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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 7/5/18

Justin Verlander may be expensive, but he stands alone at the top of the pitching ranks. Who might we pair him with on Thursday's main slate?

On a Fourth of July main slate that promised offensive fireworks, we were left with mostly duds, including a surprisingly quiet night at Coors Field. However, we needn't worry about Coors tonight, which could be a relief considering an expensive Justin Verlander laps the entire pitching field on Thursday. This isn't quite the hitter-heavy slate we've seen the rest of the week, but we can still expect good things from the Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins.

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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

Justin Verlander ($12,200 on FanDuel): We've had some murky pitching slates this week, but tonight's top choice is abundantly clear. Justin Verlander not only brings an impressive 3.02 SIERA, 31.2% strikeout rate, and 5.2% walk rate into tonight, but he gets a high-upside matchup against the Chicago White Sox. The Pale Hose hold a 25.0% strikeout rate versus righties, and are only getting a 2.75 implied team total on the road. Particularly on a lighter hitting slate than we've seen of late, there's zero reason to stray from Verlander in cash games, and you should probably be overweight in tournaments as well.

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