Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Sunday, April 30

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Sunday is often the most popular day for daily fantasy baseball contests, but finding a pitcher today won't be easy given the relative dearth of high-quality options. Expect to see a lot of Dallas Keuchel, Noah Syndergaard, and Chris Archer picks in cash games, but things are wide open in GPPs.

Some of the "better" pitchers going today haven't pitched particularly well this year (Aaron Sanchez, Joe Ross), while several other "lesser" pitchers (Miguel Gonzalez, Wade Miley) have been dealing. We're a little worried about Miley because how well the Yankees hit lefties, but his high K-rate still puts him in play in GPPs. Mike Leake looks like a solid, "safe" play in cash games or GPPs where you just want someone different than the big guns. He looks especially good when you take into account his chances at a win going opposite Bronson Arroyo and the Reds. Jesse Hahn is in a similar position, but he unfortunately faces Keuchel and the Astros. Consider him a nice contrarian play in GPPs.

As far as the boom-or-bust guys go, there are a bunch, starting with Jordan Montgomery. The big lefty has a tough matchup against Baltimore, but the Orioles rank third in strikeout percentage against southpaws. If Montgomery is "on", he could rack up Ks in a hurry. Mike Foltynewicz (at MIL), Ty Blach (vs. SD), and even Nick Pivetta (at LAD), who's set to make his major league debut for the Phillies, are in similar positions.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opp.

1

Dallas Keuchel, LHP

HOU

vs. OAK

2

Noah Syndergaard, RHP

NYM

at WAS

3

Chris Archer, RHP

TB

at TOR

4

Aaron Sanchez, RHP

TOR

vs. TB

5

Joe Ross, RHP

WAS

vs. NYM

6

Mike Leake, RHP

STL

vs. CIN

7

Kyle Hendricks, RHP

CHC

vs. BOS

8

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP

CWS

at DET

C

Tyler Flowers (R)

ATL@MIL

$3600

$3400

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9

Jesse Hahn, RHP

OAK

at HOU

10

Wade Miley, LHP

BAL

at NYY

11

Hyun-jin Ryu, LHP

LAD

vs. PHI

12

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP

ATL

at MIL

13

Jordan Montgomery, LHP

NYY

vs. BAL

14

Phil Hughes, RHP

MIN

at KC

15

Jason Hammel, RHP

KC

vs. MIN

16

Ty Blach, LHP

SF

vs. SD

17

Josh Tomlin, RHP

CLE

vs. SEA

18

Martin Perez, LHP

TEX

vs. LAA

19

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP

DET

vs. CWS

20

Patrick Corbin, LHP

ARI

vs. COL

21

Nick Pivetta, RHP

PHI

at LAD

22

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP

BOS

vs. CHC

23

Clayton Richard, LHP

SD

at SF

24

Matt Garza, RHP

MIL

vs. ATL

25

Tom Koehler, RHP

MIA

vs. PIT

26

Chad Kuhl, RHP

PIT

at MIA

27

Chase De John, RHP

SEA

at CLE

28

JC Ramirez, RHP

LAA

at TEX

29

Bronson Arroyo, RHP

CIN

at STL

30

German Marquez, RHP

COL

at ARI

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Sunday, April 30

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8 Miguel Gonzalez, RHP CWS at DET

Sunday once again features a main slate of early games only, with 10 games on the slate. The issue is that rain looks to be in the forecast for at least four games. Make sure to follow the weather page for updates.

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Seattle-Cleveland and Atlanta-Milwaukee both feature the highest total games at 9.5, with the Indians, Brewers, and Cardinals checking in with the highest implied run totals of the slate. -- Ben Scherr

Pos

Player

Matchup

FD

DK

Y!

Analysis

SP

Dallas Keuchel (L)

OAK@HOU

$11000

$9400

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SP

Noah Syndergaard (R)

NYM@WSH

$12300

$11400

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SP

Chris Archer (R)

TB@TOR

$10500

$10500

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SP

Mike Leake (R)

CIN@STL

$9200

$7900

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SP

Miguel González (R)

CWS@DET

$8000

$7100

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C

Brian McCann (L)

OAK@HOU

$4200

$3600

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C

Welington Castillo (R)

BAL@NYY

$4300

$3700

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C

Jett Bandy (R)

ATL@MIL

$3900

$2800

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8

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP

CWS

at DET

C

Tyler Flowers (R)

ATL@MIL

$3600

$3400

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1B

Freddie Freeman (L)

ATL@MIL

$5900

$5300

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DH

Edwin Encarnación (R)

SEA@CLE

$5100

$5000

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1B

José Abreu (R)

CWS@DET

$4300

$4200

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1B

Matt Carpenter (L)

CIN@STL

$4500

$4500

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DH

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2B

Robinson Canó (L)

SEA@CLE

$5200

$5200

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2B

Dee Gordon (L)

PIT@MIA

$4500

$4400

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3B

Evan Longoria (R)

TB@TOR

$4500

$4100

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2B

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3B

Manny Machado (R)

BAL@NYY

$4800

$5000

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3B

Kyle Seager (L)

SEA@CLE

$4800

$4900

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3B

José Ramírez (B)

SEA@CLE

$5300

$4500

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3B

Todd Frazier (R)

CWS@DET

$4700

$4400

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3B

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SS

Francisco Lindor (B)

SEA@CLE

$5300

$4800

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SS

Aledmys Diaz (R)

CIN@STL

$4400

$4400

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SS

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SS

Carlos Correa (R)

OAK@HOU

$4800

$5100

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SS

Brad Miller (L)

TB@TOR

$4400

$3500

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RF

Aaron Judge (R)

BAL@NYY

$5000

$3800

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CF

Dexter Fowler (B)

CIN@STL

$4200

$4700

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DH

Nelson Cruz (R)

SEA@CLE

$5600

$5000

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LF

Michael Brantley (L)

SEA@CLE

$5800

$5000

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RF

Mark Trumbo (R)

BAL@NYY

$4400

$4500

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CF

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