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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Hitters & Stacks, Wednesday 8/1

Josh Engleman



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

Braves (#1 DraftKings / #1 FanDuel)

  • Freddie Freeman
  • Ozzie Albies
  • Johan Camargo
  • Tyler Flowers

Three straight days of the Braves! I can get used to this. With another implied total over 5, these guys are in my top spot on both sites. Similar to yesterday, I’m focusing on the guys hitting from the left side, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want any righties. As long as Acuna is in the lead-off spot, I’ll have some interest every day. Nick Markakis is pricey, but this match-up plays into his strengths. I liked it better when Ender Inciarte was at the top of the order, but there are only so many premium spots to go around. I think he still has value, even if he’s hitting 7th.

Dodgers (#2 DraftKings / #3 FanDuel)

  • Joc Pederson
  • Max Muncy
  • Cody Bellinger
  • Manny Machado

The Dodgers lineup received a shot of life yesterday with the addition of Brian Dozier, but for now, I’m focused on some of the other guys. That doesn’t mean I won’t have Dozier if he’s in the lineup tonight. He’ll still have a ton of exposure as a top 2B play. I just think the upside of some of these lefties (+ Machado) is too much to ignore. Dozier being sandwiched between Muncy and Bellinger should be fun to watch. Yasmani Grandal is always a good catcher option, but his price tag has climbed to a point where I’m OK with other options if you need to save money. The only guy I won’t have a ton of is Yasiel Puig, but he makes for a nice GPP play because of his pop.

White Sox (#3 DraftKings / #2 FanDuel)

  • Yoan Moncada
  • Yolmer Sanchez
  • Daniel Palka
  • Jose Abreu

I feel like I haven’t talked about the White Sox positively in months. More often than not, I’m focused on stacking against them. That story is a bit different today when they take on Jakob Junis and the Royals. I was a bit surprised to see this implied total, but after digging into the game, I don’t really disagree. While I didn’t list Avisail Garcia above, he’s absolutely in-play as a key part of a Chicago stack. Omar Narvaez leaves a bit to be desired as far as catchers go, but on a smaller slate, there’s no reason to avoid him. These guys are all similarly priced, so you can play a lot of unique stacks with similar upside just by mixing and matching a bit more than usual.

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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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