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 10:50 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: SP Ryan Stanek, TB, 15.6 fantasy points for $4,800; C Salvador PerezKC, 8.6 fantasy points for $3,600 
  • numberFire: SP Taylor Cole, LAA, 18.8 fantasy points for $4,000; 1B Justin SmoakTor, 12.0 fantasy points for $4,300
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P  Taylor Cole, LAA, 12.8 fantasy points for $4,000; C Salvador PerezKC, 8.2 fantasy points for $3,600
  • RotoGrinders: SP M Tanaka, NYY, 20.8 fantasy points for $8,000; SS Amed Rosario, NYM, 8.3 fantasy points for $3,200


  • Blend: P M Tanaka, NYY, 35.3 fantasy points for $9,800; 2B D Descalso, Ari, 11.9 fantasy points for $2,800
  • numberFire: P Taylor Cole, LAA, 34.9 fantasy points for $5,500; 1B Justin Smoak, Tor, 16.2 fantasy points for $3,600
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Clay Buchholz, Ari, 30.8 fantasy points for $18,600; 2B Niko Goodrum, Det, 10.7 fantasy points for $2,500
  • RotoGrinders: P M Tanaka, NYY, 37.2 fantasy points for $9,800; 2B Logan Forsythe, Min, 10.2 fantasy points for $2,300


  • Blend: P Ryan Stanek, TB, 20.0 fantasy points for $47; C Chris Iannetta, Col, 5.6 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFire: P Taylor Cole, LAA, 20.2 fantasy points for $25; OF Kevin Pillar, Tor, 8.4 fantasy points for $11
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Clay Buchholz, Ari, 16.7 fantasy points for $40; SS Ehire Adrianza, Min, 5.9 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P  Julio Teheran, Atl, 17.4 fantasy points for $34; OF Johnny Field, Min, 5.8 fantasy points for $7


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