Top 5 DFS Stacks for Friday, September 23

Freddie Freeman
Freddie Freeman

When it comes time to draft a fantasy baseball team in DFS, stacking is a common-place, widely accepted strategy in GPPs. There's a reason that's so: it works. If you want to win a big GPP, you will need a monstrous score, and stacking makes it easier to pile up points because the scoring of batters in a given lineup is correlated. Batters reaching base allows the players behind them in the order to drive them and so forth, creating something of a snowball effect.

Here, we'll look at some of the top four-to-five player stacks of the day, using a variety of factors such as ballpark, opposing pitcher, and expected ownership in GPPs on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Top 5 DFS Stacks for September 23

The Stack: 1B Freddie Freeman, OF Ender Inciarte, OF Matt Kemp, 3B Adonis Garcia

Expected ownership: Low

A change of venue hasn't helped Cashner – he's 1-4 with 6.18 ERA and 1.763 WHIP in a Marlins uniform. He has been good on occasion, but when his game is off, he's way off. Left-handed hitters are his Kryptonite (.384 wOBA) and in Freeman the Braves have one of the hottest lefties in the league. Freeman owns a .356 BA and .438 wOBA over the past 30 days. He's had help too, with Inciarte (.374 wOBA last 30 days), Kemp (.360) and Garcia (.347).

The Stack: OF Christian Yelich, 2B Derek Dietrich, C J.T. Realmuto, OF Giancarlo Stanton

Expected ownership: Low

Wisler has pitched better in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett, but there was one poor outing and that was against these Marlins on Sept. 13. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits and six runs. He's 0-2 against Miami this season with a 7.15 ERA and 2.029 WHIP. Yelich is a must start in your lineup, even if you decide not to stack the Marlins, as he's 8-for-9 with a .860 wOBA in his matchups against Wisler. Add Dietrich (.370), who owns an eight-game hitting streak, if he's starting, along with Realmuto (.351) and Stanton (.342).

The Stack: 1B Chris Davis, OF Hyun Soo Kim, OF Mark Trumbo, 3B Manny Machado

Expected ownership: High

It's been a nightmare season for Miller (2-12, 6.90 ERA, 1.744 WHIP). Even after a stint in the minors it hasn't gotten much better (0-3, 6.10 ERA, 1.741 WHIP). Left-handers have been the problem (.346 BA, .997 OPS, .420 wOBA). That's not good when facing the likes of Davis (.355 wOBA vs. RHP) and Kim (.362). And right-handers Trumbo (.375 wOBA vs. RHP) and Machado (.368) have crushed RHP all season, too.

The Stack: OF Carlos Gomez, C Jonathan Lucroy, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Nomar Mazara, 2B Rougned Odor, OF Carlos Beltran

Expected ownership: Medium

Since a solid outing against the Red Sox in early September, Graveman has struggled. He's 0-1 with a 10.45 ERA and 2.225 WHIP in his last two starts. Now he faces a Rangers team that ranks fourth in the majors at home with a .345 wOBA and ninth against right-hand pitching (.326). Gomez (.365 wOBA vs. RHP), Lucroy (.363), Beltre (.351), Mazara (.351), Odor (.347) and Beltran (.344) are the stack here.

The Stack: DJ LeMahieu, C Nick Hundley, OF Charlie Blackmon, 3B Nolan Arenado

Expected ownership: Medium

Kazmir makes his first appearance in a month due to a thoracic neck problem. He wasn't pitching very well at the time of the issue, going 2-3 with a 5.58 ERA and 1.630 WHIP in his previous six starts. The Rockies' best hitters against Kazmir should be LeMahieu (.405 wOBA vs. LHP), Hundley (.375), Blackmon (.373) and Arenado (.352). Avoid Carlos Gonzalez (0-for-11, 4 strikeouts vs. Kazmir).

Steve Schwarz

Steve Schwarz

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