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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 8/9/17

Zack Greinke has an absolutely brutal matchup Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can we still look his way 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.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Zack Greinke ($9,800 on FanDuel): Even in a horrifying matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke is good enough to get the job done. Although Greinke's season-long SIERA of 3.27 is great, he has been even better at home with a 31.8% strikeout rate and 4.4% walk rate. He will need every bit of that Gucciness today in facing a Dodgers offense that ranks second in wRC+ against righties, second in hard-hit rate, and first in walk rate. The big saving grace is that their 22.0% strikeout rate is above the league average, meaning Greinke has the upside that we want for our tournament rosters. If this game were on the road, we may want to reconsider our stance. But because Greinke will be in the stadium where he has dominated so often this year, he's a good play despite the matchup.

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