FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 9/12/18
Some big names top Wednesday's pitching list, but the main slate actually leans more heavily on the bats tonight. Coors Field is a featured piece as always, but with strong arms in Patrick Corbin and Jon Gray taking the mound, it isn't a must-play spot, so you can also opt for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Aaron Nola ($11,200 on FanDuel): Luis Severino ($10,000) and Stephen Strasburg ($9,500) are certainly viable, but given the inconsistent play of Severino and velocity concerns of Strasburg, Aaron Nola emerges as arguably the safest hurler in the upper tier. Nola's matchup against the Washington Nationals is neutral, at best, as the Nats hold a 100 wRC+ against righties. But Nola is enjoying an excellent 2018 campaign, with a 3.41 SIERA, 26.6% strikeout rate, 6.8% walk rate, and 25.2% hard-hit rate allowed. Even better, he's really ramped up the punchouts over his last five starts (35.9% rate), and two of those outings came against these same Nationals. With Washington showing the lowest implied total (3.31) on the board, he's a great choice in cash games. For tournaments, Patrick Corbin ($9,100) actually owns both the best SIERA (2.86) and strikeout rate (31.3%) of the slate, so he's worth a shot as a contrarian play despite pitching at Coors.
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