MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 9/10/17
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 1:07 p.m. EST and features Sunday's first nine games.
Pitchers to Target
Stephen Strasburg ($10,900 on FanDuel): Per our models, Strasburg is the slate's top hurler as we project him for 37.8 FanDuel points in his home matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. For the season, Stras has put up a 28.6% strikeout rate, 6.7% walk rate and 12.5% swinging-strike rate, the last of which is a career-best mark. Against righties in 2017, Philly has a .313 wOBA with a 23.7% strikeout rate. The Phillies have been better lately, posting a .328 wOBA over the last 30 days, but they still have a 23.4% strikeout rate in that span. Philly's 3.06 implied total is the lowest of the slate by a significant margin.
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