MLB DFS Stacks from CheatSheetPros!
QUICK NEWS AND NOTES: (DFS Stacks)
STACKING is a must in DFS. I prefer to stack 4-5 hitters from one team and then 2-3 from another team for a “mini stack”. You can do 4/4 or 5/3, etc. The idea of stacking is when one hitter is on base and the guy behind him hits him in then you get points for the run scored and also the RBI from the other hitter. I base my stacks on cost per player and how chalky it may or may not be.
5,000 per hitter – Expensive, hard to build unless there is SP values.
4,500 – 4,999 per hitter – Mid-High, need a value SP or value hitters around it.
4,100 – 4,500 per hitter – Solid Target Pricing! Building is easier, two solid pitchers or a couple studs.
Under 4,100 – DIRT CHEAP! Great target for GPPs, allows a ton of flexibility and likely two of the highest priced pitchers on the slate together in the same line.
Here is what I’m looking at today.
STACKS TO CONSIDER:
TEXAS RANGERS vs. JORDAN LYLES (17TH BULLPEN)
Justus Sheffield is a LHP with a whip of 1.57 and allowing a .290 batting average. He has been better at home with a .221 allowed average but his xFIP is still over 5.00. TEX only has 3.9 runs per game over the L14 days (ranks 16th) and you can stack 5 guys for 3500-3800 which is low enough to get Gerrit Cole and Walker B. in your DFS lineup if you choose to go that route. TEX has 43 Abs as a team against him and they are hitting .395 with a low 16% K rate. This is a “Dome” game so you don’t have to worry about rain as you do with most of the other games. Build around ADOLIS GARCIA (3500) he is cheap and if you don’t stack TEX at least use him as a one off hitter in your other stack. He has put up 2, 14, 16, 5, 28 and 27 DKPs over recent games and he is a monster hitting in a good spot in the lineup. He has a .318 ISO vs. LHP this year and has an 11.9 DKPPG average over the last week which is 4x+ value. TEX is 12-6 vs. LHP vs. 10-24 vs. RHP and they are scoring 4.4 runs per game on the road vs. only 3.85 at home. Take a shot here in a GPP as they are cheap and no weather concerns.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX vs. MATT HARVEY (19TH BULLPEN)
Rain expected here so keep an eye on the weather. Matt Harvey started off decent and the wheels have fallen off. He has allowed 5, 6 and 7 ER in the last 3 starts and allowed 9, 7 and 8 hits. Two of those starts were negative DK points. CHW are only 12-11 on the road but at home they sit with a solid 17-9 record and hitting .261 as a team. None of the hitters in the projected starting lineup have a custom player grade over 90 but the best avenue for success is the 3-6 hitters as a core. Nick Madrigal (3300) is cheap and he is hitting .306 with a low 7% strikeout rate vs. RHP. He has put up 12, 11, 13 and 9 DKPs over the last 3 games.
SAN DIEGO PADRES vs. FRAMBER VALDEZ (20TH BULLPEN)
Valdez returns tonight and while he was a solid pitcher last year this is his first game back so I expected a limited pitch count and he may even struggle against this Padres team that is red hot right now. I like this because Vegas has it at only 4.1 runs and the stack cost is around 4150 per hitter for a 5 man stack which is fantastic. Getting 5 guys on a team that is #1 in our L10 game power rankings and scoring 5.9 runs per game over the L14 days for just over 4,100 per hitter, yes please! Padres are 8-3 vs. LHP this year. Fernando Tatis (5800) is a monster with a .333 ISO vs. LHP and a great string of games putting up 20, 2, 11, 3, 43, 19, 32 and 34 DKPs over recent contest. Tommy Pham (3500) is also on fire right now with double digit DKPs in 7 straight games! Eric Hosmer (4200) is great vs. LHP with a low 14% K rate and .250 ISO.
PITCHERS TO CONSIDER:
GERRIT COLE – Dream matchup vs. DET who is scoring only 3.7 runs per game over the L14 and they strikeout north of 27% at home, vs. RHP and over the L14 days. In 59 Abs. vs. Cole they are only 9 for 59 (.153) with a 49% strikeout rate. Top pitcher on the slate.
HYUN-JIN RYU – Sliding down to a mid-tier pitcher facing a CLE team scoring a low 3.4 runs per game over the L14 days (ranks 25th) and striking out 23% of the time and batting .232 as a team. Facing a LHP CLE is batting .215 as a team with a wRC+ of only 86.7. RYU jumps off the page to me because he has faced Tampa Bay, Boston and Atlanta and put up 19.6, 31 and 26 DKPs. He went 7.0 IP, 0 ER and 7 Ks vs. BOS, he went 7.0 IP, 1 ER and 6 Ks vs. ATL. CLE hardly the caliper of those teams and 3x looks easy tonight and could push 4x with no rain delays.
SHOHEI OHTANI – In his last 3 starts he has only allowed 2, 1 and 0 ER with 5, 10 and 7 strikeouts. 2 of those were facing tough teams in Tampa Bay and Houston.
CODY POTEET – He is only 7100 and one of the lower priced pitchers today and he has been a stud coming off a 26 DKP game where he went 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER and 4Ks vs. NYM. His prior two starts he only went 5.0 IP but allowed 0 and 2 ER and both starts o the road with 9 combined Ks.
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