This report will provide recommended DFS stack options for today’s 14-game main slate. I will also include my favorite pitching picks.
**All plays are listed in order of preference. Please check back between 5-6 PM EST as some players can receive rest days or get limited at bats especially as we get closer to the postseason. Make sure you are watching the weather as well.
Daily Fantasy Stack: Minnesota Twins
vs. RHP Dylan Cease (CWS): 5.30 Runs
Dylan Cease is newer to the rotation, coming up for his first start right after the All-Star break. He has struggled with the long ball so far, allowing at least one home run in each of his three starts. He has given up three or more runs to each team he has faced and the teams that he has faced (DET, KCR, and TBR) aren’t exactly the most potent offenses. He carries a 6.19 ERA, 5.41 FIP, and 4.98 SIERA to start off his career in the bigs. The Twins are red hot, slashing to a .346 wOBA, .200 ISO, and 115 WRC+ against righties over the last two weeks. They have scored seven or more runs in each of their last five games.
Preferred Stack:Jorge Polanco ($3500 FD|$4500 DK), Nelson Cruz ($4200 FD|$4900 DK), Eddie Rosario ($4100 FD|$4800 DK), and Miguel Sano ($3600 FD|$4800 DK). Differentiate with Jason Castro ($2700 FD|$3900 DK) Luis Arraez ($2900 FD|$4000 DK).
Daily Fantasy Stack: New York Yankees
vs. RHP Andrew Cashner (BOS): 5.80 Runs
I rarely find it necessary to go with the presumed chalk on a slate of this size, but I will have plenty of exposure to the Yankees given all the value we have at pitcher today. Andrew Cashner carries a 4.19 ERA, 4.65 FIP, and 5.02 SIERA. He has had a pretty good year for his standards, but regression reared it’s ugly head in his last start and I think he continues to sink tonight. Despite his success, he has struggled with right handed batters. They are slashing to a .350 wOBA, .519 SLG, and .327 OBP. He has allowed 36 earned runs and 13 home runs over 54 innings pitched to them. New York Yankees batters are slashing to a .344 wOBA, .187 ISO, and 114 WRC+ against right handed pitching recently. If you’re looking for a value stack, this is not the place.
Preferred Plays: Gleyber Torres ($4000 FD|$4900 DK), Edwin Encarnacion ($4500 FD|$5500 DK), Aaron Judge ($4700 FD|$5500 DK), DJ Lemahieu ($4200 FD|$5400 DK) and Didi Gregorius ($3700 FD|$5100 DK). I also love Mike Tauchman ($3000 FD|$4800 DK) for value. Cameron Maybin ($2500 FD|$3700 DK) will mostly go overlooked I would imagine. He’s a nice way to differentiate in large field tourneys if you’re playing multiple lines.
Daily Fantasy Stack: Los Angeles Dodgers
vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (WSH): 5.45 Runs
Anibal Sanchez provides us a weakness against left handed power and that isn’t going pan out well for him against the Dodgers this evening. The Dodgers have been mashing right handed batting over the last two weeks, slashing to a massive .399 wOBA, .306 ISO, and 152 WRC+. These are averages that simply cannot not be ignored. Anibal struggles quite a bit to left handed batting, allowing them to slash to a .342 wOBA, .494 SLG, and .338 OBP. He has allowed 23 earned runs and nine home runs over 38.2 innings pitched against them. Anibal Sanchez’s xFIP of 5.20 suggests he is due further regression. I believe the Dodgers obliterate this guy.
Preferred Plays: Max Muncy ($4100 FD|$5100 DK), Joc Pederson ($3600 FD|$4700 DK), Cody Bellinger ($4700 FD|$5600 DK), and Alex Verdugo ($2900 FD|$4000 DK).
Daily Fantasy Stack: New York Mets
vs. RHP Dario Agrazal (PIT): 5.25 Runs
Preferred Plays:Pete Alonso ($4100 FD|$5000 DK), Michael Conforto ($3500 FD|$4400 DK), and Jeff McNeil ($4300 FD|$5700 DK). Dominic Smith ($2300 FD|$4300 DK) and Robinson Cano ($2700 FD|$3900 DK) for value.
Dan Wehr is a real money DFS player with over four years of experience. He has several large field GPP take-downs in NFL, MLB, and NBA. His passion for DFS stems from his love affair with his home town sports teams, the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens.