Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Wednesday, April 26

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Wednesday's MLB schedule features two day games (Reds-Brewers and Royals-White Sox), plus a 6:10 pm ET start between the Astros and Indians. The latter is important to note because it potentially takes away two value pitching options in daily fantasy baseball contests. If your preferred DFS site doesn't include that game on its main slate, you still have a ton of good pitchers from which to pick (see our rankings below), but it's something to keep in mind as you figure out your budget.

With weather causing problems on Tuesday (and possibly causing a problem on Wednesday -- Update: Blue Jays-Cardinals has been postponed), rotations have been juggled, but Noah Syndergaard and Jon Lester remain on track to pitch today. They stand out as the clear top options, but don't forget about James Paxton, who will look to bounce back from his first poor outing of the season, and Dylan Bundy, who will try to continue his sterling April. Perhaps the most interesting option today is Cole Hamels, who's pitched well this year but only has a 4.9 K/9 ratio. Along with Julio Teheran, Johnny Cueto and Jose Quintana, Hamels will look to get back to "normal". According to lefty/righty splits, Teheran and Quintana have great matchups, while Hamels' is merely average and Cueto's is unfavorable.

If you want to dig a little deeper for your starter(s), you can take anyone in our top 20 and be optimistic. Alex Wood is probably the "sneakiest" play against a Giants' team that's below average against lefties, but if you're looking for a boom-or-bust type for GPPs, Vince Velasquez, Carlos Martinez, Luis Severino and Trevor Bauer fit the bill because of their respective strikeout abilities.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opp.

1

Noah Syndergaard, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

2

Jon Lester, LHP

CHC

at PIT

3

Julio Teheran, RHP

ATL

at NYM

4

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP

HOU

vs. CLE

5

Jose Quintana, LHP

CWS

vs. KC

6

Dylan Bundy, RHP

BAL

vs. TB

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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8

Matt Shoemaker, RHP

LAA

vs. OAK

9

James Paxton, LHP

SEA

at DET

10

Cole Hamels, LHP

TEX

vs. MIN

11

Alex Wood, LHP

LAD

vs. SF

12

Sean Manaea, LHP

OAK

at LAA

13

Rick Porcello, LHP

BOS

vs. NYY

14

Carlos Martinez, RHP

STL

vs. TOR

15

Vince Velasquez, RHP

PHI

vs. MIA

16

Luis Severino, RHP

NYY

at BOS

17

Trevor Bauer, RHP

CLE

vs. HOU

18

Daniel Norris, LHP

DET

vs. SEA

19

Wily Peralta, RHP

MIL

vs. CIN

20

Wei-Yin Chen, RHP

MIA

at PHI

21

Trevor Cahill, RHP

SD

at ARI

22

Hector Santiago, LHP

MIN

at TEX

23

Tyler Glasnow, RHP

PIT

vs. CHC

24

Alex Cobb, RHP

TB

at BAL

25

Tanner Roark, RHP

WAS

at COL

26

Tyler Chatwood, RHP

COL

vs. WAS

27

Nate Karns, RHP

KC

at CWS

28

Mat Latos, RHP

TOR

at STL

29

Zack Godley, RHP

ARI

vs. SD

30

Rookie Davis, RHP

CIN

at MIL

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Wednesday, April 26

7 Johnny Cueto, RHP SF vs. LAD

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Pos

Player

Team

Opp.

FD

DK

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

Noah Syndergaard (R)

Mets

Braves

$12300

$12600

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

Jon Lester (L)

Cubs

@Pirates

$11000

$11600

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

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7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

Julio Teherán (R)

Braves

@Mets

$9400

$8600

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

Lance McCullers (R)

Astros

@Indians

$9700

$10300

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

Dylan Bundy (R)

Orioles

Rays

$8200

$7800

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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SP

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7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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C

Salvador Pérez (R)

Royals

@White Sox

$3000

$3700

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

GO PRO !

C

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7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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C

Yadier Molina (R)

Cardinals

Blue Jays

$3900

$3300

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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C

Robinson Chirinos (R)

Rangers

Twins

$3700

$3100

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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1B

Eric Thames (L)

Brewers

Reds

$4300

$5000

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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1B

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7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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1B

Joey Votto (L)

Reds

@Brewers

$4300

$5100

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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1B

Mike Napoli (R)

Rangers

Twins

$4300

$3900

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

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1B

Chris Davis (L)

Orioles

Rays

$4500

$4500

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

$5500

GO PRO !

2B

GO PRO !

7

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

vs. LAD

SP

Héctor Santiago (R)

Twins

@Rangers

$8300

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