DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Friday (8/9)
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by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Aug 9, 2019

Walker Buehler is worth the high cost for DraftKings lineups on Friday night.

Tonight’s selections below feature the most expensive pitcher as well as a trio of bargain hurlers, including two of the five cheapest pitchers on the slate. With a potential middle-tier pivot from the top arm and a pair of bargain SP2 options, there’s ample salary relief to spend on big boppers. Two of my favorite pricey hitters are teammates, and they’re highlighted among the touted hitter plays. They’re joined by a potentially sneaky one-off play and a trio of teammates in another stack.

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Pitchers

Walker Buehler (LAD): $11,500 vs. Diamondbacks
Buehler is having an outstanding season. Among qualified pitchers, he ranks 13th in strikeout rate (29.0%), seventh in WHIP (1.00), and tied for seventh in SIERA (3.38), according to FanGraphs. The young righty has been especially lethal at home. In 142 innings pitched at Dodger Stadium since last season, he has a 2.22 ERA, 2.86 xFIP, and 31.5% K rate. He and the Dodgers are -192 favorites, per Pinnacle, and Arizona’s team over/under total of only 2.5 runs is the lowest on the slate by a full run.

 

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1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
2Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
7DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
8James Conner (PIT)RB
9Davante Adams (GB)WR
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
12Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
13Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
14Travis Kelce (KC)TE
15Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
16Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
17Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
18JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
19Michael Thomas (NO)WR
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
22Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
23Marlon Mack (IND)RB
24Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
25Aaron Jones (GB)RB
26Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
27Damien Williams (KC)RB
28Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
29Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
30Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
7J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
8Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
9Trevor Story (COL)SS
10Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
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11Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
12Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
15Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
18Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
21Starling Marte (PIT)CF
22Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
23Juan Soto (WSH)LF
24Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
25Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
26Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
27George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
28Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
29Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
30Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)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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