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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 6/22/17

Luis Severino's swinging-strike rate has been on the rise recently, and he's at home in a great matchup. Is he the top pitcher Thursday for MLB DFS?

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

High-Priced Pitcher

Luis Severino ($9,800 on FanDuel): There's only one pitcher on this slate who gives us close to everything we're looking for, and that's Luis Severino. Severino boasts a 3.36 SIERA for the season thanks to his 27.7% strikeout rate and 6.8% walk rate, and he's able to outperform that SIERA thanks to his stout batted-ball data. Severino has held opponents to a 28.4% hard-hit rate while keeping them on the ground 54.1% of the time. On top of that, he's trending up with a 13.4% swinging-strike rate over his past six starts. With the opposing Los Angeles Angels ranking 27th in wRC+ against righties, Severino's the top arm for both cash games and tournaments.

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