May 18

MLB DFS FanDuel Picks (May 18/22)

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Slate Summary

  • Our projections crushed yesterday with another winning night for MLB DFS. Looking to carry that momentum into this 8 game slate.
  • Max Scherzer is by far my favorite play and an auto lock for me without any hesitation. Although the Cardinals don’t usually strikeout, Scherzer made them look silly last time he faced him, striking out 10 in 7 total innings. The lineup is almost the same with just a couple of guys out compared to Apr 25th.
  • I know Gallo is not a fan favorite in the DFS Crunch community but he is slowly starting to turn things around after a horrendous start to the season. If you plan on locking in Scherzer like I am, you need to find salary relief plays and you get that with Gallo, projected to hit 6th.
  • Another cheap value play comes from the same team in Gleyber Torres for 2.5k. I am prioritizing Gallo, Torres and the best player in the bigs right now in Aaron Judge.


  • Max Scherzer (NYM) (P) – $10,400
  • Joey Gallo (NYY) (OF) – $2,600
  • Gleyber Torres (NYY) (SS/2B) – $2,500


  • Joey Gallo (NYY) (OF) – $2,600
  • Dominic Smith (NYM) (1B/OF) – $2,000
  • Gleyber Torres (NYY) (SS/2B) – $2,500
  • Drew Smyly (CHC) (P) – $6,800


  • NYY
  • TOR

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.