3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on 8/21/18
Blake Snell, P, Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell has had a pretty ridiculous season so far here in 2018. Armed with a 2.10 ERA, 3.34 FIP and 3.66 SIERA, which is 18th among 69 qualified MLB pitchers this season, Snell faces a Kansas City Royals lineup that is dead last in baseball in runs per game this year (3.67).
Snell's ERA is 3rd-lowest in baseball, with a 28.5% strikeout rate and 13.5% swinging-strike rate that are both 11th-best. He's a strikeout machine, and Kansas City's team-wide wOBA against southpaws of .289 is third-lowest in baseball. Their .119 isolated power (ISO) against lefties is second-to-last.
All this should create a dream matchup for Snell. He is the third-most expensive pitcher on today's slate but is projected to score the most fantasy points (41.2) of anyone taking the bump, and he has among the lowest implied totals (2.81) of the night.