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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 7/27/19

Mike Clevinger gets a superb matchup with the Royals. Is he the pitcher to roll with on tonight's main slate?

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

Mike Clevinger ($10,700 on FanDuel): Clevinger and Gerrit Cole are head and shoulders above the rest of this slate's pitchers. Clevinger has a great matchup at the Kansas City Royals, and he's $1,300 cheaper than Cole. Clevinger has been downright dominant this season, posting a 2.97 SIERA, 39.4% strikeout rate and 16.6% swinging-strike rate across 42 1/3 frames. KC sits just 22nd in wOBA against righties (.309), and they sport a 3.80 implied total, the second-lowest of the slate. Our projections have Cole in front of Clevinger by 1.3 FanDuel points, but given the price difference, Clevinger is a great play in all formats.

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