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Lineup advice for Braves-Phillies Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Monday’s Braves-Phillies matchup.

Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up prior to a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field on February 23, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies will play Monday at 6:05 p.m. ET. Lefty Sean Newcomb is scheduled to face the Phillies righty Aaron Nola. DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Aaron Nola, P, Phillies: $15,600

In Nola’s last outing, he struck out 12 Yankees and gave up three hits and one earned run through six innings. Tonight he gets a great matchup against the Braves at home. Atlanta has the second-worst wOBA against lefties at .221, and they’ve struck out a whopping 36 percent of the time against southpaws as well. With Nola’s ability to get Ks, he is a high upside play in this matchup, but still risky against a Braves team that can get on track at any time.

J.T. Realmuto, POS, Phillies: $14,700

Realmuto had been on fire, before yesterday’s double-header where all the Phillies went into a coma. Before yesterday, he had hit a home run in three straight games and had four on the season. He’s also doing it against righties, with a .409 ISO and .412 wOBA. The righty Newcomb is a good matchup for him. Player, POS, Team: $

Utility Picks

J.T. Realmuto, POS, Phillies: $

Realmuto had been on fire, before yesterday’s double-header where all the Phillies went into a coma. Before yesterday, he had hit a home run in three straight games and had four on the season. He’s also doing it against righties, with a .409 ISO and .412 wOBA. The righty Newcomb is a good matchup for him. Player, POS, Team: $

Didi Gregorius, POS, Phillies: $11,400

Sean Newcomb has a 6.57 ERA through three starts after giving up 14 hits and four walks in 12.1 innings. He’s had trouble getting lefties out this season, as have other right-handers facing lefty Gregorius this year. Didi has a .381 average, .435 OBP and .417 wOBA against righties so far this season.

Jay Bruce, OF, Phillies: $5,600

Bruce continues to platoon against righties, which has given him value, as he’s mashing against them so far with two doubles, one triple and two home runs in 18 at bats. You aren’t going to find that kind of upside from a player with his price very often.