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 2:40 pm Eastern Time.


  • Blend: P Robbie Ray, Ari, 20.8 fantasy points for $8,900; 1B Ji-Man Choi, TB, 9.6 fantasy points for $3,900 
  • numberFire: P Joe MusgrovePit16.8 fantasy points for $7,000; OF JaCoby Jones, Det, 9.6 fantasy points for $3,600
  • FantasySixPack: P Trevor May, Min, 15.1 fantasy points for $4,000; 2B Brian DozierLAD8.9 fantasy points for $4,100
  • RotoGrinders: P Robbie RayAri22.4 fantasy points for $8,900; 2B Joe PanikSF8.5 fantasy points for $3,400


  • Blend: P J VerlanderHou, 43.2 fantasy points for $11,000; 2B Erik Gonzalez, Cle, 10.5 fantasy points for $2,200
  • numberFire: P Wade LeBlancSea, 35.7 fantasy points for $6,800; 2B Yairo Munoz, StL, 12.6 fantasy points for $2,100
  • FantasySixPack: P J VerlanderHou, 44.0 fantasy points for $11,000; OF Kike HernandezLAD, 9.9 fantasy points for $2,000
  • RotoGrinders: J VerlanderHou, 46.6 fantasy points for $11,000; C/1B W Castillo, ChW, 11.5 fantasy points for $2,000


  • Blend: Robbie RayAri, 21.2 fantasy points for $38; OF Brandon Guyer, Cle, 6.9 fantasy points for $7
  • numberFire: Wade LeBlancSea21.0 fantasy points for $37; 2B Yairo Munoz, StL, 8.0 fantasy points for $7
  • FantasySixPack: Robbie RayAri21.2 fantasy points for $38; 3B Yandy Diaz, Cle6.7 fantasy points for $7
  • RotoGrinders: Robbie RayAri22.4 fantasy points for $38; OF Gregor Blanco, SF8.2 fantasy points for $7

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