DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Tuesday (4/18)
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by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Apr 18, 2017

Max Scherzer figures to be very popular in cash games Tuesday

Tonight’s a cash game roster night. There’s a clear SP1, and I’m a fan of an affordable SP2. I tend to have a very rigid group of selections in cash games, so unlike in the GPP lineup pieces I pen, the honorable mentions will be skimpier and should be considered as alternatives in the event the top pick(s) at a position receive a day off. Even with the priciest SP1 on the roster below, only one hitter projects to hit lower than fifth in his team’s lineup.

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Max Scherzer (WAS): $12,800 @ Braves
Yu Darvish is listed below as an honorable mention, but really he’s only an emergency fallback option for Scherzer. Mad Max is the clear top choice. Only three members of the Braves’ active roster have a wRC+ north of 100 (which represents average) since 2014 against right-handed pitchers, per FanGraphs. Only one of them has an ISO above .200. Atlanta’s offense lacks thump and, frankly, above average offensive players throughout most of their lineup. Seriously, check out these numbers. For Max’s part, he’s in great form out of the gate. Among qualified pitchers this year, he ranks second in swinging strike percentage (SwStr%) at 15.4%, and that’s par the course for a guy who’s sported a 15.3% SwStr% each of the last two years. Scherzer is in typical top form, and he should have little trouble mowing down the Braves as a -166 favorite in a game with an over/under total of just 7.5 runs, according to Pinnacle.

 

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2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
4David Johnson (ARI)RB
5Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
8Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
9Michael Thomas (NO)WR
10Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
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11Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
14Mike Evans (TB)WR
15A.J. Green (CIN)WR
16Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
17LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
18Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
19Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
20Davante Adams (GB)WR
21Mark Ingram (NO)RB
22Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
23Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
24Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
25Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
26Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
27Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
28Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
29Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
30Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF
2Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
5Trea Turner (WSH)SS
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
8Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
9Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
10Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
13Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
14Joey Votto (CIN)1B
15Manny Machado (BAL)3B
16Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
17Chris Sale (BOS)SP
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
20Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
21Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
22George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
23Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
24Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,LF
25Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
26Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B
27Corey Seager (LAD)SS
28Gary Sanchez (NYY)C
29Jose Abreu (CWS)1B
30Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
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11John Wall (WAS)PG
12Chris Paul (HOU)PG
13Damian Lillard (POR)PG
14Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
15Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
16Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
17Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
18Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
19Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
20Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
21Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
22Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
23CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
24Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
25Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
26Marc Gasol (MEM)C
27Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
28Paul Millsap (DEN)PF,C
29Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
30Eric Bledsoe (MIL)PG,SG