Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers for Thursday, April 6

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It's a busy afternoon of baseball on Thursday, so get your daily fantasy baseball lineups ready early with the help of our pitcher rankings.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers for Thursday, April 6

It's a busy afternoon of baseball on Thursday, so get your daily fantasy baseball lineups ready early with the help of our pitcher rankings.

Thursday's MLB schedule is packed with day games (nineeight), so a good chunk of the daily fantasy baseball lineups out there will need to be ready by first pitch of the Phillies-Reds game at 12:35 pm ET. As always, finding the right pitcher is the most important part of any DFS strategy, so our rankings are a good place to start.

Take note that the Braves-Mets, Blue Jays-Rays, Mariners-Astros, and Giants-Diamondbacks are the four games starting after 4:05 pm ET. Unfortunately, that removes some of today's top options (Marcus Stroman, Matt Harvey, Jeff Samardzija, etc.) from afternoon contests, but there are still several high-upside hurlers who will be available.

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John Lackey is easily the safest choice among the afternoon starters, but boom-or-bust guys like Gio Gonzalez, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Tyler Skaggs could deliver big strikeout games while facing mediocre offenses. Once you get past the top 16 or so on our list, you're taking a major risk, but this is one of those uncertain days where a big risk could pay off in a big way in GPP contests.

Opp. at TB at STL 3 Matt Harvey, RHP NYM vs. ATL vs. ATL at MIN at ARI vs. NYM vs. MIA vs. PIT vs. SF vs. SD vs. SEA at OAK vs. TOR at WAS vs. CHC at CIN vs. COL vs. KC at HOU at CWS vs. LAA at LAD vs. DET vs. PHI at BOS at MIL

Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Thursday, April 6

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opp.

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

1

Marcus Stroman, RHP

TOR

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

2

John Lackey, RHP

CHC

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

4

Jason Hammel, RHP

KC

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

5

Jeff Samardzija, RHP

SF

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

6

Jaime Garcia, LHP

ATL

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

7

Gio Gonzalez, LHP

WAS

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

8

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP

BOS

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

9

Robbie Ray, LHP

ARI

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

10

Brandon McCarthy, RHP

LAD

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

11

Joe Musgrove, RHP

HOU

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

12

Tyler Skaggs, LHP

LAA

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

13

Blake Snell, LHP

TB

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

14

Tom Koehler, RHP

MIA

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

15

Lance Lynn, RHP

STL

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

16

Clay Buchholz, RHP

PHI

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

17

Chase Anderson, RHP

MIL

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

18

Kyle Gibson, RHP

MIN

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

19

Ariel Miranda, LHP

SEA

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

20

Matt Boyd, LHP

DET

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

21

Andrew Triggs, RHP

OAK

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

22

Jered Weaver, RHP

SD

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

23

James Shields, RHP

CWS

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

24

Rookie Davis, RHP

CIN

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

25

Chad Kuhl, RHP

PIT

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

26

Antonio Senzatela, RHP

COL

at TB

at STL

3

Matt Harvey, RHP

NYM

vs. ATL

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