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DraftKings & FanDuel Spotlight Hitters & Stacks, Sunday 8/26

Josh Engleman

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EMac and Adam break down some of their favorite MLB picks for tonight's MLB DFS slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, including Kyle Schwarber.

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

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Rockies (#1 DraftKings)

  • Nolan Arenado
  • Matt Holliday
  • Trevor Story
  • DJ LeMahieu

Welcome back, Matt Holliday! He made his season debut on Thursday, hit a pinch hit dong yesterday, and now he’s a part of my top stack on DraftKings. I have a little bit of respect for Austin Gomber, but the righties in Coors make for tough sledding. He’s been aggressively touched up by right handed hitting in 2018, so I’m not loving his chances of going deep in the game. While the righty hitters are the stars of the show, there’s no reason to limit yourself. If this game gets out of hand, Charlie Blackmon will get to the plate against a RHP. I actually have just as much Blackmon as I do Story, but Story is better for roster construction. I don’t love the Ian Desmond price tag in the 6th spot, but it should help keep his ownership down. Chris Iannetta is always a good option against a lefty. The only guy I’m not interested in is David Dahl.

Cubs (#2 DraftKings / #2 FanDuel)

  • Daniel Murphy
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • Kyle Schwarber
  • Javier Baez

For some reason, “Good” Homer Bailey has popped up and caused people to re-evaluate his talent. He’s a guy with a 15% strikeout rate, 1.62 WHIP and 43% hard contact. Combine that with the wind in Wrigley, and this could get ugly. The best part of the Cubs stack is the price. Everyone is priced reasonably, so they’re easy to fit in with other teams/pitchers. There’s so much raw power in Chicago’s line-up. Clearly, I’m prioritizing the lefty hitters, but I’ll have everyone expect Ian Happ (if he’s hitting 9th). Willson Contreras is probably the best catcher option om DraftKings. Ben Zobrist is a better value on FanDuel, but his dual eligibility opens doors on DraftKings.

Indians (#4 DraftKings / #1 FanDuel)

  • Francisco Lindor
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Edwin Encarnacion
  • Michael Brantley

I love the top of the Indians lineup. They might be my favorite line-up in all of baseball. They have a peak that few stacks can match. If you don’t have enough money to get to these guys, there are some supplements in the rest of the lineup that can bring your total price down. You can save a few bucks by going to Yonder Alonso, but I really do prefer Encarnacion. Jason Kipnis is a bargain on FanDuel and a solid value on DraftKings. Roberto Perez works in your DraftKings stacks. I’d say skip Greg Allen. It’s really hard to justify a 9-hole hitter with his price tag.

Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com 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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