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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 9/26/16

Kyle Hendricks isn't the most exciting pitcher in the world, but a seven-start stretch of dominance has made him a top-tier MLB DFS option. Which other players should we target on tonight's slate?

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.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Kyle Hendricks ($10,100 on FanDuel): This may seem like a lofty price tag for a starter of Kyle Hendricks' ilk, but he's absolutely worth it with how he's pitching recently. Over his past seven starts, Hendricks has a 3.08 SIERA with a 29.0% strikeout rate, 4.7% walk rate, and a 24.3% soft-hit rate. The one mark against Hendricks tonight is that he'll be on the road, where both his strikeout rate and walk rate have moved heavily in the wrong direction this year. With four of those seven top-tier starts coming on the road, though, it seems Hendricks may be legitimately improving, so he's worth the high salary.

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