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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 8/21/19

With Justin Verlander really priced up tonight, does Walker Buehler make for a viable alternative against the Blue Jays?

A pair of elite hurlers lead the way on a top-heavy pitching slate, while we get another night ripe with top-notch hitting matchups. The Boston Red Sox emerge with the evening's highest implied team total (6.65).

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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Justin Verlander ($12,200 on FanDuel): Aaron Sanchez ended up being a huge bust against the Tigers last night (an injury may have been to blame), but it's safe to say that Justin Verlander is several steps up over the Astros' recently acquired reclamation project. One of the top overall pitchers on the season, Verlander easily bests everyone on the slate in both strikeout rate (34.9%) and SIERA (3.06), and he could enjoy a truly monster performance facing one of the year's worst offenses. Against righties, the Tigers' active roster owns league-worsts in both wRC+ (74) and strikeout rate (27.6%). A sky-high price tag is the only thing holding Verlander back tonight, though with four games cracking 60 FanDuel points this season, the enormous ceiling is undeniable.

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