Sunday we had a full schedule of games for the holiday, but Monday there’s still a solid 11-games on tap, most of which get started in the evening. That gives plenty of chances to pick out DFS stacks where a good matchup is on the card.
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 Monday, July 5th.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Randy Arozarena ($5,100)
Wander Franco ($5,100)
Yandy Diaz ($3,800)
The Rays have fallen off a bit, losing five of their last six games. But they could easily get right again as they face Cleveland, who have lost eight of their last 10. Tampa Bay will face off with a struggling pitcher in Logan Allen. In all his appearances this season, he’s gone a total of just 19.2 innings but has given up 21 runs. In his last four games, he’s only made it out of the third inning one time, and he didn’t even see it to the fifth in that one. The Rays offense doesn’t have one guy who’s going to electrify, but all of these three combined should be able to put together an extremely productive day.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:10 p.m.
Tim Anderson ($4,900)
Gavin Sheets ($2,600)
Jose Abreu ($5,400)
Getting the right team stacks in DFS isn’t all about finding the hottest offense, it’s about picking out which offenses can take advantage of the opposing pitcher. We have a prime example of that here. The White Sox do have a top offense in baseball, as they’re top-10 in virtually every category. They should find offensive production easy to come by today taking on Bailey Ober for the Twins. He’s thrown against Chicago earlier this season and went just 3.1 innings, giving up five runs and three home runs, including one from Abreu.
Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.
Ronald Acuna ($5,900)
Freddie Freeman ($5,800)
Ozzie Albes ($5,800)
This one is clearly more on the expensive side for a DFS stack, but there’s a good reason it’s that way. All three of these guys have close to 50 RBIs on the season and Acuna and Freeman boast an on-base percentage way closer to .400 than it is to .300. They’ll see a Pirates team who Atlanta has already played four times this year, taking wins in three of them. They’re scoring an average of 9.25 runs per game against Pittsburgh, and have outscored them 37-9 in those four games.