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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 4/7/19

Mike Clevinger has a delightful matchup with a struggling Blue Jays offense. On a slate with Max Scherzer in play, is Clevinger the preferred option in cash games?

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.

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Mike Clevinger ($10,800 on FanDuel): Clevinger is in a delectable spot at home versus the Toronto Blue Jays. While it's a small sample, for sure, the Jays have been miserable offensively this season, sporting a .266 wOBA with a 26.6% strikeout rate. The Cleveland Indians are healthy -154 moneyline favorites. Clevinger was a stud in 2018, posting a 3.86 SIERA, 25.6% strikeout rate and 12.0% swinging-strike rate in 200 innings. He had a 17.0% swinging-strike rate in his debut start this season, an outing in which he fanned 12 over seven frames. Our models have him projected as the slate's top arm, pegging him to score 39.1 FanDuel points, giving him a slight edge over this next dude.

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