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The top DFS player stacks for Week 2

By Dan Schneier
Sep 15, 2018

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September 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes the football to tight end Jared Cook (87) against the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 NFL and fantasy football season is here, and it’s time to get your DFS tournaments underway. Whether you’re about to join the Millionaire Maker or a single-entry tournament, it’s important to consider the stacking strategy.

Just like any strategy option in DFS, there are multiple ways to grab value from stacking. You can pay up for your stack and find two of the highest-scoring players in all of DFS that week. Sometimes, you can even find two of the highest scorers without paying up and instead finding value in the middle range. And of course, you can win using my favorite strategy — bargain stacks that allow you to find game-winners in the rest of your lineup.

Every week we’ll break down all of my favorite stacks overall and make the case for why you should be using them in your DFS tournament and cash games.

(These stacks are not specific to FanDuel or DraftKings unless signified in the writeup.)

Tyrod Taylor, QB; Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon, WRs, Cleveland Browns

With the second-highest over/under this week at the dome in New Orleans, the Browns stack has a chance to smash if the game script dictates it against a pass defense that allowed the most fantasy points in Week 1 — to Ryan Fitzpatrick, no less. The Browns claimed Gordon would rotate in, but he started and played most of the snaps. Gordon is a touchdown threat every game and based on his (and Taylor’s) history on deep passes, a big game is coming. Landry is playing the Antonio Brown role in Todd Haley’s offense with 15 targets and over 100 yards last week.

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