How will you win on DraftKings today? You can get rolling right away with the day’s five-game early slate. But there is also a six-game night slate starting at 7:10 Eastern; that is where we’ll focus our attention for the purposes of this stacks article.
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 Thursday, May 13th.
Reds vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Nick Castellanos ($6,000)
Jesse Winker ($5,100)
Eugenio Suarez ($4,900)
Mike Moustakas ($4,700)
The Reds have smashed 48 homers thus far, third most in the Majors. They will add to that total significantly this weekend in Coors Field, starting tonight against below-average starter Chi Chi Gonzalez. Opponents are hitting .339 against him in his last three starts. Castellanos and Winker should be able to stay hot in Denver, and this is a prime get-right spot for the struggling Suarez. If Castellanos is held out due to his recent back tightness, Tyler Naquin ($4,300) is an easy replacement.
Astros vs. Rangers, 8:10 p.m. ET
Jose Altuve ($5,600)
Alex Bregman ($5,500)
Yordan Alvarez ($5,200)
Kyle Tucker ($3,500)
One night after hitting a season-high five homers, expect the Astros to keep pouring on the runs at home tonight. They will face Mike Foltynewicz, who has been serviceable for Texas but also owns an elevated 49.2 hard-hit rate. All of the guys listed above have been hot of late, and feel free to slot in Yuli Gurriel ($5,100) if he’s feeling well enough to play tonight. Alvarez is hitting .406 with five homers in his last 16 games. And it’s nice to see Tucker start to get going after a pretty dreadful first five weeks of the season. He has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats, including three HRs.
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Miguel Rojas ($4,600)
Jesus Aguilar ($4,500)
Corey Dickerson ($4,100)
Adam Duvall ($4,000)
Bit of a sneaky stack here, but I don’t think enough people realize that Aguilar has been crushing everything he has seen recently. He has homered in three straight games and has six hits in his last 12 at-bats at the plate. Rojas has an OPS north of 1.000 over the past 15 days, and Dickerson, who is hitting .301, should be in tonight’s lineup against righty Merrill Kelly. Despite some recent success, Kelly’s expected stats show that he is due for a blowup soon.