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The idea of this fantasy baseball rankings page is to rank the top DraftKings options in each salary range, helping you make quick decisions when debating which players to roster for the upcoming main DraftKings MLB slate.
One of the best ways to find hitter value in DraftKings MLB contests is through lineup slot upgrades after pricing has been set. These lineup slot upgrades often do not happen until teams release lineups a few hours before the game locks. Check back before lock to see potential updates to the rankings.
Notable Lineup Absences
|Houston Astros||Alex Bregman||3B||Abraham Toro will start with Bregman out.|
|Houston Astros||Yordan Alvarez||DH||Ronnie Dawson will start in place of Alvarez.|
|Houston Astros||Jose Altuve||2B||Aledmys Diaz will start in Altuve's place.|
|Houston Astros||Martin Maldonado||C||Jason Castro will start with Maldonado out.|
DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds
|NY Yankees||-121||Over 10.5|
|TOR Blue Jays||+106||Under 10.5|
|WAS Nationals||+110||Over 8.5|
|STL Cardinals||-127||Under 8.5|
|CHI Cubs||+143||Over 7.5|
|MIL Brewers||-167||Under 7.5|
|LA Angels||-136||Over 9|
|KC Royals||+117||Under 9|
|BOS Red Sox||+128||Over 6|
|MIN Twins||-148||Under 6|
|CIN Reds||-113||Over 8.5|
|SF Giants||-103||Under 8.5|
|SD Padres||-215||Over 8|
|PIT Pirates||+185||Under 8|
|SEA Mariners||+110||Over 9|
|BAL Orioles||-132||Under 9|
|DET Tigers||+210||Over 9|
|HOU Astros||-265||Under 9|
|PHI Phillies||-118||Over 8|
|NY Mets||+102||Under 8|
|TEX Rangers||+163||Over 8.5|
|TB Rays||-195||Under 8.5|
|MIA Marlins||+205||Over 8.5|
|ATL Braves||-265||Under 8.5|
|CLE Indians||+107||Over 7.5|
|CHI White Sox||-129||Under 7.5|
|COL Rockies||+240||Over 8|
|LA Dodgers||-286||Under 8|
|Lance McCullers Jr.||SP||DET||$9,900|
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||OF||MIA||$6,100|
Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)
Yankees/Jays Expensive but Undervalued
The Yankees vs. Blue Jays game from Dunedin on Tuesday night has a decent pitching matchup — James Taillon ($9,400) against Hyun-jin Ryu ($8,000) — but these are two of the strongest offenses in baseball and they’ll be teeing off in an above-average hitting environment. Last night’s matchup produced almost no offense outside of the two home runs from Kyle Higashioka, and the combination of that low output and the high price tags figures to make tonight’s game pretty low owned. There’s enough cheap pitching value on this slate to make “overpaying” for offense a viable GPP strategy, and it’s likely a route that will be very contrarian, especially with how much the Yankees offense has struggled in recent games.
Back to the Astros?
The Astros struggled in a plus-matchup against the Tigers on Monday night, but they figure to actually be more popular for Tuesday’s game despite managing just two runs. Matt Boyd ($6,200) is a better pitcher than Casey Mize, but as a left-hander he makes righties Jose Altuve ($5,600) and Alex Bregman ($5,000) much more appealing plays. The righties that the Astros will likely have in the lineup tonight are cheaper than their left-handed counterparts, so the stack will be more affordable as well. It’s important to note, however, that the roof was open for last night’s game but is expected to be closed tonight, and the hitting environment won’t be the same as the one that produced five home runs (three by the Tigers) in Monday’s game.
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