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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 5/25/18

With Coors Field in play tonight, do we dare pivot off Max Scherzer for James Paxton? Who else should we consider rostering on Friday's 14-game slate?

After fighting for scraps on last night's three-game main slate, we're flooded with just about everything on Friday's packed 14-game doozy. This includes the great Max Scherzer, who is up to $12,000 but should once again dominate in a money spot against the light-hitting Miami Marlins. Great, all set at pitcher then, right? Not so fast, my friend.

The Rockies also make their triumphant return to Coors Field in an alluring matchup against Sal Romano. We can't have it all, can we? Deciding whether you can fit in Mad Max will be one of tonight's tougher decisions. And following the Rockies, other top offenses include the Red Sox, Yankees, Rangers, and Reds.

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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Max Scherzer ($12,000 on FanDuel): When excluding price, Max Scherzer has reached the point where he's the top overall play on practically any slate. And not much convincing is needed when you see he leads all qualified starters in SIERA (2.05) and strikeout rate (40.9%). He hasn't dropped below 52 FanDuel points in eight straight starts, and while nothing is ever truly "safe" in daily fantasy baseball this is about as close as it comes. The Marlins have a slate-low 2.75 implied team total, and don't figure to put up much of a fight with a .279 wOBA against right-handed pitching. This is all fine and dandy, but now for the bad part -- Scherzer is really, really expensive. While we normally wouldn't let that sway us, Coors Field nights are an entirely different beast, and you don't want to be the guy sitting on the sidelines if the runs start piling up. Even if you pivot away from Coors, powerhouses like the Red Sox and Yankees won't come cheap either. Scherzer is amazing, but you'll have to be open to looking elsewhere if you feel like you're missing out on too many top bats.

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