Stack 1: Thank You Captain Obvious
QB: Carson Palmer WR: John Brown
I was all over Brown a couple weeks ago and I played him a bunch last week to great success. At still only 5500 on Draftkings, his value is phenomenal, when you consider he’s been producing on par with Larry Fitzgerald for the last two weeks. Against a horrific Ravens secondary, he should have a fantastic week again. Please note, however, that he has been limited with a hamstring injury. If he doesn’t go, Michael Floyd is a nice (and cheap!) late pivot. In fact, I like any Palmer/Receiver stack you can find this week.
Stack 2: Because Oakland Only Plays Ten Guys
QB: Philip Rivers TE: Antonio Gates OR Ladarius Green
..On defense. Because clearly whoever is supposed to cover the TE isn’t on the field. I actually expect both Rivers and Gates to have heavy usage percentages this week, which makes Green all the more interesting. However, all three are very nice plays in any DFS lineup, and a Rivers/Gates/Green full-on stackfest might be a very unique GPP play.
Stack 3: No-Philbin Fins
QB: Ryan Tannehill WR: Jarvis Landry
Houston has been fantasy-friendly to opposing offenses all season and Miami finally is starting to look like the Miami we expected in the preseason. Landry, for his part, has seen a juicy amount of targets from week to week and his touchdowns will eventually catch up with his usage. At 6200 on Draftkings, his price isn’t prohibitive, and Tannehill is a solid mid-to-low cost QB on both sites.
Stack 4: Do you feel Luck-y?
QB: Andrew Luck WR: Donte Moncrief
New Orleans can’t really stop anything and, for my money, Moncrief has taken over not only Andre Johnson but also TY Hilton as Indy’s top-dog in the receiving game. Last week, on a critical 4th and goal early in the game, the Colts called a jump ball to Moncrief in 1-on-1 coverage at the edge of the endzone. That’s trust. I think he’ll have a very nice day against a Saints team that can also score, making this a potentially high-scoring affair overall, meaning plenty of passing.
Best of luck! As always you can tweet me: @pkaragianis