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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 8/17/19

Max Kepler and the Twins are in a money spot against Ariel Jurado at hitter-friendly Globe Life Park. Who else is worth rostering tonight?

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

Jacob deGrom ($11,500 on FanDuel): Our models have deGrom as the slate's top arm, projecting him for 39.8 FanDuel points in a date with the Kansas City Royals. KC has struggled over the last 30 days, posting a mere .294 wOBA, tied for the third-worst clip in that span. DeGrom has been a stud once again this season, holding a 3.39 SIERA, 31.6% strikeout rate, 6.0% walk rate and 15.2% swinging-strike rate. Kansas City's 3.47 implied total is a slate-low mark, and deGrom has the top floor on the slate.

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