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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/30/17

Chris Sale is facing his former teammates for the first time tonight. Does his early-season success make him the top arm for the 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. 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.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Sale ($11,700 on FanDuel): In his last time out, Chris Sale hit a bit of a rough patch, allowing three earned runs and racking up a season-low six strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. Is it time to stop paying the high salaries? Nah, fam. Even in that one, Sale topped 40 points on FanDuel, and he had a stout 12.4% swinging-strike rate. He's awesome. His SIERA is 2.31 thanks to a grotesque 36.7% strikeout rate and 5.1% walk rate. On top of that, it's his first time facing his former Chicago White Sox teammates. The White Sox do a great job of avoiding strikeouts against lefties, allowing them to post solid early-season stats, but Sale is pitching well enough to overcome a bad matchup right now. We should keep paying Sale's price until further notice.

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