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Week 1 Daily fantasy picks: Stacks to consider

Aug 24, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) celebrate their touchdown during the first half against the Detroit Lions at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best ways to win in fantasy football and DFS slates is by stacking players, whether that is a pair of teammates or a game stack that includes players on both sides of the ball. Each week in this space, we will highlight some of the best stack options of the week for DFS players. Week 1 is one of the best weeks to differentiate yourself from the field with so much less information to go off.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Leonard Fournette, RB; Dede Westbrook, WR

On just a basis of potential volume, Fournette has the chance to be a top-five back this week. When you pair it with a matchup against our 31st-ranked run defense from last year, it is a perfect situation. There is no depth in sight behind Fournette after Alfred Blue landed on injured reserve. That means Fournette is in line for more third-down work, which was made evident with him getting all four third-down snaps in the preseason dress rehearsal.

Westbrook should be excited about his new quarterback Nick Foles, who is not afraid to lock onto his No. 1 target (like Zach Ertz in Philadelphia) and feed them the ball. Westbrook led the Jaguars in targets last year, and Nos. 2 and 3 (Donte Moncrief and T.J. Yeldon) are now gone. Westbrook is the clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game. He lined up in the slot 89% of the time last year, the second-highest percentage of any wide receiver. It is great news paired with Foles, considering he targeted his slot wide receiver 36.7% of the time last season, second-most among all QBs.

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