How To Use This Cheat Sheet
The picks are broken up into two categories, cash game and tournament picks. Cash Game picks are our preferred picks for Head to Head and Double Up (50/50) contest types. These picks can also be used in Tournaments. The highlighted players are our favorite picks among the players we view as cash viable. Our Tournament picks are players we view as having the high upside it takes to win a tournament, but too risky or overpriced for Cash Games.
In the near future we will be pairing our cheat sheets with an alert system to adjust our player selections as new information becomes available. This will allow us to keep you up to date with any changes we make to our player selections as confirmed lineups become available, weather changes, and Vegas lines move. As this system is not in place yet, it is your responsibility to keep up to date with any new information that becomes available. These cheat sheets were created early in the day to allow you as much time as possible to make your lineups, but this means the lineups and batting order used while making these picks were projected. Make sure your players are in the confirmed lineup! We also recommend sticking to players batting in the 1-4 (or 1-5) spots of the batting order, particularly in Cash Games, for reasons outlined here.
Cash Game Lineup Building Notes
The only game with weather concerns at the time of writing this is NYM@Pit.
Jon Lester is the clear top choice today for cash games.
At only $4,900, Michael Bolsinger is facing the Rockies, a subpar offense when not at Coors Field, and he’s the pitcher we’re most likely to pair with Lester. His cheap price tag allows you to go nuts on hitters and there’s plenty of great high priced options today. If not going with Bolsinger, Tanaka is our preferred alternative followed by Archer.
There’s not much depth at Catcher on DraftKings today, but Brian McCann stands out as a value we’re targeting.
We’re most likely to go with Miguel Cabrera or Eric Hosmer, but first base is an overall stacked position. We wouldn’t mind either of the two alternatives or even some of our tournament targets (like Rizzo) today.
Second Base and Shortstop
If you need a salary relief option, although you may not if using Bolsinger, Jurickson Profar is one of the best options on this slate. Altuve and Correa are great ways to get exposure to the Astros, who have one of today’s highest implied run totals.
Kris Bryant is a lock for us today, so we’re playing him either at 3B or OF. If you use him in the outfield, you can get exposure to Donaldson as well.