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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/10/17

Chris Archer is at home and facing a struggling Kansas City Royals offense. Is the matchup enough to make him the top arm on Wednesday'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. 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. With the split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Archer ($10,400 on FanDuel): You've got four aces available on this slate, and picking between them is not an easy task. But only one of those guys is at home and boasting a swinging-strike rate above 11.0% for the year, and he gets a great matchup to boot. That's Chris Archer as he prepares to face the Kansas City Royals, who sit 28th in wRC+ against righties on the year. Archer had arguably his best start of the season last week, logging 11 strikeouts to 1 walk over 6 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals have the second-lowest implied team total on the slate at 3.23, so Vegas is digging Archer, as well. It's far from a slam dunk, but he appears to be the top cookie in the elite tier.

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