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Daily Fantasy NFL Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - Week 1
Welcome back football fans. Week four in the NFL is here and DFSR has you covered. Each week we will be bringing you two articles, the first of which is Doug's Cash Game Article looking at his top plays at each position based off our projections. In this article, I will be looking at a few of my favourite stack combinations for the week. Let's get started.
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The Ravens enter week one as the biggest favourites on the slate in a terrific home matchup against the Texans who are projected to be a bottom 5-10 defense in 2023. The chalk play in this game is likely targeting the run game with Dobbins who is priced in the mid-tier going up against the league-worst rush defense a year ago. Lamar is likely to get some traction here as well as an elite rushing quarterback but if looking for an upside stack for GPP, I love pairing him with rookie Zay Flowers who has flashed that upside in pre-season. While it appeared he was buried on the depth chart, OBJ and Bateman are coming off surgeries, and leading receiver Mark Andrews has been held out of practice with an undisclosed issue. The price is cheap on Flowers allowing us to afford his QB and pair him one or two elite running backs and wide receivers.
While I expect Lamar and any Ravens pass catcher you stack with hi to be chalky in week one, the Bears and Justin Fields could come in low-owned making them one of my top GPP leverage stacks this week. First of all, we get to lock in a solid floor with Fields rushing ability as he not only led all quarterbacks in 2022 but was also 7th overall in rushing yards at any position. The Bears also knew their weakness going into the offseason(1st in rushing and 32nd in passing) as they went out and got DJ Moore via trade leading up the draft. While we have only seen pieces of him at training camp and limited work in the preseason, Moore last looked explosive and the upside the Bears offence needs. It is a tougher matchup against the Packers secondary led by Jaire Alexander but that should also lead to very low ownership so I will take the trade-off in GPP's.
Trevor Lawrence FD 8000 DK 6500
Proj Points FD - 19.29 DK - 19.29
Calvin Ridley FD 7000 DK 6500
Proj Points FD - 10.97 DK - 13.83
Christian Kirk FD 6900 DK 5600
Proj Points FD - 11.08 DK - 13.45
Another quarterback who could fall outside the Top 5 in ownership at the position is Trevor Lawrence and like Fields he also gets a shiny new weapon for the 2023 season. Calvin Ridley is back after spending 2022 suspended and will re-enter the league with a new team and like Moore, has looked explosive with his new team and appears to be their #1 wideout. Christian Kirk is coming off his first year with the Jags in which he set career highs in targets(133), receptions(84), yards(1108), and touchdowns(8). He, Ridley and even Zay Jones are viable options this week against a weak Colts defense and Kirk specifically stands out as a nice PTS/$ value in a plus matchup in the slot.