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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB DFS Offenses to Target for September 8

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

Tuesday brings nine games that make up the main slate on DraftKings. There are a few excellent pitchers scheduled to start, but there are also a lot of underwhelming options set to toe the rubber. With that in mind, here are five stacks to consider when building your DraftKings lineups.

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1. San Diego Padres

The Padres had a rare quiet scoring night on Monday in their 1-0 win over the Rockies. They have been one of the most potent lineups in the league this year, recording a .816 OPS, second-highest in baseball. The one negative that came out of Monday’s contest is that they have likely lost Eric Hosmer for a while with a fractured finger.

Even with Hosmer’s expected absence, this is still a great situation for the Padres to have a big scoring performance with Chi Chi Gonzalez ($5,800) starting for the Rockies. He’s only made three appearances this season and they have resulted in a 6.04 FIP and a 1.56 WHIP. His struggles have actually carried over from last season when he had a 5.64 FIP and a 1.46 WHIP across 14 appearances, 12 of which were starts. Since the start of last season, he’s allowed 13 home runs across 72 innings.

Players to Consider

Fernando Tatis Jr. ($6,000)

Manny Machado ($5,800)

Trent Grisham ($5,000)

Jake Croneworth ($4,300)

Mitch Moreland ($4,100)


2. Chicago White Sox

The White Sox have formed a dangerous lineup that can give even the best of pitchers trouble. They have the fifth-highest OPS (.805) in baseball and have averaged 5.3 runs a game. They have been even better lately, averaging 6.3 runs across their last 11 contests.

Trying to slow them down will be Joe Musgrove ($6,000), who has been limited to only four starts. He’s shown very little control in those outings, walking 11 batters across 17 2/3 innings. He’s also allowed 18 hits and four home runs, leaving him with a 6.62 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. If he can’t start to locate his pitchers better in this game, the White Sox could score runs in bunches.

Players to Consider

Tim Anderson ($5,600)

Jose Abreu ($5,300)

Yoan Moncada ($5,000)

Eloy Jimenez ($4,900)

Luis Robert ($4,600)


3. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have been steamrolling teams on their way to the playoffs. They have a +98 run differential that is nearly double the next two highest teams, which are the Padres and Indians at +54 each. Their starting pitching is outstanding and their bats have been just as dominant, averaging 5.6 runs a game.

As if facing the Dodgers’ lineup once isn’t difficult enough, Luke Weaver ($6,900) will now be making his third start against them this season. Across the first two outings, he allowed eight runs in 9 1/3 innings. His ERA is a disappointing 7.44 for the year, although he has been somewhat unlucky when you consider that his FIP is 4.96 and he’s allowed a .374 BABIP. Still, he’s allowed 2.2 HR/9, which is a recipe for disaster when combined with his 1.59 WHIP.

Players to Consider

Mookie Betts ($6,000)

Cody Bellinger ($5,800)

Corey Seager ($5,500)

Max Muncy ($5,500)


4. Cincinnati Reds

The Reds have been a disappointment this season and their lineup is a big reason for that. They have only averaged 3.9 runs a game and their .728 OPS ranks inside the bottom-third of baseball. They’ve really struggled in terms of batting average with their .211 mark being the lowest in baseball.

As bad as the Reds have been, they are worth considering for their matchup with Alec Mills ($7,500). The last time he faced them, he allowed four runs and three home runs over three innings. Mills has allowed at least one home run in six of his seven starts, which has left him with a 5.50 ERA and a 5.57 FIP. Not many of the Reds’ hitters carry a hefty salary, which should afford you more money to spend on pitchers.

Players to Consider

Nick Castellanos ($4,900)

Mike Moustakas ($4,900)

Jesse Winker ($4,300)

Joey Votto ($4,300)

Brian Goodwin ($3,100)


5. New York Mets

The Mets’ lack of quality pitching has left them sitting in fourth place in the NL East. Their lineup has actually performed pretty well, averaging 4.9 runs a game. That includes them scoring at least eight runs in four of their last six contests. They don’t strikeout out much and their .812 OPS is the third-highest mark in baseball, which can be a deadly combination.

Don’t be surprised if the Mets put up another crooked number with John Means ($6,500) starting for the Orioles. He was able to be successful last season in large part because he was able to hold opposing hitters to a 30.7 percent hard-hit rate. However, that has increased to 42.3 percent this season, which has contributed to his 8.05 FIP and 1.40 WHIP.

Players to Consider

Pete Alonso ($4,700)

Michael Conforto ($4,700)

Robinson Cano ($4,500)

J.D. Davis ($4,300)

Todd Frazier ($3,500)

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