3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Wednesday 7/27/22

George Springer and the Jays are facing Adam Wainwright, who has been less effective against righty bats. Who else should we think about?

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, as well, 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.

Kevin Gausman, P, Toronto Blue Jays ($10,400)

The St. Louis Cardinals better snap out of things sooner rather than later. If they don't, winning an NL Central title is all but a pipe dream.

With sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado unvaccinated and unable to play against the Toronto Blue Jays in this series, the offense is looking a bit pedestrian.

And consider that over the last 30 days, the Birds have been already been poor at the plate with those two involved. They've recorded a .316 wOBA and a 22.3% strikeout rate over that span.

That makes veteran right-hander Kevin Gausman a brilliant play tonight. On the season, Gausman has recorded the league's best FIP, and his 27.8% strikeout rate and 4.3% walk rate have been nothing short of amazing.

Gausman is projected for 34.5 FanDuel points, which is the second-most on the main slate.

Randy Arozarena, OF, Tampa Bay Rays ($3,100)

On a tiny slate like we see on Wednesday, it can be hard to get top-flight options on board. It looks like Randy Arozarena has a good opportunity to buck that trend.

Facing Tyler Wells, the outfielder could be primed for a big evening. Against same-sided bats, Wells has struggled to the tune of 1.48 HR/9 and a .446 slugging percentage. Batters have also logged a 48.9% fly-ball rate against him this year in the split.

All of this means the Tampa Bay Rays' outfielder could have a big day. He's slugged 12 home runs with a solid .170 ISO this year.

George Springer, OF, Toronto Blue Jays ($3,800)

After popping a dinger last night, I'm going to George Springer against Adam Wainwright in his home digs.

While Wainwright seems to have developed or founded some kind of anti-aging serum, we shouldn't be afraid to attack him with a loaded team like the Toronto Blue Jays. He hasn't been anything special against righty bats, allowing an elevated 1.36 HR/9 and a .441 slugging percentage in 2022.

Springer has been strong as the table setter yet again for the Jays -- he's posted a 126 wRC+ this season -- and he's actually shone brightest against righties this year, recording a 138 wRC+ with a .239 ISO and a 37.5% hard-hit rate.

If you can afford Springer's services, give him a long look.

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.