May 1

MLB DFS FanDuel Picks (May 1)

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Slate Summary

  • Happy Sunday everyone! As always, we have an early MLB main slate with 9 games on our hands. We also have the second round of the NBA playoffs and the last NHL regular season game today which will be a single slate game. For MLB, Ronald Acuna Jr. for 3.9k is my favorite play for a batter. It was definitely close between Rafael Devers but I prefer him more on DK. For pitching, Corbin Burnes is on the slate which makes it hard to fade the stud who always provides a safe floor with ceiling upside. My first 3 cores are spend ups so you will need some salary relief which you get in Trent Grisham leading off for 2.7k and another player with the same price in Randy Arozarena. Your OF will be filled if you go this route but there’s UTIL where you can jam in a 4th which is definitely viable in cash games. Going back to pitching, the only other option I see is punting at this position with Nick Pivetta. You can only roster 1 pitcher on FD and if you want to be different, you can go with the Canadian from BC for 6.5k. As for GPP, I have BOS, STL and TB in this order. Other teams are in play like the TOR, SD and NYY but my main team to target is BOS.


  • Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL) (OF) – $3,900
  • Corbin Burnes (MIL) (P) – $10,700
  • Rafael Devers (BOS) (3B) – $3,800
  • Trent Grisham (SD) (OF) – $2,700
  • Randy Arozarena (TB) (OF) – $2,700


  • Nick Pivetta (BOS) (P) – $6,500
  • Trent Grisham (SD) (OF) – $2,700
  • Randy Arozarena (TB) (OF) – $2,700


  • BOS
  • STL
  • 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.