4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/16/16
Stacking can be a controversial topic in many daily fantasy sports, but you can count baseball as a glaring exception. Here, it's universal.
Using multiple players on the same team on a given day presents you with the opportunity to double dip. If one of your players hits an RBI double, there's a good chance he drove in another one of your guys. When you get the points for both the run and the RBI, you'll be climbing the leaderboards fast.
Each day here on numberFire, we'll go through four offenses ripe for the stacking. They could have a great matchup, be in a great park, or just have a lot of quality sticks in the lineup, but these are the offenses primed for big days that you may want a piece of.
Premium members can use our new stacking feature to customize their stacks within their optimal lineups for the day, choosing the team you want to stack and how many players you want to include. You can also check out our hitting heat map, which provides an illustration of which offenses have the best combination of matchup and potency.
Now, let's get to the stacks. As always, we will not include today's game at Coors Field here. Coors is great for DFS, but you likely don't need me to tell you that. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Toronto Blue Jays
It is an immense bummer that this game is taking place in Los Angeles as opposed to Toronto. It's a major park-factor ding for the Toronto Blue Jays, and we shouldn't expect them to display their regular Gucciness in this spot.
We also can't ignore them against Jered Weaver.
The obvious draw of stacking against Weaver is that he has a 5.91 SIERA in the second half with an 11.8% strikeout rate and 37.1% hard-hit rate. The less obvious factor is that his struggles jump through the roof when he's facing right-handed batters, and each of the Jays' biggest bashers swing from that side of the dish. This puppy could get gross.
Of the Jays' big three sticks, only one of them is less than $4,000 on FanDuel. He just happens to be the one who is crushing the most right now.
¡Pa' la Calle! El dominicano Jose Bautista conecta su HR número 17 de la temporada. #MLB #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/JqUB6MQQ0E
— All Sport News (@All_SportNews) September 1, 2016
Since returning from his most recent stint on the disabled list, Jose Bautista has a 51.0% hard-hit rate and 39.2% fly-ball rate in 92 plate appearances. The results haven't quite been there yet, but they very well could follow against a guy like Weaver. Bautista's still slangin' it, and he's a cheap way to get exposure to the Jays' silly pop.
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