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
Watch the weather for the NYM@Was and KC@Min games.
We’re locking in Clayton Kershaw today. The opposing Reds have an implied run total of just about 2 runs. The difficult decision is who to pair with Kershaw.
With all the cheap value hitters available today, it looks like we can maybe pay up for Johnny Cueto with Kershaw. Cueto has demonstrated his upside against the Padres already this season with performances of 37.2 and 46.5 DraftKings points.
If you’re unable to pair the two most expensive pitchers, we like using Rich Hill or Matt Moore.
Buster Posey projects as the top catcher and a good value, but we’ll likely need more salary relief if we plan to pay up for both pitchers. Cameron Rupp is our preferred cheap catcher.
Matt Adams and Victor Martinez project as good values at the price point we’re looking for with our overall plans for our rosters. If you’re not paying all the way up for both starting pitchers, we love Miguel Cabrera.
Rougned Odor is an excellent value, but again may not fit with roster construction. Brian Dozier is an excellent value if the weather outlook changes for his game and Cesar Hernandez can be used if weather forces an adjustment.
At only $2,200 Taylor Motter is a much needed, excellent source of salary relief. We’re expecting him to be hitting 2nd in the order and his price point is just too cheap for that many opportunities to score fantasy points.
Taylor Motter is available to be played at both SS and 2B on DraftKings, but we prefer using him at shortstop. Justin Turner is only available at third base and is a great value today. Justin Turner is our top cheap value on this entire slate. He’s hitting 2nd for the team with the 4th highest run total of the slate and has a right on left match up against Brandon Finnegan and the Reds abysmal bullpen.