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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 8/3/17

Jose Altuve gets the platoon advantage Thursday against Blake Snell, making him worth his salary in daily fantasy baseball. 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. With the split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Corey Kluber ($11,100 on FanDuel): It's fun to joke about Corey Kluber being a robot due to his utter lack of emotion, but are we certain he's human? He's not pitching like one right now. Since coming off the disabled list on June 1st, Kluber has a 2.03 SIERA, 41.1% strikeout rate, and 4.8% walk rate while allowing hard contact just 22.4% of the time. He's posting reliever-esque numbers while averaging more than seven innings per start. Yowza. He'll face the New York Yankees today, and that's a tough assignment, but their strikeout rate versus righties is up to 23.4% over the past 30 days. It's never a lock against this offense, but Kluber's pitching better than anyone in the league, so he's easily the top arm on the board.

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