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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 8/3/19

Saturday's main slate is loaded with appealing pitching options. Does a home matchup with the Padres put Walker Buehler at the front of the pack?

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

Walker Buehler ($11,400 on FanDuel): A home date with the San Diego Padres makes Buehler the slate's top arm, per our models, as we project him for 41.0 FanDuel points. The Padres sit 22nd in wOBA against righties (.309) with the third-highest strikeout rate (26.0%) in the split. Buehler has been outstanding this season, and his numbers are downright ridiculous at Dodger Stadium, where he's posted a 3.04 xFIP, 32.0% strikeout rate and 1.8% walk rate. On a slate with several enticing pitching options, Buehler is the top cash-game play.

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