DFS: DraftKings Top Plays For Friday May 23rd

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The daily fantasy grind never stops. Here are our recommended plays for Friday's DraftKings lineups.

If you followed my advice yesterday you most likely won some cash and you love me. If you didn't its all good - we are back at it today.  As I said yesterday, pitchers were at a premium in the late games, not really much offense other than the Indians/Orioles game. Tonight may be similar since front end of the rotation pitchers are going at it.  I still think there will be a few high scoring games, and I highlighted players who I think should do well.

All players' prices based on DraftKings values

SP 1 - Marco Estrada Milwaukee Brewers, $9300 - This is a good spot for the Brewers pitcher.  He gets a trip to Miami on Memorial Day weekend, and gets to face a team that struggles mightily against right handed pitching.  The Brewers haven't exactly been good as of late, and Braun might be headed to the DL, so their rotation needs to step it up.

SP 2 - Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers, $7,800 - Sanchez is priced low - too low in my opinion, this could be a trap, but I am down for some adventure.  Yesterday I told you to stack Rangers against a LHP because their advanced statistics show that they are elite at hitting lefties - they are bipolar opposite when facing RHP, so this could be a sneaky play.

C - John Jaso, Oakland Athletics, $3,800 - I've said it about a million times - John Jaso crushes RHP.  Today the Jays will call up Liam Hendriks - who isn't that great if you remember him from his Twins days.  The game takes place at Rogers Centre so a left-handed A's stack might be a good play, predictable but good.

1B - Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals, $4,000 - Adams should be batting cleanup against Homer Bailey, and should benefit from it.  Bailey has been brutal this year, he should improve, but I would consider using a lot of Cardinals for GPP play today. 

2B - Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres, $3,700 - Gyorko is 4-6 with a homer and five RBIs against Edwin Jackson in his career - small sample but with Gyorkos' power upside it could be a good play.

3B - Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,600 - Lawrie ended his slump yesterday late in the Red Sox game, could be a sign of things to come.  Today he squares off against Scott Kazmir who has been "meh" at best as of late.

SS - Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers, $3,300 - Punt play against a weak Marlins RHP (Tom Kohler).

OF 1 - Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics, $3,800 - I expect the Jays/A's game to be very high scoring, with Crisp batting lead off he could rack up a lot of points.

OF 2 - Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves, $5,200 - The streakiest hitter ever is on the positive side of his streak so play him while he is hot.

OF 3 - Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates, $5,100 - McCutchen has three at bats against Jordan Zimmermann - two of them are homers.  Yes history is unlikely to repeat itself, but how could you say no to rostering the reigning NL MVP.

As always be sure to check the weather in the city your players are playing in. Don't forget to check lineups either, nothing worse than having a rostered player on your squad that isn't in the lineup.

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