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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 4/6/18

Joey Gallo is underpriced and facing an extreme fly-ball pitcher at home tonight. Who else should you consider on the FanDuel main slate?

As has been the case most of the week, we're lacking top-end pitchers on tonight's main slate with only one arm even reaching the $9,000 mark. That leaves us with some fairly simple decisions in that department, but there's still plenty of work to be done on the hitters' side between some intriguing high-priced bats. Note that crummy weather could play a factor across the board this Friday with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants game in particular looking dicey to play.

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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

Lance McCullers ($8,600 on FanDuel): In his opening start, Lance McCullers reminded all of us how electric he can be when he's healthy, mowing down the Texas Rangers for 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings while allowing just 2 runs and 1 walk. Prior to his first stint on the disabled list in 2017, over 13 starts, McCullers torched the league with a 2.58 ERA, backed by a 28.6% strikeout rate, 7.4% walk rate, 63.0% ground-ball rate, and 25.8% hard-hit rate. Things slowly fell apart after that, but if that first start was any indication, it's this elite version of McCullers that we're getting to begin 2018. He's a huge home favorite against a San Diego Padres lineup without Wil Myers that is showing only a 3.24 implied team total. He's the top arm on the board.

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