FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 8/11/18
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
Trevor Bauer ($12,000 on FanDuel): Bauer has put it all together this season and is posting career-best numbers in SIERA (3.23), strikeout rate (31.3%) and swinging-strike rate (12.9%). He brings those numbers into a dope matchup with the Chicago White Sox, a team that sits 24th in wOBA (.305) with a league-high 25.9% strikeout rate. Bauer's ceiling is immense in this spot, and our models have him as the slate's top arm, pegging him for 42.6 FanDuel points. The only negative here is that he's significantly more expensive than any other hurler. That coupled with the next guy being in a great spot could keep Bauer's ownership from being too crazy, making him a great GPP target.
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