MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 7/22/17
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.
If you need help getting started on that trek, here are some of the top options on the board today. We'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate, which begins at 7:05 p.m. EST and features the day's final 13 games.
Pitchers to Target
Chris Archer ($10,300 on FanDuel): According to our models, Archer is the slate's premier pitcher as we project him for 38.9 FanDuel points, 4 more than any other hurler. Archer's season-long numbers -- 28.7% strikeout rate, 7.9% walk rate and 13.2% swinging-strike rate -- are superb, and he's been even better at home, posting a 32.7% strikeout rate and 6.0% walk rate at Tropicana Field. The Texas Rangers are a solid offense, but their 3.69 implied total is the day's second-lowest number.
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