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.

Slate Notes: I really like the Tennessee-Buffalo game this week for a stack but it is looking like a postponement at the very least which would push it off the main slate. Dallas, Baltimore, Atlanta, Arizona, and Kansas City are obvious stacks this week for obvious reasons. They certainly rank high on the stack list, but won't go in-depth about them below. New England and Denver has been moved to Monday. I also like Houston again but wrote them up last week.

Carolina Panthers

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Teddy BridgewaterQB$7,100$5,900
DJ MooreWR$6,600$6,000
Robby AndersonWR$6,200$5,900

Targeting Atlanta's defense is a great way to just cash out each week. They rank 31st in DVOA against the pass this season and Carolina isn't much better at 26th. This Carolina stack is not expensive and you can round it out with using Calvin Ridley on the other side or Russell Gage / Hayden Hurst if Julio Jones doesn't play. Carolina has an implied total of 25.75 while the Flacons are at 27.75. Oddsmakers believe this will be a high scoring game and with how these two teams look, it is no surprise. Atlanta has allowed the 10th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season and Robby Anderson has been a top 15 wideout so far this season. DJ Moore hasn't had that big week yet, but this could be it against a below average secondary. Teddy Bridgewater also hasn't had that monster game yet, but the Falcons defense has allowed 16 total touchdowns to quarterbacks this season and the most fantasy points overall. The points per dollar part of this stack is why it is one of my favorites.

Cleveland Browns

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Baker MayfieldQB$6,800$5,700
Kareem HuntRB$7,000$6,500
Odell Beckham JrWR$6,800$6,400

Indy's defense has had the luxury of facing some truly terrible offenses to start the season so their numbers look like you should stay from opposing teams. However, this Browns offense has found some form and while they lost Nick Chubb for a few weeks, Kareem Hunt just slides right in as a premium play. The Colts are missing multiple defensive players this week including multiple from their linebacking core. This is not good against a team that ranks 2nd in run DVOA. This is another stack that is reasonably priced, although rounding it out with an opposing team's player is tricky here. The Browns secondary continues to struggle, but the Colts pass offense hasn't exactly been one to target. However, I don't mind a few GPP shots with TY Hilton and hope this is just a shootout style game.

Los Angeles Rams

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Jared GoffQB$7,500$6,500
Robert WoodsWR$6,700$6,400
Cooper KuppWR$7,200$6,500

If you are looking to be on the contrarian side, the Rams have a chance to bounce back after a mediocre performance against the Giants. They will fly under the radar. The Rams offense has a lot of promising names in good spots this week. Washington's defense has now allowed 30+ points in three straight games. Kupp and Woods remain the primary options, although Tyler Higbee is an interesting piece as well, but the wideouts have over 25 targets a piece to start the season. This is more of an ownership stack to where I want to just have big leverage on the field to a game not many will be paying attention to.

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