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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

Chargers vs Redskins - Team Total 26

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Philip Rivers QB $8,100 $6,800 10-15 18.53 (DK), 18.53 (FD)
Melvin Gordon RB $8,600 $7,800 5-10 17.92 (DK), 16.22 (FD)
Keenan Allen WR $8,400 $8,300 15-20 18.56 (DK), 15.06 (FD)

Despite a disappointing scoring output (19) against the Browns last week, the Charger stack still paid off in most spots, with Rivers throwing for 344 yards (1 TD) and Allen continuing to dominate (10-105-1 on 14 targets). The weak spot was Gordon, although he still managed to post 106 total yards on 23 touches. Once again, his volume is as secure as nearly any back in the league, and this week he draws a much easier matchup against the 'Skins (16th against the run, per Football Outsiders, Browns are 1st). Allen and Rivers have been an unbelievable combo over the last three weeks, connecting 33 times on 41 targets for a ridiculous 436 yards and four scores. I'll continue to ride on the chalk train with that duo, and Gordon has a solid amount of upside this week, despite not posting more than 14 FanDuel points in any of the last four weeks. These skill players are Red Zone machines, with Allen having the second-most RZ targets (20), and Gordon having the fourth-most RZ carries (34).

Value Stack

Colts at Bills - Team Total N/A

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Jacoby Brissett

QB

$6,700

$5,300

0-5

13.76 (DK), 13.76 (FD)

T.Y. Hilton

WR

$6,900

$5,700

0-5

12.77 (DK), 10.52 (FD)

Frank Gore

RB

$5,500

$3,900

5-10

11.36 (DK), 10.51 (FD)

The Bills have had an absolutely putrid defense of late, allowing 34, 47, 54, 10, and 23 points over their last five contests (the 10 against Kansas City looks like a major outlier at this point). While the Colts don't pack much of an offensive punch (at all), there is still some value and upside to be had here, particularly on DraftKings. Hilton has long been known as a very boom or bust option (especially with no Andrew Luck under center), as he has three games with at least 150 yards receiving this season...and six with 30 yards or less. The Bills rank 10th against the pass, per FO, but those numbers may be skewed somewhat due to their inability to stop the run (29th, 120 YPG allowed). Speaking of an inability to stop the run...despite Gore being about 70 years old, he still sees a solid workload, having at least 13 touches in all but three games this season. While his upside certainly isn't massive, at just $900 above minimum on DK, he just needs to plunge into the end zone once to hit value here. As always, the 100-yard bonus is in play for Hilton, and we all know that he can get most of the way there in just one play at times.

Top Stack 2

Chiefs vs Raiders - Team Total 25.75

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Alex Smith

QB

$8,200

$6,500

0-5

17.74 (DK), 17.74 (FD)

Tyreek Hill

WR

$7,800

$7,700

5-10

14.47 (DK), 12.22 (FD)

Travis Kelce

TE

$8,000

$7,300

10-15

15.84 (DK), 13.13 (FD)

On a week where we have the Steelers, Patriots, Saints, and Falcons all playing outside of the main slate, we have to get creative with some stacks. Enter Kansas City, who just last week was viewed as a team to avoid, due to struggles by both Alex Smith and the WOAT Kareem Hunt. While many DFS players continue to flock to Hunt as his price drops, I'll continue to avoid him this week and focus on the Kansas City passing attack against the league's worst pass defense, per FO. Tyreek Hill exploded last week to the tune of 6-185-2 (9 targets). While Travis Kelce was also incredible, he had 3-90-2 of his eventual 4-94-2 line within the first five minutes of the game. As you might expect, Oakland ranks dead last against #1 WR and 27th against TE this season. If there's a spot for Smith to build off of last week's monster performance, this is the one.

Contrarian Stack

Packers at Browns - Team Total 21.75

Name

Position

FanDuel Salary

DraftKings Salary

Estimated Ownership %

Projected Points

Brett Hundley

QB

$6,900

$5,700

0-5

14.09 (DK) 14.09 (FD)

Jamaal Williams

RB

$6,600

$5,900

0-5

9.71 (DK), 8.81 (FD)

Davante Adams

WR

$6,900

$6,600

5-10

13.87 (DK), 11.31 (FD)

Although Aaron Jones took one of his TWO snaps last week and turned it into a game-winning TD score to troll all of us with Jamaal Williams last week, Williams still posted yet another tremendous line (123 total yards, 1 score). While Jones will certainly get more involved as we move forward, Williams has been very impressive, and I'll continue to roll with him here, despite a matchup that seems tough on paper (Browns are #1 vs run, per FO). However, this is still a team that can be beat on the ground (just ask Joe Mixon). The best news for this stack is that the Browns rank 26th against the pass, per FO, and the Hundley/Adams duo has been solid of late, connecting 22 times on 32 targets for 340 yards and a pair of scores over the last four weeks. Hundley himself has taken some strides (although Aaron Rodgers looks to be nearing a return), although last week's performance against Tampa Bay was barely short of a disaster (84 passing yards, 66 rushing yards, zero scores). This plus matchup affords him the upside we need at very low ownership this week.



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