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MLB "Early Slate" Pitchers & Stacks for Thursday!


MLB DFS Stacks & Pitchers 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. Here is what I’m looking at today.


PITCHERS TO PLAY:

JACOB DEGROM – DeGrom is a beast sitting with a 0.64 ERA this year through 14 innings and allowing a low 0.170 opponent batting average. He just can’t get any run support. BVP data is solid as he has 160 Abs in the projected lineup for PHI and allowing a low 0.213 average with a whopping 34% K rate! A safe stud to pay up for in the early slate as he is coming off a 41 DKP outing where he went 8.0 innings with 14 Ks and only 1 ER.


LANCE LYNN – I don’t mind a pivot off DeGrom in GPP and Lynn would be the perfect guy to take a shot on. His price feels high but he is coming off a 48.25 DKP game where he tossed a full 9.0 innings with 11 Ks and no ER.


TREVOR ROGERS – Trevor Rodgers is my value play today as he is only 6600 on DK and 7500 on FD. He is coming off a 34.5 DKP game where he went 6.0 innings, 0 ERs allowed and a whopping 10 Ks! He is a risk/reward pick vs. ATL but cheap enough to get a good stack put together in your line up.

STACKS TO CONSIDER:

SEATTLE vs. MATT HARVEY

Matt Harvey is coming off a start where he gave up 4 ER in 5.0 innings. Now SEA sucks as they rank 27th in our L10 game power rankings but they should be low owned for GPPs. Harvey has a 5.59 ERA and allowing a .317 batting average and the bullpen behind him ranks 21st. Stack is also CHEAP so you can even likely get 2 stud pitchers. Haniger / France / Seager have to be in the stack as they are all batting over .293 this year.


SAN DIEGO PADRES vs. MITCH KELLER

PIT was projected to be one of the worst teams in the league and they have now won 2 straight. Padres lineup is stacked but they are facing a decent pitcher. What I like here is last year Mitch Keller had a 2.91 ERA which looks good so people might look elsewhere on this early slate. But his xFIP was 6.57 meaning he was extremely lucky. Padres have been under performing lately at 3.8 runs per game but worth taking a shot here.

PIRATES vs. CHRIS PADDACK

Why not ole PItty? They have won 2 straight and sitting a 4.1 runs per game. I mean they are the cheapest stack on the board right now as the 5 highest projected hitters are an average of 3280 per hitter. You can easily fit two stud SPs. Paddack only has 8 innings this year but a 5.63 ERA and 1.50 whip isn’t that impressive. You can get 2 stud pitchers, 4-5 Pirates and then a couple other studs in this line.


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