FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 5/10/19
It says something when you have Coors Field on the slate, and it's arguably not even the most exciting hitting spot of the night. Friday's 14-gamer is loaded with offense, with 12 teams exceeding a 4.50 implied total, including six above 5.20 runs. Luckily, a slate this large still leaves us with some pitching, too, including some places to pay down if you want to soak up all that hitting.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Justin Verlander ($11,300 on FanDuel): If you're spending up at pitcher, you could say there's a "big three" of sorts at the top between Justin Verlander, Tyler Glasnow ($10,700), and Luis Castillo ($10,500), all of whom are racking up the punchouts this year and are worth considering in tournaments. But Verlander gets a slight edge for both his well-established track record and his solid matchup against the Rangers. Although the Rangers' lineup packs some punch, their active roster has posted the fifth-highest strikeout rate (23.5%) against righties since the start of last season. Furthermore, with the potent Astros offense behind him, Verlander and friends are massive favorites to win tonight, and Texas carries a meager 3.29 implied total.
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