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 Adam Plutko, Cle, 14.0 fantasy points for $5,500; C Mike Zunino, Sea, 7.8 fantasy points for $3,100 
  • numberFire: P Adam PlutkoCle14.0 fantasy points for $5,500; 1B P Goldschmidt, Ari, 12.4 fantasy points for $5,100
  • FantasySixPack: P Erasmo Ramirez, Sea, 14.7 fantasy points for $6,200; OF A.J. PollockAri9.6 fantasy points for $4,200
  • RotoGrinders: P M BumgarnerSF, 19.1 fantasy points for $8,400; 2B/SS Greg GarciaStL6.3 fantasy points for $2,500


  • Blend: P Max ScherzerWsh, 42.3 fantasy points for $11,500; OF Kole Calhoun, LAA, 11.8 fantasy points for $2,500
  • numberFire: P Erasmo RamirezSea, 30.6 fantasy points for $6,100; 2B Yairo Munoz, StL, 11.3 fantasy points for $2,000
  • FantasySixPack: P Max ScherzerWsh, 45.2 fantasy points for $11,500; OF A.J. PollockAri, 12.0 fantasy points for $2,900
  • RotoGrinders: P M BumgarnerSF, 35.4 fantasy points for $8,500; C/1B Ryan O'Hearn, KC, 12.5 fantasy points for $2,800


  • Blend: P Alex Wood, LAD, 19.2 fantasy points for $37; OF Eddie Rosario, Min, 8.3 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFireP Alex WoodLAD20.6 fantasy points for $37; OF JaCoby Jones, Det, 8.0 fantasy points for $8
  • FantasySixPack: P Zack Godley, Ari, 19.1 fantasy points for $40; OF G Hernandez, SF6.9 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: P Alex WoodLAD19.0 fantasy points for $37; OF G Hernandez, SF7.3 fantasy points for $7

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