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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 9/6/18

Luis Castillo has been inconsistent this year, but he draws a great matchup against the Padres tonight. Who else should we consider on Thursday's four-game slate?

Due to the small number of games tonight, FanDuel's slate will begin at 6:40 ET to include all four of this evening's contests. It could be tough sledding on the hitting side, with not a single team reaching a 5.00 implied total, but the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are your best bets.

Our daily helper is available every day to analyze FanDuel's main slate and help give you a starting point when you're building lineups. Be sure to also incorporate our great tools into your research process. Whether you're looking for daily projections, the latest starting lineups and weather, or batting and pitching heat maps to find the best matchups -- we've got you covered! And don't forget to take a listen to The Solo Shot podcast with Jim Sannes, who breaks down the MLB daily fantasy slate each day.

On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Zack Greinke ($10,500 on FanDuel): Offense might be hard to come by tonight, but a large part of that is because we actually have a solid group of hurlers taking the mound. Stephen Strasburg ($9,600) has begun to look more like himself lately, but he's still a bit difficult to trust against the Chicago Cubs, leaving Zack Greinke as the more appealing arm of the slate's high-priced options. Greinke is enjoying another solid campaign, posting a 3.46 SIERA, 24.9% strikeout rate and 5.0% walk rate, and while he's not a guy we often see come through with amazing ceiling games, he'll ease your mind with his overall week-to-week consistency. Allowing hard contact (40.6% rate) has been an issue, and the Atlanta Braves make for a neutral matchup, but Greinke will benefit from the night's lowest implied total (3.56) and also checks in as the biggest favorite (-162).

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