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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 7/7/18

Max Scherzer has a delightful matchup with the Miami Marlins. Which value bats should you target to help you pay up for the Nationals' ace?

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

High-Priced Pitcher

Max Scherzer ($12,200 on FanDuel): Scherzer is in a tier of his own today in both price and projection, per our models. His matchup with the Miami Marlins is about as good as you can ask for as Miami sits 27th in wOBA (.294) with the 12th-highest strikeout rate (22.9%). For the season, Scherzer is sporting a 36.9% strikeout rate, 17.2% swinging-strike rate, 6.4% walk rate and 2.46 SIERA. The only worry here is that Scherzer's worst start of 2018 (six innings, four runs) came against the Marlins, but that's probably random variance more than anything. We project Scherzer for 42.9 FanDuel points, tops on the slate by a healthy margin, and Miami's 2.58 implied total is the lowest by nearly a full run. He's clearly the best cash-game option of the night.

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