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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Friday 10/18/19

Will Aaron Judge and Yankees be able to avoid elimination against Justin Verlander and the Astros on Friday?

With the New York Yankees one game away from elimination, will we see Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros close out the ALCS tonight in New York?

The Bronx Bombers will counter with James Paxton on the mound, but the road team is still favored to take this one, with the Astros having the edge in implied team total (4.02 - 3.48). It's worth noting that according to OddsFire, even though 80% of tonight's bets are on Houston, just 57% of the money is going their way, suggesting sharp money may actually be on the Yankees.

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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