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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Thursday, August 5th

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

Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds singles in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 31, 2021 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Reds 5-4 in ten innings. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

We have a 12-game schedule in the majors on Thursday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate only has 6 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, August 5th.

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

Carlos Correa ($4,200)
Michael Brantley ($3,100)
Aledmys Diaz ($2,700)

To start things off for the main slate, we are going to go with the Houston Astros as our first DFS team stack. The Astros have lost 3 out of their last 5 games, which includes Wednesday night’s 7-5 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, they should be able to get back on track against Twins starter Griffin Jax.

The 26-year-old starting pitcher owns a 1-1 record and 6.41 ERA in seven appearances this season. But he’s struggled mightily on the road with an ERA of 6.00 through four games and has allowed 4 HRs. Right-handed hitters are crushing Jax, slashing a ridiculous .317 at the plate with 6 HRs. Astros third baseman Aledmys Diaz is a great value play in DFS for tonight’s main slate. He has a hit in seven consecutive games and is averaging 12.8 FPPG.

Pirates vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET

Joey Votto ($5,700)
Jonathan India ($4,700)
Eugenio Suarez ($3,600)

The Cincinnati Reds are always a good team to create a team stack with, especially when they are at home. The Reds have one of the best offenses at home this season, averaging 5.39 runs per game (3rd in the majors). Cincinnati will be going up against Pirates starter Wil Crowe, who has not pitched well away from PNC Park this season. In eight road games, Crowe has a 2-1 record, but an ERA of 6.17.

Votto and India are two must adds for this team stack as they’ve been scorching hot at the plate. The veteran first baseman in Votto is hitting .349 with 9 HRs and 19 RBI in his last 11 games and also averaging 17.1 FPPG over that span. Meanwhile, India is producing 12.5 FPPG in his last nine games for Cincy.

Royals vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET

Tim Anderson ($5,800)
Jose Abreu ($5,600)
Andrew Vaughn ($2,900)

Our last DFS team stack will be the Chicago White Sox, who will be going up against Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch. Lynch has a 1-3 record and 6.95 ERA in five starts this season for Kansas City. However, the 24-year-old has had his fair share of struggles on the road with a 0-2 record and 6.23 ERA.

This will be the most expensive stack as its headlined by Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson. But both players are averaging over 8.0 FPPG this season, which is what you want see from two guys that are the best offensive players on the team.