My high priced Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks stack from last weeks article definitely came through in a big way week 6. Brees went off for 36.6 fantasy points and Cooks was his favourite target finishing up with a massive 173 yards on 7 receptions with a TD for 33.5 DK points. If you used this pairing you were in for a great start to your DK fantasy week. Unfortunately my other stacks from last week didn’t pan out quite as well, with Big Ben getting injured, Delanie Walker making just one catch and Taylor throwing for under 200 yards. Hopefully I’ll find some better depth plays this week.
Also be sure to check out my running back targets.
Blake Bortles ($6200) + Allen Robinson ($7300)
This could be the week we see Bortles win someone the Millionaire Maker like he was doing all of last season. He’s not had nearly as productive of a season as a year ago, but that has caused his price to drop from $7200 in week 1 down to $6200 this week. And it’s now that he gets a great home game opportunity against the Raiders who are 28th on DK against opposing QB’s. And that includes last week when Alex Smith only managed 8.86 points in a big win where the Chiefs let Spencer Ware and Jamaal Charles thrash the Raiders defense. The Jags don’t have nearly the running back talent of the Chiefs though, which should make this a Bortles game for the Jags.
This is a great spot for Bortles to hook up with his favourite target, Allen Robinson. The Raiders are worst in the league against opposing WR’s on DK and they’re 26th against opposing WR1’s according to FootballOutsiders.com. This is a great spot and both guys are very reasonably priced.
Jameis Winston ($5900) + Mike Evans ($7800)
The 49ers are actually 17th on DK against opposing QB’s, but most of that has to do with them getting very far behind early and then their opponents running the ball on them in garbage time. The spread on this game is only 2 points, so it could end up being closer than many of the 49ers previous games, which could give more time for Winston to go to work. Jameis did go off win week 3 for 30.5 DK points and over 400 yards passing, so he does have the ability to have a big game in the right game script situation (he also had 26.54 in week 1).
Throw in a wide receiver that you know will eat up a ton of market share and you have yourself a great stacking opportunity. Mike Evans is one of the best wide receivers in the game and he should get another 12-15 targets in this game. Against the 49ers defense he definitely has the ability to make some big plays and break the 30 point plateau on DK.
The Bucs are also coming off a bye week, so they should be well prepared to face this 49ers defense. This is a great spot.
Colin Kaepernick ($5300) + Jeremy Kerley ($4000)
If you really want to pay down for an in expensive stack so that you can go after some of the higher priced guys elsehwere, I think the Kaepernick to Kerley stack is interesting. As I mentioned above the 49ers are only 2 point dogs in this game and the total is a very reasonable 46.5 points. Kaepernick did have the ability to put up big fantasy games when he was at his best a few years back, so if we see a return to the vintage Kaepernick this could be an absolute steal. Add in another week in the fast Chip Kelly offense and I think a flyer on Kaepernick makes some sense here.
I won’t have a ton of shares of this stack, but if you want to differentiate and save some salary this is an interesting option.
I’ll mostly be using the first two stacks this week, but will sprinkle in some Kaepernick as well for some Bucs vs 49ers game stacks.