May 1

MLB DFS DraftKings Picks (May 1)

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Slate Summary

  • On DK, Rafael Devers is my favorite play and arguably could have been my top pick for FD as well. I am all in on the Red Sox today in one of the best spots to crush. He and Corbin Burnes is a lock for me on both sites in cash games. Alongside Burnes, Pivetta is also a lock at this price. If I could play 2 pitchers on FD, these 2 would also be locks for me. Since we have pitching figured out, we can move onto bats. With the value Pivetta provides, I am going to lock in the goat, Mike Trout for 5.9k. He is a great spend up option as there are many value plays on a big 9 game slate. One being Jon Berti for 2.1k. The Marlins are projected with a team total of just under 4 and for lead off, Berti will be one of the chalkiest plays. My last core play who also provides tremendous value is Harrison Bader. After BOS, STL is the next team I want to target in both cash and GPP contests. Bader for 3.2k is an elite option batting 2nd today. Like FD, the teams to target for GPP are BOS, STL, and the NYY/TB (in that order).


  • Rafael Devers (BOS) (3B) – $5,200
  • Corbin Burnes (MIL) (P) – $10,200
  • Nick Pivetta (BOS) (P) – $6,700
  • Mike Trout (LAA) (OF) – $5,900
  • Harrison Bader (STL) (OF) – $3,200
  • Jon Berti (MIA) (2B/OF) – $2,100


  • Nick Pivetta (BOS) (P) – $6,700
  • Jon Berti (MIA) (2B/OF) – $2,100


  • BOS
  • STL
  • NYY
  • TB

Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.