To kickoff the week, there’s an 11-game MLB schedule on tap, with just one game coming in the afternoon and the rest get started after 6 p.m. EST. That means there are limited opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS, but there are still a couple of really solid bets on the table even with the smaller schedule. The lone afternoon matchup starting at 1:10 between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on Monday, April 26th.
Rays vs Athletics, 7:10 p.m. EST
Brandon Lowe ($4,500)
Randy Arozarena ($4,300)
Austin Meadows ($3,900)
Mike Brosseau ($3,500)
The Rays are a strange team, with no one player ever really powering the team to an overwhelming win. Instead, they really do use modest contributions up and down the lineup to win games, making them the perfect stack opportunity. The one downside is that they shuffle their lineup around more than most MLB teams, so it’s tough to predict who will be hitting where. Still, Tampa Bay has the third-best offense playing today by runs scored and are facing off with the pitching staff slotted in at 22nd in the league with an ERA well over 4.5
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m.
Kyle Seager ($4,400)
Mitch Haniger ($4,000)
Ty France ($4,000)
Kyle Lewis ($3,300)
Evan White ($3,100)
Seattle has scored the sixth-most runs in the AL so far this season and over their last seven games they’ve averaged close to five runs per game, including one game where they were shutout. So more days than not they’re in their groove. This stack is even more appealing given the matchup with Astros hurler Jose Urquidy. He’s had a hard time in recent games, failing to get out of the sixth inning in three of his four starts this season. In his most recent start against the Rockies, a comparable offense to Seattle, he allowed six hits, four walks and four earned runs in just five innings.