3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Tuesday 9/13/22

Jose Abreu has a great matchup, and he could be ready to explode tonight. 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.

Jacob deGrom, SP, New York Mets ($12,000)

When Jacob deGrom takes the mound, it immediately draws our attention. Facing a middling Chicago Cubs offense, he's worthy of his slate-high salary.

The Cubs are smack dab in the middle of the pack in many marks. They rank 16th in team wOBA (.309) and 18th in ISO (.150). Their 23.4% strikeout ranks them as the 11th-most whiff-worthy team.

deGrom has been up to his usual tricks of the trade. He's striking out over 41.4% of batters this season, and he's walking only 2.6% of them.

He's projected as the top pitcher of the day at 40.2 FanDuel points, and he makes too much sense tonight.

Michael Harris II, OF, Atlanta Braves ($3,600)

One target of mine, especially in the outfield, is Michael Harris II of the Atlanta Braves against Jakob Junis.

Junis has been a solid addition to the San Francisco Giants rotation, but he's really struggled to get left-handed hitters out. This season, they have smacked him for a .482 slugging percentage and 1.52 HR/9, and they're showing a paltry 20.8% strikeout rate.

Harris has been excellent in his debut campaign, boasting a .388 wOBA and .243 ISO. Get him into your lineups immediately.

Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox ($3,200)

With Chad Kuhl taking the mound against the Chicago White Sox, we want to find some bats to stack against him.

Let's look at the numbers. Kuhl has gotten smoked away from home this season, allowing a .385 wOBA and .532 slugging percentage. Both righties and lefties have pounded Kuhl equally, too.

That leads me to Jose Abreu, who seems primed and ready to smash as the cleanup hitter. With Kuhl allowing a .505 slugging percentage this season to righties, Abreu could be ready to pop off.

With the Sox leading the way with the highest implied team total, rostering Abreu makes a ton of sense.

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.