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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 8/11/17

Rich Hill has put his early-season struggles in the past and is pitching well entering Friday's matchup with the San Diego Padres. Which other players should we roster 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

Rich Hill ($9,300 on FanDuel): Normally, we shy away from guys with limited pitch counts, as is generally the case with Rich Hill. But when you're pitching as well as Hill and facing the San Diego Padres, things change just a wee bit. Hill has completely turned the corner from an awful start to the season, holding a 2.92 SIERA, 33.2% strikeout rate, and 5.8% walk rate over his past eight starts. That's going up against a Padres offense that has a 24.7% strikeout rate against lefties. This allows Hill to pack more bang into every pitch that he throws, limiting the concerns around his short leash. Hill's usually a guy better suited for cash games, but the matchup here gives him tournament viability, as well.

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