FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Monday 4/16/18
Isn't it supposed to be spring? This cold April continues to be a drag around much of the country, and miserable weather deep-sixed quite a few games over the weekend. We've got 10 games on tap for tonight's main slate, but the Cardinals-Cubs game is already looking unlikely to play, so sadly it's another day to keep close tabs on the forecasts.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Jacob deGrom ($9,400 on FanDuel): The punchouts aren't quite at the level of last year, but over three starts Jacob deGrom has a solid 3.26 SIERA, 24.7% strikeout rate, and 6.9% walk rate. Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals aren't the most envious matchup, but he'll be at home opposite a weak pitcher in Jeremy Hellickson, giving him a good shot at the win. He performed fairly well in his first go-round with the Nats on the road, allowing 1 earned run over 6 innings with 5 strikeouts -- good for 40 FanDuel points. A high-ceiling game doesn't look likely tonight, but deGrom arguably has the safest floor among tonight's arms. James Paxton ($8,500) is worth considering in tournaments for his upside, but he is in an absolutely brutal spot against the Houston Astros.
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