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.

Detroit Lions

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Matthew StaffordQB$7,300$6,300
Kenny GolladayWR$7,200$6,200
Marvin JonesWR$5,800$5,100

The Detroit stack is very intriguing this week as they have over a four touchdown implied total. Jacksonville has allowed 280 passing yards per game this season and 2.2 passing touchdowns per game. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging 21.1 fantasy points per game so far this season. There are a few quarterbacks that grade out really well for value and Stafford is one of them. This is a pretty fair stack on both sides. Stafford has averaged 19.6 fantasy points per game over the last three.

Detroit's wide receivers are extremely appealing this week. The Jaguars are allowing 170 yards per game to wide receivers and 24.5 fantasy points per game. Golladay is averaging 14.4 fantasy points per game in his last three healthy games and we saw that ceiling with Stafford while he was healthy last season. Marvin Jones is a cheap third option to consider but you can certainly just pair Stafford and Golladay together.

We will need to keep an eye on the Jacksonville wide receivers because this is a good spot for them and you can run it back. DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault are both questionable. Keelan Cole is a sneaky option but if everybody is healthy, Chark is the guy.

Minnesota Vikings

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Kirk CousinsQB$7,100$6,100
Adam ThielenWR$7,400$7,300
Justin JeffersonWR$5,900$6,000

There are a few ways you can attack this game. Both running backs are in an appealing spot as the defenses just flat out struggle across the board. However, the secondaries are easily targetable. Kirk Cousins is a bit risky and Matt Ryan can be considered risky as well because they have games where they just flat out don't show up. That potential is still there. Overall both sides are stackable because Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley are popular targets. Julio Jones is questionable again and if he is out, Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst would see a bump. Back to the Vikings, Cousins gets a secondary that is allowing 335 passing yards per game and 3 passing touchdowns per game this season. Quarterbacks have averaged a whopping 30 fantasy points per game.

Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are the primary targets for Kirk Cousins so this stack is pretty straight forward. Thielen has averaged 19.2 FanDuel points per game over the last three and 23.5 DraftKings points per game. Jefferson dropped a dud against Seattle but has had two 100+ yard games this season. Atlanta has allowed 215 receiving yards per game to wideouts alone.

This Vikings stack is one to round out with Calvin Ridley on the other side. Minnesota is allowing 1.8 touchdowns per game to wide receivers and 30.2 fantasy points per game. Ridley has over a 20 fantasy point ceiling in his last eight healthy games.

Tennessee Titans

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Ryan TannehillQB$7,300$5,900
Derrick HenryRB$9,000$7,300
AJ BrownWR$6,500$5,600

Both of these sides are stackable and this is a good game stack. However, the price tags on DraftKings for this group makes it a value stack. While Derrick Henry hasn't broken out yet the $7,300 price tag is too cheap for me. Houston's defense is bottom ten and heading into the year I knew they were going to be a defense to target. The Titans have gotten back to playing football and health has come with that. AJ Brown is back and he gets a good matchup against a Texans secondary that has allowed 1.2 touchdowns per game to wide receivers and 27 fantasy points per game. Jonnu Smith is also a strong play averaging 16 fantasy points per game over the last three.

Quarterbacks have averaged 18.3 fantasy points per game against the Texans this season and Tannehill is averaging 23 fantasy points per game in his last three. Henry has had the usual volume but has yet to really have that monster game. Houston is allowing 141 rushing yards per game this season and 1.4 rushing touchdowns per game. The Titans are -3 favorites and have a 28 implied total.

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