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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 8/16/17

The lowly Chicago White Sox have by far the lowest implied team total on the FanDuel main slate, securing Yu Darvish as tonight's top pitcher.

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

Yu Darvish ($10,400 on FanDuel): Sometimes the chalk is fairly obvious, and that's what we have tonight in Yu Darvish against the Chicago White Sox. The Sox are #bad, with by far the lowest implied team total on the slate (2.82), and an active roster mustering just an 85 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. Meanwhile, Darvish seems to like this whole no-DH thing, sporting a 2.14 SIERA and 42.6% strikeout rate in two starts donning Dodger blue. Don't overthink this one -- Darvish is your top play in both cash games and tournaments.

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