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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 7

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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Notable Lineup Absences

Team Name Position Injury Status
Team Name Position Injury Status
Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton CF Buxton will miss Friday's game with a hip strain.

DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds

Teams Moneyline Total Runs
Teams Moneyline Total Runs
CIN Reds -165 Over 7.5
PIT Pirates +140 Under 7.5
BOS Red Sox -139 Over 9
Bal Orioles +118 Under 9
SD Padres -180 Over 10
COL Rockies +155 Under 10
TEX Rangers +130 Over 7
SF Giants -157 Under 10

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Alex Wood SP TEX $9,800
Tyler Mahle SP PIT $9,400
Luke Weaver SP MIA $9,000
Mitch Keller SP CIN $6,800

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS COL $5,900
Mike Trout OF HOU $5,800
Jose Altuve 2B LAA $5,100
Yordan Alvarez OF LAA $5,100
Alex Bregman 3B LAA $5,000

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Trent Grisham OF COL $4,700
Wil Myers OF COL $4,200
Corey Dickerson OF ARI $4,100

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Asdrubal Cabrera 1B/3B MIA $3,700
Christian Walker 1B MIA $3,600
Nick Senzel 2B/OF PIT $3,100
Hunter Renfroe OF BAL $3,000
Justin Upton OF HOU $2,800

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