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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 18

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Tuesday’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
SF Giants +104 Over 8.5
CIN Reds -120 Under 8.5
TB Rays -155 Over 9
BAL Orioles +130 Under 9
BOS Red Sox +120 Over 9
TOR Blue Jays -141 Under 9
CHI White Sox -115 Over 8.5
MIN Twins -104 Under 8.5
PIT Pirates +117 Over 7.5
STL Cardinals -137 Under 7.5
NY Yankees -167 Over 9
TEX Rangers +140 Under 9
CLE Indians +115 Over 7.5
LA Angels -136 Under 7.5
HOU Astros -106 Over 8
OAK Athletics -108 Under 8
COL Rockies +190 Over 7
SD Padres -235 Under 7
DET Tigers +106 Over 8
SEA Mariners -124 Under 8

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Zack Wheeler SP MIA $10,000
Lance Lynn SP MIN $9,800
Blake Snell SP COL $8,900
Andrew Heaney SP CLE $7,800

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF NYM $6,300
Mookie Betts OF ARI $6,200
Juan Soto OF CHC $5,900
Freddie Freeman 1B NYM $5,700
Bryce Harper OF MIA $5,400

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Andrew McCutchen OF MIA $4,400
Franmil Reyes OF LAA $4,300
Trent Grisham OF COL $4,200
Dansby Swanson SS NYM $4,100
Robbie Grossman OF SEA $4,000
Kyle Schwarber OF CHC $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Austin Meadows OF BAL $3,800
Manuel Margot OF BAL $3,700
Ji-Man Choi 1B BAL $3,600
Josh Bell 1B CHC $3,300
Lorenzo Cain OF KC $3,300
Willy Adames SS BAL $3,100
Tommy Pham OF COL $3,100
Nomar Mazara OF SEA $2,700

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