Correlations are very relevant in NFL DFS, as we like to pair up quarterbacks with their top receiving options. While the running back and defense stack is not as high of an upside stack as using a passing game, it is still viable with the right plays around it, and still brings a small correlation of upside. Game stacks can often be overlooked, but why wouldn't you want exposure to the team trying to keep up or chasing your favorite passing offense? There are ways to be contrarian by still targeting a top offense projected with higher ownership. Shifting from the popular WR1 to a WR2, TE, or even RB is going to help you get exposure at slightly less ownership. WR1, RB1, WR2, and TE1 in that order stand the highest chances of generating the most fantasy points in a stack. This is at least for two man stacks. We will dive into more multiplayer stacks below. Volume, Vegas, opposing defensive stats, pace, and pricing are all calculated into my stacks below. You will find my top, value, contrarian, and game stacks within the article. You can find me on Twitter at @JGuilbault11 to help with the week's slate, or questions/comments about the article.

Kansas City Chiefs

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Patrick MahomesQB$8,600$7,500
Damien WilliamsRB$6,900$6,000
Tyreek HillWR$7,900$7,600
Travis KelceTE$7,500$6,400

The Chiefs have the highest implied total of the weekend, and there is no weather concern despite playing in KC during January. They will get the weakest defense left in the playoffs, and should crush here. This game is also going to bring a game stack into play, because Houston has the potential to turn this into a shootout. Damien Williams is in a great spot this week, and works in well with this stack because he also contributes through the air. We saw that a bit over the final two weeks where he was healthy and saw a bigger workload. Houston also ranks 22nd in DVOA against the run. They rank 26th in DVOA against the pass. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are the go-to options in the passing game. Houston struggled against tight ends this season, and allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. The Texans also allowed 18 receiving touchdowns to wide receivers, and over 2,600 yards.

Baltimore Ravens

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Lamar JacksonQB$9,400$8,400
Mark IngramRB$7,500$6,700
Marquise BrownWR$5,300$4,400
Mark AndrewsTE$6,800$5,600

Weather in this one could be tricky, but we have seen Baltimore put up big numbers in bad weather before. Vegas hasn't knocked the total down too much, and they have a four touchdown implied total anyway. Baltimore was the highest scoring team in the league this season, yet their stack doesn't cost too much. Mark Ingram is a big tournament play this week due to the injury. There is a chance his workload is cut down, or a chance of re-injuring his calf. Gus Edwards would pick up the slack. However, Ingram has been sneaky in the passing game, and has had a couple big weeks. The Titans allowed the third most receptions and over 750 receiving yards to backs. They are beatable through the air, and struggled against tight ends. Tight ends averaged the fourth most fantasy points per game against Tennessee this season. Mark Andrews should dominate this week, where Brown is a value dart throw who has the home run threat upside.

San Francisco 49ers

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Jimmy GaroppoloQB$7,800$5,600
Emmanuel SandersWR$5,700$5,400
George KittleTE$7,400$6,200
Deebo SamuelWR$6,100$5,200

In terms of a "contrarian" stack on a four game slate, it goes to the 49ers for me. They have a 25.5 implied total, and Minnesota is a defense that you can beat through the air. While we didn't see that much last week, I expect Kyle Shanahan to have a better game plan in comparison to Sean Payton. Minnesota's defense isn't too shabby, especially against the run, but they did struggle a bit down the stretch. I will look towards the air here, where the 49ers pass-catching options are not badly priced, and neither is Jimmy Garoppolo. The Vikings allowed the 8th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. Both Sanders and Samuel had their moments down the stretch, but it was a quiet few weeks after the Saints game for Sanders.

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