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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Offenses to Target for September 1

Mike Barner gives his top offenses to target for Tuesday’s 11-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

There will be no shortage of hitters to choose from Tuesday with 11 games making up the main slate on DraftKings. While there are a couple of aces set to take the mound, there are also several teams in favorable spots to score in bunches. Let’s highlight five stacks to have on your radar as you build your DraftKings entry.

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1. Atlanta Braves

The Braves are a little beat up right now with Ozzie Albies (wrist) on the IL and Ronald Acuna Jr. ($4,800) being listed as day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Still, that didn’t stop them from taking advantage of the Red Sox’ bad pitching staff Monday when they scored six runs in the series opener. Their team OPS now sits at .785, which is the seventh-highest mark in baseball.

Yet another struggling starter is set to take the mound for the Red Sox with Ryan Weber ($4,600) scheduled to make his fourth start and ninth overall appearance of the season. The Blue Jays got to him for three runs across 2 2/3 innings in his last start and he has only pitched more than four innings in a game one time all season. Not only should the Braves be able to take advantage of him and his 1.54 WHIP, but they could also thrive against Boston’s uninspiring bullpen.

Players to Consider

Freddie Freeman ($5,300)

Dansby Swanson ($4,900)

Marcell Ozuna ($4,200)

Nick Markakis ($3,600)

Austin Riley ($3,400)

2. Cleveland Indians

Normally, the Indians are not one of the first teams that you’d think of to stack. They have only hit 33 home runs across 35 games and their .674 team OPS is the third-lowest mark in baseball. After not making any significant upgrades to their lineup at the trade deadline, they will continue to be a team that has to rely on their pitching staff to be successful.

Even with all of their offensive struggles, this could be an opportunity for them to break out in a big way with Matt Harvey ($5,300) scheduled to start for the Royals. He’s allowed seven runs and 13 base runners across 5 2/3 innings in his two starts this season, which doesn’t bode well for his prospects of remaining in the rotation for long. He has a WHIP of at least 1.47 in three of the last four seasons and he’s had trouble keeping hitters inside the ballpark, allowing at least 1.6 HR/9 in each of his last three campaigns.

Players to Consider

Jose Ramirez ($5,400)

Francisco Lindor ($5,300)

Cesar Hernandez ($4,200)

Franmil Reyes ($4,100)

3. Houston Astros

Despite all of their injuries, the Astros are firmly in the playoff race with their 19-14 record. In fact, they sit only two games back in the loss column of the A’s for first place in the AL West. Their offense hasn’t been as spectacular as it has been in recent years, but their .758 OPS is still the 11th-best mark in baseball. Their issue has been a lack of power with just 38 home runs across 33 contests.

Home runs might not be a problem for them Tuesday against the Rangers, who plan to use Luis Garcia ($4,000) as their opener. Following him is expected to be Jordan Lyles ($7,200), who has been taken deep five times across 24 1/3 innings. That comes on the heels of him allowing 1.6 HR/9 last season. Add in his career 1.45 WHIP and an Astros stack is very appealing.

Players to Consider

Yuli Gurriel ($4,800)

Carlos Correa ($4,700)

Kyle Tucker ($4,500)

George Springer ($4,400)

Michael Brantley ($3,200)

4. New York Mets

The Mets will look to take advantage of an Orioles team that has allowed an average of 5.1 runs a game this season. They certainly need to string together some wins here as they have continued to fall further back in the NL East standings. Their offense has been the problem lately with them scoring three or fewer runs three times during their current four-game losing streak.

The good news is that this matchup against Asher Wojciechowski ($5,500) leans heavily in their favor. He has problems against left-handed hitters, allowing a .388 wOBA against them for his career. Not only does the Mets’ lineup lean left-handed, but outside of Pete Alonso ($4,400), most of their best hitters are left-handed.

Players to Consider

Dominic Smith ($4,600)

Robinson Cano ($4,400)

Brandon Nimmo ($4,400)

Michael Conforto ($4,300)

Jeff McNeil ($3,400)

5. Chicago White Sox

The White Sox enter this game against the Twins with one of the hottest lineups in baseball. They scored eight runs in the series opener Monday and have averaged 6.8 runs across their last 14 games. They have an excellent mix of veterans and exciting young players, which has helped propel them to the second-highest OPS (.818) in baseball behind only the Padres (.836).

Dealt with the tough task of trying to slow them down will be Michael Pineda ($7,900), who will be reinstated from his PED suspension to make his first start of the season. It’s unclear how deep he’ll be able to pitch in this game and he hasn’t been an overpowering force for much of his career, which has left him with a strikeout rate of 23.4 percent or lower in four of his last five seasons.

Players to Consider

Tim Anderson ($5,600)

Jose Abreu ($5,500)

Eloy Jimenez ($4,900)

Luis Robert ($4,700)

Nick Madrigal ($2,900)

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