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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 9/22/16

Justin Verlander has been pitching like his old self the second half of the season. Which other players should we target in MLB DFS?

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

Justin Verlander ($10,000 on FanDuel): There is only one pitcher on this entire slate who has a SIERA below 3.80 for the second half of the season. That's Justin Verlander all the way down at 3.26. Put him up against a struggling offense in the latter end of a double header, and that price tag is looking mighty tasty. Verlander's swinging-strike rate has dipped below 10.0% in only 2 of his 13 second-half starts, and it's at 12.3% overall, giving him the upside we seek in this position.

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