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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 8/17/16

With Yu Darvish's pitch count being lifted his last time out, he and his high-strikeout ways are once again atop our daily fantasy radars. What other players should we target tonight in MLB DFS?

The beauty of daily fantasy baseball is that the top targets are different each and every day. Whether it's the right-handed catcher who destroys left-handed pitching or the mid-range hurler facing a depleted lineup, you're not going to find yourself using the same assets time after time.

While this breaks up the monotony, it can make it hard to decide which players are primed to succeed on a given day. We can help bridge that gap.

In addition to our custom optimal lineups, you can check out our batting and pitching heat maps, which show the pieces in the best spot to succeed on that slate. Put on the finishing touches with our games and lineups page to see who's hitting where and what the weather looks like, and you'll have yourself a snazzy looking team to put up some big point totals.

If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. With the split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Yu Darvish ($10,200 on FanDuel): There has been only one number that has mattered this entire season for Yu Darvish: his pitch count. Coming off of Tommy John injury, the team was understandably cautious at the beginning. The reins came off his last time out as he threw 107 pitches, meaning this guy is once again a top-flight DFS option. Darvish has a 2.90 SIERA in nine starts with a 31.9% strikeout rate, so even with the Oakland Athletics' low 18.4% strikeout rate against righties, Darvish is the top arm available.

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