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 9:15 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: SP Chase AndersonMil, 15.7 fantasy points for $6,600; C Nick HundleySF, 7.8 fantasy points for $2,900 
  • numberFire: RP Hunter Wood, TB, 17.5 fantasy points for $4,300; OF Avisail GarciaChW, 10.0 fantasy points for $3,700
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Chase Anderson, Mil, 15.5 fantasy points for $6,600; 1B Justin SmoakTor, 9.0 fantasy points for $4,000
  • RotoGrinders: SP Chase AndersonMil17.1 fantasy points for $6,600; 3B Yandy Diaz, Cle, 8.4 fantasy points for $3,500


  • Blend: Gerrit ColeHou, 40.1 fantasy points for $10,600; OF Avisail GarciaChW, 11.9 fantasy points for $2,500
  • numberFire: P Alex Wood, LAD, 37.6 fantasy points for $8,700; SS Tim Anderson, ChW, 13.8 fantasy points for $2,700
  • Fantasy Six Pack: Gerrit Cole, Hou, 40.2 fantasy points for $10,600; OF Tommy PhamTB11.0 fantasy points for $2,600
  • RotoGrinders: P Gerrit Cole, Hou, 40.7 fantasy points for $10,600; OF Tommy Pham, TB, 11.6 fantasy points for $2,600


  • Blend: P Alex Wood, LAD, 18.3 fantasy points for $41; C Nick Hundley, SF, 6.5 fantasy points for $8
  • numberFire: P Alex Wood, LAD22.4 fantasy points for $41; C Max Stassi, Hou, 5.6 fantasy points for $7
  • Fantasy Six Pack: P Zack WheelerNYM, 18.3 fantasy points for $43; C Max Stassi, Hou, 6.5 fantasy points for $7

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