Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top MLB Offenses to Target for September 17

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Here are some stacking options for Monday’s 12-game fantasy baseball slate:

1. TAMPA BAY RAYS

The Rays are looking at ideal conditions in Texas, along with a 5.7-run projection. Oh, and matchup against Rangers RHP Adrian Sampson ($5,600) and his 6.30 career ERA doesn’t hurt either. This guy literally has nine innings of work in the big leagues, and has watched eight runners cross home plate during that time. Any and all bats should be perfectly fine to roster here.

Players to Consider

Kevin Kiermaier ($5,100)
Tommy Pham ($5,000)
Mallex Smith ($4,900)
Matt Duffy ($4,400)
Joey Wendle ($4,200)
Jake Bauers ($4,200)


2. DETROIT TIGERS

This game in Detroit has a ton of value on both sides if you can’t afford the Rays (something we rarely say). I see slightly more value on the Tigers, just because of the matchup against Twins LHP Gabriel Moya ($4,000). While Moya has a 4.88 ERA on the season, this is a bullpen game for the Twins, which just means a rotation of poor pitching. The Tigers are projected for 4.6 runs at very affordable salaries.

Players to Consider

Nick Castellanos ($4,300)
Jeimer Candelario ($4,200)
Christin Stewart ($3,900)
Jim Adduci ($3,400)
Victor Martinez ($3,100)
James McCann ($2,700)


3. MINNESOTA TWINS

The Twins matchup is a bit more concrete, as we know Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmerman ($7,300) will take the mound for as long as he can, but he’s just been flat out bad. Zimmerman’s splits this season have allowed home runs evenly to both sides of the plate, and at a high rate. All targets here should be pretty safe.

Players to Consider

Eddie Rosario ($4,100)
Joe Mauer ($3,700)
Jorge Polanco ($3,600)
Jake Cave ($3,600
Robbie Grossman ($3,300)
Logan Forsythe ($2,700)


4. HOUSTON ASTROS

Back to a more traditional stack, the ‘Stros are projected for just shy of 5.0 runs at home against Seattle. LHP Wade LeBlanc ($7,400) will take the mound for the Mariners, which plays right into the hand of a RHB-heavy Houston squad. In 98 at-bats against current Houston hitters, the bats are hitting .367 with seven homers. LeBlanc has seen this lineup five times this season, and has an 8.31 ERA in those outings. So … yeah, stack Houston.

Players to Consider

Alex Bregman ($5,500)
George Springer ($4,600)
Jose Altuve ($4,600)
Carlos Correa ($4,100)
Marwin Gonzalez ($3,600)
Evan Gattis ($3,600)


5. MILWAUKEE BREWERS

The Brew Crew carry a 5.2-run projection into this home matchup against Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani ($5,800), who has surrendered eight runs in 13 innings to this offense this season. This is another high-powered offense with good BvP, but you have to pay up more here than you do with Houston. LHBs carry the most upside in this matchup.

Players to Consider

Christian Yelich ($5,900)
Travis Shaw ($4,700)
Lorenzo Cain ($4,600)
Jesus Aguilar ($4,600)
Mike Moustakas ($4,500)
Ryan Braun ($4,200)


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