Editor’s Note (March 31, 2017): We are excited to announce a new DFS baseball lineup optimizer partnership for 2017 with Daily Fantasy Cafe. With just one login, you can get all the Razzball season-long projections, DFS projections + stacking tools AND Daily Fantasy Cafe’s fantastic MLB lineup optimizer. Check out our Subscriptions page for pricing and more info! 

Yesterday, I shared the latest confidence-affirming test on the Razzball daily MLB projections. Today, I have some great news on how you will be able to make the most out of our projections.

We have partnered with LineupLab to create a fantastic lineup optimizer. It is FREE for all DFS Premium subscribers for at least the month of June. For the low price of $9.99/month (or FREE if you open up a new DFS account), you will get our projections and this lineup optimizer for this month).

The optimizers can be accessed via the below links or via the Tools Menu.

https://razzball.com/dfsbot-draftkings-optimizer
https://razzball.com/dfsbot-fanduel-optimizer

Like some of you, I have been using an Excel-based ‘Solver’ to optimize our DFS projections. After doing side-by-side comparisons, I can say with certainty that the Lineup Lab optimizer is superior. Here are some of the examples…

  • Powerful – Lineup Lab has a more powerful algorithm than available in Excel (and, I imagine, most other available lineup optimizers on the interweb that settle for non-Razzball projections). I could bore you with the math (according to LL, “it uses a combination of interactive N-2D trees, recursion, linear programming, and other custom mathematics designed specifically for DFS”) or just note that it’s fast and comprehensive (includes every player we project vs a 200 cap in Excel).
  • Produces Multiple Lineups – It is complete bullshit that there is one ‘optimal’ lineup. Actually it’s not bullshit AFTER all the games are played but it is certainly true based on projected stats. The reality is there are many different lineups that produce nearly the same amount of points. Lineup Lab produces a number of different lineups – often the same except for one or two players – that allows you to find the one(s) that you like best.
  • Customizable – You can remove players from the consideration set – such as guys not in starting lineups or guys you don’t want – and lock in certain players. You can remove certain games from consideration (because of weather, day vs night games, etc) or filter available players based on Salary, Points, or Pts/$. You can even overwrite the Razzball projected points (not suggested).
  • No Hitters vs Pitchers – You can set it so that it will not include hitters facing your selected pitcher(s).

There are other features such as ‘Stacking’ that are also available but I would classify as ‘works in progress’.

Thanks and please be generous in your feedback. Lineup Lab is really responsive and we want to make sure we have the best product on the market!

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Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
7 years ago

Rudy,
You never cease to surprise me, I do this shizz on a daily basis with pen paper and lots of time. THIS SHIZZZ IS ON HIT!!! Great job! Love it already and I just started, can’t wait to familiarize myself with it more, looks like the rest of Thursday just got booked. I just started 2 weeks ago on Fan Duel and I’ve been doing ok, but this will make things much more efficient! THANKS MANG! I’d easily pay $10 monthly for it on top of the other subscription, you guys are light years ahead of any other Fantasy Blog

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
7 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: Being able to opt for the late night & turbo games pays for itself! Just to filter the players not playing is time consuming on DFS Bot. What to do with all this free time now that you’ve streamlined my daily routine? Oh yeah, work, I guess I can do more of that, but crunching numbers is so fun. I may have to send you a Jobu doll with all my winnings. I got Grey one and it should be getting delivered by next week. The company sent that picture in my avatar as they were prepping them for shipment, Jobu dolls for everyone!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
7 years ago

My favorite line of this post:

“There are other features suck as…”

:)

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

Seems like this tool would be good for cash games, but probably not GPPs?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Would u trade dee gordon for cargo?
I can replace gordon w segura
Thx!

uncdrew
uncdrew
7 years ago

We are getting closer and closer to a world where I can just agree to play fantasy baseball but not have to do anything myself.

;)

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Any chance you can try this for one week straight and report back results? I don’t play DFS, but this could be pretty huge if you finish the week in the black. That’d probably get me to drop down the money for the tool.

Nation
Nation
7 years ago

Playing around with the tool (PHRASING) and noticed a couple things:

when clicking a player, it adds their name to the list of selectable players you want, but doesnt remove the player name from the list.

For instance, by clicking on michael mckenry, it adds his name to the right side (and removes the game/opponent, score etc). However it doesnt remove his name from the left. Deleting the player from right side player pool only compounds this effect, as it does not put the player back in the correct position.

As always, love the work and look forward to using the tool once all the bugs are ironed out. Truly incredible work rudy, thanks!

Blake
Reply to  Nation
7 years ago

@Nation: @Nation: I’m having trouble trying to re-create this bug. So when you click the ‘add’ button, the players data is added to the right table, but his name remains in the left table? I’ve tried in chrome and firefox but it is behaving correctly for me.

Nation
Nation
Reply to  Blake
7 years ago

@Blake: thats the problem i was having in firefox. Ill try reloading the app and trying again or using chrome

Nation
Nation
Reply to  Nation
7 years ago

@blake:
for instance: try clicking Harvey for pitching. On my end NYM v SF (and point total) move to right.

Now it will still show Matt Harvey on the left, but with Quintanas matchup and point total. Clocking harvey again will put quintana’s matchup on the right hand side.

Its not a huge deal if you already know the matchup, but if you got confused and tried to add and then remove players, you would get players you didnt want

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Is the voice-activated password, “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy” ?

Clint
Clint
7 years ago

I hope you’re being utilized to bring some of this awesome stuff to the football side of Razzball, Rudy. Jay’s been giving great advice but I’ve always wondered if baseball’s lengthy metrics or some football-specific ones could somehow apply to football if the right guy far smarter than me figured it out.