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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for August 27

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Thursday’s seven-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 6:37 p.m. ET.

Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Thursday brings an early start to the evening slate, as it locks at 6:37 p.m. ET while the “later” games start at 7:10 p.m. ET. So if anything, you’ll know fairly early if you’re winning all the monies, or none of the monies. I’ll go through four of my favorite stacks for tonight and hopefully set us up for a solid night of fantasy baseball.

As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

Editor’s Note: According to reports, tonight’s Phillies-Nationals, Athletics-Rangers, Red Sox-Blue Jays and Twins-Tigers games will be postponed.

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1. Toronto Blue Jays

This is likely the chalk stack of the night, as the Red Sox are running a bullpen game against the Blue Jays. Chris Mazza ($4,800) is taking the hill for the third time this season and has only faced the Yankees thus far. Through 5.2 innings, he’s given up four runs on nine hits but does sport an impressive 7:3 K:BB ratio. Nonetheless, he shouldn’t be in this game long and will then hand the ball over to a Red Sox bullpen that has combined to allow a 5.01 FIP with a 1.7 HR/9, a 23.6% K% and 9.8% BB%. With a Blue Jays team averaging over five runs per game over their last five games, this should be an easy decision.

Players to Consider

Cavan Biggio ($5,100)
Teoscar Hernandez ($4,300)
Randal Grichuk ($3,900)
Vlad Guerrero Jr. ($4,300)
Rowdy Tellez ($2,900)

2. Tampa Bay Rays

John Means ($6,100) hasn’t particularly enjoyed his 2020 campaign, I’d imagine. He hasn’t lasted more than 4.2 innings and has allowed at least three runs in three of his four starts. Now he’ll face a Rays team that against lefties has a .333 wOBA, a .190 ISO and an 11.7% BB%. It’s not as if Means has simply been unlucky either, posting a 7.66 FIP and a 47.2% hard-hit rate. Plenty of focus, I’d imagine, will be on the Blue Jays but the Rays are in a very good position as well. If you really want to get creative, mixing the two teams overall could lead to a ton of fantasy points if these both work out.

Players to Consider

Mike Brosseau ($4,700)
Jose Martinez ($4,600)
Willy Adames ($3,900)
Hunter Renfroe ($3,800)

3. Minnesota Twins

Ah yes, the Twins. It’d be great if they started mashing lefties again because I’m going to continue to play them despite them only posting a .296 wOBA (22nd), a .104 ISO (29th) and a 9% BB% (18th). Truly, there is NO OTHER team I would write up to stack against a particular split with those numbers. BUT I STILL DO IT. I know this team has a ton of potential, especially against lefties. So when you tell me Matthew “Home Run” Boyd ($8,400) is taking the mound, I’m going to fall for it! He’s given up eight home runs through six starts and has a 5.85 FIP and a 2.5 HR/9. If this was last season, the Twins are EASILY the top stack on the night. In 2020, I have some concerns and that sucks.

Players to Consider

Nelson Cruz ($5,700)
Miguel Sano ($4,900)
Marwin Gonzalez ($4,100)
Jorge Polanco ($4,800)
Eddie Rosario ($4,100)

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4. Philadelphia Phillies

Here is your big tournament stack to consider for tonight. Going against Max Scherzer ($10,900) is never ideal but we have a good offense that is checking in at very low ownership. Scherzer has been fine overall, despite a bloated ERA but if you’re paying attention to just ERA, you may want to reassess who you read. Anyways, he has a solid 3.77 FIP and is still generating a ton of swing-and-misses at 15%. To that end, his command has been shaky and he continues to struggle with home runs, allowing a 1.4 HR/9. With the perceived bad matchup, you’re getting a cheaper than usual Phillies stack, who is a team with a .303 wOBA, a .175 ISO and an 8.6% BB%.

Players to Consider

J.T. Realmuto ($4,700)
Bryce Harper ($5,500)
Didi Gregorius ($4,100)
Rhys Hoskins ($3,600)
Alec Bohm ($2,400)

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