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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/20/16

Clayton Kershaw's price is lofty, and his matchup is less than ideal, but is he still the top pitching option on the board?

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.

Pitchers to Target

High-Priced Pitchers

Clayton Kershaw ($13,000 on FanDuel): The price is high, but you're not snagging greatness for free. Clayton Kershaw's 2.08 SIERA isn't just the best of this season: it's the best in the history of the stat, which dates back to 2002, topping his own record of 2.09 from 2014. Kershaw's matchup is no cakewalk as the Washington Nationals are fourth in wRC+ against lefties, but Kershaw faced the second-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks his last time out and struck out 11 over 7 1/3 innings. Bad matchups don't exist for guys like this, and you should be finding ways to fit this sickness into your lineups.

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