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Fantasy Football: Hunting Week 8's best DFS stacks

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

  • Stack the Cardinals: The Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins duo is the top projected stack of this week due to relatively affordable combined salaries.
  • High-upside RB-DST stack for Week 7: The Seahawks have a high chance of being the highest-scoring RB-DST stack at a lower cost.
  • Best value Week 7 DFS three-player stack: An expensive but reasonably priced QB-WR-TE stack to own this week is Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Mike Gesicki facing the Detroit Lions.
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

This DFS main-slate stacks analysis is a variation of the methodology used in analyses on the single-game DraftKings showdown slates. It uses the combination of current projections, historical game results and similarity algorithms to simulate an upcoming game by looking back at the most similar historical matchups. In this analysis, I’m taking the same outline and applying it instead to the DFS main slate by projecting the likelihood each team’s QB-WR, RB-DST, QB-WR-TE, QB-RB-WR stacks will be the highest scoring of the slate. These are some of the most popular stack combinations employed in DFS strategy.

The numbers below harness the unexpected connections and reactions between players that have happened over the past several years and thereby point to under/overvalued stacks that won’t be identified through traditional projections and logical deduction.

QUARTERBACK/WIDE RECEIVER STACK

QB/WR players
Team Opponent Highest % Player Pos DK Fpts DK Salary FD Fpts FD Salary
PHI PIT 8.5 Jalen Hurts QB 25.4 8,300 23.9 9,200
PHI PIT 8.5 A.J. Brown WR 16.3 7,700 13.1 8,200
ATL CAR 8.3 Marcus Mariota QB 21.6 5,400 20.2 6,900
ATL CAR 8.3 Drake London WR 15.8 5,100 12.5 5,600
DET MIA 7.7 Jared Goff QB 16.4 5,500 15.3 7,300
DET MIA 7.7 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR 15.3 6,900 11.7 7,200
ARZ MIN 7.6 Kyler Murray QB 21.2 7,500 19.9 8,200
ARZ MIN 7.6 DeAndre Hopkins WR 19.3 7,400 14.9 7,900
TEN HST 7.3 Ryan Tannehill QB 19.1 5,300 18.2 6,700
TEN HST 7.3 Robert Woods WR 11.8 5,400 9.2 5,700
NO LV 6.5 Andy Dalton QB 18.6 5,500 17.4 7,100
NO LV 6.5 Chris Olave WR 16.0 6,000 12.7 6,900
MIA DET 6.0 Tua Tagovailoa QB 22.1 6,200 20.5 7,700
MIA DET 6.0 Tyreek Hill WR 23.8 8,500 18.5 8,700
MIN ARZ 5.9 Kirk Cousins QB 20.8 6,100 19.3 7,800
MIN ARZ 5.9 Justin Jefferson WR 22.6 9,100 17.7 9,000
LV NO 5.4 Derek Carr QB 19.2 5,900 17.8 7,200
LV NO 5.4 Davante Adams WR 18.4 8,600 14.3 8,500
SEA NYG 5.0 Geno Smith QB 20.1 5,800 18.7 7,000
SEA NYG 5.0 D.K. Metcalf WR 15.9 6,600 12.7 7,000
DAL CHI 4.4 Dak Prescott QB 21.1 6,600 19.7 7,200
DAL CHI 4.4 CeeDee Lamb WR 16.7 7,000 13.4 7,500
LA SF 4.3 Matthew Stafford QB 19.8 6,000 18.4 7,000
LA SF 4.3 Cooper Kupp WR 22.0 9,600 17.1 9,300
SF LA 4.3 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 16.2 5,600 15.1 7,100
SF LA 4.3 Deebo Samuel WR 14.4 7,500 11.9 7,300
NE NYJ 3.9 Mac Jones QB 15.1 5,300 14.3 6,600
NE NYJ 3.9 Jakobi Meyers WR 10.7 5,600 8.3 6,600
CHI DAL 3.0 Justin Fields QB 15.3 5,200 14.2 6,500
CHI DAL 3.0 Darnell Mooney WR 10.9 4,800 8.6 6,100
WAS IND 2.8 Taylor Heinicke QB 16.6 5,200 15.6 6,400
WAS IND 2.8 Terry McLaurin WR 13.0 6,000 10.2 6,800
NYG SEA 2.4 Daniel Jones QB 21.5 5,700 20.2 7,500
NYG SEA 2.4 Wan'Dale Robinson WR 12.5 4,700 10.0 5,900
IND WAS 2.0 Sam Ehlinger QB 17.6 5,000 16.6 6,000
IND WAS 2.0 Michael Pittman Jr. WR 13.6 7,200 10.6 7,100
HST TEN 1.9 Davis Mills QB 19.1 5,200 17.5 6,500
HST TEN 1.9 Brandin Cooks WR 17.7 5,900 13.8 6,100
NYJ NE 1.6 Zach Wilson QB 15.7 5,100 14.8 6,400
NYJ NE 1.6 Corey Davis WR 11.3 4,500 9.2 5,500
PIT PHI 1.4 Kenny Pickett QB 16.2 5,100 15.2 6,600
PIT PHI 1.4 Diontae Johnson WR 11.7 5,600 9.0 6,300
CAR ATL 1.1 P.J. Walker QB 17.4 6,500 16.1 7,200
CAR ATL 1.1 D.J. Moore WR 19.2 5,300 15.0 6,200

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