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.

Seattle Seahawks

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Russell WilsonQB$7,900$6,800
Tyler LockettWR$7,300$7,200
DK MetcalfWR$6,200$6,100

Philadelphia ranks third against the run, and 17th vs the pass. Seattle still ran the ball heavy despite no Carson and Penny last week. They won't be back until next year, and will roll with Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer. Now Lynch looked like someone who ate an offseason's worth of skittles and jumped into a Week 17 game, Homer looked fresh and ran very well. He also had five targets in the passing game. Russell Wilson was a top ten scoring fantasy quarterback this season, but didn't showcase much upside in the second half of the season. The Eagles were a defense exploitable through the air, which is what I am after here. Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are the safe target options, and are reasonably priced on the slate. This is an Eagles defense that has allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. Lockett and Metcalf can by mismatches for the Eagles corners, but Seattle is going to need to air it out a bit more than usual.

New Orleans Saints

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Drew BreesQB$8,500$6,600
Alvin KamaraRB$8,200$7,400
Michael ThomasWR$8,900$9,300

New Orleans has the highest implied total of the four games this weekend, and we know where the volume goes. While we will be tilting a Taysom Hill touchdown I am sure, the Saints are always a top stack. The name left out here is Jared Cook, but if you are going for full out passing stack, Cook is very much in play. He ended the season strong and has been a deep threat for Brees. Looking at Minnesota, they have allowed a ton of fantasy points to wide receivers, allowing the 8th most. Seeing Michael Thomas across the field is not a good sign. If Minnesota's run defense continues in the form they have been in, Alvin Kamara could have a field day. They allowed six total touchdowns to running backs over the five games, 665 rushing yards, and 243 receiving yards. Kamara finally found his touchdown form over the last two games of the season as well.

Buffalo Bills

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Josh AllenQB$7,800$6,500
Devin SingletaryRB$6,200$6,000
John BrownWR$6,500$6,000

Vegas isn't expecting much offense out of this one, but the Bills price tags are interesting and in a contrarian way, a Bills stack works. Houston allowed the 8th most fantasy points to opposing backs this season, allowing a lot of production on the ground, but also through the air. Devin Singletary is in a good spot here, seeing a bulk of the Bills volume in the backfield. Houston's pass defense was extremely shaky this season, and John Brown is a standout wideout for me this week. The Texans allowed the 13th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, and Brown has the capability to torch this secondary. Josh Allen is always an upside threat given the rushing upside, and has a pretty stable floor in this one as well. Houston allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

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