Pitcher Spotlight- Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals
Jack Flaherty is priced at just $9,000 versus the Kansas City Royals, making him the seventh highest price pitcher on the slate. At such a low-price Flaherty is a bargain for all DFS players. Jack has been on another level since the All-Star break. Flaherty has totaled over 18 fantasy points in seven straight starts, including his two most recent starts where he scored 35 and 36 versus the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers.
One of Flaherty’s biggest problems has been giving up power which the Royals as a team don’t bring a lot of those concerns. As a team they only have an ISO of .160. If Flaherty can avoid the power of Jorge Soler and Hunter Dozier he should be ripe for another high scoring outing.
Potential Stacks- Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels
The focus for my stack will be on the Milwaukee Brewers. Martin Perez has become the Martin Perez of the last few seasons over the last three months his ERA has ballooned to a 6.67ERA during the second half of the season. Perez has given up a ton of power to righties the entire season, a .459 slugging percentage has led to a lot of short outings. Perez combined with the struggles of the Minnesota bullpen should put the Brewers in nice spot for a four-man stack. I am going to build my lineup around Keston Huira, Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas can all be affordable along with some plays from the Dodgers against the regression of Jordan Yamamoto.
Sneaky Stack- Philadelphia Phillies
Attacking the struggling Jose Quintana is a great option for underpriced power. Rhys Hoskins is underpriced at just $4.1K, if you pair him along with Jean Segura and Scott Kingery at the top of the lineup you can stack some top-level pitching with the stack.
P: Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Caridinals, $9,000
P: Joe Ross, Washington Nationals, $5,500
C: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,000
1B: Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers, $4,700
2B: Keston Huira, Milwaukee Brewers, $5,000
3B: Mike Moustakas, Milwaukee Brewers, $4,400
SS: Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers, $4,000
OF: Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers, $5,400
OF: Lane Thomas, St. Louis Cardinals, $4,300
OF: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers, $4,700