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The top player stacks for Week 14 in DFS

By Dan Schneier
Dec 9, 2017

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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 6: Andy Dalton #14 and A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals smile on the sideline late in the fourth quarter while playing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Bengals won the game 37-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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 write-up.)

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, and Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

On paper, it makes no sense to target Steelers options against a Ravens defense that has already pitched three shutouts, but sometimes you have to ride the wave. Right now, the Steelers passing game is clicking at home and that outweighs any disadvantages they might have against the Ravens defense. The expected matchup does do one excellent thing for prospective owners of his stack in that it keeps ownership down. Roethlisberger and Brown have one of the highest ceilings of any stack duo and yet it won’t be anywhere near the most-owned stack against the Ravens. Also, Marlon Humphrey is no match for Brown on any and every given Sunday. Don’t count on him slowing Brown down.

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