Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Tuesday, June 18


Tuesday's daily SP rankings feature a trio of bankable former Cy Young winners at the top, but you're going to be limiting your offensive budget if you take any of them. Fortunately for those looking to save a few bucks for hitters, there are plenty of value sleepers in MLB DFS contests. 

Jack Flaherty (vs. Marlins) is relatively affordable and should be highly owned given his matchup, and Jake Arrieta (@ Nationals) is also in a good spot based on the stat splits. If you're willing to accept a slightly lower ceiling, you can get great deals on Yusei Kikuchi (vs. Royals)Brett Anderson (vs. Orioles), and Ryan Yarbrough (@ Yankees), especially on DraftKings.

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There aren't a lot of obvious fades based on matchups, though David Price (@ Twins) and Patrick Corbin (vs. Phillies) seem slightly overpriced. 

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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Tuesday, June 18

(O) = Opener | (PLR) = Primary Long Reliever

Updated wRC+ stats coming soon

Rank Pitcher Team Opponent Opp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank) Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank) FD DK
1 Justin Verlander Astros @ Reds N/A   $12,000 $11,900
2 Jacob deGrom Mets @ Braves N/A   $10,400 $10,300
3 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers vs. Giants   N/A $10,700 $11,200
4 Jack Flaherty Cardinals vs. Marlins N/A   $8,000 $8,700
5 Brandon Woodruff Brewers @ Padres N/A   $9,300 $9,300
6 Cole Hamels Cubs vs. White Sox N/A   $8,600 $10,500
7 Jake Arrieta Phillies @ Nationals N/A   $7,900 $7,300
8 David Price Red Sox @ Twins   N/A $9,000 $9,100
9 Tyler Skaggs Angels @ Blue Jays   N/A $7,600 $8,500
10 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays vs. Angels N/A   $7,400 $8,100
11 Patrick Corbin Nationals vs. Phillies   N/A $9,400 $8,200
12 Zach Plesac Indians @ Rangers N/A   $7,800 $7,900
13 Julio Teheran Braves vs. Mets N/A   $8,200 $9,500
14 Yusei Kikuchi Mariners vs. Royals   N/A $6,000 $5,300
15 J.A. Happ Yankees vs. Rays   N/A $7,900 $7,500
16 Merrill Kelly D-backs vs. Rockies N/A   $8,300 $8,000
17 Brett Anderson A's vs. Orioles   N/A $7,000 $6,200
18 Jordan Yamamoto Marlins @ Cardinals N/A   $7,500 $8,300
19 Ryan Yarbrough (PLR) Rays @ Yankees   N/A N/A $6,500
20 Mitch Keller Pirates vs. Tigers N/A   $5,500 $6,900
21 Anthony DeSclafani Reds vs. Astros N/A   $6,400 $7,100
22 Michael Pineda Twins vs. Red Sox N/A   $6,600 $7,300
23 Homer Bailey Royals @ Mariners N/A   $6,800 $6,700
24 Adrian Sampson Rangers vs. Indians N/A   $7,200 $7,800
25 Logan Allen Padres vs. Brewers   N/A N/A $7,700
26 Daniel Norris Tigers @ Pirates   N/A $6,200 $5,700
27 Antonio Senzatela Rockies @ D-backs N/A   $6,300 $4,900
28 Shaun Anderson Giants @ Dodgers N/A   $7,300 $6,600
29 Ivan Nova White Sox @ Cubs N/A   $5,800 $5,000
30 Gabriel Ynoa Orioles @ A's N/A   $5,600 $4,500
31 Ryne Stanek (O) Rays @ Yankees N/A   $4,000 $4,200

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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