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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1Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
2Julio Jones (ATL)WR
3Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
4Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
5A.J. Green (CIN)WR
6Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
7Michael Thomas (NO)WR
8Mike Evans (TB)WR
9Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
10Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
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11Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)WR
12Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
13Chris Hogan (NE)WR
14Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
15Jordy Nelson (GB)WR
16Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
17Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
18Michael Crabtree (OAK)WR
19Mark Ingram (NO)RB
20Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
21Jay Ajayi (MIA)RB
22Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
23Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
24Dez Bryant (DAL)WR
25Doug Martin (TB)RB
26DeMarco Murray (TEN)RB
27C.J. Anderson (DEN)RB
28T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
29Alshon Jeffery (PHI)WR
30Jerick McKinnon (MIN)RB
1Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
2Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
5Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Joey Votto (CIN)1B
9Kris Bryant (CHC)1B,3B
10Chris Sale (BOS)SP
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11Manny Machado (BAL)3B,SS
12Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
13Corey Seager (LAD)SS
14Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)RF
15Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
16Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
17Daniel Murphy (WSH)1B,2B
18Nelson Cruz (SEA)RF,DH
19George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22Edwin Encarnacion (CLE)1B,DH
23Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B,DH
24Yu Darvish (LAD)SP
25Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
26Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
27Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
28J.D. Martinez (ARI)RF
29Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
30Jose Abreu (CWS)1B,DH
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
12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Chris Paul (HOU)PG
14Damian Lillard (POR)PG
15Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
16Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
19Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
20Paul George (OKC)SF,PF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
24Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
25C.J. McCollum (POR)PG,SG
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Gordon Hayward (BOS)SG,SF
30Marc Gasol (MEM)C