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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 10

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Monday’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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EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s Padres-Rockies game has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

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



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


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

Offense Overview

The Rockies-Padres game is already off the board due to inclement weather, and as a result the slate has gotten even more condensed than it already was. The Red Sox and Astros have both had some big games over the past week, and they’re now the most obvious stacks to target for Monday night. Both teams are in strong spots, and they reside in two different pricing tiers. Boston is more affordable due to the cheap value hitters around their stars, and Houston is more expensive across the board. Lineups that use more expensive pitching are likely to target Red Sox bats and lineups using cheaper pitchers are likely to targets Astros bats. These two teams don’t necessarily need to be avoided in GPPs, but lineups that include hitters from them are probably going to be more highly owned than they should be.

Looking elsewhere, two teams that seem fairly likely to be under-owned are the Reds and the Marlins. The Reds could have a couple highly owned players, but they’re in a similar price-range to the Red Sox and most people are probably going to prefer playing Boston stacks. The Marlins are interesting as well, particularly because they have a matchup against Luke Weaver ($9,000), who should wind up as one of the more popular pitchers on Monday night. That fact alone will keep the Marlins’ ownership down, and going up against a chalky pitcher sets up for a solid leverage spot as well.

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