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The top player stacks for Week 5 in DFS

By Dan Schneier
Oct 7, 2017

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The stacking strategy in DFS involves pairing multiple skill position players from the same team. In some occasions, there is value in loading up with an “onslaught” — as it’s termed in the DFS community — with sometimes up to four players from the same team.

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. Here’s Week 5.

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

Eli Manning, QB, and Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants

Despite the fact that Engram currently has the second-most receiving yards and targets and the third-most receptions of any tight end in the NFL, his price tag remains borderline TE1. Engram is an excellent value, but not better than Manning, who currently sits in the back-end QB2 range despite tossing 654 passing yards with six total touchdowns (one rushing) over his past two games. This stack is dirt-cheap with a lot of upside in a game that has a sneaky chance to turn into a shootout.

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