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5 Fantasy Baseball Pitchers Who Will Win Your Daily Leagues On Aug. 25

5 Fantasy Baseball Pitchers Who Will Win Your Daily Leagues On Aug. 25

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Yesterday wasn't the most peaceful of Sundays for anyone that decided to pay up for Stephen Strasburg only to watch the likes of Gregor Blanco and Travis Ishikawa hit home runs off of him. However, if you decided to save ,000 and went with Mike Fiers, then your day was definitely better than Strasburg owners. Now let's flip the page to Monday and review the top pitching options for tonight.

(Prices are based off FanDuel salary-cap leagues)

5. Jake Peavy - San Francisco Giants ($7000)

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5. Jake Peavy - San Francisco Giants ($7000)

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The two scary things about this matchup are that the Colorado Rockies are currently the hottest hitting team in baseball and Jake Peavy has not been having a good season this year. However, the Rockies are known to be a much worse team on the road and the game is in San Francisco tonight. Additionally, Peavy's 3.58 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 6.34 K/9 rate show that he's at least pitching better lately. It may be scary, but Peavy is a solid pick tonight.

4. Tanner Roark - Washington Nationals ($7600)

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4. Tanner Roark - Washington Nationals ($7600)

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Tanner Roark has been a steady presence within the Washington Nationals' rotation over the past month. During that span, he is 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. His only issue has been with home runs as his HR/9 rate is 1.09. However, he gets to face a Philadelphia Phillies team that is ranked 24th in wOBA over the past week. Additionally, the Nationals have been ranked fourth during that span, putting Roark in a great spot for a win tonight.

3. Roenis Elias - Seattle Mariners ($6700)

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3. Roenis Elias - Seattle Mariners ($6700)

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Over the past month, Elias has recorded a K/9 rate of 9.74 to go with a 2.21 ERA. His one issue during that span has been with how often he's been walking batters as his 5.31 BB/9 rate is borderline awful. However, his matchup against the Texas Rangers tonight is nearly a perfect one. Miles Mikolas pitches for Texas and he is the worst pitcher taking the mound tonight against a hot-hitting Seattle team. Tonight should be an easy one for Elias.

2. Chris Tillman - Baltimore Orioles ($7300)

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2. Chris Tillman - Baltimore Orioles ($7300)

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Out of all the pitching options tonight, Chris Tillman has been the most consistent over the last 30 days. During that span, he's gone 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and an 8.29 K/9 rate. Tonight should be another good start for him as he gets to face the struggling Tampa Bay Rays and their 26th best wOBA over the past week. The Rays have also been striking out at a rate of 21.9-percent and that should lead to a victorious night for Tillman.

1. James Shields - Kansas City Royals ($8500)

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1. James Shields - Kansas City Royals ($8500)

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Over the past month, Shields has gone 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA. It would be nice if his K/9 rate was higher than 5.91, but Shields does have double-digit strikeout potential on any given night. He faces a New York Yankees team tonight that is only average in road games and they haven't been too successful against him for his career. It also helps that the Royals' hitters have been hot lately. This makes Shields your top choice for tonight's action.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.