FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 4/4/18
With a bunch of day games going, tonight's main slate offering is a smidge smaller than usual at just five games. And while all the bonafide aces are going in the early contests, we're still left with an intriguing second-tier pitching selection to wade through. The most expensive arm is priced at just $8,500, however, so our fantasy wallets will still be nice and fat for our bats this evening.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel's main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Johnny Cueto ($8,500 on FanDuel): Due to his average strikeout rate (21.0% in 2017), Johnny Cueto isn't typically a guy we like to use in DFS, but one can argue he's the "safest" pitcher on the board tonight. He's taking the mound at home in pitcher safe haven AT&T Park and looked like the Cueto of old in his opening start, tossing seven shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers with four punchouts. But it's that lack of strikeouts that highlights the capped upside, and he's facing a Seattle Mariners active roster that struck out only 17.5% of the time against righties last year. The Mariners are without slugger Nelson Cruz and have only a 3.28 implied team total, so Cueto is unlikely to totally bust on you like some of the other options. He's off the board in tournaments, but you'll have to ask yourself whether the floor is enough to make the choice in cash games.
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