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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for September 13

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

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While you sweat your NFL lineups, you can also have some baseball in your life to really make Sunday interesting. An eight-game slate is on the docket, starting at 1:05 p.m. ET. Let’s go over my four top stacks for this slate and the reasons why.

As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

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1. Chicago Cubs

Adrian Houser ($8,300) is one of the most expensive pitchers on this slate and, quite frankly, I don’t know why. His numbers across the board are quite poor but the biggest way to get to him is with left-handed bats. Lefties have roasted him for a .427 wOBA, a 6.77 FIP and five of the six home runs he’s allowed. It’s even worse at home with a .436 wOBA and a 6.97 FIP. The Cubs can run some lefties in this lineup and that’s where I would start my stack while adding in some of the power lefty bats. If his salary is going to rope people in, I’ll be more than happy to go against him at a hopefully low-owned Cubs stack.

Players to Consider

Ian Happ ($4,700)
Anthony Rizzo ($4,500)
Kris Bryant ($4,500)
Kyle Schwarber ($4,300)
Jason Heyward ($3,600)

2. Detroit Tigers

As I’ve mentioned many times in this article, the Tigers are a legitimate threat against left-handed pitching. The .371 wOBA and .194 ISO they sport against them are both some of the highest numbers in the entire league. Now they have a matchup against Gio Gonzalez ($7,700), who recently returned to the rotation and has been posting some shaky command. Overall, Gonzalez has a 5.06 FIP, a 12.4 BB% and a 1.3 HR/9 allowed. With people still not seemingly catching onto the fact that the Tigers are a good team in these matchups, they make for an extremely affordable stack.

Players to Consider

Jonathan Schoop ($4,300)
Victor Reyes ($4,000)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,900)
Austin Romine ($3,300)
Miguel Cabrera ($3,100)

3. New York Yankees

John Means ($6,400) is coming off his best performance of the season, tossing six innings against the Mets allowing just one run on three hits along with five strikeouts, which was good for 23.1 DKFP. Let’s put this into context, however. Of his seven starts, this was only the second time he’s finished with double-digit fantasy points and was the most strikeouts he’s logged. In fact, his 4.19 FIP in that start indicates he was quite lucky to get away with one run allowed. The Yankees are struggling right now but I do like them in this spot at home against the lefty. Means has better numbers on the road on the surface but his 6.09 FIP says otherwise.

Players to Consider

Luke Voit ($5,400)
Gleyber Torres ($4,900)
Gary Sanchez ($4,500)
Aaron Hicks ($4,100)
Miguel Andujar ($3,800)

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4. Tampa Bay Rays

It’s hard to figure out what you’ll get out of Martin Perez ($7,200) when he takes the mound. He’s already shut out the Rays through five innings and then followed that up by allowing two runs on three hits in 5 23 innings right after. Again, his FIP in both the shutout (3.39) and the two-run outing (4.78) indicate it could have been worse. I’ll side with the Rays on this one as they have a good lineup against lefties, which has vaulted them to a .348 wOBA and a .216 ISO against them. Of course, we always have that Red Sox bullpen to look forward to, as over the past week they have a 6.54 FIP, a putrid 9.4 BB/9 and a 1.7 HR/9.

Players to Consider

Brandon Lowe ($5,200)
Mike Brosseau ($4,800)
Willy Adames ($3,900)
Hunter Renfroe ($3,700)
Yoshi Tsutsugo ($3,100)

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is Steveazors) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.