MLB DFS Stacks: Tuesday 7/20

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CASH STACK

Toronto Blue Jays (vs. Boston Red Sox - SP Garrett Richards)

Postponed

The Toronto Blue Jays were a major disappointment last night against Boston’s SP Nick Pivetta. Garrett Richards takes the bump tonight against this powerful Toronto team. The Toronto Blue Jays are batting .309 in the 113 at-bats against Richards. Over these at-bats, the long ball has not been his problem I expect the Toronto Blue Jays to tee off against Boston’s right-handed starter tonight. Richards has a 3.92 Road ERA. He’s allowing right-handed batters to hit .318 with six of his overall 11 home runs allowed. Right-handed batters in Toronto that hit particularly well against right-handed pitchers include Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Teoscar Hernandez, and Marcus Semien. Richards has a 7.27 ERA allowing five home runs over his last four game starts. Pointsbet.com has the Toronto Blue Jays favored at -130 with an 11.5 O/U. After last night's massive efforts, most will be investing in Washington or Boston but don't forget about these Blue Jays!

Top Plays: Vladimir Gu`errero Jr., George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez, & Marcus Semien

Value: Cavan Biggio & Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Pivot: Garrett Richards

GPP STACK

San Diego Padres (vs. Atlanta Braves - SP Kyle Muller Touki Toussaint)

The NBC Sports Edge MLB optimizer loves the San Diego Padres tonight against Touki Toussaint & the Atlanta Braves. Toussaint is 0-2 with horrible ERA numbers around the board. Right-handed batters are hitting him much better than lefties (giving Touki Toussaint reverse splits). Righties are hitting .294 with four home runs in 51 at-bats against Toussaint. The San Diego Padres are present in our optimal GPP lineup. This includes Tommy Pham, Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth, and Eric Hosmer. Our NBC Sports Edge optimizer has Tommy Pham projected for 13.0 DraftKings fantasy points. Manny Machado is currently projected for 13.6 DK FP. Cronenworth is currently projected for 12.4 DK FP and Eric Hosmer is projected for 11.6 DK FP. I monitor these optimizers every day, rarely do four players from one team enter the optimal lineup, all with projections in double digits. The Washington Nationals will be very popular. I don’t disagree with that. Paying up for Trea Turner and Juan Soto (even with their ridiculously high salaries) is essential. Pointsbet.com has the San Diego Padres favored by -160 with a 9 O/U.

Top plays: Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth

Value: Tommy Pham, & Eric Hosmer

Pivot: Touki Toussaint

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BARGAIN BIN

P Touki Toussaint

C Jonah Heim

1B Ty France

2B Jean Segura

SS Miguel Rojas

3B Cavan Biggio

OF Enrique Hernandez

OF Akil Baddoo

OF Adam Engel

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