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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2LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
3Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
4Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
5Mark Ingram (NO)RB
6Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
7Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
8Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
9Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
10Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
13Michael Thomas (NO)WR
14Kenyan Drake (MIA)RB
15Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
16Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
17Marshawn Lynch (OAK)RB
18Jamaal Williams (GB)RB
19DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
20Alex Collins (BAL)RB
21Rex Burkhead (NE)RB
22Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
23A.J. Green (CIN)WR
24Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
25Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
26Jay Ajayi (PHI)RB
27Lamar Miller (HOU)RB
28Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
29Alfred Morris (DAL)RB
30Dez Bryant (DAL)WR
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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12Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
13Corey Seager (LAD)SS
14Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)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 (FA)SP
25Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
26Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
27Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
28J.D. Martinez (FA)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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12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Chris Paul (HOU)PG
14Damian Lillard (POR)PG
15Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
16Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
19Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
20Paul George (OKC)SF,PF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
24Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
25CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Marc Gasol (MEM)C
30Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C