FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 6/9/18
The beauty of daily fantasy baseball is that the top targets are different each and every day. Whether it's the right-handed catcher who destroys left-handed pitching or the mid-range hurler facing a depleted lineup, you're not going to find yourself using the same assets time after time.
While this breaks up the monotony, it can make it hard to decide which players are primed to succeed on a given day. We can help bridge that gap.
In addition to our custom optimal lineups, you can check out our batting and pitching heat maps, which show the pieces in the best spot to succeed on that slate. Put on the finishing touches with our games and lineups page to see who's hitting where and what the weather looks like, and you'll have yourself a snazzy-looking team to put up some big point totals.
If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Charlie Morton ($10,000 on FanDuel): Morton is the slate's lone "high-priced pitcher" as he's the only hurler priced above $8,000. He offers the most cash-game safety of the available pitchers, but you'll have to pay through the nose for it, which isn't ideal on a four-game slate that includes a Coors contest. But Morton has by far the best numbers on the slate (2.98 SIERA, 31.2% strikeout rate and 12.3% swinging-strike rate), and he does have a pretty nice matchup against the Texas Rangers, who, over the last 30 days, sit 20th in wOBA (.304) with the 3rd-highest strikeout rate (25.0%). Morton has faced Texas twice this season, allowing 3 earned runs in 13 innings while amassing a hard-to-believe 26 strikeouts. We project him for 34.6 FanDuel points, and he's the clear cash-game play tonight.
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