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.

Baltimore Ravens

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Lamar JacksonQB$8,800$7,700
Marquise BrownWR$5,600$5,600
Mark AndrewsTE$6,900$6,100

Overall this is not a badly priced stack, especially on FanDuel. DraftKings pricing is tough right now, where jamming in other standout options could be tough. Pricing aside, this is a strong matchup for the Baltimore offense. Lamar Jackson continues to crush and gets the 20th ranked pass defense this week. The Texans are allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, and that has been consistent with also being the 6th most in the last five weeks. No surprise to see the Texans secondary also allowing a ton of fantasy points to wideouts. They have allowed the 4th most fantasy points per game. Marquise Brown is clearly the target here as long as he is healthy and ready to go. He is cheap on FD, but appropriately priced on DK. Mark Andrews is the other popular target, and is a high priced option on a weak tight end slate.

Dallas Cowboys

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Dak PrescottQB$8,100$6,700
Ezekiel ElliottRB$8,400$9,000
Amari CooperWR$8,100$7,700

While the Lions do have Darius Slay back, this defense is banged up, especially the front seven. Dallas are road favorites and have one of the higher totals on the slate. They are an expensive stack, and I believe most will just use them as one off plays. The Lions are allowing the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Amari Cooper is the premier WR1 here, but Michael Gallup is also a sneaky value on this slate. Quarterbacks are averaging the 7th most fantasy points per game against Detroit this season. They also rank 23rd in DVOA against the pass. The run defense ranks 20th, and no other team is allowing more fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. This offense is centered around these names, and I love the upside here.

New England Patriots

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Tom BradyQB$7,800$6,400
Julian EdelmanWR$7,400$7,600
Mohamed SanuWR$5,800$5,100

The Patriots will be overlooked, but I like the passing game stack here. Tom Brady has been a decent fantasy quarterback at times, and I would expect the Patriots to be lower owned. Philly ranks 15th against the pass this season, and are more known for their run defense. I like New England to air it out a bit this week. Mohamed Sanu came in and saw big targets in the second game. With no other reliable passing options outside of Edelman and Sanu, they should see a bulk of the targets. James White is a strong DK add too that will go overlooked. Philadelphia has allowed the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season.

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