Daily Fantasy Baseball Notes: Advice, lineup picks for Friday

There's a lot of action around the league this Friday, including five early games (counting the Giants-Padres 6:40 pm ET start) and 10 on the main slate (including two late contests). Colorado, Arizona, and Milwaukee will be at home, which is always welcome news for those in DFS players. Expect players from those teams (and their opponents) to factor heavily into daily fantasy baseball strategy and lineups today.

This will also affect strategy today: Ace Max Scherzer starting when almost all the other pitchers are No. 4s and 5s.

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On the weather side, early indications are thatwe should see all 15 games played today (emphasis on“should”). We’ll keep an eye on the volatile April weather around the country and keep you up to date as we go along.

A few notes worth mentioning: There are reports of20-plus mphwinds blowing out to right field in Philadelphia (ahem, Bryce Harper), it's supposed to becold and dreary in Detroit (a pitchers haven), which would givea boost to pitchers Michael Fulmer and Steven Wrightin early contests. Let’s get to it!

Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks

SS - Dansby Swanson (ATL) - DK Value

Pos Player Opp. FanDuel DraftKings Yahoo Analysis
SP Max Scherzer (R) @Phillies $10300 $13000 GO PRO !
SP Vince Velásquez (R) Nationals $8000 $8900 GO PRO !
SP Francisco Liriano (L) @Rays $8000 $8900 GO PRO !
SP Iván Nova (R) Braves $6900 $7000 GO PRO !
SP Luis Severino (R) @Orioles $5400 $5800 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP Jason Vargas (L) @Astros $5900 $6000 GO PRO !
SP Zack Wheeler (R) Marlins $6500 $8000 GO PRO !
C Yasmani Grandal (B) @Rockies $3400 $4600 GO PRO !
C J.T. Realmuto (R) @Mets $2300 $3400 GO PRO !
C Stephen Vogt (L) @Rangers $2800 $3800 GO PRO !
C GO PRO ! GO PRO !
DH Albert Pujols (R) Mariners $2700 $4200 GO PRO !
1B Joey Votto (L) @Cardinals $4000 $4800 GO PRO !
1B Mike Napoli (R) Athletics $2900 $4400 GO PRO !
1B Justin Bour (L) @Mets $2600 $3100 GO PRO !
1B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Brian Dozier (R) @White Sox $3600 $4600 GO PRO !
2B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Rougned Odor (L) Athletics $3300 $4800 GO PRO !
2B Dee Gordon (L) @Mets $3100 $4000 GO PRO !
3B Justin Turner (R) @Rockies $4300 $4900 GO PRO !
3B Manny Machado (R) Yankees $3800 $5600 GO PRO !
3B Mike Moustakas (L) @Astros $2600 $3200 GO PRO !
3B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SS Aledmys Diaz (R) Reds $3000 $4300 GO PRO !
SS Addison Russell (R) @Brewers $2700 $4100 GO PRO !
SS GO PRO ! GO PRO !
3B Jhonny Peralta (R) Reds $2700 $3500 GO PRO !
LF Ryan Braun (R) Cubs $4200 $5100 GO PRO !
RF Bryce Harper (L) @Phillies $4800 $4800 GO PRO !
RF Nelson Cruz (R) @Angels $3600 $4300 GO PRO !
CF Christian Yelich (L) @Mets $3100 $4100 GO PRO !
LF Adam Duvall (R) @Cardinals $3400 $4100 GO PRO !
CF Byron Buxton (R) @White Sox $2500 $3600 GO PRO !
RF Matt Joyce (L) @Rangers $2100 $3000 GO PRO !
CF GO PRO ! GO PRO !

Daily Fantasy Baseball Values

There are a few players that I didn’t do a full write-up onbut like asvalue plays and may make it into my Optimal Lineups. They include:

C - Jason Castro (MIN) - DK Value

C - Rene Rivera (NYM) - DK Value

C - James McCann (DET) - Y! Value

1B - Joe Mauer (MIN) - Y! Value - Cash play

1B - Mitch Moreland (BOS) - DK and Y! Value - GPP play

1B - Greg Bird (NYY) - FD Value

2B - Matt Carpenter (STL) - FD Value at 2B (yes, 2B - Earth to FanDuel…)

2B - Brad Miller (TB) - FD Value - Cash play - also 2B eligible.

2B - Devon Travis (TOR) - FD & Y! Value

2B - Brandon Phillips (ATL) - DK Value

2B - Derek Dietrich (MIA) - Across the board value GPP play

3B - Trevor Plouffe (OAK) - FD Value

3B - Xandy Diaz (CLE) - Deep Y! Value

SS - Marcus Semien (OAK) - FD Value

SS - Andrelton Simmons (LAA) - Y! Value

3B Mike Moustakas (L) @Astros $2600 $3200 $17 GO PRO !

SS - Dansby Swanson (ATL) - DK Value

OF - Kevin Kiermaier (TB) - DK Value

OF - Alex Gordon (KC) - Y! Value

Feel free to plug these guys in first as GPP plays (maybe some cash, too, for the more established players) and save some money to spend on the big guns.

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