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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for August 30

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Sunday’s 10-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Sunday afternoon features a 10-game slate kicking off at 1:05 p.m. ET. Without any weather concerns, we can safely build our lineups and stack some teams to end the weekend on a good note.

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1. Washington Nationals

The Nationals have the benefit of facing Zack Godley ($5,600), who’ll be making this start in place of Nathan Eovaldi (calf) who was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday. Godley has made six appearances, five of which were starts and has an overall .407 wOBA with a 6.23 FIP and a 2.1 HR/9. Pitching at Fenway Park with a 41.4% FB% isn’t going to help much either, so as you’d imagine, this will probably be a short outing for him. The Nationals would then get into the Boston bullpen, which was used heavily last night and has an overall 4.97 FIP, a 1.6 HR/9 and a 10.1% BB%. The Nationals are my favorite stack of the afternoon and carry a 5.5 projected team total on the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Players to Consider

Juan Soto ($5,700)
Trea Turner ($5,400)
Adam Eaton ($3,200)
Luis Garcia ($3,400)
Howie Kendrick ($3,800)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Howie Kendrick is not in the lineup for today’s game vs. the Red Sox.

2. Chicago White Sox

A lefty on the mound taking on the White Sox? My thoughts are with Kris Bubic ($6,500) this afternoon. The White Sox have absolutely destroyed lefties this season. Bubic has made a start against them once already and managed to keep things in check a bit through four innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits. He certainly got a bit lucky in that game, as his 7.14 FIP indicates. Overall, the White Sox have some of the best numbers in the league against lefties, boasting a .415 wOBA, a .303 ISO and a 167 wRC+. This shouldn’t take much thought so just stack these guys.

Players to Consider

Tim Anderson ($5,500)
Eloy Jimenez ($4,900)
Jose Abreu ($5,400)
Yasmani Grandal ($4,900)
Luis Robert ($4,700)

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3. Los Angeles Dodgers

If a couple of strong starts to begin the season, Kyle Gibson ($6,100) has really been struggling in a Rangers uniform since. Over his past four starts, he’s averaging just 5.2 DKFP with a total of 18 runs allowed on 28 hits through 22 innings. The Dodgers are another team with a 5.5 team total and should be able to take advantage of Gibson and a poor Rangers bullpen. Both sides of the plate have been hitting him hard, allowing an overall .358 wOBA and a 5.29 FIP on the year. The Rangers bullpen also has the worst command in the league, tied with the Mariners with a 13.4% BB% to go with a 4.48 FIP. In all, this is a great spot for the Dodgers albeit a very expensive one.

Players to Consider

Mookie Betts ($6,000)
Corey Seager ($5,100)
Cody Bellinger ($5,400)
Max Muncy ($5,000)
Joc Pederson ($3,800)

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4. Cincinnati Reds

I’ll be the first to admit, I totally fell for the “New” Tyler Chatwood ($8,700), when he began the season. Through his first two starts against the Pirates and Brewers, this guy had the audacity to throw 12 23 innings allowing just one run on six hits with 19 strikeouts. In two starts since, as he had a stint on the IL as well, he allowed 10 runs on 14 hits through just 3 23 innings to the Royals and Tigers. So yeah, NOT FALLING FOR IT! The Reds haven’t been the best offense like I expected but I do think they can take care of Chatwood. The Cubs’ bullpen has also been a trouble spot, as they have some of the worst numbers in the league including a 5.22 FIP, a 13% BB% and a 1.7 HR/9. If the Reds get to Chatwood early, they’ll be in a great spot for the remainder of the game as well.

Players to Consider

Jesse Winker ($4,100)
Nick Castellanos ($4,700)
Mike Moustakas ($4,800)
Eugenio Suarez ($4,300)
Curt Casali ($3,400)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Curt Casali is not in the lineup for today’s game vs. the Cubs.

5. Houston Astros

I like to end my stacks article with a low owned stack with high upside that you can use in tournaments. The Astros fit that bill this afternoon in a tough matchup against Jesus Luzardo ($7,200). He’s been great thus far and in his prior matchup against this club, allowed two runs on five hits through 5.2 innings. The pause I do have here, however, is that the Astros are a very good team against lefties. They boast a .363 wOBA with a .221 ISO and a 134 wRC+, all of which are amongst the best in the league. While Luzardo has been good, this perception will keep the ownership off the Astros, making this a great GPP stack to consider.

Players to Consider

Yuli Gurriel ($4,900)
Kyle Tucker ($4,700)
George Springer ($4,400)
Carlos Correa ($5,000)
Martin Maldonado ($3,400)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Athletics-Astros game has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Athletics organization.

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