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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.

Green Bay Packers

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Aaron RodgersQB$8,100$7,000
Aaron JonesRB$8,500$7,200
Davante AdamsWR$8,900$7,900

The Packers are a strong stack this week although some interesting news has come about with Aaron Jones now on the injury report not practicing on Friday. That isn't good news but that would give us a strong value with Jamaal Williams instead of Aaron Jones making this a cheaper stack to target but it is expensive if Jones is active and ready to roll. This is a tremendous spot for the Packers running backs, whomever it is starting. The Texans are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season. This is even before last week against Derrick Henry allowing three 20+ games and nearly a third with CEH rushing for 19.8 fantasy. Only one starting running back has finished under double-digits and that was the Jaguars with James Robinson.

Houston's pass defense isn't any better and have allowed big numbers to wide receivers this season. They have allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers this season. They have allowed the 14th most fantasy points to quarterbacks. This is the highest total game on the board and the Packers have an implied 30 point total. This is a smash spot for the entire team.

Cincinnati Bengals

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Joe BurrowQB$7,100$5,500
Tyler BoydWR$6,000$5,400
AJ GreenWR$5,600$4,300

Cincinnati is my cheap stack this week and with Joe Mixon ruled out you can even add Giovani Bernard into the mix. There is also Tee Higgins to work with who has come alive the last few weeks. I am going to be making a few different variations of this stack, but Burrow and Boyd are going to be the consistent options. The Browns have given up some high end games and low scoring games to give them a middle of the road rank to fantasy points allowed. However, the Browns are allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. This defense ranks 19th against the pass in DVOA and 20th against the run.

Tyler Boyd is a top 25 wide receiver this season, ranking 23rd in PPR scoring. Not too far behind him is Tee Higgins at WR29. who is ahead of Keenan Allen, DJ Chark, and Julio Jones. AJ Green is outside the top 50 as he got his first big game last week. Boyd, Higgins, and Green have all seen around 18% of the team targets. Burrow has thrown the second most passing attempts behind Carson Wentz who has one more game. I like this stack and the ability to fit higher priced options within.

Atlanta Falcons

PlayerPositionFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Matt RyanQB$7,800$6,700
Calvin RidleyWR$8,400$7,300
Julio JonesWR$8,300$7,100

Atlanta is coming off a big week and I like the stack a lot here. The Lions have allowed the 8th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season and not many if any better receiving cores than the Falcons. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are prime targets and have shown they can both pay off in a singular game. You can also wrap around this stack with a Kenny Golladay or TJ Hockenson as the Falcons struggle against both positions. Matt Ryan is not badly priced on FanDuel and this stack won't kill you there because there is plenty of value. But with the potential value backs of Jamaal Williams and Giovani Bernard, you can make it work.



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