Andrew Luck was my lone miss last week with my QB stacks. He still ended up with 19.68 points, but that’s enough enough for a QB priced at $7500.
I hit on Cousins big time with 30.4 DK points at just $5800. I suggested you pair him with Crowder (22.2 points), and if you did you would have been in a great spot. But if you also included Pierre Garcon (26.6 DK points) at just $3900 like I suggested at the bottom of the breakdown then you would have been in a great spot from your QB stack last week.
My last QB was Kaepernick at the bargain basement price of $5200 and he more than paid that off with 19.44 DK points. I had him stacked with Vance McDonald, who racked up 13.6 points at a price tag of just $2700. This stack would have given you a lot of funds to work with and it would have paid itself off easily.
Two out of three stacks working for us isn’t bad and I’ll hopefully hit on a couple more big stack plays this week.
Also make sure you check out my running back targets for the week.
Russell Wilson ($6700) + Doug Baldwin ($6400)
Wilson looks to be healthy after nursing an injury for the first half of the season and his fantasy numbers are benefiting. Wilson has now scored 25+ DK points in each of his last three games and with a matchup against the Bucs, who have given up the 5th most points to opposing QB’s this season, I don’t see him slowing down.
I love pairing Wilson with Doug Baldwin this week. Just like Wilson, Baldwin had a massive finish to last year and he looks primed to do the same this season. He went for over 100 yards receiving last week and two weeks ago he went for 3 touchdowns. If he can do both of these in the same week he has the potential for a monster performance.
Derek Carr ($6100) + Amari Cooper ($7700)
The Panthers secondary has been better of late, but they are still a young group that can be exploited by team with multiple weapons. Enter the Raiders who have one of the best 1-2 wide receiver tandems in the league in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. I just don’t think the Panthers are going to be able to contain both of these guys and that will result in Carr racking up some points.
I also think that it’s only a matter of time for the Cam Newton and the Panthers offense to really go off. If they go off in this game it could force the Raiders to air out the ball often like they had to again the Bucs in week 8, which would result in a massive ceiling for Carr and company.
I prefer stacking Cooper over Crabtree in this spot. The Panthers are 27th in the league DVOA against the opposing teams WR1 and Cooper just has a much higher ceiling than Crabtree with his ability to bust out huge plays in space.
Carson Palmer ($5300) + John Brown ($4000)
Palmer has been playing close to awful this season, but his price is far too low this week at just a few hundred above minimum salary. It’s a strange salary from DK this week considering that the Falcons have given up the most points to opposing QB’s this season. I expect the Falcons offense to be able to score against the Cards this week as well, which should result in Palmer being forced to throw the ball enough to rack up enough DK points to easily pay off this salary.
Let’s not forget that as bad as Palmer has played he has still thrown for over 300 yards in 3 of his last 4 games. At this price Palmer is going to be the chalk play, but at this price tag I almost don’t think you can stay away.
Brown’s price tag went down last week after failing to reel in any of his 4 targets. That said, he has huge big play ability and if Palmer and Brown can get on the same page there is definitely a possibility for a long bomb TD. Fitzgerald seems to fade late in the season, so I think Brown or Floyd are the best stack options. You could even stack with David Johnson and hope he gets into the end zone on catches instead of straight runs.