4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/3/16
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 obviously tremendous 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.
If you want to save some salary on this slate, the Minnesota Twins are an interesting stack with Trevor Bauer's recent decrease in velocity and strikeout rate. However, if you've got the salary, the Cleveland Indians could jump all up in Tyler Duffey's business.
Duffey's a boatload better than his 6.12 ERA indicates, though that's not necessarily saying much. The Twins were planning to shift him to the bullpen, but with Ricky Nolasco being shipped out of town, Duffey returned to get this start today. He allows a 32.6% hard-hit rate, and Duffey hasn't gotten a strikeout in either of his last two starts. Even though he's owed some positive regression, Duffey's still a guy we can pick on in DFS.
The one bummer about Duffey is that he's much better against lefties than righties. With all of the saucy left-handed batters Cleveland has, you'd clearly prefer the opposite. Still, Duffey isn't prohibitive against lefties, and the Indians have a righty who could blast him into the sun.
Mike Napoli's 5th inning HR was calculated at 446 ft. His 17 HR in home games leads the AL pic.twitter.com/jytSyul9Zv
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 3, 2016
Mike Napoli's known for crushing lefties, but he's also rocking a 37.4% hard-hit rate and 43.0% fly-ball rate against righties. With Duffey's strikeout rate being lower against righties, Napoli's a nightmare matchup for him.
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