FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 4/20/18
After a couple small slates the past couple days, we're ending the week with a bang. All 30 teams are in action on tonight's main slate, and its got everything from aces galore to Coors Field in action. While a slate of this size can often be intimidating, it helps when have some of the top arms in the game going tonight. In addition to the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs in Coors, the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and St. Louis Cardinals lead the way with the highest implied team totals on the board.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Clayton Kershaw ($11,500 on FanDuel): Identifying the top pitchers tonight is an easy task, however, deciding which one to go with is a lot trickier. Generally speaking, when Clayton Kershaw pitches we use him, but he has some stiff competition on Friday, including the man he's going up against. As good as Kershaw is, he probably doesn't have the highest strikeout upside on the board, but in terms of floor and safety, it might be hard to turn your back on Kershaw in cash games. Kershaw is off to a fine 2018, sporting a 2.49 SIERA, 30.7% strikeout rate, and 3.0% walk rate -- numbers we pretty much expect out of him annually. It's worth noting that his velocity has been down thus far, but it hasn't had any meaningful impact on his results yet. He gets the Washington Nationals at home, who have some tough boppers, but the bottom half of the order isn't that scary, and the lefty-lefty matchup with Bryce Harper mitigates the danger of their top hitter. The Nats also have the lowest implied team total of the night (2.79).
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