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 $9.99/month (or FREE if you open up a new DFS account), you will get our projections and this lineup optimizer for this month).
The optimizers can be accessed via the below links or via the Tools Menu.
Like some of you, I have been using an Excel-based ‘Solver’ to optimize our DFS projections. After doing side-by-side comparisons, I can say with certainty that the Lineup Lab optimizer is superior. Here are some of the examples…
- Powerful – Lineup Lab has a more powerful algorithm than available in Excel (and, I imagine, most other available lineup optimizers on the interweb that settle for non-Razzball projections). I could bore you with the math (according to LL, “it uses a combination of interactive N-2D trees, recursion, linear programming, and other custom mathematics designed specifically for DFS”) or just note that it’s fast and comprehensive (includes every player we project vs a 200 cap in Excel).
- Produces Multiple Lineups – It is complete bullshit that there is one ‘optimal’ lineup. Actually it’s not bullshit AFTER all the games are played but it is certainly true based on projected stats. The reality is there are many different lineups that produce nearly the same amount of points. Lineup Lab produces a number of different lineups – often the same except for one or two players – that allows you to find the one(s) that you like best.
- Customizable – You can remove players from the consideration set – such as guys not in starting lineups or guys you don’t want – and lock in certain players. You can remove certain games from consideration (because of weather, day vs night games, etc) or filter available players based on Salary, Points, or Pts/$. 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!