Yesterday was a nice reminder that we need to be weary of our picks withdrawing as the Grand Slams near and players don’t want to spend time in small tourneys. For today’s slate we get 16 matches with a few carrying over from yesterday with inclement weather. DraftKings did size down the offerings as well with just $5,000 in the main. Nonetheless, let’s find some winners for our lineups for Tuesday’s tennis DFS slate.
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DraftKings Tennis DFS Picks | May 18
Tommy Paul ($9,700)
Opponent: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
The American Tommy Paul has a very winnable match in Lyon facing the homestanding Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Paul is not the typical hardcourt player we normally see in the US with a game more predicated on athleticism which has translated well for him over his career with a win percentage pushing 70%. Along with just more success in career comparisons despite a 12-year age gap Paul also has the edge in any sort of recent form as Tsonga has not won a match on clay in over 2 years.
Tsonga has lost a lot of mobility with injuries and surgeries over the past few years which won’t help the big man in any way here against the quicker Paul. The price tag is a bit much in comparison to his normal tags but that will drive down ownership giving us leverage on the field with a big favorite.
Tennis DFS picks:
Jannik Sinner ($8,000) – Ownership will be low facing Aslan Karatsev but he is still the more proven asset with a level head.
Paula Badosa ($10,700) – The Spaniard Paula Badosa has proven all year she is a top player, especially on clay. It’s a big tag but she’s worth it.
Arthur Rinderknech ($7,300) – It’s rare to see the best sweep odds on the slate down this far in the pricing but that’s what we have here which instantly makes Arthur Rinderknech a popular play which means we have to be aware of our exposures.
Serena Williams ($9,500) – Whenever Serena Williams is not highly owned she’s arguably a must-play. The greatest women’s player of all-time for my money still has all the skills to win against anyone anywhere.
Fades: Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini