Max Scherzer looks to headline the top options on the mound for FanDuel owners tonight. The Washington Nationals ace is expected to make the start for the club in the back end of a double header after the team’s contest on Monday was postponed against the Toronto Blue Jays.
That contest had no effect on Scherzer who was expected to be tonight’s starter before the strong storms rolled through the East on Monday. Now looking at Scherzer he has been brilliant for fantasy owners of late posting six straight double digit fantasy performances. In those starts he has posted four double digit strikeout performances to help his fantasy cause.
One concern with using Scherzer is how the weather could play into a key role with a chance of rain starting at 7pm ET with the highest chance coming around 10pm. This could open the door up for a chance to spend a few dollars less to go with a Zack Greinke for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays or A.J. Burnett for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
That being said we suggest monitoring the weather strong as yesterdays lineup took a direct hit from the rain outs including Pablo Sandoval for the Boston Red Sox.
Here is our MLB FanDuel lineup for Tuesday June 2nd.
P – Chris Archer, ($9,700): We don’t like the matchups that Scherzer, Burnett and Greinke have on Tuesday making us take a look at the Rays starter. Archer has been solid posting four straight double digit fantasy performances for his owners. In those four starts, Archer has posted 32 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.
C –Kurt Suzuki, ($2,200): Looking for a FanDuel Bargain landed us with the Minnesota Twins catcher. Suzuki has had some solid success against Clay Buckholz for the Boston Red Sox in 18 career at bats. In those at bats, Suzuki has nine hits including two extra base hits and three runs batted in.
First Base – Nick Swisher ($2,200): We elected to stack the Cleveland Indians tonight as the Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie has struggled for most for most of this season. Swisher has also had a proven track record hitting. 347 off Guthrie in 49 career at bats with two home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Second Base – Jason Kipnis ($4,700): Sticking with the Indians success of Guthrie landed us with Kipnis. Kipnis has 11 hits in 22 at bats off of Guthire with five extra base this including two home runs and nine runs driven in. Chance of rain later in the evening so keep an eye on this forecast you could consider going with someone like Howie Kendrick in the hitter friendly ball park at Coors Field.
Third Base – Lonnie Chisenhall ($2,500): Looking for another FanDuel bargain landed us with the Indians third baseman tonight against the Royals starter that has allowed a season high four home runs in his last outing.
Short Stop – Jean Segura ($2,800): The Milwaukee Brewers short stop is slowing starting to heat up of late picking up hits in five straight contests. That included a four hit game on Sunday after posting two hits on Saturday. Segura will be facing off against Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals tonight who he has nine hits off of in 23 career at bats.
Outfielder – Brandon Moss ($3,500): Sticking with the Indians for the last player we can use in our FanDuel lineup tonight. Like a few of the other Indians, Moss has had some success against Guthrie picking up two home runs in 14 at bats while batting .429 off of him.
Outfielder – Joc Pederson ($4,000): Monitor the lineups for the second game of the double header today between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. If Pederson gets the night off consider using someone like Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez.
Outfielder – Andre Either ($3,100: The Dodgers outfielder picked up two hits in five at bats on Monday with a home run. Anytime you have a chance to build a lineup including players that are playing at Coors Field you should take advantage of it. Like Pederson, monitor the lineup posted this evening to see who might play after the first game. You could go with someone like Scott Van Slyke or Alexander Guerrero.