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The top player stacks for Week 9 in DFS

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with Dez Bryant #88 after scoring in the fourth quarter during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/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.

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

Drew Brees, QB, and Ted Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints

Pay up for Brees when he’s at home and in the dome, and generally, you won’t be disappointed. Sure, the Saints have changed their offensive identity due to a stronger than usual presence from their defense, but the Buccaneers offense should put more pressure on them to score than the Bears did last week. Brees has erupted for DFS purposes at home throughout his career and his has the feel of another one. The Buccaneers have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs and the third-most to opposing wide receivers. They rank No. 28 in pass coverage overall. Brees’ ownership should be low and his price tag is lower than usual for a Brees home game — it’s a great spot.

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