MLB DFS Stacks: Tuesday 4/6

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Welcome to the MLB DFS Stacks article - where we’ll be looking to highlight the best hitting stacks of the day. These recommendations are categorized as “Cash Game Stacks” and “Tournament Stacks” while outlining risk/reward situations. We will add additional context with other hitting/pitching options throughout the article.

News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our MLB the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at an eight-game main slate beginning at 7:05 pm ET.

CASH GAME STACKS

Colorado Rockies (vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - SP Luke Weaver)

This is Weaver’s first start of the season. Weaver ended last season with a 6.58 over a 1 - 9 record (12 total starts). Weaver struggled against left-handed hitters in 2020. He allowed a .320 batting average with seven home runs to opposing lefties over 103 at-bats. The Rockies have some solid left-handed batters, ranging from a clean-up, power hitter in Charlie Blackmon to a solid lead-off man in Raimel Tapia. Other batters that will benefit from a high-scoring affair include Trevor Story, Dom Nunez, and Garrett Hampson (Story and Hampson are right-handed batters but will benefit nonetheless). Over two matchups between the Rockies and Weaver last season, Colorado tagged Weaver with an 8.64 ERA off of eight total runs & 13 hits (not to mention three home runs). The Rockies hit .351 as a team against Weaver over 8.1 total innings pitched last season. These stats all add up to the chalkiest offense on the slate. Are they worth it? I believe so. The Colorado Rockies are favored at -131 with a 10.5 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

** Note: I don’t hate the Arizona Diamondbacks as a viable GPP stack tonight. The Diamondbacks have favorable BvP stats that I’ll go over in my “Tournament Stacks” section below.

Los Angeles Dodgers (vs. Oakland A’s - SP Chris Bassitt)

The Dodgers are favored by -180 with an 8.5 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Bassitt must face some hard-hitting, left-handed batters tonight while the A’s lineup will match up against Veteran left-hander, Clayton Kershaw. Bassitt has never faced the Dodgers which could serve as an advantage or disadvantage for the aging Oakland A’s starting pitcher. Now 32 years old, I foresee the Dodgers capable of teeing off against the right-handed, soft-tossing Bassitt. Chalky, but Los Angeles carries a high DFS floor tonight against not just Bassitt but a questionable Oakland A's bullpen that allowed a 5.08 ERA throughout the 2020 regular season.

Other possible Cash Stack(s): New York Mets (vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Chase Anderson)

Other Options

Top Plays: 1B Jose Abreu, 3B Josh Fuentes, OF Raimel Tapia, OF Charlie Blackmon & SS Trevor Story

Top Value: 2B/OF Garrett Hampson (only if starting) & C Dom Nunez

TOURNAMENT STACKS

San Diego Padres (vs. San Francisco Giants - SP Aaron Sanchez)

The San Diego Padres’ leadoff batter, Frenando Tatis Jr. went down after a hard swing had him dislocating his shoulder late Monday night. Without their lead-off superstar, how will the Padres produce? Tonight they face Aaron Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants. Sanchez last played in the majors back in 2019 when he allowed a 5.89 season-long ERA over 27 game starts. He displayed equally poor numbers against opposing right-handed and left-handed batters. His home runs allowed are clearly his flaw. Currently, BvP stats and game logs are either nonexistent or in too small of a sample size to trust. With Tatis potentially heading to the IL, someone needs to step up on this San Diego squad. Best bet? Knowing that Sanchez tends to allow the long ball, look for Eric Hosmer to step up tonight at low ownership against the right-handed SP Aaron Sanchez. The Padres are favored at -191 with an 8.0 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Arizona Diamondbacks (vs. Colorado Rockies - SP German Marquez)

Leverage play: The Diamondbacks have five home runs on the year but are batting just .217 as a team. German Marquez had a solid first outing this season but only lasted four innings. He only allowed six home runs throughout the 2020 regular season and seems to be a fine play tonight against a struggling Diamondbacks team. I believe most people will see this making him a popular play on tonight’s slate (possibly). If he is popular, stacking a Diamondbacks team would become a solid fantasy play considering their long-ball upside. Players such as Ketel Marte, Christian Walker, and David Peralta could benefit from low salaries and lower roster percentages. The Colorado Rockies are favored at -131 with a 10.5 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Don’t count out the Arizona Diamondbacks - Major GPP potential.

Other possible GPP Stack(s): Texas Rangers (vs. Toronto Blue Jays - SP Tanner Roark)

Other Options

Top Plays: SS Corey Seager, OF Michael Conforto, 3B Jake Cronenworth & 2B/3B Eduardo Escobar

Top Value: C Yermin Mercedes, 2B Josh Rojas & OF Alex Dickerson

If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our MLB DFS Plays by Spencer Limbach for Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.