We have nine games in MLB on Friday, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DFS. The main slate features six games starting around 7:07 p.m. ET. And there’s also three early games beginning at 3:10 p.m. ET, with the New York Yankees taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on April 9th.
Blue Jays vs. Angels, 7:07 p.m. ET
Bo Bichette ($4700)
Marcus Semien ($4700)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($4500)
Cavan Biggio ($4200)
Randal Grichuk ($3700)
There was no shortage of offense between these two teams on Thursday night, when the Los Angeles Angels won 7-5 in extra innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a team-high two hits, a home run, and three RBI. Cavan Biggio had the other home run for Toronto as he went 1-4 with two runs scored. The Blue Jays will now get prepared to face LHP Andrew Heaney, who had a rough first outing for the Angels. Heaney allowed seven earned runs, five hits, while striking out four in only three innings pitched against the Chicago White Sox. The O/U for the game is set at 10.5 runs, which tells us that we could be in store for a slugfest.
Padres vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Manny Machado ($5800)
Eric Hosmer ($5500)
Will Myers ($5200)
Jake Cronenworth ($4300)
Victor Caratini ($3800)
The San Diego Padres will be taking their talents down to Globe Life Field to play the Texas Rangers on Friday night. The Padres lost two out of three games to the San Francisco Giants and are down star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who is on the 10-day IL. With no Tatis, it will be up to Manny Machado to pick up the slack against the Rangers. This stack costs more than the Jays, but its worth it with Eric Hosmer averaging 11.5 fantasy points per game and Wil Myers averaging 10.9 fantasy points per game. Both players have registered hits in all but one game for the Padres this season.
Reds vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m.ET
Nick Castellanos ($5300)
Mike Moustakas ($4100)
Jonathan India ($3500)
Tyler Naquin ($3200)
Nick Senzel ($2900)
The Cincinnati Reds have one of the best offenses in Major League Baseball, averaging 9.5 runs per game early in the season. The Reds are also slashing a league-best .316/.400/.602, which is one of the reasons why they are 5-1. Veteran outfielder Nick Castellanos has been the Reds’ best player this season, hitting .435 with four home runs and seven RBI. He’s also averaging 17.2 fantasy points per game and has scored 10 or more fantasy points in four games this year. Cincinnati will be facing off against Tyler Widener, who is only making his second-ever start for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his first start against the Padres, Widener only allowed three hits and three walks, while striking out five over six innings pitched.