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 10:40 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: RP Ryne Stanek, TB, 14.0 fantasy points for $4,800; OF G Stanton, NYY, 12.0 fantasy points for $4,500 
  • numberFire: RP Ryne Stanek, TB17.6 fantasy points for $4,800; OG StantonNYY, 13.5 fantasy points for $4,500
  • RotoGrinders: SP Aaron Nola, Phi, 26.4 fantasy points for $9,800; 3B Justin Turner, LAD, 10.6 fantasy points for $4,200


  • Blend: P Aaron NolaPhi, 43.3 fantasy points for $10,500; 3B Miguel Sano, Min, 11.7 fantasy points for $2,400
  • numberFire: Ryne StanekTB33.3 fantasy points for $5,500; OF Jackie Bradley, Bos, 13.0 fantasy points for $2,500
  • RotoGrinders: Aaron NolaPhi, 43.3 fantasy points for $10,500; OF M Sierra, Min, 10.1 fantasy points for $2,000


  • Blend: P Charlie Morton, Hou, 23.0 fantasy points for $47; 2B Alen Hanson, SF, 6.8 fantasy points for $7 
  • numberFire: P Ryne Stanek, TB, 18.8 fantasy points for $25; 2B Brock Holt, Bos, 7.0 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Aaron NolaPhi, 26.4 fantasy points for $53; OF M Sierra, Min, 7.1 fantasy points for $13

*Fantasy Six Pack projections are usually included but were not available at the time of this article.

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