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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/9/17

Corey Kluber has made only one start since returning from the disabled list. Can we trust him as the top arm on tonight'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.

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Corey Kluber ($10,500 on FanDuel): The weather could be pretty hairy in Cleveland, so keep an eye on the forecast to make sure there won't be a postponement or a delay. But if things are clear, Corey Kluber is easily the top arm on tonight's slate. Kluber returned from the disabled list last week, and in his first start back, he had his highest average fastball velocity of the season, struck out 10 batters in 6 electric innings, and generated whiffs on 31.2% of his 77 pitches. The drool dripping down your chin is fully justified. He's set to face the Chicago White Sox, who rank 27th in wRC+ against righties, 24th in hard-hit rate, 30th in walk rate, and 25th in strikeout rate. We'd better hope that weather stays away.

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