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Week 5 Daily fantasy football picks: Stacks to consider

Sep 10, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) celebrates with quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) after combining for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-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.

As you’ll notice, there are a lot more cheap-stack options this week than usual. This should allow you to build a strong lineup at the skill positions outside of the stack if you choose to play them.

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.

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes, QB; Sammy Watkins, WR

On a down week, Mahomes scored 25-plus points on DK in Week 4 and he hasn’t scored fewer points than that all year. This week, you can buy him at the QB7 price point because the Chiefs are playing the Jaguars. While we won’t deny the power of the Jaguars defense entirely, their pass coverage has dropped from No. 1 in 2017 to No. 13 through the first four games. At home, we’re stacking Mahomes. This is the contrarian play with Watkins, but we would advise to enter multiple Mahomes stacks featuring any variation of Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt.

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