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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/5/17

Alex Wood has been sensational this season and is the top pitcher on the board tonight. Who else should you consider on Wednesday's FanDuel 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. 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

Alex Wood ($9,400 on FanDuel): Come join me on the Alex Wood bandwagon, as Wood is the hands-down top hurler tonight. His 2.78 SIERA is by far the best on the slate, and better than even yesterday's stars, Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber. Despite concerns about his pitch count -- he's yet to hit 100 pitches in a game -- he's been remarkably consistent, rolling off at least 44 points in seven of his last eight starts, with a pair surpassing 50. You could even argue he's underpriced in a dream matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks, whose active roster has a woeful 65 wRC+ and 24.3% strikeout rate against southpaws. With his 30.2% strikeout rate, he should feast on punchouts tonight.

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