FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Monday 8/12/19
Monday's eight-game slate decidedly has a hitter's lean to it, with only a handful of pitchers we can have any real confidence in rostering. Coors Field makes its return, with the Rockies hosting the Diamondbacks, while the Yankees get another chance to beat up on the Orioles in that night cap of today's doubleheader.
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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Zack Greinke ($10,800 on FanDuel): Zack Greinke is the closest thing we have to an "ace" on the main slate, and he's also the only hurler priced above $9,000, let alone $10k. Naturally, his matchup against the White Sox also happens to be the one game with potential rain issues, though, so this is one spot we'll have to keep an eye on closer to lock. On the year, Greinke has solid, if unspectacular, numbers in a 4.00 SIERA and 23.3% strikeout rate, but he rarely issues free passes (3.9% rate) or home runs (0.95 per nine innings). While those marks wouldn't normally move the needle for a high-priced arm, his opponent gives his upside a boost, as Chicago's active roster owns an 85 wRC+ and 25.7% strikeout rate versus right-handers.
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