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 the most points in relation to 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 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.


  • Blend: P Stephen Strasburg, WSH, 20.75 fantasy points for $9,000; 1B/3B Miguel Sano, MIN, 9.42 fantasy points for $4,000 
  • numberFire: P Shane Bieber, CLE, 19.6 fantasy points for $8,000; 1B/3B Matt Davidson, CHW, 10.4 fantasy points for $3,700
  • FantasySixPack: P Jon Gray, COL, 19.89 fantasy points for $8,800; OF Giancarlo Stanton, NYY, 11.13 fantasy points for $5,200
  • RotoGrinders: P Clayton Kershaw, LAD, 24.94 fantasy points for $12,100; 2B Logan Forsythe, MIN, 8 fantasy points for $2,900


  • Blend: P Stephen Strasburg, WSH, 37.86 fantasy points for $9,400; 1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC, 11.28 fantasy points for $2,600
  • numberFire: P Stephen Strasburg, WSH, 39.8 fantasy points for $9,400; OF Lourdes Gurriel, TOR, 12.5 fantasy points for $2,400
  • FantasySixPack: P Stephen Strasburg, WSH, 38.25 fantasy points for $9,400; OF Max Kepler, MIN, 10.27 fantasy points for $2,500
  • RotoGrinders: P Clayton Kershaw, LAD, 43.65 fantasy points for $11,600; OF Kole Calhoun, LAA, 10.88 fantasy points for $2,400


  • Blend: P Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 20.13 fantasy points for $41; SS Brandon Crawford, SF, 6.4 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFireShane Bieber, CLE, 21.2 fantasy points for $39; OF Nomar Mazara, TEX, 8.7 fantasy points for $10
  • FantasySixPack: P Stephen Strasburg, WSH, 20.81 fantasy points for $46; C Nick Hundley, SF, 6.2 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, 19.9 fantasy points for $41; SS Scott Kingery, PHI, 7.0 fantasy points for $7

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