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 12:20 AM Eastern Time.


  • Blend: SP Rich HillLAD, 21.1 fantasy points for $9,400; SS Marcus Semien, Oak, 9.1 fantasy points for $3,900 
  • numberFire: SP Frankie Montas, Oak, 15.4 fantasy points for $6,000; OF Kole Calhoun, LAA, 9.2 fantasy points for $3,200
  • RotoGrinders: SP Rich Hill, LAD, 21.1 fantasy points for $9,400; C James McCann, Det6.6 fantasy points for $2,800


  • Blend: P Rich Hill, LAD, 37.9 fantasy points for $8,800; SS Marcus SemienOak, 11.8 fantasy points for $2,500
  • numberFire: P  Rich Hill, LAD, 38.4 fantasy points for $8,800; 1B Mitch Moreland, Bos13.8 fantasy points for $3,000
  • RotoGrinders: J VerlanderHou43.6 fantasy points for $11,200; SS Hernan Perez, Mil, 11.1 fantasy points for $2,300


  • Blend: J.A. Happ, NYY, 21.3 fantasy points for $44; OF Brett Gardner, NYY, 7.9 fantasy points for $9
  • numberFire: P J.A. HappNYY, 21.9 fantasy points for $44OF Brett Gardner, NYY7.9 fantasy points for $9
  • RotoGrinders: P J Verlander, Hou, 24.4 fantasy points for $50; C Kurt Suzuki, C, 6.3 fantasy points for $7

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