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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for August 31

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Monday’s seven-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Tonight is setting up as a potentially very strong night for starting pitchers and a tough one of offense. We have a lot of solid pitchers taking the mound tonight, so the offenses could be dragging quite a bit. With that in mind, we’re going to have to get very creative with our stacks. So, without further ado, let’s give this a go.

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1. Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox are essentially running a bullpen game, which is the case almost every single game at this point. Colten Brewer ($5,400) is set to open the game, which will be his fourth start and 11th appearance overall. In those starts, Brewer has amassed a .397 wOBA with a 7.39 FIP and a 14.3% BB%. Not exactly great numbers when facing a team that against righties has a .356 wOBA and a .210 ISO. I absolutely love this spot for the Braves, thus making them my top stack of the evening.

Players to Consider

Ronald Acuña Jr. ($4,800)
Freddie Freeman ($5,300)
Marcell Ozuna ($4,100)
Travis d’Arnaud ($4,700)
Austin Riley ($3,200)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Acuña and d’Arnaud are not in the lineup for tonight’s game vs. the Red Sox.

2. Philadelphia Phillies

Erick Fedde ($5,200) is taking the hill for the Nationals, which is great news for the Phillies! While his overall numbers like decent, when he’s starting, it hasn’t exactly gone well. Through 12 13 innings as a starter, Fedde has a .382 wOBA, a 6.62 FIP and a 2.2 HR/9. His biggest struggle is against right-handed bats, which the Phillies have plenty of up and down their lineup. With a 5.5 run projection over on the DraftKings Sportsbook, this should be a great spot for the Phillies bats.

Players to Consider

J.T. Realmuto ($5,000)
Andrew McCutchen ($3,900)
Bryce Harper ($5,900)
Rhys Hoskins ($4,400)
Didi Gregorius ($4,200)

3. Chicago White Sox

Oh, we have a lefty taking the mound against the White Sox tonight? Looks like I know another team I’m stacking.

Rich Hill ($7,300) is making his fourth start of the season and first against the White Sox. He’s been ok so far but his command has been a bit shaky and he’s not striking hitters out like we normally see. Now he’ll face a White Sox team with a ridiculous .405 wOBA and a .282 ISO against lefties, which as you’d imagine, leads the league by a hefty amount. The only reason this stack isn’t ranked higher is that the Twins’ bullpen has been good and the White Sox’ numbers against righties, while solid, aren’t at the same level as against lefties (which is understandable). Nonetheless, we have some VERY good hitters against lefties to use here.

Players to Consider

José Abreu ($5,400)
Eloy Jiménez ($5,000)
Tim Anderson ($5,700)
Yasmani Grandal ($4,800)
Yoán Moncada ($5,200)
Edwin Encarnación ($3,800; GPP play over Abreu)

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4. San Diego Padres

The Padres are reworking almost their entire roster ahead of tonight’s game and making some of the biggest splashes of this deadline. Lost in all this is a 12.5 projected run total at Coors Field tonight. Usually, these Coors games are higher ranked as a stack to play; however, you’ll likely have to skip out on the expensive pitching options that include Shane Bieber ($11,000), Lucas Giolito ($10,400) and Gerrit Cole ($10,000). I’m not sure that’s a strategy I’m looking to take tonight. Nonetheless, they’ll face German Márquez ($7,800), who has pitched well in two of his three starts at home with the exception of a 10-run game he allowed to the Astros. If you want to try and differentiate from the field, a stack of the Padres would be the way to go.

Players to Consider

Fernando Tatis Jr. ($6,100)
Mitch Moreland ($5,000)
Jake Cronenworth ($4,700)
Manny Machado ($5,700)
Trent Grisham ($4,900)

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