FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Tuesday 6/5/18
It's a Max Scherzer day, and with no Coors Field game to tempt us, there's little reason to stray from the master in your cash games tonight. And with 14 games on tap, we shouldn't have any shortage of value plays to still create a formidable crew of bats. The Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees will be some of the evening's top hitting destinations.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Max Scherzer ($12,000 on FanDuel): Max Scherzer has been nothing short of brilliant this year, leading all qualified starters in both SIERA (2.26) and strikeout rate (38.7%). His fantasy output has been off the charts lately, with his last five FanDuel scores reading 65, 61, 58, 24, and 70. The one blip was a rare misstep against the Miami Marlins, but, hey, he's only human after all. The Tampa Bay Rays are hoping lightning can strike twice, but with just a .316 team wOBA against righties and a slate-low 2.77 implied team total, that will be a tall order. Scherzer is the top overall play in both cash games and tournaments.
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