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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Offenses to Target for July 29

Zach Thompson gives his top offenses to target for Wednesday’s DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

While I don’t think anyone would consider the start of the MLB season a smooth one to this point, we still have fantasy baseball to enjoy this Wednesday night, so jump on in and get your lineup card filled out. Taking a quick look at the starting pitchers, it should be an interesting night since some of these options are Opening Day starters coming back for their second start of the season, while a few teams are still finishing their first trip through the rotation with some matchups that seem to set up well for opposing lineups.

As you set your lineup, one strategy to consider is stacking one team’s offensive options in a favorable matchup. To help you find the best matchup to attack, check out my top five stacks for Wednesday night’s nine-game slate on DraftKings.

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1. Los Angeles Angels

The Angels finally got their first look at their new lineup with Anthony Rendon ($5,400) in it on Tuesday, and the free-agent acquisition didn’t disappoint, going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a two-run home run and an additional run scored. They piled up 10 runs against the Mariners, which was their best offensive showing of the young season. Seattle has given up more runs per game than any other team in the Majors entering this game with an 8.12 team ERA. They’ll give the ball to Justin Dunn ($4,500) in this start. Dunn is a highly-touted 24-year-old prospect out of Boston College, but he only has six and two thirds innings in the Majors in his career and issued nine walks over that span. The Mariners are expected to be very careful with his innings this season, so this could end up being a game where the Angels get a nice long look at the Mariners’ struggling and over-taxed bullpen. After dropping 3-of-4 in Oakland to start the season, the Halos will be looking to make a statement on this homestand against the Mariners and Astros to show they can contend in the AL West. With Rendon now in the lineup, they should be a solid stack against Seattle.

Players to Consider

Mike Trout ($6,200)
Anthony Rendon ($5,400)
Albert Pujols ($3,900)
Justin Upton ($3,700)
David Fletcher ($3,300)
Tommy La Stella ($3,000)

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2. New York Yankees

The Yankees have had two days off since they were originally scheduled to play the Phillies on Monday and Tuesday of this week. With the schedule re-shuffled, they’ll now head to Baltimore and take on the Orioles instead. That will give them a matchup on Wednesday against Asher Wojciechowski ($5,800), who will be making his first start of the season. Last season, Wojciechowski went 4-8 with a 4.92 ERA and was significantly worse at home, going 1-4 with a 5.26 ERA and giving up 11 home runs in eight starts. One of those starts was against the Yankees, where he gave up five runs on six hits while lasting just four innings. The Yankees ended up with six home runs in that contest, three coming off of Wojciechowski. The Orioles have the third-worst team ERA so far this season with a 6.58 ERA after their three games in Boston. The Yankees took 2-of-3 from the Nationals to start the season but had to face some tough staring pitchers out of the game. They always seem to thrive at Camden Yards, and they’re a great place to look as they knock the rust off in this favorable matchup as they try to get another win for their new ace Gerrit Cole ($11,400). They’re an expensive stack overall, but one that also comes with huge upside.

Players to Consider

Aaron Judge ($5,500)
DJ LeMahieu ($5,300)
Gleyber Torres ($5,200)
Gio Urshela ($5,000)
Mike Tauchman ($3,600)

3. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers haven’t found their stride yet as a lineup, although they have scored six runs in each of their first two games in Pittsburgh. They’ll take on Joe Musgrove ($5,300) in the rubber game of the series at PNC Park. Musgrove went five and two thirds innings in his first start this season, giving up three runs on two home runs and five hits while walking three in a loss to the Cardinals. Musgrove faced the Brewers twice last season, giving up eight runs in 12 innings including five home runs. He also gave up 15 home runs in 16 home starts last season, so there is definitely good potential for some power from the Brew Crew in this matchup. Christian Yelich ($5,900) is 5-for-13 against Musgrove in his career with a double, triple and a home run, and at the other end of the salary spectrum Ben Gamel ($3,000) is 4-for-11 with a double and a home run against Musgrove. Last season, Musgrove allowed left-handed hitters to post an .803 OPS against him, so especially look at the Brewers’ bats that will attack him from that side in this contest.

Players to Consider

Christian Yelich ($5,900)
Keston Hiura ($4,800)
Omar Narváez ($4,800)
Eric Sogard ($4,100)
Justin Smoak ($3,800)
Ben Gamel ($3,000)

4. Detroit Tigers

The Tigers face a familiar foe as they take on Danny Duffy ($7,100) and the Royals in the third game of their four-game set at Comerica Park. Duffy took a loss in his first start of the season, giving up two runs on three hits in four and one third innings against Cleveland. Last season, the Tigers faced him twice and scored six runs in nine innings off the lefty who ended up with a pair of no-decisions. The Tigers made some nice adjustments to their lineup this offseason and have some players who thrive against lefties in place now. C.J. Cron ($3,200) is one of those key additions, and he has gone 5-for-14 in his career against Duffy with a pair of home runs. The Tigers are an under-the-radar stack to consider, and their affordable salaries overall make them a nice stack to blend with some more expensive options, like those from the Yankees listed above.

Players to Consider

Niko Goodrum ($4,300)
Cameron Maybin ($3,900)
Jonathan Schoop ($3,300)
C.J. Cron ($3,200)
Miguel Cabrera ($3,000)
Jordy Mercer ($2,800)

5. Kansas City Royals

On the other side of that AL Central matchup in Detroit, the Royals’ lineup will go up against southpaw Matthew Boyd ($9,000), who was knocked around for four runs on six hits in five innings by the Reds in the season opener. It could have been even worse since the Reds were making hard contact all game against Boyd, and the Royals will hope to continue that trend in this matchup. They faced Boyd five times last season and hit .308 against him while the lefty went 2-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings across those outings. The most successful Royals against him in the past are led by Whit Merrifield ($4,200), who is 20-for-39 against him with seven doubles, a triple and a 1.291 OPS. Salvador Perez ($2,600) has also had success against him, going 9-for-28 with a pair of home runs. Like the Tigers, the Royals are a very affordable stack overall and can be blended with bigger-name bats to give your lineup an ultra-high ceiling.

Players to Consider

Whit Merrifield ($4,200)
Adalberto Mondesi ($3,300)
Salvador Perez ($2,600)
Maikel Franco ($2,000)

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is theglt13) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.