While there are only 6 games on the “Main Slate” tonight, there are still some usable stacks to consider using in your DFS lineups. These are listed in the order I like them, however, ownership was not taken into consideration here.
DFS Stacks to Consider
Mets vs Joan Adon (5.90 ERA, 1.14 WHIP)
In my other article for today, I talked about the Mets offense and Joan Adon’s struggles against lefty hitters. Well, the Mets have a ton of lefties and a few of them are hitting the ball well right now. Other than Lindor, Brandon Nimmo is 9-for-21 (.429) over his last 5 games, including 2 doubles and 3 HR. In 5 career plate appearances vs Adon, Nimmo is 1-for-2 and has 3 walks. Jeff McNeil is 7-for-22 (.318) over the last 5 games, which includes 2 doubles, a triple, and a HR. Ronny Mauricio is on a 4-game hit streak to start his MLB career, and then you have power hitters Dan Vogelbach (2-for-3 off Adon w/ a HR) and DJ Stewart. And even though he’s not a lefty, I suppose you could use Pete Alonso, too, although note that he’s just 1-for-5 off Adon (the one hit was a HR, of course).
Royals vs Touki Touissant (4.87 ERA, 1.48 WHIP)
In my other article I explained why I’d use MJ Melendez, but Maikel Garcia has been productive out of the leadoff spot and recent call-up Nick Loftin has had a scorching hot start to his career. Loftin is 6-for-13 (.462) with 3 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, and 3 BB (1 K) in his four games. Nelson Velazquez has been hot too, hitting .350 in September (7-for-20), with 3 HR in his last 5 games. Bobby Witt Jr is going to be the most expensive option, and could break out at any time, but he’s just 2-for-15 over his last 3 games.
Braves vs Dakota Hudson (4.02 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)
Various Braves have had success off of Hudson and I outlined my affinity for Albies in this matchup in my other article. Marcell Ozuna is continuing to hit homers at a ferocious pace (9 HR in last 14 games) and is 1-for-2 off of Hudson in his career, while Michael Harris II is hitting .375 over the last 6 games. NL HR leader Matt Olson is 2-for-3 off of Hudson in his career with 2 BB and 1 K. Those are my favorites, but of course you can use Acuna — he went he’s 1-for-14 though over his last 3 games, but that could just mean it’s time to bust out again. And Austin Riley is always a threat to go yard, but he’s just 1-for-6 off of Hudson in his career (1 double).
White Sox vs Jordan Lyles (6.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)
I already stated that I like Luis Robert, but Yoan Moncada is the hottest Sox hitter over the last 7 days (6-for-15, .400) and is 3-for-6 off Lyles with 2 BB and 0 K. Andrew Vaughn is batting .292 during that time too, with a double and a pair of homers. Vaughn has 2 HR and a double off of Lyles in his career as well. And if you are in need of a deep sleeper, Gavin Sheets is 5-for-10 off of Lyles with 2 doubles and a HR. Other value plays with success against Lyles are Elvis Andrus (12-for-38, .316) and Yasmani Grandal (9-for-29, .310).
DFS Value Pitchers
Kyle Gibson ($8600 on FanDuel)
The lowest value I think I’d go for today is Kyle Gibson. Gibson got shelled his last time out versus the Chicago White Sox, but he goes against the Trout-less and probably Ohtani-less Angels Wednesday. Gibson sports a half-decent 7.56 K per 9 rate, and the Angels strike out 5th-most in the MLB. Assuming he can stay in the game long enough and the O’s can throw up some crooked numbers against Patrick Sandoval, he could be in line to get you points for a W as well (the O’s a favored in this game).
Clarke Schmidt ($8800 on FanDuel)
I probably won’t pull the trigger on him but wanted to provide another cheap option. Clarke Schmidt averages about a K per IP (9.00/game) and faces a Tigers who is in the bottom-third of the MLB in most strikeouts per game. Schmidt is somewhat better at home (3.91 ERA at home vs 5.29 on the road) and the Yankees are favorites in this matchup. Maybe it bodes well for his chances that he’s the 4th-most expensive pitcher on the main slate behind just Strider, Verlander, and Scherzer.
Kyle Gibson Walks Allowed Over : while he might get some K’s and the O’s might win the ballgame, Gibson also allows a bunch of walks per game (3), so if he stays in long enough he should go over this number.
Dakota Hudson Walks Allowed Over : Hudson also walks a lot of hitters and he might try to be overly careful with this Braves lineup so he could end up issuing a handful of free passes.