After a full slate of action on Sunday, the workweek kicks off with a 10 game MLB lineup starting Monday night. With two-thirds of the league in action, there are a ton of opportunities to get a bang for your buck on DFS by picking a team stack for your lineup.
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, August 16th.
LA Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 10:10 p.m. EST
Max Muncy ($15,600)
Will Smith ($14,100)
Corey Seager ($13,200)
Obviously, the price tag comes as a bit of a shock here, but this game Is DraftKings' featured game of the night. With this lone game, you get $50,000 to create your whole lineup. While these three will take up the vast majority of that cash, it should prove to be worth it. The Dodgers have been on an absolute tear over the last week or so, winning eight of their last 10. These three guys are the heart of the LA lineup that’s a top-5 team in OPS and most other categories since the All-Star break.
They’ve dominated the Pirates this season as well, sweeping the three-game set they played in earlier. Over the course of those three games, the Dodgers got an average of 4.5 runs across each night.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. EST
Jonathan India ($4,800)
Jesse Winker ($5,800)
Nick Castellanos ($4,800)
The Reds offense has been on absolute fire since the All-Star Break. They lead the Majors in home runs and rank in the top five in most offensive categories since the midsummer classic. They’ve kept that hot streak going this month, with 28 bombs and an OPS sitting at .858 which is the best in the NL.
The red-hot Reds get what should be an easy series taking on the Cubs. Chicago has lost 11 straight and very few of the games have been particularly close. The pitching staff is giving up an average of 7.2 runs per game over their last 10 contests, which includes two seven-inning games. The entire Reds lineup should rake against this reeling pitching staff, but these three have the best chance to capitalize and will get the most at-bats sitting at the top of the lineup.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:10 p.m. EST
Jazz Chisholm Jr. ($4,200)
Jesus Aguilar ($3,300)
Lewis Brinson ($2,300)
This may seem like an odd pick, but it has a chance to really hit big tonight. Both teams are coming off series sweeps, but the Miami offense is firing on a new level over the weekend and they’ll look to continue that momentum here. In their last three games, the Marlins offense is averaging 7.6 runs. Brinson is hitting nearly .500 over his last 10 games with three home runs and 12 RBIs. At a salary as low as it is here for him, it’s absurd not to take a shot on that. Chisholm and Aguilar haven’t been as productive as Brinson, but they both have big-play potential. Over the weekend, the two combined for Seven hits, three home runs and six RBIs.
The Braves will be tossing out Touki Toussaint on the bump. He’s given up 11 earned runs in his last three outings. He hasn’t faced off with the Marlins this year, though so it will be a whole new ballgame for both sides tonight.