FanDuel MLB Cheat Sheet: June 1st

Today’s Slate

Today’s Cheat Sheets cover the 11 game main 7:05 PM EST slates.

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.

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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


At the time of writing this Was@Phi and Cin@Col are the only games with potential weather concerns.  It looks unlikely there will be any issues, but these games are crucial to our plans for today so we’re mentioning them to monitor.


We’re locking in Max Scherzer at only $10,700.  He’s projects way above the other pitchers in our model and is under priced for that production.


J.T. Realmuto is our focus and it’s nice to get some salary relief at the position.

First Base

Joey Votto is a great way to exposure to Coors.  Anthony Rizzo, Mark Reynolds (more Coors), and Tyler White are our favorite alternatives if you can’t afford Votto.

Second Base

DJ LeMahieu and Jose Altuve both project very well in our model.  We’re favoring LeMahieu because of his cheaper price and exposure to Coors.


We’re likely to use Hechavarria to save salary for Coors exposure.

Third Base

Nolan Arenado is an absolute lock for us today.  Right on Left vs a terrible pitcher and Coors Field at a very solid price tag.


There’s plenty of good options here.  We’d like to get exposure to Cargo or Springer.

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