3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on Monday 4/26/21
Just like in other sports, the focal point of your daily fantasy baseball lineups will be your high-salary studs. These guys take up by far the biggest chunk of your cap space, but they also offer the highest ceiling. And in the case of pitchers, the high-salary options typically come with the highest floors, too.
For hitters, we're looking for guys with big numbers, strong matchups, and with players around them that are likely to produce well, too, increasing our chances for runs and RBI. For pitchers, we want big strikeout numbers, while the ability to go deep in a game and pick up a win is also valuable.
With your high-salary picks playing such a big role in your lineup, you need to be right on these guys, so let's take a look at a few top-end options you can count on to anchor your lineup today.
Corbin Burnes, SP, Milwaukee Brewers ($11,100)
It's Corbin Burnes season, y'all.
Dude has been legit incredible. When you envision superlatives about pitchers, normally that's limited to guys like Jacob deGrom or Shane Bieber. But entering into that mix -- and rapidly -- is Corbin Burnes.
So what kind of records are we talking about here? Well, how about 40 strikeouts and no walks to start the 2021 season. That follows up an absurd breakout year in 2020. He's $1,400 cheaper than deGrom was last start, but he's been just as good.
The salary is up there, but we expect a monster night out of Burnes, as well, to the tune of 33.9 FanDuel points with upside for so much more.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, New York Yankees ($3,700)
Oh baby, it's pay up for Giancarlo Stanton season.
After smacking a home run at an exit velocity of 118 miles per hour, Stanton gets to take aim at a shoddy Baltimore Orioles pitching staff inside of Camden Yards.
And the opposing hurler? Yeah, that's even juicier. Stanton faces Matt Harvey (no joke, that Matt Harvey), who still has a job throwing baseballs with a 5.12 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 19 1/3 innings pitched.
Looking for that upside play? Peep Stanton.
Mark Canha, OF, Oakland Athletics ($3,500)
But let's peep this -- Canha has been really good, dawg. Averaging 13.4 FanDuel points per game, he's snagged three homers and four steals so far this season while sitting atop the A's lineup.
And his opponent? It's veteran Rich Hill, who's been a disaster. Dude owns an 8.82 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 16 1/3 innings pitched, and he's been tagged quite a bit. Stack the A's, including Canha, for your success.
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