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The top player stacks for Week 8 in DFS

By Dan Schneier
Oct 28, 2017

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 2: Derek Carr #4 and Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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. Let’s jump right in.

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

Derek Carr, QB, and Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders

The Raiders passing game showed signs of life last week and now they have had 10 days to prepare for a Bills secondary that has allowed the middling Bengals and Buccaneers passing games to nearly top 700 yards over the past two weeks. While everyone is jumping on the Amari Cooper bandwagon after last week, Crabtree comes at a cheaper price and will have less ownership. This game has sneaky shootout potential and you’ll want to lock in a mid-priced stack with upside into at least one of your GPPs.

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