Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Monday, May 20

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It's a light Monday for MLB DFS main slates, but our starting pitcher rankings are still strong. Check out today's starters and get their DraftKings and FanDuel prices ahead of your daily fantasy baseball picks.
It's a light Monday for MLB DFS main slates, but our starting pitcher rankings are still strong. Check out today's starters and get their DraftKings and FanDuel prices ahead of your daily fantasy baseball picks.

With 10 games -- one of which is in the afternoon and one that starts at 6:10 p.m. ET -- the pitching options are somewhat limited on daily fantasy baseball main slates on Monday, but our SP rankings are still strong. In fact, it's tough to find legit value sleepers on either FanDuel or DraftKings, as there aren't many pricing breaks.

The best value on FanDuel is probably Brad Peacock (vs. White Sox). He's been up and down this year, but overall he's been more good than bad. He has a fairly neutral matchup and checks in as the SP11 in all-day contests. On DraftKings, either J.A. Happ (@ Orioles) or Luke Weaver (vs. Padres) seems like the best value. Happ doesn't have the strikeout upside and is pitching in a poor park, but you have to like his chances at a win and solid performance. Weaver, who's a little more expensive, gets a nice park upgrade and could be a lightly owned as more people opt for his opponent, Chris Paddack (vs. Diamondbacks).

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As far as fades, Jake Odorizzi (@ Angels) and Jake Arrieta (@ Cubs) have tough matchups on paper. Yu Darvish (vs. Phillies) is also tough to trust given his poor performance this year and relatively high price. His last outing was by far his best of the season (no walks, 11 Ks vs. Cincinnati), but he still only lasted 5.1 innings. Sure, there's strikeout upside, but he just doesn't seem worth the price, especially on FanDuel where quality starts are so valuable.

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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Monday, May 20

FD $10,300 $10,500 $10,000 $10,000 $10,800 6 Luke Weaver D-backs @ Padres N/A 82 (T-23rd) $9,600 $8,500 $9,600 $8,800 $7,800 $8,300 $9,000 $7,400 N/A $8,700 $6,600 $7,000 $7,300 N/A $5,500 $6,000 $5,500 N/A

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opponent

Opp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)

Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

1

Chris Paddack

Padres

vs. D-backs

N/A

96 (T-17th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

2

Carlos Carrasco

Indians

vs. A's

N/A

90 (T-19th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

3

Mike Soroka

Braves

@ Giants

N/A

86 (21st)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

4

David Price

Red Sox

@ Blue Jays

69 (28th)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

5

Patrick Corbin

Nationals

@ Mets

106 (10th)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

7

Mike Minor

Rangers

vs. Mariners

109 (8th)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

8

Brad Peacock

Astros

vs. White Sox

N/A

97 (16th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

9

J.A. Happ

Yankees

@ Orioles

72 (27th)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

10

Jake Odorizzi

Twins

@ Angels

N/A

121 (2nd)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

11

Jake Arrieta

Phillies

@ Cubs

N/A

113 (6th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

12

Felix Pena (PLR)

Angels

vs. Twins

N/A

117 (3rd)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

13

Yu Darvish

Cubs

vs. Phillies

N/A

98 (15th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

14

Brett Anderson

A's

@ Indians

85 (T-21st)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

15

Mike Leake

Mariners

@ Rangers

N/A

112 (T-7th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

16

Andrew Cashner

Orioles

vs. Yankees

N/A

108 (9th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

17

Andrew Suarez

Giants

vs. Braves

113 (6th)

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

18

Wilmer Font

Mets

vs. Nationals

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

19

Edwin Jackson

Blue Jays

vs. Red Sox

N/A

102 (T-12th)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

20

Taylor Cole (O)

Angels

vs. Twins

N/A

117 (3rd)

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

21

TBD

White Sox

@ Astros

N/A

N/A

FD

$10,300

$10,500

$10,000

$10,000

$10,800

6

Luke Weaver

D-backs

@ Padres

N/A

82 (T-23rd)

$9,600

$8,500

wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as "[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average." For more on the stat, click here.

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