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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 7/19/17

Jacob deGrom seems to be making strides toward correcting his issues with walks and hard contact. Is it enough to make him the top pitcher of the night in 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 Pitchers

Jacob deGrom ($11,200 on FanDuel): Earlier this year, we had ruled Jacob deGrom out of cash-game consideration due to his issues with walks and hard contact. He seems to be making strides in correcting those woes. He has walked just three batters in his past four games, and since the start of June, he has a respectable 31.1% hard-hit rate and 47.4% ground-ball rate. That didn't stop him from allowing four dingers to these same St. Louis Cardinals two starts ago, but it does make him a lot more palatable from a floor perspective. deGrom has the upside thanks to his 29.0% strikeout rate, and his floor seems to be on the rise, so we can go back to deGrom in all formats despite the rematch.

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