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Daily Fantasy NFL Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - Week 5
Week five in the NFL is here and DFSR has you covered. Earlier in the week, we looked at our top overall plays for DraftKings and FanDuel and now it's time to look at some stacks that help us get to the top of our GPP contests. Let's get started.
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Lamar Jackson FD 8400 DK 7800
Proj Points FD - 21.66 DK - 21.66
Zay Flowers FD 5900 DK 5500
Proj Points FD - 12.84 DK - 15.54
Mark Andrews FD 7600 DK 5500
Proj Points FD - 10.66 DK - 13.09
In our main picks article, Doug mentioned he liked Hurts slightly more than Mahomes in the top tier and I think the ownership rounds out that way, as well. With that said, I think there is a great opportunity to pivot to a lower-owned stack with similar upside. This game has the lowest total on the slate but the Steelers' defence has been pretty bad ranking 30th overall in yards per game, 26th against the run, and 29th against the pass. On top of that, they rank dead last in yards per completion(12.7) and 22nd in redzone defence.
It all starts with Lamar who leads all QBs in rushing attempts per game(10.3) and rushing yards(220) and has hit a higher ceiling in fantasy points than both Hurts and Mahomes and has done it in back-to-back weeks. While Flowers has yet to score and have that breakout game, he has been consistent, catching 83% of his targets and also has a 42% target share in the redzone for the Ravens. The price is still very fairly price making him my favorite stacking option with Lamar. The final piece for me is Mark Andrews who is third in pricing among tight ends this week and has looked good since returning from injury scoring three touchdowns in two games. If he can get back to a heavy target share and high-yardage games, we likely haven't seen the ceiling yet.
Minnesota Vikings Passing Game
Kirk Cousins FD 7600 DK 6900
Proj Points FD - 19.81 DK - 19.81
Justin Jefferson FD 9200 DK 9400
Proj Points FD - 22.58 DK - 27.22
T.J. Hockenson FD 6800 DK 6500
Proj Points FD - 13.89 DK - 17.4
Jordan Addison FD 5900 DK 5300
Proj Points FD - 8.47 DK - 10.37
The Vikings' offence is in play almost every week with how bad their defence has been in putting them in a lot of come-from-behind scenarios early in the season. This is a great recipe for upside and this week could be another one of those weeks as they will welcome Patrick Mahomes in a matchup with the highest total of the week.
Outside of last week's poor effort(139 passing yards, 2 TD, 2 INT), Cousins has been great for fantasy with 20+ fantasy-point efforts in each of his first three games and one of just four QBs averaging over 300 passing yards per game. A huge reason for his success is the plethora of weapons starting with Justin Jefferson who leads the league in receiving yards(543) and air yards(371), is second in yards after the catch(172), and has scored over 25 DK points in every game.
While Cousins/JJ is my main stack here, I love double-stacking Cousins in a game script where they are in catch-up mode all game. Both Addison and Hockenson are coming off down games but both have a ton of upside in this offence. Addison scored a touchdown in each of his first two NFL games and tallied 50+ yards in each of his first three. Despite a two-touchdown effort in week two, Hockenson is still searching for the big breakout game we have seen in the past and he gets a plus matchup for it as the Chiefs have allowed a league-high catch rate(84.6%) and the fifth-most receptions(22) to tight ends. I love running soem of my Hokcenson stacks back with Travis Kelce in a two-TE build.
New York Jets
Zach Wilson FD 6700 DK 4900
Proj Points FD - 16.71 DK - 16.71
Garrett Wilson FD 7400 DK 6000
Proj Points FD - 14.22 DK - 17.61
Do I trust Zach Wilson after one strong performance? Absolutely not, but like Doug mentioned in his positional picks article, he is sub $5K on DraftKings which opens up the rest of your lineup and allows you to load up on two to three studs. It isn't completely chasing points either as the Jets get one of the best matchups of the week going up against a Broncos' defence that has given 676 passing yards and nearly 1200 total yards from scrimmage in the last two weeks. I will use the Jets in multi-entry and stack a few different ways but love the Wilson/Wilson law firm combination most. While Garrett has yet to break 100 yards in a game, he scored in each of the first two, has 8+ targets in three straight in including 14 last game and has 14 or more DK points in three fo four games. Load up on the Jets for value in Week 5.