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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 4/14/19

Max Scherzer is on the bump, but we have some quality alternatives in appealing matchups. Should you roll with Scherzer or plug in another pitcher?

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 Pitchers

Max Scherzer ($11,500 on FanDuel): Somehow, Scherzer's early 2019 numbers are better than his ridiculous peripherals from last season as he's dominated to the tune of a 2.64 SIERA, 35.9% strikeout rate, 5.1% walk rate and 16.8% swinging-strike rate thus far. He hasn't posted a single-game swinging-strike rate under 14.6% in any of his three starts, and he's up against a Pittsburgh Pirates team that ranks 20th in wOBA (.303). Scherzer is a -190 moneyline favorite, and even on a stout pitching slate, he's the clear pick of the litter, with our models forecasting him for a slate-high 41.2 FanDuel points.

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