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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 9/30/17

It's a loaded pitching slate as Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw are starting tonight. Which of the three aces is the best play?

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 nine games.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Corey Kluber ($12,000 on FanDuel): The main slate features a trio of incredible arms, with Kluber at the top of the heap. Our models project him for a whopping 40.6 FanDuel points, which seems like a lot until you realize that Kluber has put up at least 58 FanDuel points in each of his last four starts. Dude is silly. He owns a 33.2% strikeout rate and 2.1% walk rate in September, and a matchup with the Chicago White Sox is awfully enticing. The Pale Hose sport a measly 2.61 implied total, the lowest on the slate, and they have a .287 wOBA with a 23.2% strikeout rate over the past 14 days.

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