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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for September 2

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Wednesday’s 10-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Wednesday is setting up to be a really, really good slate. It’s such a good mix of good pitching matchups and teams to stack on DraftKings tonight. So, with that in mind, I’ll list some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for this 10-game slate and the reasons why.

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1. Minnesota Twins

I think it’s safe to say the Twins’ offense has not exceeded our expectations in 2020. They were a nightmare for opposing pitchers last season, especially lefties. While they’ve been good against righties, they’re not as feared as before. Nonetheless, if you want to talk about something not to fear, it’s Reynaldo Lopez ($5,700) taking the hill. He throws a ton of pitches and already get hit hard by the Twins earlier this season, allowing four runs on three hits through 23 of an inning. While he only has three starts through eight innings under his belt, a 7.02 FIP is unimpressive no matter how you slice it. The Twins are my top stack for tonight.

Players to Consider

Nelson Cruz ($6,100)
Eddie Rosario ($4,000)
Miguel Sano ($4,800)
Max Kepler ($4,200)
Josh Donaldson ($3,200; Twins are reportedly activating Donaldson prior to this game )

2. Detroit Tigers

Shocked? You shouldn’t be if you stay on top of the numbers. If you don’t, that’s totally fine, that’s why I write these. The Tigers’ offense has quietly been putting up some good offensive numbers and Detroit draws a good matchup against Adrian Houser ($8,500), who feels way overpriced. While he’s been good against righties, he’s been torched by lefties, which the Tigers have a good number of in their lineup. When facing lefties this season, he’s posted a .420 wOBA with a 7.59 FIP, five of his six home runs and 14 of the 16 runs he’s allowed. I’m not expecting a ton of attention on the Tigers to begin with, so this could also be a very strong tournament stack at a dirt cheap price.

Players to Consider

Victor Reyes ($3,100)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,800)
Jonathan Schoop ($4,200)
Willi Castro ($3,200)
Isaac Paredes ($2,700)

3. Houston Astros

The Astros have the benefit of facing Kolby Allard ($6,500), who is averaging just 7.1 DKFP over five starts. He’s yet to face the Astros so far but in two of his prior starts, he came away with negative fantasy points. Overall, Allard has some good numbers like a 3.43 FIP but I would say his schedule has been quite easy overall, facing teams like the Giants, Angels and Mariners. The Astros are simply mashing lefties with a .363 wOBA and a .221 ISO, both of which are among the highest in the league. Of course, I’m obligated to remind you that the Rangers’ bullpen remains one of the worst in the league, which is always helpful.

Players to Consider

Yuli Gurriel ($5,000)
George Springer ($4,400)
Kyle Tucker ($4,300)
Carlos Correa ($4,800)
Martin Maldonado ($4,300)

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4. Tampa Bay Rays

You know who’s feeling it right now? The Rays. They’ve given the Yankees a real run for their money in these series and now will face Jordan Montgomery ($7,500). While the Rays don’t have the best numbers against lefties, they hover around league average with a .331 wOBA and a .183 ISO. Those don’t blow you away but they’re far from bad numbers. This is more of a play against Montgomery, who has been far from consistent and hasn’t been going deep into games, which would then lead to a Yankees bullpen that has a 7.01 FIP and a 3.2 HR/9 over their last seven games.

Players to Consider

Brandon Lowe ($5,600)
Mike Brosseau ($4,900)
Willy Adames ($3,900)
Hunter Renfroe ($3,300)
Yoshi Tsutsugo ($2,700)

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