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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 10/11/19

Following a dramatic series clincher over the Dodgers, how will the Nationals perform in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals?

Game 1 of the NLCS gets going on Friday, and this year's edition features the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals, who both pulled off Game 5 wins on the road to advance -- although in dramatically different ways. The Cardinals had a blowout victory over the Braves just about locked up after one inning, while the Nationals had to claw their way back in a stunning extra innings thriller over the Dodgers.

Regardless of how they got here, tonight's matchup figures to be a tightly contested one between Anibal Sanchez and Miles Mikolas. Nope, no Gerrit Coles or Max Scherzers here, so perhaps we'll see these teams exceed a fairly modest 8.0-run over/under. The home Cardinals have the slight edge in implied total at 4.18 runs.

For those unfamiliar with the single-game daily fantasy baseball format, scoring is identical to its full roster cousin, except you only roster hitters and lineups consist of five flex spots. The one twist? One of the five roster spots is your designated "MVP," who receives 2-times his total fantasy points, along with an "All-Star" slot that gets 1.5-times the points. Naturally, it's crucial that you choose your MVP and All-Star carefully if you want to be at the top of the leaderboards when it's all said and done.

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

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