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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 9/14/16

Jose Fernandez is coming off of one of the most impressive outings for a pitcher this season, and there's no reason to fade him now. Which other players should we target 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

Jose Fernandez ($11,000 on FanDuel): Right when you think Jose Fernandez is declining, he busts out a 14-strikeout game against the hottest offense in baseball. You do you, young fella. That sickly performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers gives us more confidence in using Fernandez on the road against a streaking Atlanta Braves' offense. Even though his strikeouts have declined slightly, Fernandez's strikeout rate is 32.1% since the All-Star break, meaning he's still one of the best real-life and fantasy pitchers available.

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