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 cut top option facing the Phillies.
Catcher is pretty stacked on FanDuel today. We like all of these catchers, but our plan is to save some salary with McCann or Perez.
There’s three great options at 1B today. We’re likely to diversify between them across multiple lineups as we rate them so close and they’re priced similarly.
Second Base is another fantastic position today. We have four options that give you exposure to the games with the highest totals. We’re fine letting price dictate which option you go with.
At shortstop we slightly prefer Carlos Correa to Manny Machado as our main target. While most likely batting late in the order, Javier Baez ranks as a good value if you need salary relief.
The only reason we even included options other than Kris Bryant is in case he randomly doesn’t play today. Lock in Bryant!
At outfield we’re trying to get exposure to the highlighted Cubs, Rangers, Tigers and Astros players.