After an action-packed Sunday of baseball, the work-week gets off to a bit of a slower start with just eight games on the docket, with nearly half the league having a day off. Still, there are some options out there for stack plays in DFS.
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, August 2nd.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. EST
Kris Bryant ($5,000)
Mike Yastrzemski ($4,200)
Darin Ruf ($4,000)
It’s a bit tough to know exactly how this lineup will shake out on a day-to-day basis, especially now with Kris Bryant coming to the team in a trade over the weekend. Still, this lineup is one of the most consistent in baseball, already a top 10 unit before Bryant’s arrival, so Byrant and the subsequent two others should be a good play here. They take on the D Backs, who have struggled all season. Rookie Taylor Widener gets the nod for Arizona and he’s never faced San Fran before, but his ERA is up above 4.00 and he gets chased from games pretty early on.
The Giants haven’t lost to Arizona all season and are averaging 7.7 runs per game when the two teams face off too.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland, 3:07 p.m.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr ($15,600)
Marcus Semien ($13,500)
Bo Bichette ($14,400)
If you noticed the higher price tags to get these guys in your lineup, it’s because this is DraftKings featured game of the day and is the lone afternoon matchup on today’s slate. The Jay’s have a top-tier offense, ranking second overall in all of baseball in many major categories. These three are at the core of that lineup day in and day out and provide a lot of production daily.
They’ll be facing off with a rookie pitcher in Eli Morgan, who hasn’t seen a ton of success in his first year in the Big Leagues. He’s appeared in seven games and has thrown just over 31 innings, earning an ERA over 7 in that span. In his one game against the Jays, he gave up six earned runs before getting chased after 2.2 innings. Toronto is 2-1 this season against Cleveland, scoring an average of 6.7 runs per game.
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
Anthony Rizzo ($4,700)
Aaron Judge ($4,800)
Joey Gallo ($5,400)
Two fresh faces are in this stack, With Rizzo and Gallo joining the team over the weekend’s hectic trade deadline. They’ve been added specifically for their offensive prowess and will no doubt show their might during this series against Baltimore.
The Orioles are rolling with Jorge Lopez on the mound, who has an ERA above 6 and a record of 2-12 on the year. In his last seven starts, he’s made it out of the fifth inning only one time, and against the Yankees, he’s allowed 11 runs in just 10.2 innings this season. Overall, the Yanks are averaging close to 6 runs per game this season when they take on the Orioles.