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Daily Fantasy NFL Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - Week 3
Welcome back football fans. Week three in the NFL is here and DFSR has you covered. Earlier in the week, we looked at our top overall plays and will now go over some of our top stacking options. Let's get started.
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Game Stack - Los Angeles Chargers @ Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins FD 7800 DK 6900
Proj Points FD - 22.29 DK - 22.29
Justin Jefferson FD 9700 DK 9300
Proj Points FD - 22.58 DK - 27.42
Keenan Allen FD 8800 DK 7600
Proj Points FD - 15.89 DK - 19.99
Pretty chalky starting with the highest total of the week but with so many different ways to stack each side, it is a perfect game for multi-entry GPP. It is a great recipe for points given both teams come in 0-2 and are hungry to get a win with both having Top 10 offences and below-average defences. I will be starting with one of the most expensive directions but given the shootout potential, I think it provides us with a high floor and ceiling and could be a lower-owned combo given that high price tag.
Cousins is a quarterback fans love to hate but it's hard to deny the fantasy value. He comes into week three having thrown 44 passes in both games while tallying 344 and 364 yards with six touchdowns and just one pick. The volume alone has him as my top PTS/$ quarterback this week and slightly over Herbert due to the cheaper price tag. Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockensen have received the lion's share of that volume with 48% target share between them, 29% going to JJ who has put up 150+ yards in both games while also leading the league with 206 air yards. I will be running it back with Keenan Allen who has also been terrific sitting 9th in receiving yards and air yards through two weeks.
If you are looking for a cheaper stack in this game consider Jordan Addison or T.J. Hockenson for the Vikings and Mike Williams for the Chargers.
Lamar Jackson FD 8200 DK 7700
Proj Points FD - 23.87 DK - 23.87
Mark Andrews FD 7400 DK 6000
Proj Points FD - 12.92 DK - 15.91
Zay Flowers FD 6300 DK 5400
Proj Points FD - 12.4 DK - 14.99
The Ravens offence overall has been above-average but mostly led by a 6th-ranked rushing attack. The passing game has been below average(19th) but may be starting to heat up with Mark Andrews back at, or at least very close to 100%. He made his return last week catching 5 of 8 targets and while he only tallied 45 yards, he made it up to his fantasy owners with a trip to the endzone. His price has actually dropped on DraftKings this week which is great for the projected team-leader in targets against a Colts defence that is 29th in passing yards allowed through two weeks.
For Lamar, the volume hasn't been there(27.5 attempts per game) but he has been accurate(75%) and provided a solid floor with his rushing. He price is a buy-low for me on both sites, now has his top weapon fully healthy, and may be lower owned on DraftKings sandwiched between Mahomes, Herbert, and Cousins who project to be chalk.
Zay Flowers understandably saw a drop in target share last week with Andrews' return but has been impressive through two games in his rookie season. He has caught 13 of 15 targets(87%) with a 9.3 yards per target, and a combined 140 air yards + yards after catch(20th overall). His price is on the rise and there is more risk with Andrews back but the upside is there making him a great addition to a Lamar double-stack.
Desmond Ridder FD 7000 DK 5000
Proj Points FD - 15.8 DK - 15.8
Drake London FD 6500 DK 5000
Proj Points FD - 9.93 DK - 12.22
As one of just four games with a total of 45 or higher this week, I will be looking to get some exposure to the Falcons who, after a big comeback against the Packers, are 2-0 and coming in with big-time momentum. Ridder was good, not great, completing just 59% of his 32 pass attempts but accounted for two touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground. Despite the stats not jumping off the page, he put up 22 DK points for a 4x+ return. The price remains the same and the upside is even higher in a matchup against the Lions who are 26th in pass defence through two weeks.
The Falcons also present a few different stacking options including rookie phenom Bijan Robinsin who already has caught 10 of 11 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. I do think his rushing upside is capped a bit here with the Lions much better in that regard so I will instead turn to sophmore wideout Drake London. After serving up a donut in week one he rebounded in a big way last week catching 6 of 7 for 67 yards and a touchdown(18.7 DK/15.7 FD). With Kyle Pitts continuing to look like a fantasy bust, London should continue to get the bulk of the target share and is lined up for another big game at a mid-range price.
This stack saves us a ton of salary allowing us to stack 2-3 elite players. Lock and load!