FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Tuesday 4/2/19
With most rotations coming back to the front of the line on Tuesday, our pitching options return to some normalcy with a number of surefire aces to choose from. Not surprisingly, that does limit our offenses somewhat, but Houston and Toronto once again lead the way with the evening's highest implied totals.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Max Scherzer ($11,700 on FanDuel): Max Scherzer sure didn't disappoint on Opening Day against the Mets, racking up 12 strikeouts and allowing just 2 earned runs over 7 2/3 innings on his way to 57 FanDuel points. Much like peak Clayton Kershaw, we've reached the point where Scherzer is practically a must-start when he takes the mound, and a matchup at home against the Phillies shouldn't sway us. Philadelphia's active roster posted a solid 104 wRC+ versus righties in 2018 but also struck out at a 22.9% clip. While it isn't a perfect spot, Scherzer shouldn't have any trouble finding his usual allotment of punchouts, and on a cool evening in Washington, the Phillies have a slate-low 3.08 implied total. The only trouble is some rain could potentially throw a wrench into things, but lucky for us, if the situation becomes too risky, we have fine alternatives right below Scherzer.
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