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.

Arizona Cardinals

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Kyler MurrayQB$8,400$6,800
Kenyan DrakeRB$6,500$6,000
DeAndre HopkinsTE$8,500$7,900

Arizona's offense continues to roll and Kyler Murray is on another level after his rookie season. The price is on the rise for him, but Kenyan Drake is very cheap against a Detroit defense that just allowed a monster game to Aaron Jones. Drake's volume has been solid through the first two weeks of the season and he is one of those backs you can pair in a stack with a QB and WR1. Arizona's offense has been almost strictly through these names through the first two weeks and that isn't much of a surprise.

Murray's running appeal is very strong. he has three rushing touchdowns and over 150 yards through two weeks on the ground. He has faced two decent passing defenses as well, completing over 65% of his passes against each and has over 230 passing yards. His top option has been DeAndre Hopkins with 16 targets in Week 1 and nine in Week 2. He is already up over 200 receiving yards on the year.

Detroit currently ranks 24th against the pass and 32nd against the run in 2020. Not much change from last season where they ranked 28th against the pass. But the run defense has looked worse after ranking 16th. Drake is going to be popular and the popular stacks this week I try to avoid a few but these are the ones you should be looking at.

On the flip side of this game you can include a Marvin Jones or Kenny Golladay to make this a roundabout game stack. The Arizona defense is improved but I expect the Lions to still put up some points here.

Seattle Seahawks

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Russell WilsonQB$8,700$7,300
Tyler LockettWR$6,800$6,400
DK MetcalfWR$6,500$6,500

Seattle is a pretty obvious stack but this is really just too good of a spot to pass up. This game in general is going to be one to target because all of the wide receivers are not too expensive and the upside is there with two secondaries struggling to start the new year. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are the main targets in the offense. While we might get a fluky Greg Olsen touchdown or David Moore, but the stack is not that expensive given the prices on the two wideouts.

Looking at the matchup for Lockett and Metcalf couldn't be better as they take on a Dallas secondary that has struggled in two weeks. There are a lot of new names and young names with this group and it hasn't panned out just yet. We shouldn't expect much better play given they have faced the Rams and Falcons through two weeks but it doesn't get easier.

On the opposite side of this game, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup all make appealing options. If you are stacking one side of this one, you are going to want an opposing wideout. I will certainly be making multiple versions of these two teams and their stacks because there are a few options to go with.

Philadelphia Eagles

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Carson WentzQB$7,600$5,800
Miles SandersRB$7,400$6,400
DeSean JacksonWR$5,500$5,200
Zach ErtzTE$6,200$5,100

A lot of people might look at this game and go I want Miles Sanders and just move on. This stack might be quite underrated. Carson Wentz has taken a lot of flack since the season has started. While Jalen Reagor is out, that is a few more targets to go around. DeSean Jackson gets a weak Bengals defense and the same goes for Zach Ertz who has been quiet as well. Not a lot of changes from the Bengals defense as they were torched by Baker Mayfield and also gave up monster games to both running backs.

This is a reasonably priced stack here and you can pair with other players to still get exposure to Seattle, Dallas, etc. Cincinnati ranked 29th against the pass last season and 28 against the run. Miles Sanders handled a lot of the workload last week and the Bengals allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing backs.

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