We have a full slate of 15 games in the majors on Friday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 14 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET, while there’s one game beginning at 6:35 p.m. ET between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on Friday, April 30th.
Braves vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($5700)
Bo Bichette ($5700)
Marcus Semien ($5300)
George Springer ($4500)
Randal Grichuk ($4300)
For our first DFS team stack, we are going to highlight the Toronto Blue Jays, who are opening up a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at an eye-popping 10.5, which is the highest on the board.
The Braves have been scoring a ton of runs recently, averaging 5.2 runs in their last five games. But they will have Drew Smyly on the mound, who is struggling with a 0-1 record and 7.20 ERA. The southpaw will be opposed by Robbie Ray for the Blue Jays. Toronto is scoring 4.09 runs per game this season, which is below the league average and only hitting .229. But the Jays should be able to score some runs off Smyly, who has given up six home runs in three starts.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a player to watch in this game as he’s gotten off to a hot start. The young infielder is hitting .346 with seven home runs, 19 RBI, 1.141 OPS, and 10.8 fantasy points per game. The 22-year-old is also slugging .300/.611/.600 with a home run against left-handed pitching this season.
Tigers vs. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
DJ LeMahieu ($5400)
Giancarlo Stanton ($5200)
Gleyber Torres ($4200)
Rougned Odor ($3700)
Gio Urshela ($3600)
We know it’s been hard to trust the Yankees this season. Their starting pitching outside of Gerrit Cole has been average at best and the offense is one of the worst in MLB (3.68 runs per game). However, they could be due for a bounce back game against the Tigers at 7:05 p.m. ET.
The Yankees will have their ace in Cole on the mound, while Detroit will have Tarik Skubal on the mound. Skubal has struggled this season with a 0-3 record and 5.21 ERA and has looked worse on the road. In two starts on the road, he’s 0-2 with an ERA of 7.78 and has allowed four home runs. One thing to keep in mind with this stack is there is no Aaron Judge. Also depending on who starts at catcher for New York, if its Kyle Higashioka, then swap him in for Odor.
Cubs vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET
Nick Castellanos ($6100)
Joey Votto ($5300)
Jesse Winkler ($5100)
Tucker Barnhart ($4500)
Mike Moustakas ($4400)
Baseball’s best offense just keeps chugging along as the Reds are averaging 5.33 runs per game and are now second behind the Atlanta Braves for most home runs with 35. Cincinnati will look to put up some runs against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta Friday evening at Great American Ballpark.
Arrieta has pitched well this season for Chicago with an ERA of 2.57 and record of 3-2. He also has pretty good against the Reds over his career. The veteran pitcher has a record of 5-1 and 3.59 ERA in seven career games versus Cincinnati. The Reds just wrapped up a three-game set against the Dodgers, where they won the first two games. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at nine, which is the second-highest behind Braves-Blue Jays.