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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.

Atlanta Falcons

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Matt RyanQB$8,100$6,400
Julio JonesWR$8,500$8,000
Austin HooperTE$6,400$5,000

The Cardinals are a defense to target and they also play up in pace. Arizona is allowing the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Matt Ryan continues to produce big fantasy points, and is reasonably priced this week. Austin Hooper is one of the easier stacking partners, as the Cardinals are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, and a league high six touchdowns. Julio Jones has been quiet the last two weeks, but is in a bounce back spot for him. Jones is second in the league in air yards, and has at least 20% of the targets in Atlanta. While I like Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu as well, they are either full on stacks, or if you are wanting to be contrarian and swap them out with Hooper or Jones.

Arizona Cardinals

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Kyler MurrayQB$7,700$6,500
Christian KirkWR$5,600$5,200
Larry FitzgeraldWR$5,600$6,100

On the flip side of this game, we are going to want to look at every stack against the Falcons for the rest of the season. This defense is in rough shape, especially through the air. As far as fantasy points go, they are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, and have allowed ten receiving touchdowns and 985 receiving yards. Quarterbacks are averaging the 5th most fantasy points per game against them, and Murray is in a great spot to put it all together this week. Now Christian Kirk is questionable, but has trended in the right direction. If we get news that he is out, then KeeSean Johnson is a worthy value flyer. I do like David Johnson here as well, but the back is a concern. This stack definitely carries some risk with the injury news floating around.

Minnesota Vikings

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Kirk CousinsQB$7,000$5,200
Adam ThielenWR$7,200$6,700
Stefon DiggsWR$5,800$5,900

Given the Vikings pass volume and thoughts surrounding Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs, you are going to get lower ownership on this stack. I like this group here against an Eagles defense that funnels a lot to the air. They have allowed the 11th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, and the third most fantasy points to opposing wideouts. Philly has allowed the fourth fewest to opposing running backs this season. Diggs workload has been quiet this year with 19% of the targets on a low volume team, while Adam Thielen has been the more consistent one with 24% of the targets and over 70 fantasy points. Diggs is a contrarian piece in tournaments, and you can still put big names from other high scoring games around them to create a unique GPP Lineup.



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