MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 4/20/17
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. We've also got our Solo Shot Podcast, which breaks down the MLB daily fantasy slate each day. Here's today's episode.
If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. Well be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern.
Pitchers to Target
Noah Syndergaard ($11,200 on FanDuel): After getting Clayton Kershaw last night, Noah Syndergaard is on tap for Thursday. Bless this sport, yo. Syndergaard has been obliterating opponents with a 2.04 SIERA this year, holding a 15.2% swinging-strike rate without walking a single soul. It's fair to have concern over his getting just four strikeouts in his most recent start, but that low number came despite a 14.9% swinging-strike rate. With Syndergaard at home against the Philadelphia Phillies, he's the top choice available.
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