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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) picks for Friday, July 22

I list some options for today.

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Two affordable pitchers stand out as good options today. The first is Gerrit Cole ($8,500) against the Phillies in Pittsburgh. The Phillies are the fourth worst team by wRC+ against RHP at 81 and strike out at a rate higher than the MLB average. Cole is making his second start as he returns from a triceps injury and has not missed as many bats this year as last year, but perhaps the DL stint can get his arm closer to where he was in 2015. Cole has a 3.11 ERA, 3.02 FIP and 19% strikeout rate to this point. Cole is somewhat of a risk as his arm health still isn't quite clear and he might be limited during the start, but the good matchup and more favorable park makes him an appealing play for me.

Michael Fulmer ($8,500) is priced the same as Cole and faces a bottom third White Sox offense. The White Sox have a similar K% to the Phillies and a slightly better wRC+ at 86, which is still well below average. Since this matchup takes place in U.S. Celluar Field in the summer, Cole will pitch in the better park environment for low run scoring. Fulmer has a 2.13 ERA, 3.38 FIP and 22.5% K%.

For hitters, Julio Teheran faces the Rockies in Coors Field. Teheran has gotten LHB production under control in terms of outcomes, holding them to a .202/.283/.382 slash, but his FIP vs LHB is an ugly 5.05, so it appears that it will be very difficult for Teheran to continue to hold lefties to that level of production going forward unless something changes. Rockies lefties are one of my targets to use today. Carlos Gonzalez ($3,500) is priced affordably today and has a 134 wRC+ and .220 ISO vs RHP this year, which will play up a lot in Coors. Charlie Blackmon ($4,000) has a 122 wRC+ and .197 ISO vs RHP this year.