 10.5 fantasy points for $2,000
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Aaron Nola, Phi, 40.4 fantasy points for $10,000; OF Brett Phillips, KC, 10.0 fantasy points for $2,000
  • RotoGrinders: P Aaron Nola, Phi, 40.9 fantasy points for $10,000; 2B J Villar, Bal, 12.7 fantasy points for $2,800


  • Blend: SP Robbie Ray, Ari, 20.0 fantasy points for $38; 3B C Villanueva, SD, 7.3 fantasy points for $8
  • numberFire: SP Trevor Cahill, Oak, 19.9 fantasy points for $34; 2B Jose Pirela, SD, 6.8 fantasy points for $7
  • Fantasy Six Pack: SP Robbie Ray, Ari, 19.6 fantasy points for $38; 3B C Villanueva, SD, 7.9 fantasy points for $8
  • RotoGrinders:  SP Robbie Ray, Ari, 21.4 fantasy points for $38; 3B C Villanueva, SD, 7.7 fantasy points for $8

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