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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 7/17/17

Even at high ownership, Lance McCullers is the pitcher you want for daily fantasy baseball Monday. Which other players should we target?

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

Lance McCullers ($9,100 on FanDuel): If you have concerns about Lance McCullers tonight, they shouldn't center around his talent. McCullers leads the slate in SIERA by over half a run, his strikeout rate is 28.0%, and he's no longer walking gobs of hitters. On top of that, he pairs his 63.0% ground-ball rate with a 24.2% hard-hit rate, so this guy is a legit ace. The question, instead, revolves around ownership. The masses are going to flock to McCullers in tournaments, increasing the incentive to look elsewhere. However, there isn't a pitcher on this slate who can touch McCullers' combination of floor and ceiling, so even against a tough Seattle Mariners team, we should still likely be riding McCullers in all formats.

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