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 11:40 a.m. Eastern Time.


  • Blend: P Jacob Nix, SD, 12.5 fantasy points for $4,200; OF Shohei Ohtani, LAA, 14.7 fantasy points for $5,100 
  • numberFire: P Jacob NixSD13.9 fantasy points for $4,200; 1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC, 11.2 fantasy points for $3,900
  • FantasySixPack: P C Carrasco, Cle, 22.2 fantasy points for $10,600; OF Shohei OhtaniLAA14.1 fantasy points for $5,100
  • RotoGrinders: P C CarrascoCle, 23.4 fantasy points for $10,600; OF Shohei OhtaniLAA15.2 fantasy points for $5,100


  • Blend: P C CarrascoCle, 40.7 fantasy points for $10,700; 1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC, 12.6 fantasy points for $2,600
  • numberFire: P Walker Buehler, LAD, 40.0 fantasy points for $9,300; 1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC, 15.1 fantasy points for $2,600
  • FantasySixPack: P Gerrit Cole, Hou, 40.2 fantasy points for $10,500; 1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC11.6 fantasy points for $2,600
  • RotoGrinders: P C CarrascoCle, 40.7 fantasy points for $10,700; 2B Logan Forsythe, Min, 11.8 fantasy points for $2,300


  • Blend: P Gerrit Cole, Hou, 22.2 fantasy points for $51; OF Eric Thames, OF, 7.8 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFireWalker Buehler, LAD, 24.2 fantasy points for $49; OF  Eric Thames, OF8.3 fantasy points for $7
  • FantasySixPack: P N Syndergaard, NYM, 19.5 fantasy points for $40; OF Nomar Mazara, Tex, 7.5 fantasy points for $10
  • RotoGrinders: P Gerrit ColeHou, 21.8 fantasy points for $51; 1B Brandon Belt, SF, 7.1 fantasy points for $7

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