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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Notable Lineup Absences
|Chicago White Sox||Tim Anderson||SS||Danny Mendick will start at SS in Anderson's absence.|
DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds
|PHI Phillies||+120||Over 7|
|MIA Marlins||-143||Under 7|
|COL Rockies||+114||Over 5|
|NY Mets||-132||Under 5|
|CHI Cubs||-139||Over 7.5|
|PIT Pirates||+120||Under 7.5|
|CLE Indians||-177||Over 7|
|DET Tigers||+150||Under 7|
|SD Padres||-124||Over 8|
|MIL Brewers||+107||Under 8|
|KC Royals||+155||Over 7.5|
|TB Rays||-182||Under 7.5|
|BAL Orioles||+210||Over 9|
|CHI White Sox||-245||Under 9|
|LA Angels||+133||Over 8|
|OAK Athletics||-155||Under 8|
|STL Cardinals||-109||Over 9.5|
|ARI Diamondbacks||-106||Under 9.5|
|TEX Rangers||-103||Over 8.5|
|SEA Mariners||-113||Under 8.5|
Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)
Cheap Pitching to Allow for Easy Lineup Building
Thursday night’s slate is an unusual one in that there is an abundance of cheap pitchers to choose from, and because of that there’s going to be much less restriction on lineup construction due to salary constraints. The Cardinals are underpriced and should be a very popular target as a result, but the White Sox figure to be among the chalkiest teams too despite being fairly expensive. There are basically two teams on the slate who are expensive enough to also be contrarian, and that’s the A’s and Dodgers, who are in mediocre matchups and probably will be overlooked. Both teams are theoretically going to be hard to fit, but pitching is cheap enough on Thursday that it really shouldn’t be all that difficult to do. Nonetheless, these teams should remain low-owned, and that’s largely because of the tremendous appeal that the White Sox are going to have for their plus matchup at home against the Orioles.
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