FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Monday 8/27/18
Picking between a trio of pricey pitchers could prove to be your most difficult decision on Monday, with all three offering compelling arguments for making their way into your lineups. On offense, a hot and windy one at Wrigley Field give the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets a big boost, while the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays also enjoy plus matchups.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Patrick Corbin ($11,100 on FanDuel): With only seven games going on Monday, the cupboard is looking pretty bare in terms of pitching value, and with Noah Syndergaard dealing with 16 mph winds at Wrigley and Stephen Strasburg looking shaky off the DL, we're left with a "big three" of sorts tonight. The priciest hurler is none other than Patrick Corbin, who continues to boast the best numbers of his career, displaying a 2.90 SIERA, 30.8% strikeout rate, and 6.1% walk rate. Corbin saw a big dip in velocity at the beginning of May, but it's been slowly climbing back up over the course of the season, and while he still hasn't matched what he was doing in April, it's still a positive development. He also arguably gets the night's "safest" matchup against the San Francisco Giants, who have only managed an 87 wRC+ versus lefties this season, and have a modest 3.49 implied team total at pitcher's haven, AT&T Park. The one issue with Corbin is the high percentage of hard contact he allows (42.3%), which does give pause at such an elevated price point.
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