The use of stacks in DFS GPP tournaments is the best way to maximize your team’s potential. The last two winners of the Millionaire Maker both used stacks, including Joe Flacco to Steve Smith Sr. and Peyton Manning to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. The advantage of stacking gives an extra bonus to your team, allowing you to capitalize on all of the yards/touchdowns on a given play instead of only a quarterbacks or wide receiver/tight end. Here are my stacks for week 7:
Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb – I put Nelson/Cobb because I think both are in play this week. Green Bay faces a Carolina defense that isn’t nearly as good as they were last year. The game has the third highest Vegas projection at 49 total points. Rodgers is looking to Nelson early and often, finishing with 16 targets last week alone. The ideal stack would be Rodgers to Nelson, but as we’ve seen in cases like week 4, there are plenty balls to go around. Nelson had 10 catches for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Cobb had seven catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns himself. Use Rodgers to Nelson as a main stack, Rodgers to Cobb as a “value” stack, and Rodgers to Nelson and Cobb if you’re feeling risky.
Cam Newton to Kelvin Benjamin – *Benjamin (concussion) is questionable* Cam Newton proved last week why he was such a fantasy asset in his first three NFL seasons, rushing for 107 yards on 17 carries. Green Bay’s defense isn’t very good at tackling and allowed Ryan Tannehill to run for 49 yards on only three carries last week. Tramon Williams and Sam Shields both are banged up and neither should be able to keep up with Benjamin’s physicality, if they even play. He should be able to secure the ball with body control and has great touchdown potential because of his size. If Benjamin is out, fire up Greg Olsen in his place and keep the Carolina stack in your lineup.
Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate – Stafford hasn’t been the quarterback we’re all used to seeing this year, but he gets a plus matchup at home this week against a weak New Orleans defense. He’s still capable of having a big game (33 FPs, 26.5 FPs), but carries a lot of risk as well. Golden Tate’s price dropped a little due to his disappointing game last week, but he still saw 10+ targets and will be in line for 10+ more this week. He has great upside, as shown in weeks 4 and 5, but more noteworthy, he has a fairly high floor as well. This game could be a shoot out and if Stafford can find his groove, Tate will be sure to follow.
Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown – Brown isn’t going to come cheap, but for some reason Roethlisberger is. This is a high floor, high ceiling stack because both players are very consistent, but Browns two touchdown potential creates a higher ceiling than picking Roethlisberger by himself. The Steelers get a nice matchup against the Texans on Monday night. Roethlisberger and Brown can be used as a cash game or GPP stack this week.
Austin Davis to Jared Cook – Davis started out great on Monday night, but the stunts of the 49ers defensive line proved to be too much for the Rams offense to handle. He isn’t afraid to take shots down the field, which is a good sign for Jared Cook’s fantasy outlook. The Seahawks should be winning, causing the Rams to throw the ball 40+ times again. Cook has seen 31 targets come his way this season and gets a decent matchup against Seattle. The opportunity will be there for Davis and Cook, who make a great GPP contrarian stack this week.
Brian Hoyer to Jordan Cameron – Hoyer and Cameron should only be stacked together in a GPP because they both have a very low floor. The Browns love running the ball and if Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell get the job done early, Hoyer won’t even get a chance to throw the ball, like last week. While that type of game could potentially happen, he could also throw the ball 40 times, which would be ideal for Cameron’s fantasy value as well. They get a great matchup against a terrible Jacksonville defense that is bottom five in the NFL against quarterbacks and tight ends.
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