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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for April 19

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Monday’s main DraftKings MLB slate.

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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.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds

Teams Moneyline Total Runs
Teams Moneyline Total Runs
CHI White Sox -117 Over 8
BOS Red Sox -103 Under 8
STL Cardinals -124 Over 8.5
WAS Nationals +107 Under 8.5
SF Giants -118 Over 8.5
PHI Phillies +100 Under 8.5
TB Rays +102 Over 7.5
KC Royals -120 Under 7.5
TEX Rangers +180 Over 8.5
LA Angels -215 Under 8.5
LA Dodgers -200 Over 8.5
SEA Mariners +170 Under 8.5
MIL Brewers +130 Over 7
SD Padres -152 Under 7

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Joe Musgrove SP MIL $10,200
Dylan Bundy SP TEX $7,700
Danny Duffy SP TB $7,000

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Mike Trout OF TEX $6,000
Mookie Betts OF SEA $5,900
Juan Soto OF STL $5,800
Justin Turner 3B SEA $5,500
Bryce Harper OF SF $5,400

Midrange ($4,000-$4,900)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Shohei Ohtani 1B/OF TEX $4,600
Rhys Hoskins 1B SF $4,500
Joey Gallo OF LAA $4,400
Andrew McCutchen OF SF $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Justin Upton OF TEX $3,700
David Dahl OF LAA $3,400
AJ Pollock OF SEA $3,100
Willie Calhoun OF LAA $2,600

Offense Notes

Paying Up for Los Angeles

The two best spots on Monday’s slate are coming from LA, with the Dodgers and Angels looking like the best offenses to spend salary on. The top half of both lineups are expensive, with Mike Trout ($6,000), Mookie Betts ($5,900), Corey Seager ($5,700) and Justin Turner ($5,500) all being seemingly hard to afford, but the low pricing on the back ends of these lineups is going to make them much easier to stack. Shohei Ohtani ($4,600) is probably underpriced, and Justin Upton ($3,700) and AJ Pollock ($3,100) are two of the best values on the slate. The thing that’s going to be tough to decide on with these two teams is how to handle the ownership, as the strong matchups against the Mariners and Rangers are fairly obvious and there’s almost no question that these are going to be the two highest owned teams on the slate. In large field GPPs, it probably makes sense to use a few hitters from these two teams but to also look elsewhere for full stacks.

Leverage with the Rangers

The Rangers draw a matchup against the Angels and Dylan Bundy ($7,700), who’s likely to contend for the highest owned pitcher of Monday night’s slate. The chalk on Bundy is probably warranted, as the Rangers are an extremely strikeout-prone offense and Bundy himself is an above average strikeout pitcher, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a significant downside here too. Bundy can be susceptible to home runs, and while the Rangers are among the league leaders in strikeouts, they also have some power in their lineup. This offense certainly isn’t good overall, and the main reason this could be an appealing stack is the combination of high ownership on Bundy and low ownership on the Rangers offense.

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