MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 4/22/17
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.
If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate, which begins at 7:05 p.m. EST and features nine games.
Pitchers to Target
Carlos Carrasco ($10,300 on FanDuel): It's not a pretty slate for pitching, but Carrasco has as much upside as anyone for his road matchup with the Chicago White Sox. Carrasco -- who is the only arm priced above $8,500 (and he's nearly $2,000 more expensive than that) -- has struggled with walks a bit early on, posting an 8.2% walk rate, but he's also sitting dudes down with a 26.0% strikeout rate. Carrasco was lights out on the road last season, limiting hitters to a .294 wOBA while recording a 28.1% strikeout rate and 4.5% walk rate in his travels. The White Sox are pretty miserable offensively, sporting a measly .256 wOBA against righties with a 25.1% strikeout rate, and they just got blanked last night by Corey Kluber. Only three teams on the main slate have an implied total under 4 runs, and the Pale Hose own the slate's worst total, all the way down at 3.41.
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