We have a very spooky 13-game slate for Friday the 13th on FanDuel. Not only is it Friday the 13th, but it’s also a full moon, so expect some bizarre baseball tonight. Stack up those Marlins and fade Max Scherzer for Dylan Covey….okay, just kidding, don’t do that. I’m not going to shock you with my favorite cash game pitcher tonight, as I’ll be going with Gerrit Cole ($12,000). Cole has been scary-good this year, striking out a league-high 39.4% of batters. Gerrit Cole faces the Royals, who have put up an 81 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers since the beginning of August. Since I’m paying all the way up for my pitcher, I’ll try and include some extra value plays once we get to today’s hitters. Let’s take a look at the rest of today’s slate.

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Max Scherzer, SP: $10,400 – Mad Max provides an adequate pivot off Gerrit Cole, albeit with a little less strikeout upside and a much tougher matchup with the Braves.

Adrian Houser, SP: $6,400 – A little small sample, but in the month of September, the Cardinals have put up a 72 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. Houser should be a safe pay-down option on today’s slate.

Eric Hosmer, C/1B: $3,600 – Hosmer and the Padres get the ultimate park upgrade in going to Coors. They also get a cushy matchup with Jeff Hoffman.

Luke Voit, C/1B: $3,400 – Voit has returned from the IL with a bang, including going 4/8 in yesterday’s double-header.

Chris Davis, C/1B: $2,000 – How about the ultimate boom/bust paydown? Davis has double-dong power and faces Jordan Zimmermann.

Greg Garcia, 2B: $2,900 – Luckily for us, the Padres aren’t super priced up for their Coors matchup, which means we should be able to get a Padres stack in with Gerrit Cole.

Luis Arraez, 2B: $2,600 – Arraez is projected to lead off for the Twins and he has put up a .391 wOBA against right-handed pitchers.

Shed Long, 2B: $2,500 – Don’t know who Shed Long is? Me either, but he’s projected to lead off against Dylan Covey.

Matt Chapman, 3B: $3,700 – I’m going to have a tough time getting up for Chapman, but the matchup and park conditions are really good for Athletics hitters today.

Gio Urshela, 3B: $3,000 – Urshela is still cheap after coming back from his IL stint. Take advantage against a lefty.

Rio Ruiz, 3B: $2,100 – I know if doesn’t feel great, but picking on Jordan Zimmermann is a good way to make money.

Tim Anderson, SS: $3,400 – This is just way too cheap for the batting average leader in the AL. Oh, and he faces Yusei Kikuchi.

Jonathan Villar, SS: $3,300 – Villar will lead off against Jordan Zimmermann today. That’s all the information you need.

Jose Iglesias, SS: $2,500 – This is my least favorite paydown so far, but Mike Leake is meh and Iglesias is batting .315 since August 1st.

Aristides Aquino, OF: $3,500 – Aquino faces Mike Leake today, who doesn’t strike anyone out. Allowing the big boy to put the ball in play is going to lead Leake to not have a good time.

Ian Desmond, OF: $3,500 – Desmond has crushed lefties this year, putting up a .304 ISO and .392 wOBA against southpaws. That number ticks up in Coors to .342 ISO and .432 wOBA.

Mark Canha, OF: $2,900 – Canha and the Athletics are in a good spot, facing the alliterative Brock Burke.

Josh Naylor, OF: $2,700 – Naylor is part of our super cheap Padres in Coors stack facing Jeff Hoffman.

Clint Frazier, OF: $2,700 – Thank god we don’t get points for his fielding prowess (or unprowess). He’ll be looking to make up for his glove’s mistakes.

Mason Williams, OF: $2,000 – I know right? Who? Williams got the call-up on September 3rd and has gone 6/18. He’s min-salary facing Jordan Zimmermann. Let’s go!!

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

There’s rain in the forecast for the Indians/Twins game, but it isn’t forecasted to move in until later in the game. There’s also only one game with temperatures forecasted in the 90s, so give the bats a bump up in the Rangers/Athletics game.

Doing Lines In Vegas

The Astros are far and away the biggest favorite on today’s slate at -380. As of this writing, the next closest is the Yankees at -205. Outside of Coors (12.5), the highest totals of the day are the Yankees/Blue Jays (10.5) and the Athletics/Rangers (11). Good luck today!