We’ve got a great 12-game slate of DFS fantasy baseball action lined up for Saturday night starting at 7:05 p.m. ET on DraftKings. It looks like weather won’t be a factor, so there are lots of options you can consider as you build your roster. There are several aces on the mound that you can pay up for if you want and should try to avoid stacking hitters against.
As you take a look at all the matchups, check out these five offenses that should be in a good place to succeed and make solid stacking considerations. Make sure to stay locked in to @DKLive on Twitter and check starting lineups in the DK Live app as we approach gametime.
1. Atlanta Braves
The Braves have the second-highest OPS in the Majors behind only the Padres, who aren’t on this main slate. The Braves have a .812 team OPS overall and an even better .857 OPS at home. Atlanta has at least five runs in six straight games and scored 16 runs on Friday in two seven-inning games against Washington. The lineup will look to keep rolling in a favorable matchup against Erick Fedde ($5,700), who has gone 1-3 this season with a 4.71 ERA and just 10 strikeouts in 28 2⁄3 innings. Despite being right-handed, Fedde has been getting knocked around by righties, allowing them to hit for a .915 OPS and connect on four of his five home runs allowed. Fedde hasn’t faced the Braves this year but gave up 14 runs in just 5 2⁄3 innings in two games last season.
Ronald Acuña Jr. ($4,800) homered three times in Friday’s double-header and has now hit seven home runs over his past 10 games for an average of 14.4 DKFP per contest. Behind him in the lineup, Marcell Ozuna ($4,500) has been mashing, going 15-for-38 (.395) with five homers and 14.2 DKFP over his past 10 games as well. Even though Fedde has actually been OK against lefties, Freddie Freeman ($5,300) is worth a look since he always hits righties well, especially at home, and has averaged 11.2 DKFP over his past 10 games. If you’re looking for a cheaper way to get into the lineup, Austin Riley ($4,000) and Adam Duvall ($3,700) also have good power potential. Duvall has gone 2-for-3 against Fedde in the past and one of those two hits was a home run.
Players to Consider
Freddie Freeman ($5,300)
Ronald Acuña Jr. ($4,800)
Marcell Ozuna ($4,500)
Austin Riley ($4,000)
Adam Duvall ($3,700)
Johan Camargo ($2,800)
2. Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays also played a doubleheader on Friday and continue their series in Boston with a Saturday night matchup against Ryan Weber ($4,600) and the Red Sox. Weber has been part of Boston’s makeshift pitching staff this season, going 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA and seven home runs in his 28 innings of work. Weber gave up five runs in 5 2⁄3 innings against Toronto earlier this season and he won’t have much of a bullpen behind him after the Red Sox staff had to extend yesterday to fill 14 innings.
The newest Blue Jay, Jonathan Villar ($4,100) has gone just 3-for-13 since joining the team but has been hitting in the middle of the lineup and offers a nice blend of power and speed. Randal Grichuk ($4,200) went 3-for-7 with a pair of doubles in the doubleheader on Friday and is up to .277 on the season.
Cavan Biggio ($4,900) also has nice flexibility due to eligibility at both 2B and OF and has gone 4-for-5 against Weber in their past meetings with a home run and 2.200 OPS. Slugger Rowdy Tellez ($3,500) always seems to mash against the Red Sox and has hit three home runs against Boston this season while going 6-for-19 (.316) with a 1.229 OPS
Players to Consider
Cavan Biggio ($4,900)
Teoscar Hernandez ($4,800)
Randal Grichuk ($4,200)
Jonathan Villar ($4,100)
Travis Shaw ($3,900)
Rowdy Tellez ($3,500)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Cavan Biggio is not in the lineup for tonight’s game vs. the Red Sox.
3. San Francisco Giants
The Giants face their former ace as Madison Bumgarner ($7,300) returns from the injured list. He was shelled in this four starts this season, giving up 19 runs in just 17 1 /3 innings. He surrendered seven home runs in those four games and all seven came to right-handed batters, who had a ridiculous 1.122 OPS against him. He looked like a shell of his former self and his former team hopes that continues in this outing.
As you look at the Giants’ lineup a few lefty-mashers stand out, led by Wilmer Flores ($4,000), and Evan Longoria ($4,100). Flores has gone 12-for-39 against southpaws this season with five homers and a 1.067 OPS and Longoria is having a nice bounce-back year of his own with a .937 OPS against lefties.
There’s also some potential value at the bottom of the Giants’ order with a solid punt play in Darin Ruf ($2,000), who is starting once again against a lefty. Prospect Joey Bart ($3,800) seems to be finding his footing in the Majors and has gone 6-for-15 (.400) with four runs scored and two RBI over his past three games.
Players to Consider
Evan Longoria ($4,100)
Wilmer Flores ($4,000)
Joey Bart ($3,800)
Mauricio Dubón ($3,200)
Darin Ruf ($2,000)
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4. Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have been one of the most fun and productive lineups in the Majors this season. They have scored 18 runs in their first two games against the Royals in this series and have plated 58 runs in their eight meetings this season. They’ll take on lefty prospect Kris Bubic ($6,800) in this matchup, who has gone 0-4 with an unimpressive 5.46 ERA. The 23-year-old has already had to face the White Sox twice and has given up five runs on nine hits in those two outings.
As per usual when the White Sox take on a lefty, José Abreu ($5,400) should definitely be on your radar. His hitting streak is up to 18 games after going 2-for-5 in each of the first two games of this series for 12 and 16 DKFP. Outfielders Eloy Jiménez ($4,800) and Luis Robert ($4,700) also have high upside due to their power potential and James McCann ($4,700) is also worth a look.
Like the Giants, the White Sox have a few value plays at the bottom of the order that could be worth a look as well since both Nick Madrigal ($3,100) and Adam Engel ($2,500) have shown occasional upside.
Players to Consider
Tim Anderson ($5,600)
José Abreu ($5,400)
Eloy Jiménez ($4,800)
James McCann ($4,700)
Luis Robert ($4,700)
Nick Madrigal ($3,100)
Adam Engel ($2,500)
5. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers always seem like a good stack and they’re scoring the second-most runs per game in the Majors behind a potent attack. Los Angeles will face the Rockies on Saturday night, but the game is at Chavez Ravine not in Denver, so the Dodgers’ salaries aren’t totally untouchable. Los Angeles is averaging 5.8 runs per game at home, which is second only to Toronto.
L.A. will be taking on Germán Márquez ($7,800), who has gone just 2-5 in his eight starts this season with a 4.88 ERA. He has given up 18 runs and four home runs in his past three starts and has struggled after a few strong starts to begin the season. The Dodgers know him well and should be ready to go after him on Saturday night.
The top of the Dodgers’ lineup has been outstanding with Mookie Betts ($6,200) living up to expectations with a 1.009 OPS this season and going 13-for-39 (.333) over his past 10 games with an average of 9.8 DKFP per contest. Corey Seager ($4,900) has been hot behind him as well, going 16-for-40 (.400) over his past 10 games with an average of 11.1 DKFP per contest. In the outfield, AJ Pollock ($3,200) could be a great value play in the OF since he has gone 9-for-19 against Márquez in the past with a double and a pair of triples. Joc Pederson ($3,400) has also had success, connecting on two doubles and two home runs despite going just 4-for-20 (.200) overall in their past meetings.
Players to Consider
Mookie Betts ($6,200)
Corey Seager ($4,900)
Max Muncy ($5,100)
Will Smith ($3,600)
Joc Pederson ($3,400)
AJ Pollock ($3,200)
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