4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/19/16
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 be including today's game at Coors Field here. Coors is fantastic 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.
Boston Red Sox
We always want to make note when a pitcher for a National League team heads to an American League ballpark. There, they will be forced to face a designated hitter, an obstacle they don't have to deal with in most of their other starts. This means we should inflate their SIERA while giving their other peripherals a swift kick in the opposite direction.
The beautiful part of targeting Peavy is that we don't need to limit ourselves to batters of one handedness. Lefties do hold an advantage, but his strikeout rate against righties is still below average at 19.7%, and they plunk him for hard contact 35.5% of the time. You've got flexibility here, making a Boston Red Sox stack mighty tempting.
Unless you're in a tournament.
Because of the variance associated with offenses in baseball, it's generally good practice to fade the most popular stack on the board. With an implied team total of 5.78 -- even with plenty of alternatives -- that honor is likely to go to these Red Sox. They're perfect for cash games, but the ownership on the Red Sox may be such that incentivizes fading them in tournaments. Thankfully, you're going to have options galore if that's what you're looking to do.
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