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 10:45 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: SP Alex Wood, LAD, 18.5 fantasy points for $8,200; 3B Anthony RendonWsh, 10.4 fantasy points for $4,100 
  • numberFire: SP Nick PivettaPhi18.6 fantasy points for $7,600; 3B Anthony RendonWsh12.2 fantasy points for $4,100
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P  Brett Kennedy, SD12.0 fantasy points for $4,700; 2B J VillarBal, 9.0 fantasy points for $3,900
  • RotoGrinders: SP Alex WoodLAD, 19.2 fantasy points for $8,200SS Amed Rosario, KC, 8.6 fantasy points for $3,600


  • Blend: P J VerlanderHou, 43.9 fantasy points for $11,200; OF Avisail Garcia, ChW, 11.4 fantasy points for $2,600
  • numberFire: P Nick Pivetta, Phi34.9 fantasy points for $8,000; 2B D Descalso, Ari, 13.2 fantasy points for $2,700
  • Fantasy Six Pack:J Verlander, Hou, 45.6 fantasy points for $11,200; OF Michael Gerber, Det, 10.4 fantasy points for $2,000
  • RotoGrinders: J Verlander, Hou, 46.8 fantasy points for $11,200; OF Avisail Garcia, ChW, 10.7 fantasy points for $2,600


  • Blend: J.A HappNYY, 20.5 fantasy points for $42; 2B D DescalsoAri, 8.1 fantasy points for $9
  • numberFire: J.A HappNYY, 21.6 fantasy points for $42; 2B D DescalsoAri, 8.3 fantasy points for $9
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P J Verlander, Hou, 26.4 fantasy points for $56; OF Kike Hernandez, LAD, 6.9 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P J Verlander, Hou, 26.9 fantasy points for $56; OF C Granderson, Tor, 7.9 fantasy points for $11

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