FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Tuesday 5/15/18
You know Monday was an oddball DFS night when a 0.22%-owned Niko Goodrum goes deep twice for the Tigers and the highest scoring game (with 17 runs) turns out to be the Reds-Giants contest in pitcher-friendly AT&T Park. The chalk mostly fell flat, and even cracking 100 FanDuel points proved to be a difficult feat in cash games. With the slate opening up to 14 games on Tuesday, let's hope for more predictable results tonight.
We have a strong trio of pitching options atop the salary list, and likewise, three offenses stand out in the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Philadelphia Phillies. Note, however, that rain is threatening a handful of spots on the East Coast, so be sure to keep tabs on that throughout the afternoon.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Noah Syndergaard ($10,000 on FanDuel): It doesn't feel like Noah Syndergaard is getting as much attention as some other elite hurlers this season, but he's been doing his usual Thor impression, rolling out a 3.10 SIERA, 27.6% strikeout rate, and 5.1% walk rate, all of which hover around his career marks. Syndergaard's swinging-strike rate cracks the top-10 among qualified starters (14.4%), and he's allowing just a 24.8% hard-hit rate. Everything checks out, and tonight he faces a Toronto Blue Jays team that's striking out 24.4% of the time to right-handers and displaying just a 3.40 implied team total. Syndergaard is arguably the top option in cash games, but New York is one of tonight's spots to watch for rain. Should the weather get too sketchy, Zack Greinke ($9,500) is an excellent alternative at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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