MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 9/21/16
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
Chris Sale ($11,000 on FanDuel): Over his past six starts, Chris Sale has gone at least eight innings in each outing, and he has only had fewer than eight strikeouts once. So, yeah, he's back. If we expand the sample to nine starts since the beginning of August, Sale has a 3.01 SIERA with a 29.2% strikeout rate and 4.3% walk rate. Now, he moves to a park in which he won't face a designated hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies are 29th in wRC+ against lefties. He's the top option on the slate.
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