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.
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DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds
|TB Rays||-112||Over 10.5|
|TOR Blue Jays||-105||Under 10.5|
|PHI Phillies||+107||Over 7|
|MIA Marlins||-127||Under 7|
|COL Rockies||+118||Over 7|
|NY Mets||-139||Under 7|
|CLE Indians||+110||Over 8.5|
|DET Tigers||-127||Under 8.5|
|SD Padres||-106||Over 7|
|MIL Brewers||-109||Under 7|
|BAL Orioles||-109||Over 9|
|MIN Twins||-107||Under 9|
|STL Cardinals||+145||Over 8.5|
|CHI White Sox||-175||Under 8.5|
|SEA Mariners||+135||Over 7.5|
|OAK Athletics||-159||Under 7.5|
Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)
Targeting Offense in a Matchup Between Aces?
Monday night’s slate is a pretty small one with just six games and twelve teams to choose from, but there also isn’t any one particular team that stands out as the top offensive target. As a result, there’s likely going to be excessive ownership on a handful of teams — notably Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, and Minnesota — and some others that are much lower owned than they should be. Two of the teams that could be among the strongest GPP options are the Padres and Brewers, and that may seem peculiar considering the matchup between Brandon Woodruff ($10,600) and Blake Snell ($8,900). Again, this slate is on the smaller side and that means there’s more of a need to do something unique to gain an edge in GPPs.
So why this game in particular? Well this matchup between Woodruff and Snell is sort of a duel of aces, but in reality these are really second tier arms (a notch below Cy Young level) and they’re getting treated as better than what they are due to the context of Monday’s slate, where there aren’t any truly elite starting pitchers to pick from. The prices on the Padres and Brewers hitters also aren’t that appealing either — see Fernando Tatis Jr. ($6,200) — so there’s just no way for the vast majority of lineups to prioritize these players, especially when they’re paying up for expensive pitchers. Simply put, both of these teams have good hitters who are in bad-but-not-horrible matchups, and there’s far more upside here than what the field is going to give them credit for.
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