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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.

Baltimore Ravens

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Lamar JacksonQB$9,500$8,200
Marquise BrownWR$6,200$6,200
Mark AndrewsTE$7,500$6,300

First things first, the Atlanta-Dallas game is stackable in all different angles. Not going to go deep into those because all three wide receivers for each team are in play this week and are tremendous options. They are certainly up there with my favorite stacks.

Baltimore is sitting at the end of the slate as they play Houston on the road. The Texans defense has become more targetable over the years and 2020 is no different. The Ravens have a 28.5 implied total. With the Texans not making any significant changes on defense, I will date back to last year with what they allowed. They ranked 31st against quarterbacks, 21st against wide receivers and 23rd against tight ends.

This passing attack is great because it gives you an easy stack with no real secondary options. While the running backs might get in on the action, Brown and Andrews are the focal points in the pass offense. Andrews saw four red zone targets in Week 1, catching three of them as he ended up with two touchdowns. Brown saw seven targets overall which led all Ravens receivers and tight ends. Fire up this Baltimore stack for a late game hammer.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Tom BradyQB$7,600$6,500
Scotty MillerWR$5,200$4,100
Mike EvansWR$7,400$7,000

Week 1 was certainly a dud for this Buccaneers offense that had been hyped up all offseason. This is another team with an implied total over 28 and they get a home matchup with the Panthers. This defense lost James Bradberry and Eric Reid over the offseason, making this an easy secondary to target. They allowed the Raiders to hang a crooked number and the Bucs should be able to get going here.

Carolina ranked 23rd against wide receivers last season and 16th against quarterbacks. They ranked 26th in overall fantasy points allowed. We already saw them look exposed in Week 1 and we haven't even gotten to the divisional games yet. The Panthers have some fire power of their own, where adding in a DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel, or Robby Anderson within the Bucs stack is a great way to heighten your lineups' ceiling.

Now there is some rain in the area and weather tends to get people to steer away from games. That is a bonus given this is a pivot away from some of the other offenses anyway. There isn't much concern here.

Indianapolis Colts

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Philip RiversQB$7,100$5,900
Jonathan TaylorRB$5,800$5,700
T.Y. HiltonWR$6,300$5,700
Parris CampbellWR$5,300$4,500

Now Jonathan Taylor and Parris Campbell should be fairly popular this week. T.Y. Hilton makes for an excellent tournament pivot because his price came down after Week 1. Minnesota's defense is a mixture of being inexperienced in the secondary and then banged up within the front seven. The Colts moved the ball extremely well but the turnovers caused them to lose against Jacksonville.

Taylor is dirt cheap on both sites for being a now-featured back. His receiving work in Week 1 was tremendous and now factor in the extra rushing attempts and we got ourselves a fantasy star in the making. It also doesn't hurt that he is running behind one of the top offensive lines in the NFL. Hines is also a great play here and a solid pivot away from Taylor. So while this Colts team will be popular for the value, they do have some ownership pivots to make in GPPs.

With Minnesota's defense in the shape that it is, the Colts should be able to move the ball and put some points up. If Minnesota finds themselves in a situation like last week, Adam Thielen is going to get an extra bump. He is already in a good situation being the true WR1 for the Vikings. Adding that opposing WR1 in these stacks is always one of my favorite things to do.



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