Happy Friday, baseball fans! You have to love how the schedule sets up to give us a full set of games on Fridays — the perfect way to unwind at the end of the week. Tonight is a special night in the daily fantasy baseball world, as DraftKings celebrates its fifth anniversary and is offering up some great tournament to take advantage of — you know, assuming you put together the right strategy and make the correct picks.
There are huge-money prize pools to mass enter and potentially change your life, but there are also some unique contests where you can only play against people who joined the same year as you. Either way, there is some money to be made, so let’s take advantage of their anniversary and create our own reason to celebrate.
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Friday, April 28
Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals (DraftKings: $12,700; FanDuel: $11,600)
Mad Max is hands down the top pitcher on tonight’s slate, and while you’ll have to pay the premium to get to him, it makes sense to do so with the Nationals at home against a watered-down Mets lineup. Yoenis Cespedes got hurt yesterday, taking a power bat out of the equation in tonight’s matchup. Scherzer is the definition of strikeout pitcher, one of the best in the game who is an elite fantasy producer. Scherzer’s 10.7 K/9 is not only one of the highest on the slate, but it’s also one of the highest in baseball, period. The Mets opened with the lowest implied run total of anyone on the night, and I fully expect Scherzer to shut them down. Scherzer is one of the few pitchers in baseball with the upside to single-handily dominate a slate, so this is not just about a safe floor. He’s one of the most fun guys to roster on your lineups, and he will solidify the most important position, getting you on the right path to a fun Friday night in the MLB.
Other Options: Carlos Carrasco, Kenta Maeda
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels (DraftKings: $5,600; FanDuel: $5,000)
I love when the Angels go on road trips. Not only does Trout get the park factor boost, but I…