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Daily Fantasy NFL GPP Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - Week 8
The 2021 NFL season is now in full swing and the DFSR team has covered with content all week long. Earlier in the week, we covered our top cash game plays and also looked at all the relevant injuries and now it's time to look at some of the top stacks for GPP formats.
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Joe Burrow FD 7800 DK 7100
Proj Points FD - 19.6 DK - 20.16
Ja'Marr Chase FD 8200 DK 7500
Proj Points FD - 19.21 DK - 22.73
Joe Mixon FD 7600 DK 6900
Proj Points FD - 18.47 DK - 19.94
If you are looking for big plays and upside, look no further than the new look Cincinnati Bengals. At first glance, the matchup doesn't look that appealing as the Jets rank 12th in passing yards against and 7th in fantasy points to the QB position but digging deeper, it is somewhat of a dream matchup. Burrow has been solid all season but has really came into his own lately averaging 329 passing yards over the last four games with 10 touchdowns good for 3x-4x return in each game.
The Bengals stack that stands out the most is pairing Burrow with Chase who is 2nd in receptions of 20+ yards leads all receivers in receptions of 40+ yards. What makes that stand out, even more, is the fact the Jets have given up the 6th most receptions of 20+ yards among all defenses. If you want to mix things up a bit, throw in Joe Mixon whose inconsistency should have him fairly low owned at the running back position and as a plus pass-catcher provides a ton of PTS/$ upside. Pairing him with Burrow also covers almost all projected Bengals touchdowns.
Trevor Lawrence FD 6700 DK 5500
Proj Points FD - 18.81 DK - 19.59
Laviska Shenault Jr. FD 5800 DK 4700
Proj Points FD - 9.97 DK - 12.18
James Robinson FD 8200 DK 6600
Proj Points FD - 14.91 DK - 16.39
There is an abundance of top-tier running backs and wideouts this week and one way to get as many as possible is to pay down with an initial stack. This week that is Lawerence and Shenault who face a Seahawks defense that ranks 25th in DVOA against the pass and has given up the fourth-most passing yards. What they have done well and the reason for their Top 15 rank in fantasy points against QB's and WR's is their defense in the redzone(8th best). What this does is give the Jags stack a nice floor with projected yardage then adds upside should the defense allow 1-2 more TDs in the RedZone vs their average and at a cheap price.
Lawrence has been impressive as a rookie considering the first overall pick almost always goes to the worst team in the league. Through six games, he has already tallied two 300+ yard games but has yet to duplicate the multi-TD game from week one. My favorite way to stack the Jags is pairing Lawrence with James Robinson who has been tremendous lately not only getting 80%+ target share over the last four games but also making the most of it averaging over 20 fantasy points per game. Shenault would be my top wideout pairing with Lawrence as he has a plus matchup in the slot against Ugo Amadi who has allowed an 80%+ catch rate this season.