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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Offenses to Target for September 15

Mike Barner gives his top offenses to target for Tuesday’s 12-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

While we might be approaching the end of the MLB regular season, Tuesday will at least be a busy night with 12 games making up the main slate on DraftKings. Let’s discuss some fantasy baseball stacks to consider as you work your way through the options.

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1. Atlanta Braves

The Braves surprisingly struggled to score runs in the first game of this series Monday in what was an embarrassing 14-1 defeat. Still, even with that dud of a performance, they have the highest OPS (.829) in baseball. They were also hot heading into that matchup having scored at least seven runs in four of their previous five games.

Expect them to get their bats on track with Tom Eshelman ($7,200) expected to start for the Orioles. His 3.96 ERA doesn’t look all that bad, but his 6.00 FIP is a concern. He has had some luck on his side based on his .187 BABIP allowed. With an 11 percent strikeout rate, it’s going to be difficult for him to remain successful moving forward.

Players to Consider

Ronald Acuna Jr. ($6,000)

Freddie Freeman ($5,700)

Marcell Ozuna ($4,900)

Ozzie Albies ($4,400)

Nick Markakis ($4,400)


2. Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles sure took advantage of the Braves’ injury-riddled pitching staff Monday. Their lineup might not have a lot of big names, but the Orioles have not been a bad offensive team this season despite their poor record. Their .764 OPS actually ranks 11th-highest in baseball, ahead of teams including the Yankees (.760), Twins (.750) and Rockies (.735).

With no other options, the Braves will once again be forced to start a struggling pitcher Tuesday. This time it will be Huascar Ynoa ($5,600), who probably won’t last long given that he hasn’t pitched more than three innings in a game this season. He hasn’t been good when he has been on the mound, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP. He has even issued more walks (12) than he has strikeouts (11). Look for the Orioles to hang another crooked number on the Braves here.

Players to Consider

Hanser Alberto ($4,100)

Rio Ruiz ($3,900)

Ryan Mountcastle ($3,400)

Austin Hays ($2,600)

DJ Stewart ($2,400)


3. Los Angeles Angels

The Angels are 7-3 across their last 10 games, but it’s likely a case of too little, too late with regards to their chances of making their playoffs since their overall record sits at 20-28. In those seven wins, they scored at least five runs each time and averaged 6.9 runs per victory. Still, even with their improved play, their .747 OPS ranks in the middle of the pack in the league.

The goods news for the Angels is that they have a favorable opportunity to keep their bats rolling with Madison Bumgarner ($7,200) on the mound for the Diamondbacks. He’s had an awful season, posting a 7.52 ERA and an even worse 9.05 FIP. His control has been off and he only has a 13.7 percent strikeout rate. What’s also causing him problems has been his inability to keep hitters inside the ball park, allowing 3.8 HR/9.

Players to Consider

Mike Trout ($5,900)

Anthony Rendon ($5,400)

David Fletcher ($5,300)

Justin Upton ($3,300)


4. Colorado Rockies

The Rockies have once again struggled to hit on the road, posting a .659 OPS there this season. They have thrived at hitter-friendly Coors Field, though, with a .803 OPS there. A key injury to watch out for in this game is the status of Nolan Arenado ($5,500). He sat out Sunday with a shoulder injury, but there is a chance that he returns to the lineup for this matchup.

If Arenado does return, he would certainly give the Rockies’ lineup a boost. They will be facing left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea ($8,100) and Arenado has a career .413 wOBA versus lefties. Manaea has not pitched poorly this season, but his inability to miss bats could be a problem at Coors Field. He has a 19.8 percent strikeout rate this season and a 19.6 percent strikeout rate for his career.

Players to Consider

Trevor Story ($5,600)

Nolan Arenado ($5,500)

Kevin Pillar ($4,100)

Garrett Hampson ($3,700)


5. New York Mets

The Mets find themselves looking at an uphill battle to make the playoffs. They are currently fourth in the NL East standings at 21-26 and their pitching staff has been a big reason for their struggles. On the plus side, their offense has held its own, averaging five runs a game and recording the third-highest OPS (.817) in baseball.

They will try to slug their way to a victory over the Phillies and Jake Arrieta ($7,500), who has once again been a sore spot in the rotation. His 4.59 FIP isn’t as bad as his 5.54 ERA, but it’s difficult to have success with a 1.49 WHIP and a 17.1 percent strikeout rate. His WHIP is even worse at 1.75 pitching at home, which is where he will be for this contest. Don’t be surprised if the Mets score in bunches.

Players to Consider

Michael Conforto ($4,800)

Dominic Smith ($4,600)

Pete Alonso ($4,300)

Robinson Cano ($4,200)

Jeff McNeil ($3,900)

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is mbarner51) 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.