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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for April 29

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Thursday’s main DraftKings MLB slate.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the third inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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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
NY Yankees -190 Over 9.5
BAL Orioles +160 Under 9.5
OAK Athletics -112 Over 8
TB Rays -107 Under 8
PHI Phillies -130 Over 7
STL Cardinals +110 Under 7
SEA Mariners +140 Over 9
HOU Astros -165 Under 9
DET Tigers +175 Over 6
CHI White Sox -205 Under 6
CHI Cubs +128 Over 9
ATL Braves -150 Under 9
LA Dodgers -190 Over 7.5
MIL Brewers +163 Under 7.5
BOS Red Sox -122 Over 8.5
TEX Rangers +105 Under 8.5
COL Rockies +133 Over 9
ARI Diamondbacks -157 Under 9



Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Trevor Bauer SP MIL $11,300
Carlos Rodon SP DET $9,800
Luke Weaver SP COL $7,700
Kyle Gibson SP BOS $7,000


Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF CHC $5,800
Mookie Betts OF MIL $5,400
Freddie Freeman 1B CHC $5,300

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Corey Seager SS MIL $4,800
Kris Bryant 3B/OF ATL $4,700
C.J. Cron 1B ARI $4,200
Stephen Vogt C COL $4,100
Anthony Rizzo 1B ATL $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Joey Gallo OF BOS $3,600
Charlie Blackmon OF ARI $3,500
Jason Heyward OF ATL $3,200
AJ Pollock OF MIL $3,100
Sam Hilliard OF ARI $2,000

Offense Notes

Field Gravitating Towards Dbacks at Home

Thursday’s main slate is a small one and none of the eight teams are in any sort of eye-popping situation, so ownership could be pretty evenly spread out across most of the teams. The one stack that does seem likely to get a disproportionate share of the ownership is the Diamondbacks, who are at home against the Rockies and Antonio Senzatela ($6,000). Senzatela isn’t a good starting pitcher and Arizona isn’t that expensive, and that’s especially relevant with a premiere top-end pitcher on the slate like Trevor Bauer ($11,300). The ownership is probably going to be excessive to the point where there are better GPP options elsewhere, but there should be some cash-viable players in the Dbacks lineup.

Looking Elsewhere

The Braves should be Thursday night’s most popular pay-up option, especially after they scored 10 runs last night against the Cubs, and they’ve generally been extremely good in recent games. The matchup is solid against Adbert Alzolay ($7,200), but this is also likely going to be another team that gets more popularity than they deserve. There are some expensive bats on the Cubs side that just won’t be made priorities, and they’ll be good options in GPPs as a result. The same is true for some of the top hitters on the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Rockies, as all of those teams look like undervalued stacks for Thursday’s slate.

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