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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 9/1/18

Blake Snell has been lights out lately, but he draws a tough matchup with the Indians. On a slate with some top-notch pitching options, how should we treat Snell?

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

Blake Snell ($9,800 on FanDuel): Snell has a rough matchup with the Cleveland Indians, but he's more than capable of dealing against any lineup, which he showed last time out, fanning eight in six innings of one-run ball versus the Boston Red Sox. Snell owns a 29.7% strikeout rate and 14.1% swinging-strike rate this campaign, and he's recorded single-game swinging-strike rates of at least 18.0% in three of his last four outings. Cleveland's offense is stout, and their 4.14 implied total takes Snell out of play for cash games. But our models forecast him to put up 33.6 FanDuel points, making him a solid GPP option on a night when you can go several different ways in tournaments.

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