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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 7/25/17

Sonny Gray has a seemingly difficult matchup on the road with the Toronto Blue Jays. Is he good enough to overcome that and be viable 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.

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Sonny Gray ($9,100 on FanDuel): There's risk in targeting Sonny Gray against the Toronto Blue Jays, but there's upside to compensate. Gray got off to a sluggish start this year, but if we exclude his first three outings, he has a 3.57 SIERA, 25.1% strikeout rate, and 7.6% walk rate. Even those numbers may sell him short, though, because the combination of a 55.1% ground-ball rate and 12.8% swinging-strike rate isn't something you'll find in many starters. The Blue Jays are 20th in wRC+ against righties and 21st in hard-hit rate, so Gray seems to be worth the gamble given the limited pitching options.

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