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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 9/9/17

Chris Sale offers massive upside tonight in his matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. On a slate which features some pretty solid pitching options, is Sale 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 10 games.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Chris Sale ($11,300 on FanDuel): Barring a loaded pitching slate, when Sale is on the bump, he's almost always going to be one of the premier cash-game options. That's no different tonight. Sale has a delightful matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team which, over the last 30 days, sits last in wOBA (.297) with the fourth-highest strikeout rate (24.8%). Sale owns a 36.1% strikeout rate, 4.9% walk rate and 15.0% swinging-strike rate, so he's more than capable of going off tonight. The only question is whether you want to pay up for him, considering there are some other quality arms going and Sale costs $1,700 more than any other hurler.

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