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Best DFS stacks & blowup targets to target in Week 15 of the 2021 NFL season

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DFS success boils down to finding the highest-scoring fantasy football players at each position in a given week. With close to 20 playable options at the quarterback and tight end positions, along with even more at the running back and wide receiver positions, it is a feat in itself to identify one position correctly.

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To finish at the top of a DFS contest, you must hit on basically all skill positions and circumvent the randomness associated with selecting defenses. Doing all of this while also fitting under the confines of a salary cap makes DFS one of the most difficult setups to beat consistently, especially for large-field tournaments.

SALARY-ADJUSTED FANTASY PERFORMANCE

One of the best ways to find value opportunities on a given slate is to start with the salary-adjusted expectation for all players. Because DraftKings has been around for over six years, we now have a worthwhile dataset of player salaries and their resulting fantasy performances. By figuring out the expectation based on each player’s salary and position, we can compare their salary-expected fantasy performance to PFF’s fantasy projections. Doing this highlights the best value plays based on salary.

Player Position Team DK Salary Salary Expectation Proj. Fantasy Pts Proj. Above Salary Expectation
Laquon Treadwell WR JAX 3300 4.77 10.42 5.65
James Robinson HB JAX 5400 11.47 16.94 5.47
DeVante Parker WR MIA 4300 7.93 13.33 5.40
Jeff Wilson Jr. HB SF 5000 10.21 15.60 5.39
Marvin Jones Jr. WR JAX 4600 8.88 13.76 4.88
Brandin Cooks WR HST 5800 12.66 17.10 4.44
A.J. Green WR ARZ 4900 9.82 14.07 4.25
Gabriel Davis WR BUF 3700 6.04 10.24 4.20
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR JAX 4300 7.93 12.10 4.17
Van Jefferson WR LA 5600 12.03 16.20 4.17
Antonio Gibson HB WAS 6000 13.36 17.43 4.07
Tyler Higbee TE LA 4000 7.67 11.58 3.91
Hayden Hurst TE ATL 2600 3.25 7.13 3.88
Tyler Boyd WR CIN 4900 9.82 13.54 3.72
Chase Edmonds HB ARZ 5100 10.52 14.05 3.53

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