DFS MLB Stacks: September 26
Ben Scherr pores over all of the statistics, splits, and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB Stacks for today's contests.
Top Stack Options:
The Rockies are clearly the top team target tonight, and thinking your best bet is to have some kind of exposure to the Rockies, and try to beat your opponents with the rest of your roster. The Rockies have scored 10 runs in each of the first two games of this series, and now are in control of their payoff destiny. They face Pivetta tonight, who hasn’t lasted more than five innings in each of his last five starts. He’s struggled vs Colorado in two career starts, going 0-2, with a 16.43 era, which includes six earned over five innings in Philly earlier this year. David Dahl is on fire, going deep for his second straight game, and can see the Rockies keeping Gerardo Parra over Carlos González in the lineup. Can’t go wrong with Trevor Story , Charlie Blackmon , and Nolan Arenado , and taking any of them really comes down to how you decide to approach the rest of your lineup. There has been enough value out there that I feel that you can pay up for two of those players if you want to. If entering multiple lineups, don’t be afraid to roll out a stack with their bottom of the lineup options in Ian Desmond and Tony Wolters . Wolters has a solid DK price tag that will make him a popular catcher.
Full Game Rangers/Angels Stack:
I’d rather look at this TEX/LAA game over the SD/SF or DET/MIN game if looking for value tonight. They all have similar game totals, but Heaney hasn’t looked good vs Texas at all, and Mendez didn’t make it out of the fourth inning in his last start. The Angels are the heavy favorites, and also have one of the higher implied run totals of the slate. Mendez was solid over his first few starts, but was rocked by Tampa for seven runs and nine hits in 3.2 innings. Mike Trout is of course elite, but there are plenty of cheap teammates to pair him up with. Jefry Marte will likely receive the start vs a lefty, and since Kole Calhoun has been a popular salary relief play on DK lately, which could go towards a slightly higher priced Michael Hermosillo , who is coming off his first career homer on Monday. He’s extremely cheap on FD though, as well as Andrelton Simmons . On the other side of this game, the Rangers don’t have as high of a total of what I would have hoped for, but Heaney is just 1-3, with a 7.50 era over six career starts vs the Rangers, including allowing 10 earned over 11.1 innings vs them this year. Adrián Béltre homered off him earlier this month, and is 7-14, with three homers lifetime off of him. Elvis Andrus was more popular last night than I thought he would have been, and is 7-15, with two homers off Heaney. Chirinos is 4-6, with two homers of his own, and works as a solid pivot off of Wolters if using one of these teams to pair up with the Rockies.
Possible Lower Owned Stack:
Brewers with a sprinkling of other NL Central teams:
Christian Yelich is on fire; his homer and triple last night makes it seven out of his last eight games with at least one XBH. Gant was rocked by the Dodgers, and then pulled in the third inning in his last start. Ryan Braun is swinging a hot bat for cheap, but similar to Calhoun, it could be Curtis Granderson starting tonight instead. A lefty like Travis Shaw or Mike Moustakas is likely your best option to complete a full stack. The Cubs have scored one run off a Hamels homer over the first two games of the series, but it’s the Cubs, and they’ll continue to be popular options. Javier Báez is “due,” and joins his teammate Ian Happ in only hitting homers vs Nova. They are a combined 7-33, with five homers off of Nova. Francisco Cervelli and Josh Bell have both taken Quintana deep if thinking the Pirates get three in a row.
A’s and Yankees:
Both these teams are still playing for home field advantage, and both could put up some runs once again tonight. Adeiny Hechavarria is a cheap punt option from the Yankees, but Andrew McCutchen and Aaron Judge will likely be popular again. Neil Walker would be in play if starting as well. Oakland faces King Felix, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 6th, but wanted one more start. He’s 0-7, with a 6.14 era over his last ten starts, and Oakland is coming off a tough loss. A cheap Nick Martini works if leading off, while Khris Davis will likely go lower owned than Giancarlo Stanton , or the other top priced OF bats.