MLB’s Sunday slate is composed of 15 games, and three matchups make up the afternoon slate that begins at 4:10 p.m. ET. There are plenty of talented bats and arms worth keeping an eye on, and two teams could have very high fantasy upside because of ideal matchups.
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 Sunday, April 18th.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET
Trevor Bauer ($10,300)
Mookie Betts ($5,600)
Corey Seager ($5,500)
Justin Turner ($5,300)
It’s not hard to see why Bauer is the most expensive arm on the afternoon slate. He’s killing it on the mound early this year and has yet to fall below nine Ks through three 2021 starts. The Padres are one of MLB’s better offensive teams, but the reigning NL Cy Young award winner is in good shape.
Blake Snell ($8,900) is no slouch but imploded in his last start. Snell allowed three runs in less than an inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates before getting yanked, and he’ll face arguably the best lineup in baseball. Betts, Seager, and Turner are pricey, but the top three spots in the Dodgers’ order could all flourish and get a ton of action if Snell struggles early.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET
Carlos Correa ($4,600)
Michael Brantley ($4,500)
Yuli Gurriel ($4,000)
Kyle Tucker ($4,000)
Houston has tapered off some since it kicked off 2021 as one the MLB’s best teams at the player, and several key batters won’t play on Sunday because of COVID-19 health and Safety protocols. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, and Yordan Alvarez have been ruled out, but there are still plenty of Astros who can get going at the plater.
Gurriel leads Houston in batting average (.388) and has an insane OBP (.508). Having him toward the top of the order alongside Brantley and Correa could be dangerous. Brantley and Tucker are both flirting with .300 at the plate and have combined for five home runs. Tucker is a bit streaky but leads the Astros with four home runs this season. Seattle’s Nick Margevicius has given up 10 runs and two home runs in his last 6.2 innings of work, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Houston took it to him.