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3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Tuesday 9/28/21

Just like in other sports, the focal point of your daily fantasy baseball lineups will be your high-salary studs. These guys take up by far the biggest chunk of your cap space, but they also offer the highest ceiling. And in the case of pitchers, the high-salary options typically come with the highest floors, too.

For hitters, we're looking for guys with big numbers, strong matchups, and with players around them that are likely to produce well, too, increasing our chances for runs and RBI. For pitchers, we want big strikeout numbers, while the ability to go deep in a game and pick up a win is also valuable.

With your high-salary picks playing such a big role in your lineup, you need to be right on these guys, so let's take a look at a few top-end options you can count on to anchor your lineup today.

Logan Webb, SP, San Francisco Giants ($9,000)

This is a very interesting main slate as we come down the home stretch, and Logan Webb could be the best play at the top end.

Webb has been downright ballin' this season. Peep these numbers, which include a 2.83 FIP, a whopping 61.2% ground-ball rate, and a 26.2% strikeout rate. Those are all outstanding, and they become even more sparkly when you look at his opponent, the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are second-worst in team wOBA over the last month, including a 24.2% strikeout rate.

Walker Buehler is always a solid play, but he is facing a San Diego Padres team that's whiffing at only a 19.7% clip. Webb is my money play on the night.

Hunter Renfroe, OF, Boston Red Sox ($3,600)

With 28 homers already to his name this season, Hunter Renfroe of the Boston Red Sox clearly can pop 'em deep. His .498 slugging percentage and 115 wRC+ show that he's had a pretty darn solid season.

While some folks don't necessarily buy the platoon split advantage, with Renfroe, it's a real thing. This season, he's popped lefties, and he gets to face Bruce Zimmermann tonight of the Baltimore Orioles. He's logged a 136 wRC+ and .891 OPS in this split.

Oh, and tonight's game? It's in Camden Yards, which ranks inside the top-10 in both park factor and home run factor this year. Dial Renfroe up.

Yasmani Grandal, C, Chicago White Sox ($3,800)

While the divisional title is wrapped up for a date with the Houston Astros in the Divisional Round, Yasmani Grandal makes for a really intriguing play tonight.

Riley O'Brien gets to make his Major League debut in the last week of the season, and the righty has some interesting minor league numbers. He's never posted a walk rate below 9.8%, but he's consistently logged a strikeout rate around 25%.

The youngster has given up 1.28 HR/9 in Triple-A, though, and the switch-hitting Grandal makes for a spicy play on a team with an implied team total of 5.1 runs. If you want to pivot off of the Coors game, Grandal makes for an awesome option.



Matt Kupferle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Matt Kupferle also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username MKupferle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.