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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 9/2/17

Nolan Arenado has mashed his way to an absurd .525 wOBA against lefties, and he gets a sweet Coors Field matchup against Patrick Corbin. Which other players should we check out on tonight's main 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.

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 includes the day's final 11 games.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Archer ($10,800 on FanDuel): Per our models, there's a clear three-man top tier of pitchers on tonight's main slate. Archer is the most expensive hurler, but he has a gem of a matchup against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox rank among the bottom 10 teams in wOBA (.311) and homers (148), and they own the ninth-highest strikeout rate (22.7%). Archer has a 30.1% strikeout rate, 7.0% walk rate and 13.5 swinging-strike rate, so he's more than capable of taking advantage of this matchup. Our projections list him as the slate's number-two arm, but he has upside for days tonight.

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