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MLB Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 9/29/16

Chris Archer has caught fire in the second half thanks to a reduced walk rate, and he could continue that tonight against the White Sox. 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

Chris Archer ($9,500 on FanDuel): Chris Archer has been swimming in bad matchups the second half of the season, so we haven't had many chances to use him, but he's fully back to his old form. Since the All-Star break, Archer's SIERA is down to 3.03 with a 28.9% strikeout rate and -- most importantly -- just a 5.0% walk rate. The Chicago White Sox are just 22nd in wRC+ against righties, meaning Archer may finally be able to display his re-gained sauciness to the world.

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