MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 6/3/17
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 7:15 p.m. EST and includes the final five games of the day.
Pitchers to Target
Lance McCullers ($9,500 on FanDuel): McCullers, who is in the midst of a breakout campaign, is the main slate's top arm, per our models. It's hard to find much wrong with McCullers's line this season as he has pitched to a 27.6% strikeout rate, 7.2% walk rate, 12.0% swinging-strike rate and 60.7% ground-ball rate -- all of which add up to a 3.02 SIERA, the seventh-best among qualified starters. The Texas Rangers aren't an easy matchup, especially at Globe Life Park, but they sit 21st in wOBA (.311) over the past 14 days and are sporting a 4.12 implied total. On a night without many top-end arms, McCullers is mighty attractive.
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