FanDuel MLB Cheat Sheet: May 25th

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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FanDuel MLB Cheat Sheet For May 25th Evening Slate
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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


There’s currently no weather concerns for tonight’s evening MLB DFS slate.


Today we don’t have any elite pitching options, which leaves our focus on Scott Kazmir or Junior Guerra.  No pitcher on this slate has huge upside, but we view these two pitchers has having the best combination of upside and safety.


Brian McCann,Evan Gattis, and Welington Castillo are our top projected catchers for this slate.  We prefer McCann and like the Yankees in general, although they’re more difficult to fit with our lineup plans at other positions.  Stephen Vogt can be used as a salary relief option, although that’s likely unnecessary on today’s slate.

First Base

The Red Sox have the highest team total of the slate today at roughly 5.5 implied runs.  While they’re priced aggressively, there’s nothing to stop us from using them as we’re spending so little on pitching.  David Ortiz is the only hitter at the 1-5 spot with a left on right match up and he’s a priority for us today.  Paul Goldscmidt is a nice alternative to Big Papi.

Second Base

Dustin Pedroia gives you an other opportunity to get Red Sox exposure and Scooter Gennett projects as a good value if you need to save some salary.


Manny Machado and Carlos Correa both project as great options at shortstop today.  We’re leaning slightly towards Correa as his team’s total is higher.

Third Base

Third base is the position we’re least excited about on FanDuel today and we recommend making your third base decision last.


There’s a ton of great options at outfield today and we think there’s multiple ways to approach the position.  We recommend sticking to the highlighted options.
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