IMPACT PLAYER: ERIC THAMES


We’ve got every MLB team in action tonight, which means a jam-packed 15-game main slate. That means if you nail your stack, you’ve got an even better chance to win with so many options to choose from. With games in Colorado and Arizona tonight, I’m keying in on just three games for my top-five Friday stacks.

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1. San Francisco Giants

The Giants will face Tyler Chatwood at Coors Field tonight, which is always a DFS storyline. They’re projected for 5.2 runs, and although San Fran hasn’t hit Chatwood all that well in the past, the Coors Effect is real. We’re looking for home runs here over hitting for average.

Players to Consider

  • Hunter Pence ($5,300)
  • Buster Posey ($5,100)
  • Brandon Belt ($5,000)
  • Brandon Crawford ($4,700)
  • Joe Panik ($4,800)
  • Denard Span ($4,900)


2. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs square off against Tim Adleman in Cincy — an underrated hitters’ park on tonight’s slate with so many other attractive ballparks. Adleman’s been good so far this season but has only faced 14 batters. I don’t expect him to fare so well against the Cubs, who hit .290 against him in 31 career at-bats with a pair of dingers.

Players to Consider

  • Anthony Rizzo ($5,300)
  • Ben Zobrist ($4,600)
  • Kyle Schwarber ($4,900)
  • Kris Bryant ($5,200)
  • Addison Russell ($4,000)
  • Wilson Conteras ($4,000)


3. Colorado Rockies

The Rockies are facing Johnny Cueto, so maybe, just maybe, you can get some lower ownership on them. But Coors Field is Coors Field, people probably aren’t going to be too afraid. The Rockies actually hit Cueto well, as Gonzalez, Parra and LeMahieu all hit .344 or better against him in 27 or more career at-bats.

Players to Consider

  • Carlos Gonzalez ($5,000)
  • Gerardo Parra ($3,900)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,400)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,100)
  • Nolan Arenado ($5,300)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,300)


4. Arizona Diamondbacks

The third park I’m targeting tonight is Arizona, where we saw some really high-scoring games to begin the season. Alex Wood will be on the hill for the Dodgers and he’s been hit well by many of the D-Backs. Five current Arizona players have had 10 or more at-bats against Wood, and all of them hit .273 or better.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,100)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,100)
  • Jeff Mathis ($2,300)
  • Nick Ahmed ($2,500)
  • Chris Owings ($3,500)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($3,900)


5. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are projected for 5.2 runs — tied for the most on the slate with the Giants. Although I don’t think quite as highly of them, they’re in a very good spot in Arizona against Taijuan Walker. The Dodgers hit RHP very well and will be rolling out their lineup loaded with LHB tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Corey Seager ($4,600)
  • Adrian Gonzalez ($3,900)
  • Yasmani Grandal ($3,500)
  • Andrew Toles ($3,100)
  • Joc Pederson ($3,800)
  • Chase Utley ($3,500)


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