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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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Notable Lineup Absences
|Chicago Cubs||Anthony Rizzo||1B||Kris Bryant will slide to 1B in Rizzo's absence.|
DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds
|CHI White Sox||+112||Over 8.5|
|CIN Reds||-132||Under 8.5|
|SF Giants||-106||Over 10|
|COL Rockies||-109||Under 10|
|BAL Orioles||+102||Over 7.5|
|SEA Mariners||-120||Under 7.5|
|ARI Diamondbacks||+125||Over 7.5|
|MIA Marlines||-148||Under 7.5|
|HOU Astros||+123||Over 9|
|NY Yankees||-143||Under 9|
|MIL Brewers||-148||Over 8|
|PHI Phillies||+128||Under 8|
|ATL Braves||-136||Over 8.5|
|WAS Nationals||+116||Under 8.5|
|DET Tigers||+165||Over 9|
|BOS Red Sox||-195||Under 9|
|TEX Rangers||+148||Over 9|
|MIN Twins||-175||Under 9|
|CLE Indians||-165||Over 7|
|KC Royals||+143||Under 7|
|PIT Pirates||+225||Over 6.5|
|SD Padres||-265||Under 6.5|
|TOR Blue Jays||+112||Over 8|
|OAK Athletics||-130||Under 8|
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||OF||WAS||$5,800|
Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)
Searching for Value
Wednesday night’s MLB DFS slate has some top-end pitching priorities with Yu Darvish ($10,200), Shane Bieber ($10,400), and Walker Buehler ($9,700) as the standout options, and as a result there’s going to be a salary crunch when trying to build lineups. Much of the pricing value seems to be coming from the Brewers (against the Phillies), and from the Rays (against the Angels). The Rays are expected to be facing Shohei Ohtani which isn’t necessarily a great matchup, but the prices are so low across the board that they still figure to be among the most popular offenses. Using one of these cheaper offenses with the stud pitchers is pretty clearly the best way to maximize expected points, but the problem is that this is going to be the most popular strategy for the field too. Finding an alternate pitching option and another stack is probably a better route in GPPs, though the Brewers and Rays are going to make a lot of sense for cash games.
Contrarian Expensive Teams
Overpriced offenses are generally the best place to look when trying to come up with a contrarian stack, but it’s especially true when there’s good pitching like there is on Wednesday’s slate. The Braves, Red Sox, and Yankees are all much harder to afford but all are actually in really good spots, and while some of the players on these teams are going to be popular, there’s just not going to be enough room for all of them to be highly owned. At least one of these three teams is likely going to go overlooked, but it’s not that clear which one it will be. All of them make for good stacks regardless, and they’re probably the three teams that have the most upside on Wednesday night.
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