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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 5/30/18

The great Max Scherzer takes the mound tonight, but should we pivot to James Paxton to save our cash for Coors? Who else should we check out on Wednesday's main slate?

The Colorado Rockies are once again in a money spot tonight, showing a robust slate-high 6.10 implied team total at home against Derek Holland. We're going to want our Rockies exposure as usual, and we have a repeat of a remarkably similar pitching situation last Friday. You'll need to choose between paying up for Max Scherzer, or opting for viable alternatives like James Paxton or Ross Stripling. Other top offenses include the Angels, Nationals, Braves, Mariners, Twins, and Giants.

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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

James Paxton ($9,800 on FanDuel): James Paxton's stellar season keeps rolling along, and he's now at an impressive 2.93 SIERA, 32.7% strikeout rate, and 7.3% walk rate. He's scored over 54 FanDuel points in four of his last five games, and has a good chance of keeping things going against the Texas Rangers, who have a slate-low 2.88 implied team total. The Rangers' most dangerous hitters hit from the left side -- like Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara -- and as a team they've struck out 26.0% of the time against southpaws. Perhaps most important of all, Paxton will save you $2,000 off Max Scherzer, which could go a long way towards fitting in your Coors bats tonight. When factoring in price, he's arguably your top cash game play.

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