May 18

MLB DFS DraftKings Picks (May 18/22)

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Slate Summary

  • We are given a smaller slate with only 6 games for DraftKings but plenty of solid plays for both formats.
  • Gerrit Cole faces the Baltimore Orioles who are top 4 in strikeouts this season. Cole has been on a heater his last 4 games and when he is on, there’s really no one stopping him. As long as he has his command, he can have another monster game against a very poor team.
  • I think the best way to attack this slate is to spend up on both your pitchers grabbing Cole and Scherzer. Both provide such a safe floor with ceiling upside. Both are also in great matchups and there are enough cheap bats to feel good about my cash game build.
  • Tim Anderson at 5k is a solid option after locking in Cole and Scherzer. His log hasn’t been amazing but he is up against Greinke who is not a strikeout pitcher and will give Anderson a chance to get on base.
  • I prefer Gallo on FD but I still plan on playing him on both sites. The Yankees have the highest ITT going into today so I’ll have a few players from them. He had an excellent series against the CWS but struggling now against the Orioles. A great chance to turn it around for 3.2k.


  • Gerrit Cole (NYY) (P) – $9,900
  • Max Scherzer (NYM) (P) – $10,600
  • Tim Anderson (CWS) (SS) – $5,000
  • Joey Gallo (NYY) (OF) – $3,200


  • AJ Pollock (CWS) (OF) – $2,000
  • Rafael Ortega (CHC) (OF) – $2,600


  • NYY
  • CWS
  • CHC

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.