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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 8/1/18

Ronald Acuna on fire, and the Braves own the slate's top implied total. Which other players should you target on Wednesday?

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 Pitchers

Rich Hill ($10,000 on FanDuel): Hill comes in as the highest-priced option on FanDuel and probably possesses the highest upside given his slate-high 26.2% strikeout rate. Getting up to Hill shouldn't be a daunting task at his price, but there are a few concerns with the matchup. The Milwaukee Brewers are fresh off of trading for every middle-infielder not named Brian Dozier at the deadline (kidding, kind of, and this lineup is not the strikeout-heavy target we knew from earlier this season. The Brewers rank 21st overall in strikeout rate against southpaws at 21.1%, so this appears to be a more boom-or-bust spot while our next option profiles better for cash games.

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