DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (5/24)
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by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
May 24, 2019

Chris Davis is a great price for Coors tonight

An ace who’s lacked his normal gaudy strikeout totals thus far this year has a plum draw at home, and he headlines a trio of pitching picks. He’s joined by an impressive rookie hurler and a sophomore hurler who both received a shout out from me earlier in the week in a season-long piece. The hitting selections feature an underpriced slugger at Coors, a pair of teammates in homer-friendly Miller Park, and a trio of lefty-mashing teammates.

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Pitchers

Noah Syndergaard (NYM): $10,100 vs. Tigers
Syndergaard’s season ERA sits at 4.50, but his 3.69 SIERA, according to FanGraphs, is much more respectable. He got off to a rocky start, but he’s been in better form this month. In four starts spanning 30.0 innings in May, he has a 2.40 ERA (3.82 SIERA) and 0.87 WHIP. His strikeout rate of only 21.4% this month is underwhelming, but he’s been stingy with the free passes (3.6% BB%), and there are no red flags in terms of velocity. Thor will have a dreamy matchup at home, where he’ll look to carve up the visiting Tigers. Detroit’s tied for last in wRC+ (68) against righties this year, and they have a 26.2% K% against them that should help Syndergaard tally strikeouts aplenty. Syndergaard’s the cheapest of the six pitchers with five-figure salaries, but his upside is on par with the other heavy hitters thanks to his favorable matchup.

 

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2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
6David Johnson (ARI)RB
7DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
8Davante Adams (GB)WR
9Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
10James Conner (PIT)RB
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11Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Travis Kelce (KC)TE
15Michael Thomas (NO)WR
16JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
17Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
18Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
19Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
22George Kittle (SF)TE
23T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
24Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
25A.J. Green (CIN)WR
26Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
27Marlon Mack (IND)RB
28Damien Williams (KC)RB
29Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
30Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
5Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
6Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
7J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
8Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
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11Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
12Trea Turner (WSH)SS
13Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
14Trevor Story (COL)SS
15Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
16Chris Sale (BOS)SP
17Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
18Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
19Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
20Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
21Blake Snell (TB)SP
22Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
23Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
24Adalberto Mondesi (KC)2B,SS
25Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
26Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
27Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
28Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
29Juan Soto (WSH)LF
30Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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