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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 8/5/18

Aaron Nola is in the midst of a monster year, and he boasts a sublime matchup with the Marlins. Which other players should you look to on Sunday's main slate?

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

Aaron Nola ($10,000 on FanDuel): Nola is the slate's top arm by a wide margin, per our models. We project him to score 41.2 FanDuel points, 5.2 more than any other hurler. He brings a 3.50 SIERA, 25.7% strikeout rate, 6.9% walk rate and 11.6% swinging-strike rate into a great matchup with the Miami Marlins. The Fish rank 28th in wOBA (.294) and have a minuscule 3.00-run implied total. Nola is the premier cash-game play.

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