FanDuel MLB Cheat Sheet: May 23rd

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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May 23rd MLB Cheat Sheet
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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


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.


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 at pitcher.  Stephen Vogt is our preferred cheap catcher.

First Base

With paying up for Kershaw, we’re targeting Prince Fielder or Ryan Howard.

Second Base

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 $2,100 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.

Third Base

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.


Mike trout projects very well today and if not playing Cueto with Kershaw he’s a lock for us.  Enrique Hernandez is our top outfield value at only $2,100.

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