May 16

MLB DFS DraftKings Picks (May 16/22)

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Slate SUmmary

  • My DraftKings approach on building a cash game lineup is very similar to FD. We have a big 11 game slate but all eyes are on Coors for me today in both formats.
  • My favorite pitcher is Luis Severino for 8.8 and will be locking him on both sites. We just got confirmation that Judge will be resting today but the Yankees are deep so I wouldn’t worry too much. They are also swinging the bat well and should give plenty of run support for Severino.
  • Just like Severino, I have Belt locked on both sites in a prime matchup. He has a chance to crush the ball against Senzatela at Coors. He is 10-23 against the Rockies pitcher and although he hasn’t hit a HR yet, batting at Coors will give him an advantage.
  • LaMonte is not a lock for me but very close to being one. He is still a solid core play and a must play for 3.4k. He provides a ton of value if you plan on spending up on pitching like Peralta.
  • Speaking of Peralta, I think you go up for SP2 and roster him for 10.5k. After a shaky start, he has found his command and looks like an elite pitcher. The Braves come into today with the most strikeouts of any team and Freddy has 22 Ks in 3 his last 3 games.


  • Luis Severino (NYY) (P) – $8,800
  • Brandon Belt (SF) (1B) – $4,500
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) (OF) – $3,400
  • Freddy Peralta (MIL) (P) – $10,500


  • Wade Miley (CHC) (P) – $4,400
  • Yusei Kikuchi (TOR) (P) – $6,300
  • Yan Gomes (CHC) (C) – $2,500
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. (SF) (OF) – $3,400


  • SF
  • CHC
  • COL
  • LAD

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.