October 20

MLB DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Picks

Slate Summary

  • The Astros took game 1 as Verlander had a monster performance striking out 11 batters. We only have 1 game today but a couple players stand out to me on both sites.
  • With a 4.06 implied team total, I will have at least 3 Astros in my cash game lineup but currently stacking 4-1. My MVP is Yordan Alvarez who has an excellent match up against Severino today. Projected to bat 3rd in the lineup, I prefer him over Judge who is $500 more.
  • My next favorite player is Kyle Tucker for 7.5k at the STAR position. DFS Crunch projects him with the 3rd highest projection behind Alvarez and Judge. Another great matchup for the left handed hitter.
  • Over on DraftKings, you are able to roster pitching and that is exactly what I will do in cash games. Definitely viable to fade in GPPs but pitchers provide a safer floor than hitters. I am locking in Valdez at CPT and Severino in the UTIL spot. With the current odds and pricing that has been set, this will allow you to build a solid single lineup for cash game contests.

Core Plays



Cash Play Considerations


  • Chas McCormick


  • Trey Mancini
  • Yuli Gurriel


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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.