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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters & Stacks, Thursday 8/16

Josh Engleman



FanDuel DFS baseball MLB picks like Aaron Nola for August 30 MLB DFS based on projections and ownership from the number 1 DFS player.

The following Spotlight Stacks & Hitters were selected by’s Director of Content Josh Engleman.

Rockies (#1 DraftKings / #2 FanDuel)

  • Charlie Blackmon
  • Nolan Arenado
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Trevor Story

I’m truly shocked by where the Rockies are in my stack rankings. It’s not at all what I expected when I saw the implied total. I’m not a huge fan of Julio Teheran, and the Rockies are priced nicely on both sites. Teheran has big time struggles with lefties, so Blackman and CarGo are two of the best plays on the entire slate. While I didn’t mention him above, I’ll have a bunch of DJ LeMahieu. I’m more likely to have David Dahl on FanDuel because he’s overpriced on DraftKings. I think the Rockies will pair well with some other more expensive teams, so I’ll likely be on them all day.

Angels (#3 DraftKings / #1 FanDuel)

  • Shohei Otani
  • Justin Upton
  • Kole Calhoun
  • Andrelton Simmons

This one is way more obvious. I’d love to see more lefties against Ariel Jurado, but Calhoun and Ohtani will do. Pujols is a bargain for a 1B. David Fletcher and Taylor Ward are functional parts of the stack if you don’t want all three outfielders. I’m not looking at Francisco Arcia or Eric Young Jr, so focus your efforts on the top of the lineup. This one will be popular, so make sure you differentiate elsewhere if you want an Angels stack.

Twins (#2 DraftKings / #3 FanDuel)

  • Miguel Sano
  • Logan Forsythe
  • Tyler Austin
  • Eddie Rosario

The Minnesota Jakes! I’ve been enjoying stacking against Francisco Liriano. Guys like Sano and Austin have real, game changing power. Logan Forsythe is super under-priced, plus he has dual eligibility on DraftKings. Mitch Garver is one of my favorite catcher options on the entire slate. Johnny Field is in play on FanDuel at minimum salary, but you shouldn’t get too many shares. Ultimately, I want to have a bundle of the righties, and I’ll work in Mauer and Rosario to keep my lines unique.

Josh is Contributor for where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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