MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 5/31/17
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. With the split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern.
Pitchers to Target
Max Scherzer ($11,500 on FanDuel): Both Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom are in good parks for pitching tonight with decent matchups. Those matchups, though, make it pretty clear that we want to favor Scherzer in cash games with deGrom in tournaments. The appeal for Scherzer -- beyond his tremendous 2.86 SIERA, 33.3% strikeout rate, and 6.7% walk rate -- is that he'll face a San Francisco Giants team that ranks last in wRC+ against righties. That's huge from a floor perspective. His ceiling takes a dent, though, because the Giants have just a 19.7% strikeout rate versus right-handed pitchers, and Scherzer tends to sport a higher strikeout rate at home than on the road. This shrinks Scherzer's range of outcomes, meaning he's likely best suited for cash games as opposed to tournaments.
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