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. These aren't necessarily the players that will score the most points, but they represent greatest points verses salary as part of an ideal lineup.

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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 10:30 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: P Mike Minor, Tex, 16.3 fantasy points for $6,100; OF Ian HappChC, 10.2 fantasy points for $3,800 
  • numberFire: SP O Despaigne, LAA, 15.1 fantasy points for $5,300; OF Kole CalhounLAA, 12.1 fantasy points for $4,200
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P  Robbie Ray, Ari, 19.7 fantasy points for $7,600; OF Eric YoungLAA, 7.5 fantasy points for $3,200
  • RotoGrinders: SP Mike MinorTex16.6 fantasy points for $6,100; 2B/3B David Fletcher, LAA, 8.1 fantasy points for $3,300


  • Blend: P Max Scherzer, Wsh, 46.4 fantasy points for $12,200; OF Ian HappChC, 13.5 fantasy points for $2,700
  • numberFire: P C Carrasco, Cle, 42.9 fantasy points for $11,000; 1B Tyler Austin, Min, 12.3 fantasy points for $2,300
  • Fantasy Six Pack: Max ScherzerWsh47.5 fantasy points for $12,200; 3B Yandy Diaz, Cle, 11.0 fantasy points for $2,300
  • RotoGrinders: Max ScherzerWsh49.4 fantasy points for $12,200; C/1B Brandon Belt, SF, 12.1 fantasy points for $2,700


  • Blend: P C CarrascoCle, 25.1 fantasy points for $53; 1B Mitch Moreland, Bos, 7.5 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFire: P Charlie Morton, Hou, 23.6 fantasy points for $47; OF Ian HappChC, 8.5 fantasy points for $7
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P C CarrascoCle, 25.1 fantasy points for $53; OF G Hernandez, SF, 6.5 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Aaron Nola, Phi, 23.9 fantasy points for $51; 3B David Fletcher, LAA, 7.4 fantasy points for $9


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