FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 10/27/19
We have a loaded pitching matchup in Game 5 as Max Scherzer takes on Gerrit Cole. As you'd expect, our models predict a low-scoring affair, forecasting the Houston Astros to top the Washington Nationals by a score of 3.99-3.84.
Single-game contests are a different beast. You have $35,000 to fill out a five-man lineup. There are no positional requirements, but there are three utility spots, one All-Star slot, and an MVP position. The player you put in the MVP spot has his points multiplied by two while the All-Star position gets his points multiplied by 1.5. The three utility places are scored like normal.
Juan Soto, Nationals ($9,000)
When Scherzer and Cole are on the bump, it's tough to feel good about any hitters. But when it comes to Cole, he gave up juicier contact to lefties, allowing a 35.2% hard-hit rate and 46.0% fly-ball rate in the split (compared to a 32.2% hard-hit rate and 33.6% fly-ball rate to right-handed hitters). Of course, Cole also posted a 43.7% strikeout rate against lefties, so yeah. Juan Soto is an elite bat who had a .414 wOBA with the platoon advantage this season.
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