FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 8/28/19
Compared to yesterday, we don't have quite the embarrassment of riches at pitcher, with one hurler standing out from the rest. There's some pitching value to be found, though, particularly if you're looking to stack the Boston Red Sox at Coors Field.
Our daily helper is available every day to analyze FanDuel's main slate and help give you a starting point when you're building lineups. Be sure to also incorporate our great tools into your research process. Whether you're looking for daily projections, the latest starting lineups and weather, or batting and pitching heat maps to find the best matchups -- we've got you covered! And don't forget to take a listen to The Solo Shot podcast with Jim Sannes, who breaks down the MLB daily fantasy slate each day.
On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.
Pitchers to Target
Gerrit Cole ($12,000 on FanDuel): With Max Scherzer ($11,400) still recovering from an ailing back, he only threw 71 pitches in his last start and admitted afterwards that he's "not out of the woods yet." Even in a cushy matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, that makes him extremely difficult to trust at such a high price tag, leaving Gerrit Cole pretty much in a tier of his own tonight. Cole is enjoying another spectacular season in an Astros uniform, and if we exclude the hobbled Scherzer, Cole's 2.87 SIERA and 37.3% strikeout rate blow away everyone else on the slate. A mediocre matchup against the Rays isn't necessarily a walk in the park, but no one else on the slate is likely to match Cole's upside tonight -- he's exceeded 60 FanDuel points in three of his last six starts.
To read all premium content, upgrade to a Premium account with numberFire
If you're not a Premium subscriber, it takes just a few seconds to sign up. You'll get access to all of our insider information, game projections, handicapping advice, DFS tools, advanced statistics, and more.