FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 7/12/19
Our first full slate following the All-Star break brings about a strong lean towards hitting, with 10 teams displaying implied totals above five runs. The Yankees lead the way in a plus matchup at home, while Coors Field also makes its return with the Reds visiting the hometown Rockies. All that offense leaves the pitching cupboard a little bare for a 13-game slate, though we still have some high-upside arms at our disposal.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Gerrit Cole ($11,400 on FanDuel): Pitching against the Rangers in 90-degree heat at Globe Life Park is hardly ideal, but few can match the ceiling of Gerrit Cole in general, let alone on this slate where he's far and away the highest-priced hurler. Among qualified starters, Cole's massive 36.7% strikeout rate sits atop the list, while his 2.89 SIERA is second only to Max Scherzer. Although the hitter-friendly conditions add some obvious risk here, the Rangers are rather generous in handing out punchouts, as their active roster owns a 24.7% strikeout rate against righties. On an evening with few sure things at pitcher, we shouldn't hesitate to roll with Cole.
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