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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 8/25/17

Zack Greinke, a big home favorite against the San Francisco Giants, is one of the top pitching plays on tonight's FanDuel 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. 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 ($9,600 on FanDuel): We have some solid pitching options on tonight's full 15-game slate, but Zack Greinke stands out as one of the safest against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants' active roster has just an 86 wRC+ and 28.4% hard-hit rate against righties, and are we really scared of a team rolling out Jarrett Parker as their number-three hitter? (Sorry, Jarrett.) Despite some recent hiccups against the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs, Greinke is sporting a 30.4% strikeout rate and 3.47 SIERA over his last five starts. At a very reasonable price point, Greinke is a huge home favorite in a game where the Giants are only getting 3.86 implied runs.

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