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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 6

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Thursday’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
HOU Astros +170 Over 7.5
NY Yankees -200 Under 7.5
MIL Brewers -114 Over 6.5
PHI Phillies +100 Under 6.5
DET Tigers +180 Over 8.5
BOS Red Sox -215 Under 8.5
TEX Rangers +170 Over 8.5
MIN Twins -205 Under 8.5
NY Mets -121 Over 8
STL Cardinals +102 Under 8
CLE Indians +110 Over 8
KC Indians -127 Under 8
TOR Blue Jays -134 Over 8
OAK Athletics +116 Under 8
ATL Braves -115 Over 9
WAS Nationals -103 Under 9
ARI Diamondbacks +112 Over 7.5
MIA Marlins -130 Under 7.5

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Gerrit Cole SP HOU $10,500
Zack Wheeler SP MIL $9,600
Brandon Woodruff SP PHI $9,300
Nathan Eovaldi SP DET $8,400
Michael Pineda SP TEX $7,500

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Freddie Freeman 1B WAS $5,600
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF WAS $5,500
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B OAK $5,500
Trea Turner SS ATL $5,300

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Marcell Ozuna OF WAS $4,800
Ozzie Albies 2B WAS $4,700
Marcus Semien 2B/SS OAK $4,600
Giancarlo Stanton OF HOU $4,400
Alex Verdugo OF DET $4,200
Teoscar Hernandez OF OAK $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Austin Riley 3B WAS $3,900
Randal Grichuk OF OAK $3,800
Michael Conforto OF STL $3,800
Max Kepler OF TEX $3,400
Starlin Castro 3B ATL $3,200
Andrew Benintendi OF CLE $3,000
Willie Calhoun OF MIN $2,700
Harold Ramirez OF KC $2,200

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