We have a 11-game schedule in the majors Thursday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 7 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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, July 8th.
Blue Jays vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($6,000)
Bo Bichette ($5,500)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ($4,000)
Cavan Biggio ($3,700)
Update: The Orioles will use relief pitcher Dillon Tate as an opener, with Akin likely to follow after him. Tate has been a much better pitcher than Akin this season with a 4.29 ERA in 27 games. The 27-year-old Tate might pose some issues early on for the Jays, but I still like this stack to put points in DFS.
The Toronto Blue Jays will be seeing Baltimore Orioles starter Keegan Akin on the second time this season at 7:05 p.m. ET. The first time Toronto faced Akin, they lit him up for 7 hits (2 HRs) and 6 earned in only 4.1 IP. The 26-year-old pitcher has been better at home with an ERA of 5.87 than on the road (8.42 ERAP) this season. But he’s still allowing opponents to hit .300 against him at Camden Yards in four appearances.
Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has some of the best numbers against Akin, hitting .500 with a home run and two RBI in six career at-bats. The 27-year-old Gurriel is averaging 8.6 FPPG in his last five games.
Tigers vs. Twins, 8:05 p.m. ET
Eric Haase ($4,300)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,400)
Robbie Grossman ($3,100)
Miguel Cabrera ($3,000)
Don’t look now, but the Detroit Tigers are playing better baseball as of late, winning 11 out of their last 16 games. After taking 2 out of 3 games from the Rangers earlier this week, Detroit will now travel to Minnesota and play the Twins. The Tigers’ offense should be able to score some runs off of Minnesota southpaw JA Happ. The veteran pitcher has struggled this year with a 6.09 ERA, and has not pitched well during night games with an ERA of 8.02.
Detroit doesn’t have a lot of household names on their roster, but they have players who’ve been producing at the plate this season. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario currently has a five-game hitting streak and is averaging 12.2 FPPG over that span of time. This season, he’s hitting .269 with 5 HRs, 23 RBI, and producing 6.5 FPPG.
Phillies vs. Cubs, 8:05 p.m. ET
Javier Baez ($4,800)
Anthony Rizzo ($4,400)
Nico Hoerner ($3,700)
Jason Heyward ($2,500)
After snapping their 11-game losing skid Wednesday night with a 8-3 win over the Phillies, the Cubs’ offense might be due for another big performance. Philadelphia will have Zach Eflin on the mound, who has not pitched great on the road with a 1-5 record and 5.71 ERA this season.
As of right now, we do not know the statuses of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who are both dealing with injuries. If one or both can play, then definitely make sure to get them into your lineup.