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Each week we will be covering two top stacks, a value stack, and a contrarian stack. Playing two or more players from the same team can add to your ceiling, especially if that team goes off. Stacking is a great way to get an advantage in tournaments, and even cash games. We will narrow down projected fantasy points, ownership, and info for their matchups.

Top Stack 1

Saints vs Redskins - Team Total 30

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Mark Ingram RB $8,200 $6,800 5-10 18.29 (DK), 18.08 (FD)
Alvin Kamara RB $7,400 $6,200 15-20 13.39 (DK), 12.33 (FD)
Saints D/ST D/ST $6,400 $6,800 5-10 15.33 (DK), 11.14 (FD)

The new-look Saints have been dominating their opponents during a seven-game win streak, but the manner in which they are dominating is very un-Saint like. They are now 3rd in the NFL with 142 rush YPG, and their 29.8 PPG average is third to only the Rams and Eagles this season. Drew Bress has essentially been a non-factor from a DFS perspective, as he leads the NFL in completion percentage (71.8), is fourth in passer rating (104), but is 13th with just 13 TD passes through nine games. Michael Thomas continues to be the only WR worth targeting in this offense, but it is the two-headed monster out of the backfield that you want to continue to roster in DFS. Over the last two weeks, Ingram and Kamara have posted monster numbers, including 38 touches for 269 total yards and four scores against the Bills following 33 touches for 231 total yards and two scores against the Bucs. It seems safe to say that this duo will continue to be the focal point of this offense, and a Saints defense that has allowed 13 points or less in five of their last seven games makes for a solid target once again. Load 'em up!

Top Stack 2

Eagles at Cowboys - Team Total 25.5

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Carson Wentz

QB

$8,700

$7,200

15-20

19.65 (DK), 19.33 (FD)

Alshon Jeffery

WR

$7,000

$6,600

5-10

12.95 (DK), 10.80 (FD)

Zach Ertz

TE

$8,000

$6,800

20-25

17.00 (DK), 13.90 (FD)

The Eagles' offense features not only the NFL's top passer in Wentz, who has passed for four more touchdowns (23) than any other QB this season, despite throwing for the 12-most yards per game (251). It helps to have Zach Ertz, who is tied with Jimmy Graham for the NFL lead among TEs with six touchdown grabs already this season. He has been a PPR machine, posting double-digit scores in every game this season. He is currently "Questionable" for this one, but is making progress toward playing this weekend (check back in on his status). Alshon Jeffery got off to a slow start this season, but has seen 19 targets over the last two weeks, and parlayed those targets into 146 yards and a trio of scores. The Cowboys are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Falcons last week, and come into this one ranked 19th against the pass, per Football Outsiders (FO), including 19th against #1 WR and 26th against opposing TEs. The Eagles have been a well-oiled machine all season long, and it doesn't look like they will be slowing down any time soon.

Contrarian Stack

Rams at Vikings - Team Total 22.5

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Jared Goff

QB

$7,900

$6,500

3-5

16.01 (DK), 16.28 (FD)

Todd Gurley III

RB

$8,700

$8,400

15-20

17.33 (DK), 15.63 (FD)

Robert Woods

WR

$6,900

$6,000

10-15

14.60 (DK), 12.15 (FD)

While the Rams have an implied total just north of three touchdowns, this is still an offense that has put up the most points in the NFL, and has at least 33 points in six of nine games. The Vikings are no easy task for opposing offenses, as they rank 12th against the pass and 5th against the run, per FO. The sheer volume alone for Todd Gurley continues to make him an elite play each week, and Woods has asserted himself as an elite option as well following two straight multi-score efforts. This stack won't come cheap, but should see very low ownership in a less than ideal spot. Goff has seven touchdown throws over his last two games, albeit in much easier matchups against the Giants and Texans, but the upside is there regardless of matchup. With arguably the league's best defense on his side, this offense should once again be put in a good spot to put up plenty of points. If I were to make a bet on this game, I'd be taking the team total over on the Rams in a heartbeat.

Value Stack

Buccaneers at Dolphins - Team Total 20.25

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Ryan Fitzpatrick

QB

$6,400

$5,300

0-3

16.29 (DK) 16.09 (FD)

Doug Martin

RB

$6,100

$4,500

0-5

9.96 (DK), 9.26 (FD)

Mike Evans

WR

$7,800

$7,900

5-10

13.52 (DK), 11.32 (FD)

Yes, this has been one of the worst offenses in the NFL recently, scoring a pathetically-low 9.3 PPG over their last three games. With Jameis Winston still on the shelf, Ryan "Fitzmagic" will draw another start, but this time he will have the services of top WR Mike Evans against a Miami defense that Football Outsiders (FO) ranks 31st against the pass (and 21st against the run). The Dolphins also sit 26th against #1 WR, and as the self-proclaimed Mike Evans whisperer, I'm calling for his first 100-yard game of the season, and I'd be willing to be that will include a touchdown (or two) as well. While the "Muscle Hamster" Doug Martin has been anything but efficient this year, his touches are secure, as he has seen at least 19 touches in three of the last four games. While Evans isn't exactly cheap, both Martin and Fitz come at a massive bargain in a great spot. This stack doesn't come without risk, due to a low floor, but the upside is certainly there (just ask the Panthers).



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