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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 8/26/17

Brad Peacock has elite swing-and-miss stuff, sporting a 31.1% strikeout rate this season. With a solid matchup against the Los Angeles Angels, is he the night's top hurler?

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 7:05 p.m. EST and features the day's final nine games.

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High-Priced Pitchers

Brad Peacock ($8,500 on FanDuel): Among starters with at least 70 innings pitched this season, Peacock ranks 6th in strikeout rate (31.1%) and 20th in swinging-strike rate (12.2%). Peacock has skidded a bit in the second half, but he's still scored at least 29 FanDuel points in each of his last three starts. While the Los Angeles Angels are 28th in wOBA, they also have a decent 4.20 implied total tonight, and their season-long strikeout rate is 19.3%, making Peacock better suited for cash games. Our models have him projected for 33.9 FanDuel points, the second-highest total of the slate.

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