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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 6/24/17

Clayton Kershaw gets a home start against a slumping Rockies offense. Is there any reason to look elsewhere in cash games on tonight'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 7:15 p.m. EST and includes the final seven games of the day.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw ($12,300 on FanDuel): It's a Kershaw slate, and he's at home against the Colorado Rockies, one of the league's worst offenses. We don't need to overthink this in cash games. Away from Coors, the Rox rank 21st in wOBA (.308) with a 23.7% strikeout rate, and their 2.76 implied total is the lowest of the night by more than 1 run. Kershaw's 3.12 SIERA and 28.8% strikeout rate are still outstanding, even if they are (incredibly) his worst numbers over the past three years. He's $2,000 more than any other arm, but our models project him to score 42.7 FanDuel points, nearly 7 more points than the slate's second-ranked pitcher.

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