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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1Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
2Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
8Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
9Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
10Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Michael Thomas (NO)WR
13Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
14Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
15A.J. Green (CIN)WR
16LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
17Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
18Mike Evans (TB)WR
19Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
20Davante Adams (GB)WR
21Mark Ingram (NO)RB
22Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
23Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
24Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
25Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
26Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
27Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
28Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
29Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
30T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF
2Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Trea Turner (WSH)SS
5Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
8Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
9Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
10Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
13Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
14Joey Votto (CIN)1B
15Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
16Chris Sale (BOS)SP
17Manny Machado (BAL)3B
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
20J.D. Martinez (BOS)RF
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
23George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
24Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B
25Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,LF
26Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
27Noah Syndergaard (NYM)SP
28Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
29Brian Dozier (MIN)2B
30Gary Sanchez (NYY)C
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
16Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
17Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
18Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
19Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
20Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
21Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
22CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
23Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
24Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
25Marc Gasol (MEM)C
26Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
27Paul Millsap (DEN)PF,C
28Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
29Eric Bledsoe (MIL)PG,SG
30Blake Griffin (DET)PF,C