4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/8/17
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. You likely already know that you want bats at this offensive haven when you can afford them, and you don't need us to tell you that. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Los Angeles Dodgers
With Cody Bellinger staying with the big squad and just absolutely raking, few teams are as fun as the Los Angeles Dodgers right now. In plus matchups against righties, they are swimming in Gucciness, and that's exactly what they get against Trevor Williams.
Williams is moving from the bullpen to the rotation to fill the void of Jameson Taillon. That means almost all of our data on Williams in the Majors is as a reliever, a role that will make a player's peripheral stats look a bit rosier than they would when they're forced to throw additional pitches. Even in that situation, Williams' career SIERA is 4.59 with a 10.5% walk rate, not marks worthy of avoiding in DFS. His last time as a starter was last year in Triple-A, where he finished his 110 1/3 innings with a 16.1% strikeout rate. Overall, there aren't many reasons to fear loading up on bats against Williams, especially when those bats are as good as the Dodgers'.
Bellinger's obviously a stud, and we want to snag Corey Seager and Justin Turner whenever we can. But the guy hitting right between all of those players is just $2,900 on FanDuel and can launch taters like these.
That's Yasmani Grandal, who has a 40.0% hard-hit rate against righties this year with a 43.4% fly-ball rate versus them the past calendar year. He's underpriced relative to his situation, and both he and Joc Pederson can be value targets with stupid upside in this offense.
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