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Week 4 Daily fantasy football picks: Stacks to consider

By Dan Schneier
Sep 29, 2018

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Sep 24, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to wide receiver Keenan Allen (right) during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s DFS tournament season and everybody wants in on the fantasy football action in Week 4. 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 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.

Los Angeles Chargers

Philip Rivers, QB; Melvin Gordon, RB; Keenan Allen, WR; Defense/special teams

The rare onslaught — four players in the same lineup from the same team. The onslaught makes sense against a team like the 49ers. They just lost their franchise quarterback and will enter Week 4 ranked No. 28 in run defense, No. 22 in pass rush, and No. 32 in pass coverage. Allen draws the third-best matchup on our WR/CB chart. The Chargers DST should feast on second-year quarterback C.J Beathard once the 49ers fall behind by multiple scores.

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