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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 8/2/17

Zack Godley has a tough matchup Wednesday against a hot Chicago Cubs lineup. Can we still target him despite that 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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Zack Godley ($8,800 on FanDuel): The Chicago Cubs just scored 16 runs last night, so you know the matchup is sub-Gucci for Zack Godley. But the dude just gets results. He has a 3.52 SIERA with a 26.2% strikeout rate and 7.8% walk rate, and his swinging-strike rate is sickly at 14.1%. Godley increased his cutter usage on June 16th, and in the seven starts since, his strikeout rate is up to 31.1%. To make it all sweeter, he can keep ball-banging offenses in check with his 57.5% ground-ball rate and 27.6% hard-hit rate. That's why we can potentially trust him despite the matchup as long as the weather in Chicago permits.

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