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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 5/28/17

Mookie Betts fares better against right-handed pitching, and he's taking on Christian Bergman, a righty who struggles mightily with same-sided bats. Which other players should be on our radar for today's main 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. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate, which begins at 1:05 p.m. EST and features the first 11 games of the day.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Lance McCullers ($9,400 on FanDuel): Unlike yesterday, we've got a handful of appealing pitching options, and it starts with McCullers, who our models have as the slate's top arm. McCullers is having a breakout season, and he's performing like one of the game's best pitchers. The Houston Astros' righty is sporting a 27.1% strikeout rate, 7.1% walk rate, 12.0% swinging-strike rate and 2.98 SIERA. The Baltimore Orioles' 3.54 implied total is the lowest of the slate, and they have the 21st ranked wOBA (.323) and 9th-highest strikeout rate (22.2%) over the last 14 days.

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