DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Thursday (4/18) PREMIUM
Nearly a month into the season, there is plenty of data to analyze for this Thursday’s split-slate. This article will be focused on all 10 games being played, highlighting the top options for both the early four-game slate, along with the five games which will be played in the evening.
We start early today, with the first pitch set to take place in Atlanta at 12:10 pm EST. As always, be sure to check each team’s starting lineups and weather reports before locking in lineups. Let’s dive into Thursday’s action and find some of the best DFS players.
Michael Pineda (MIN): $8,200 vs. TOR
Off to a great start, Pineda will face off against a weak Blue Jays team at home. Although he is not the most talented pitcher taking the mound today, Pineda is one of the safer options toeing the rubber. He has scored at least 16.7 DraftKings points in each start this season and looks to be fully stretched out. He threw 40 pitches in his first outing, which was followed up by an 80-pitch game and then 96 against the Tigers last week. Toronto leads the league in strikeout percentage, owning a 28% K rate through the first 653 plate appearances. The lack of experience and a quality lineup has proven to be too much for big-league pitching, and Pineda should have no issue navigating this squad.