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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 5/19/19

Noah Syndergaard is taking on the lowly Marlins. Can any other pitchers on today's main slate match Thor's ceiling?

The beauty of daily fantasy baseball is that the top targets are different each and every day. Whether it's the right-handed catcher who destroys left-handed pitching or the mid-range hurler facing a depleted lineup, you're not going to find yourself using the same assets time after time.

While this breaks up the monotony, it can make it hard to decide which players are primed to succeed on a given day. We can help bridge that gap.

In addition to our custom optimal lineups, you can check out our batting and pitching heat maps, which show the pieces in the best spot to succeed on that slate. Put on the finishing touches with our games and lineups page to see who's hitting where and what the weather looks like, and you'll have yourself a snazzy-looking team to put up some big point totals.

If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Noah Syndergaard ($10,400 on FanDuel): Syndergaard against the Marlins? Yes, please. Miami has baseball's worst wOBA (.261) and eighth-worst strikeout rate (25.2%), and their wOBA over the last 30 days is a comically low .257. Thor has a 3.54 SIERA, 25.6% strikeout rate, 5.6% walk rate and 11.3% swinging-strike rate across his first 57 innings this season. He's shown his upside of late with games of 46.0 and 67.0 FanDuel points over his previous three outings, but those are his only two starts with more than 37.0 FanDuel points this season. The lack of ceiling games has kept his salary somewhat in check, and he could post a huge number today against Miami, who have the slate's lowest implied total (3.01). Our models peg Syndergaard to total 34.3 FanDuel points, and he's on the cash-game radar

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