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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 8/6/17

Mike Pelfrey has been knocked around by left-handed hitters, and the Boston Red Sox offer some serious pop from that side of the plate. Where else should we look on today's main slate?

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 1:10 p.m. EST and includes the day's first 11 games.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Archer ($10,500 on FanDuel): It's a pretty loaded pitching slate, but Archer stands above the crowd. Overall, he owns a 29.3% strikeout rate, 7.4% walk rate and 13.3% swinging-strike rate -- with his strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate both sitting inside the top seven among qualified starters. Over 25 second-half innings, he's upped his strikeout rate to a sparkling 33.0%. The Milwaukee Brewers are a solid offense, but they lead baseball with a 25.8% strikeout rate, and they're striking out 28.8% of the time across the last 30 days. Archer is our top projected hurler by 6.2 FanDuel points, and Milwaukee's 3.43 implied total is a slate-low clip.

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