MLB DFS Cheat Sheet for DraftKings: May 18

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There are only 6 games on tonight’s slate. Keep an eye on the weather in Colorado, avoid taking hitters in the duel between strikeout artists Corey Kluber and Chris Sale, and invest in Matt Harvey. Let’s take a deeper look, shall we?

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1. Matt Harvey: The Dark Knight is back in Gotham, where he is 3-0 this season. Facing the Cardinals (John Lackey) will be no easy task, but he’s a stronger bet for a W than Kluber, Sale and Hamels.

2. Dan Haren: Haren was lit up on the road in his last start, but returns home tonight, where he is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. He’s presents an affordable if you’re looking to avoid Harvey, Kluber, Sale and Hamels.

3. Lance McCuller: Are you in the mood to gamble? If so, McCullers is your guy tonight. He’s making his major league debut after dominating Double-A. The Astros are a slight favorite at home against the struggling Drew Pomeranz, but McCullers may have a short leash in his big league debut.


1. James McCann: 6/12 with 3 XBH’s over his last 3 games. The Tigers are favored, and this game has an over/under of 8.5. McCann is batting 8th tonight.

2. Stephen Vogt: He’s been in a bit of a slump lately, but his power makes him an enticing option against a rookie. This game also has an over/under of 8.5.

Other top plays: Gattis, Rosario

First Basemen

1. Ryan Howard: 3/8 vs. Lyles. 7/14 over his last 4 games…and he’s in Coors field.

2. Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt: Both guys are red hot right now, and neither has a particularly intimidating matchup. Although Goldy is just 3/16 vs. Haren.

3. Justin Bour: He’s hitting cleanup tonight, but has the price tag of a guy hitting 9th.

Second Basemen

1. Jose Altuve: Crushes left handed pitching. 5/10 vs. Pomeranz.

2. Ian Kinsler: .941 OPS this month. 5/8 over his last 2 games.

Other top plays: Gordon, Utley, Sogard

Third Basemen

1. Yasmany Tomas: 4/8 with a HR over his last 2 games. He’s hitting cleanup, and this game has an over/under of 8.

2. Nolan Arenado: 1/2 with a double vs. Hamels. This game is in Coors field.

Other top plays: J. Rogers, Prado


1. Chris Owings: 9/14 with 2 XBH’s vs. Haren. 13/26 over his last 6 games.

2. Freddy Galvis: Comes into Coors field hot going 7/15 over his last 4 games.

Other top plays: Semien, Sardinas, Iglesias


1. AJ Pollock: 5/8 with 2 XBH’s vs. Haren. Batting 2nd tonight.

2. Giancarlo Stanton: He’s got 4 HR’s in his last 5 games.

3. Curtis Granderson: .804 OPS in 34 career AB’s vs. Lackey, and he’s homered in his last 2 games.

4. Michael Cuddyer: Cuddyer is 8/25 with 4 HR’s vs. Lackey, and he’s starting to heat up as well.

Other top plays: Braun, K. Davis, Springer, Reddick, Crisp, J. Martinez, Francoeur


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Chirag Nanavati