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FanDuel MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (5/18)
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by Brad Richter | @rotopilot | Featured Writer
May 18, 2018

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There is a little bit of everything on Friday’s full 15-game slate. There is a couple of high-priced ace pitching options to choose from, plenty of mid-priced hitters in favorable matchups and, unfortunately, some weather to keep a close watch on. So, when are all of these teams building domes or retractable roofs anyway? Until that day comes be sure to check with your favorite meteorologist in cities like Washington, Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis before finalizing your DFS lineups.

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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Pitcher

Max Scherzer (WAS): $11,600 vs. LAD
If the weather cooperates in Washington then Max Scherzer is the clear-cut top pitching option of the night. He has been absolutely dominant this season with a 1.69 ERA while reaching double-digit strikeouts in six out of nine starts. He is a huge Vegas favorite pitching at home against a Dodgers team that has lost nine of their last 11 games. In 114 career plate appearances by Dodgers hitters against Scherzer, he has allowed only one home run with a .235 wOBA and 33.3% strikeout rate. If the raindrops do not hold off then look to pivot to Jacob deGrom in Cash games.

 

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