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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 8/29/19

Thursday's six-game slate may be short on teams, but it actually presents a reasonable selection of hurlers, while the bats of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies should be bumping at Coors Field tonight.

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

High-Priced Pitcher

Jacob deGrom ($11,500 on FanDuel): Priced $2,200 above the next highest arm, Jacob deGrom is alone at the top tonight, and he's also easily the slate's most talented pitcher. Checking in with a 3.35 SIERA, 31.9% strikeout rate, and 15.7% swinging-strike rate -- all tops on the board -- deGrom is one of those rare hurlers who's avoided the longball in 2019, allowing just 0.83 home runs per nine innings. He may get a mediocre matchup against the Cubs, but pitcher-friendly Citi Field should help keep them off the board, and deGrom still has a higher ceiling than just about anyone else taking the mound tonight.

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