This report will provide recommended DFS stack options for today’s 11-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 stay up to date with all our favorite plays on our DFS Cheat Sheet as well.
Teams with Highest IRT
GPP Stack: Houston Astros
vs.RHP Jamie Barria (LAA): 6.25 Runs
Preferred Plays: George Springer ($3900 FD|$5100 DK), Alex Bregman ($4200 FD|$5400 DK), Yordan Alvarez ($3800 FD|$5500 DK), and Michael Brantley ($4000 FD|$5100 DK). Yuli Gurriel ($3400 FD|$4800 DK) also a good cheaper option.
GPP Stack: Cleveland Indians
vs. LHP Eric Skoglund (KCR): 6.20 Runs
Jose Ramirez is out on injury and I’m not particularly crazy about this team without him.
The Braves are six games up on the Nationals for the top seed and they’re going to need to keep their foot on the gas here. Matz is allowing a measley slash line of .260 wOBA, .353 SLG, and .268 OBP in the second half of the season. He has performed well in his last 10 starts but he has to come back down to earth at some point. The Braves are certainly risky here but there are a few guy’s in the lineup who hit lefties well and we will likely get pretty low ownership here with everyone chasing that watered down Cleveland squad.
Preferred Plays:Ronald Acuna Jr. ($4200 FD|$5400 DK), Josh Donaldson ($3200 FD|$4500 DK), Ozzie Albies ($3000 FD|$4000 DK), and Adam Duvall ($2400 FD|$3700 DK). Also consider: Freddie Freeman ($4100 FD|$5200 DK).
GPP Stack: Minnesota Twins
vs. LHP Matt Boyd (DET): UPDATE
Man, this is a tough one. On one side you have one of the best hitting teams in baseball slashing a ridiculous .345 ISO and 193 WRC+ to lefties over the last two weeks. On the other side you have Matthew Boyd who has had his ups and downs but he has been solid on the road, only allowing righties to slash .276 wOBA, .372 SLG, and .276 OBP. My thought is that Boyd is going to get rocked. You can make an argument to throw Boyd out there in GPP’s but this Twins lineup is just hitting way too good right now and Boyd’s inconsistencies like to rear their ugly head every other game.
Preferred Plays:Nelson Cruz ($4000 FD|$5700 DK), Mitch Garver ($3300 FD|$4800 DK), Miguel Sano ($3500 FD|$4700 DK), CJ Cron ($3100 FD|$3800 DK), and Jonathan Schoop ($2400 FD|$3600 DK).
GPP Stack: St. Louis Cardinals
vs. RHP Anthonio Senzatela (COL): 5.10 Runs
Preferred Plays:Marcell Ozuna ($3700 FD|$5000 DK), Paul Goldschmidt ($3500 FD|$4200 DK), and Dexter Fowler ($3200 FD|$4000 DK). Matt Carpenter ($2700 FD|$3700 DK) If you’re looking for four man stack I like him for the platoon advantage.
GPP Stack: Washington Nationals
vs. LHP Cole Hamels (CHC): 5.10 Runs
Preferred Plays: Howie Kendrick ($2600 FD|$5300 DK), Kurt Suzuki ($2400 FD|$3900 DK), and Anthony Rendon ($4100 FD|$5300 DK), Trea Turner ($3900 FD|$5100 DK), and Adam Eaton ($3600 FD|$4500 DK).
GPP Stack: Colorado Rockies**
vs. RHP Michael Wacha (STL): 5.10 Runs
Michael Wacha is just a terrible pitcher and even though the Rockies aren’t a great hitting team on the road I still like the matchup here and I will ignore road slash lines for Colorado. This team and Atlanta are my sneaky picks for the day.
Preferred Plays:Charlie Blackmon ($2600 FD|$5300 DK), Nolan Arenado ($4100 FD|$4900 DK), Trevor Story ($3800 FD|$5300 DK), and Ryan McMahon ($3200 FD|$4400 DK).
Shane Bieber RHP (CLE): 2.50 Runs
Aaron Nola RHP (PHI): 3.25 Runs
Dylan Bundy RHP (BAL): 5.40 Runs
Brock Burke RHP (TEX):4.80 Runs
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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.