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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 9/8/18

The Dodgers are loaded with guys who mash lefties, and they're taking on a southpaw at Coors Field. Which other offenses are in a good spot?

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 Pitcher

Noah Syndergaard ($10,500 on FanDuel): With Max Scherzer getting bumped to the first game of today's twinbill, this pitching slate doesn't have a surefire ace. Syndergaard is as close as it gets, and he's the clear top arm, per our models, as we project him for 37.5 FanDuel points in his home date with the Philadelphia Phillies. Syndergaard has pitched to a 3.30 SIERA, 25.1% strikeout rate, 5.1% walk rate and 14.5% swinging-strike rate. He put up 67 FanDuel points in his last start, twirling a complete-game with 11 strikeouts, 2 hits and 1 earned run. Over the last 30 days, the Phils sit 22nd in wOBA (.305) with the 10th-highest strikeout rate (23.3%), and their 3.23 implied total is a slate-low clip.

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