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DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Tuesday (5/1)
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by Brad Richter | @rotopilot | Featured Writer
May 1, 2018

What if I told you there is a way to fit in the highest priced pitcher and highest priced hitter in your lineup on DraftKings on Tuesday and still have a solid group of players around them? Would you be interested? If so, check out my recommended pitchers and core hitters to build your lineup around on Tuesday’s big 14-game DFS slate that features five ace pitchers priced over $10,000 and numerous games with the wind blowing out.

As always, be sure to pay close attention to the lineups when they are released and monitor the weather leading up to game time. For reference throughout the season, be sure to bookmark our overview of MLB Park Factors and how to Use Weather to Your Advantage in MLB DFS. Also, check out our GPP and Cash Games Primers to learn more about different daily fantasy game types specific to MLB.

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Pitchers

Max Scherzer (WAS): $12,700 vs. PIT
I guess I gave this recommendation away in my intro since Max Scherzer is the highest priced pitcher on DraftKings. Sure, there are a variety of over $10,000 pitchers to choose from and they all should have some success but Scherzer is my guy. He has been the most consistent of all the aces available on Tuesday with at least nine strikeouts in five of his six starts while allowing two runs or fewer in every outing. The Pirates don’t strike out much as a team against righties so far this season with a 19.4% strikeout rate, but they don’t face Scherzer every day either. Scherzer has done just fine against Pirates’ hitters over his career allowing a .273 wOBA with a 34.7% strikeout rate in 49 plate appearances. Lock me in for about 10 strikeouts while allowing only a run or two and picking up a win for my ace of the night.

 

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