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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Wednesday 10/23/19

Coming off a fantastic Game 1 performance, can Juan Soto keep things going in Game 2 tonight?

Well, it turns out Gerrit Cole is human after all, giving up five earned runs over seven innings to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, helping the Nats to a surprise 5-4 Game 1 victory over the Houston Astros.

We should have another closely contested matchup tonight, with Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander comprising another marquee pitching matchup. Much like yesterday, the Astros are again favored in a game that isn't expected to feature much scoring (7.0-run over/under). According to OddsFire, 76% of the bets and 74% of the money are on Houston.

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.

Houston Astros

With two strong right-handers on the mound again, we more or less have the same scenario as yesterday, so rather than highlight some of the same plays, let's give a more general overview of how to attack each side.

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