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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Tuesday, August 22

It's a rare day with 32 pitchers to choose from, with the Phillies and Marlins playing the lone day game in Game 1 of their doubleheader. Aaron Nola will pitch that game, which means he won't be available on daily fantasy baseball main slates, but there are plenty of good options in the 15-game evening slate.

Jimmy Nelson has hit the skids a bit, but he's the top guy today with a great matchup at San Francisco. Chris Archer is a strong second-placepick, as he continues to go deep into games and rack up the Ks. Carlos Carrasco got knocked around last time out against the Red Sox, but he should bounce back.

The Red Sox don't strike out much, but Carrasco should fare much better. Although Lance Lynn faces a high-strikeout offense, he hasn't struck out more than four batters in his past four starts. Lynn should go deep, but his strikeout number will be small.

Patrick Corbin has thrown a quality start with seven-plus strikeouts in each of his past three outings. Against the struggling Mets in pitcher-friendly Citi Field, he can do it again. A boom-or-bust candidate for second straight outing is John Lackey, who boomed last week.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers
Rank Pitcher Team Opp
1 Jimmy Nelson, RHP MIL @SF
2 Chris Archer, RHP TB vs TOR
3 Aaron Nola, RHP (G1) PHI vs MIA
4 Carlos Carrasco, RHP CLE vs BOS
5 Lance Lynn, RHP STL vs SD
6 Danny Duffy, LHP KC vs COL
7 Patrick Corbin, LHP ARI @NYM
8 Masahiro Tanaka, RHP NYY @DET
9 Jose Urena, RHP (G2) MIA @PHI
10 Charlie Morton, RHP HOU vs WSH
11 Jeff Samardzija, RHP SF vs MIL
12 John Lackey, RHP CHC @CIN
13 Tanner Roark, RHP WSH @HOU
14 Jon Gray, RHP COL @KC
15 Jameson Taillon, RHP PIT vs. LAD
16 Lucas Giolito, RHP CWS vs MIN
17 Clayton Richard, LHP SD @STL
18 Kyle Gibson, RHP MIN @CWS
19 Dan Straily, RHP (G1) MIA @PHI
20 Ricky Nolasco, RHP LAA vs TEX
21 Matthew Boyd, LHP DET vs NYY
22 Chris Rowley, RHP TOR @TB
23 Homer Bailey, RHP CIN vs CHC
24 Lucas Sims, RHP ATL vs SEA
25 Tyson Ross, RHP TEX @LAA
26 Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP BAL vs OAK
27 Brock Stewart, RHP LAD at PIT
28 Tommy Milone, LHP NYM vs ARI
29 Nick Pivetta, RHP (G2) PHI vs MIA
30 Paul Blackburn, RHP OAK @BAL
31 Doug Fister, RHP BOS @CLE
32 Marco Gonzales, LHP SEA @ATL


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