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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Tuesday, August 17th

We go over some of the best MLB teams to stack for DFS on DraftKings for Tuesday’s main slate.

Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers follows through on his seventh inning home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 14, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

We have a 16-game schedule in the majors on Tuesday, which means there are multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 15 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 Tuesday, August 17th.

Angels vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET

Jonathan Schoop ($4,000)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,700)
Miguel Cabrera ($3,000)

To lead off tonight’s main slate, our first team stack will be the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers will be going up against the Los Angeles Angels, who will be starting Dylan Bundy. Bundy has struggled immensely this season for Angels with a 2-9 record and 6.17 ERA. The 28-year-old starting pitcher lowered his road ERA to under 6.00 (5.57) after his last road outing against the Texas Rangers.

However, Bundy got smacked in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, where he allowed 3 earned runs (2 HRs) in 4.0 IP. Jonathan Schoop and Jeimer Candelario are the top-two DFS plays for the Tigers. Schoop is hitting .286 in 7 career at-bats against Bundy and Candelario is averaging 10.4 FPPG in his last 5 games.

Astros vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET

The Houston Astros scored 6 runs on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals, but it was not enough as they lost 7-6. The Astros have one of the best offenses on the road in baseball, producing 5.66 runs per game.

Houston will be going up against Royals starter Daniel Lynch, who has a 1-1 record and 7.00 ERA in 4 starts at home. Opponents are hitting .286 against the 24-year-old starter at home this season and he’s allowed three home runs in three consecutive games. For the Astros, Aledmys Diaz is one of the better value options for DFS. On Monday night, he recorded 19 points (2-4, 1 HR, 2 RB1), which was the second time he scored double digit fantasy points in five days. In his last five games, the Astros third baseman is averaging 10.8 FPPG.

Pirates vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

Max Muncy ($5,400)
Trea Turner ($5,000)
Will Smith ($4,800)

To wrap-up the main slate for Tuesday night, we are going to go with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who will continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers will be facing Pirates starter Wil Crowe, who is 3-7 with an ERA of 5.27 through 18 games (17 starts) this season.

The Dodgers have won four-straight games and have scored a total of 24 runs over that span. Los Angeles shouldn’t have any problems with Crowe, who has a 6.23 ERA and a .293 opponents batting average in nine road appearances. Dodgers catcher Will Smith is a must-play as he’s hit a home run in his last three starts and is averaging 19 FPPG in those games.