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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/30/17

Jacob deGrom's price on FanDuel is up to $12,100 for Friday's slate. Can he justify that salary and be the top arm of the night?

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.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Jacob deGrom ($12,100 on FanDuel): If Jacob deGrom's price surprised you in how high it is, rest assured that you are not alone. It is mighty lofty, up $1,800 from where it was in his last start. That doesn't mean he's not worth it, though. DeGrom has turned his results around recently, lasting at least eight innings in each of his past three starts while keeping his swinging-strike rate up at 13.4%. His biggest flaws this year have been walks and hard contact, but the Philadelphia Phillies are 20th and 21st in those two categories, respectively. They add to deGrom's appeal by striking out at a 23.3% clip. His price could help keep his ownership in check, making him a better play for tournaments than he would have been otherwise.

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