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Week 9 Daily fantasy football picks: Stacks to consider

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 16: Cam Newton #1 and Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers warm up before their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

It’s DFS tournament season and everybody wants in on the fantasy football action in Week 9. 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 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.)

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton, QB; D.J. Moore, WR; Greg Olsen, TE

You shouldn’t avoid getting exposure to Newton and variations of the Panthers stack this week. Newton comes in as the best value on our DFS Optimizer and it’s no surprise to us considering how dominant he has been over the past month and how porous the Buccaneers pass defense continues to be. We chose to stack Olsen because he continues to serve as the Panthers’ top red-zone option and has an obvious rapport with Newton where it counts. It also helps that Tampa Bay has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They’ve also allowed the third-most points to opposing wide receivers, Moore is priced close to the salary minimum, and he’s fresh off a 127-yard performance (his best of the season) in Week 8.

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