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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 21

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Friday’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 -105 Over 8.5
NY Yankees -110 Under 8.5
BOS Red Sox +138 Over 8.5
PHI Phillies -162 Under 8.5
MIL Brewers -120 Over 9
CIN Reds +102 Under 9
MIN Twins +105 Over 9
CLE Indians -122 Under 9
PIT Pirates +170 Over 8
ATL Braves -195 Under 8
HOU Astros -127 Over 8.5
TEX Rangers +110 Under 8.5
DET Tigers +133 Over 8.5
KC Royals -157 Under 8.5
CHI Cubs -122 Over 8.5
STL Cardinals +106 Under 8.5
ARI Diamondbacks +123 Over 11
COL Rockies -143 Under 11
OAK Athletics -106 Over 9
LA Angels -109 Under 9
LA Dodgers -139 Over 7
SF Giants +118 Under 7
SEA Mariners +180 Over 7.5
SD Padres -220 Under 7.5

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Trevor Bauer SP SF $11,900
Aaron Nola SP BOS $11,600
Ian Anderson SP PIT $10,500
Chris Paddack SP SEA $8,600
Stephen Strasburg SP BAL $8,300
Jordan Montgomery SP CWS $8,100
Mike Minor SP DET $7,500
Jose Quintana SP OAK $6,200

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF PIT $6,200
Juan Soto OF BAL $6,100
Trea Turner SS BAL $6,000
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS SEA $5,800
Shohei Ohtani 1B/OF OAK $5,800
Jose Ramirez 3B MIN $5,600
Ketel Marte OF COL $5,300
Eduardo Escobar 2B/3B COL $5,300
Trevor Story SS ARI $5,200

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Ryan McMahon 2B/3B ARI $4,900
Charlie Blackmon OF ARI $4,800
Christian Yelich OF CIN $4,800
Austin Meadows 1B/OF TOR $4,600
Garrett Hampson OF ARI $4,200

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Josh Rojas OF COL $3,900
C.J. Cron 1B ARI $3,800
Josh Bell 1B BAL $3,600
Andrew Benintendi OF DET $3,600
Max Kepler OF CLE $3,500
Manuel Margot OF TOR $3,400
Avisail Garcia OF CIN $3,300
Lorenzo Cain OF CIN $3,300
Eddie Rosario OF MIN $3,300

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