FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 5/1/19
For a nine-game main slate, Wednesday checks in with quite the crew of names taking the mound on what is decidedly a pitcher-centric board. As of this writing, no team cracks five runs for their implied totals, but the Braves, Brewers, Astros, and Phillies all exceed 4.70.
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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 ($11,600 on FanDuel): When Max Scherzer takes the mound, we take notice, and despite an uncharacteristic 4.12 ERA, he's putting up his usual dominating numbers in a 2.56 SIERA, 34.0% strikeout rate, and 3.1% walk rate. The ERA merely looks like the product of some bad luck than anything else, with his .372 BABIP sitting several rungs higher than his career average (.289). A date with the Cardinals won't do him any favors -- they're pushing a 117 wRC+ against righties these days -- but few can match Scherzer's strikeout upside, and St. Louis is still only slated for a 3.65 implied total. Jacob deGrom ($10,900) owns the highest strikeout rate on the slate (37.7%) and draws a favorable matchup against the Reds, but his recent form and bouts with elbow soreness make him riskier than usual.
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