Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitcher

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With nine games on Tuesday's MLB schedule, there are fewer pitching options than usual. We rank them to help with your daily fantasy baseball strategy.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitcher

With nine games on Tuesday's MLB schedule, there are fewer pitching options than usual. We rank them to help with your daily fantasy baseball strategy.

Finding the right pitcher is arguably the biggest key to any daily fantasy baseball strategy. As great as it is to find values and matchup-based sleepers, just havingthe best pitcher on any given day in your lineup is huge in DFS contests. Our daily pitcher rankingsaim to do just that -- find the best pitchers based on talent level and matchup.

Tuesday's MLB schedule has nine games on tap, with the Tigers-White Sox makeup game being the only afternoon offering. The Giants-Diamondbacks, Angels-A's, and Padres-Dodgers all get underway after 9:30 pm ET. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), six of our top-10 pitchers will start in one of those four games. Justin Verlander (No. 3) and Jose Quintana (No. 6) are basically off the radar in FanDuel and DraftKings contests, but with the three late games taking place in Phoenix, San Diego, and Oakland, respectively, you can feel confident using those pitchers in evening contests.

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As you might expect from teams playing in their first or second games of the season, the pitching options are mostly solid. There are more "boom-or-bust" options, such asLance McCullers Jr. (No. 7), Sean Manaea (9), and Tyler Anderson (13), but just like on opening day, you can easily dip down past the top half of our rankings and come up with a decent starter.

Opp. at STL at ARI 3 Justin Verlander, RHP DET at CWS at CWS vs. SD at TEX vs. DET vs. SEA at OAK vs. LAA vs. NYY at TB vs. CHC at MIL vs. COL vs. CLE at HOU vs. SF at LAA

Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitcher

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opp.

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

1

Jake Arrieta, RHP

CHC

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

2

Johnny Cueto, RHP

SF

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

4

Kenta Maeda, RHP

LAD

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

5

Carlos Carrasco, RHP

CLE

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

6

Jose Quintana, LHP

CWS

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

7

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP

HOU

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

8

Matt Shoemaker, RHP

LAA

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

9

Sean Manaea, LHP

OAK

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

10

Jake Odorizzi, RHP

TB

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

11

CC Sabathia, LHP

NYY

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

12

Adam Wainwright, RHP

STL

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

13

Tyler Anderson, LHP

COL

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

14

Zach Davies, RHP

MIL

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

15

Martin Perez, LHP

TEX

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

16

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP

SEA

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

17

Patrick Corbin, LHP

ARI

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

18

Clayton Richard, LHP

SD

at STL

at ARI

3

Justin Verlander, RHP

DET

at CWS

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