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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Thursday 7/18/19

A tidy seven-game main slate awaits us on Thursday, and while we have a few bonafide aces atop the pitching list, one in particular draws an especially dreamy matchup. Hitting continues to be in abundance these days, with the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros among the squads in top spots.

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On that note, let's highlight some of the top options for today's FanDuel main slate.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Trevor Bauer ($10,800 on FanDuel): Trevor Bauer may not have the best 2019 numbers on the board, but his tantalizing matchup against the Tigers easily vaults him into a tier of his own tonight. On Wednesday, Mike Clevinger steamrolled these Tigers for 12 punchouts (61 FanDuel points), which wasn't entirely surprising against an active roster that owns a miserable 78 wRC+ and 25.0% strikeout rate versus right-handers. While Bauer hasn't been able to match his stellar 2018 marks, he's still produced a solid 4.17 SIERA and 27.4% strikeout rate -- more than enough to capitalize against a weak opponent like this. And even with less consistency this year, he's still shown a glorious ceiling, surpassing 50 FanDuel points six times and 60 points twice.

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