Stack Carson Palmer and John Brown in GPPs

In Stack Em' Up, Dan Schneier breaks down the best daily fantasy football tournament (GPP) stack plays for Week 2 of the NFL season.

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(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Stack Carson Palmer and John Brown in GPPs


Daily fantasy football has many different gaming options and hosts to play on. While Draft Kings and FanDuel have lapped the field in popularity, we’re all still pretty scattered when it comes to choosing style – tournaments, head-to-head, 50/50s, and leagues get healthy shares of players on a weekly basis.

In this weekly column I am going to give you DFS advice that is tailored specifically to the tournament style. The idea behind stacking is simple – you pair your quarterback with any combination of one to four wide receivers and tight ends from the same team.

In 50/50 and head-to-head matchups you have likely read that finding consistency and value is the way to win. This makes sense because you only need to beat out one player or half of a playing field.

In tournament style, you should be looking at creating your roster in the completely opposite way. The goal of stacking is to create a high ceiling for your squad in the tournament. You’re not winning anything by finishing better than half or even two thirds of your opponents – this is why you want to maximize upside at all costs.

Let’s take a look at the best stacks for Week 2:

Carson Palmer and John Brown

FanDuel prices: Carson Palmer $7,800, John Brown $6,200

DraftKings prices: Carson Palmer $6,700, John Brown $5,100

For the second week in a row, I’m taking the Carson Palmer/John Brown stack. Although the cost has risen across the board in both FanDuel and DraftKings, the value is still there to make an excellent tournament play. There are 13 more expensive quarterbacks on FanDuel and 12 more on DraftKings. There are 28 more expensive wide receivers on FanDuel and and 31 more expensive on DraftKings. You get one of the highest upside stacks for the price of a back-end QB1 and a WR3.

The Bears certainly showed more than expected on defense in Week 1, under new head coach John Fox, but things started to unravel in the second half. By the end of the game, like most Fox defenses during his coaching tenure, the run defense (+1.9) was strong, while the pass defense lagged behind.

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Dan Schneier is a staff writer at PFF Fantasy and he covers the NFC East beat for FOX Sports. You can find him on Twitter @DanSchneierNFL. You can also add him to your network on Google+ to find all of his past material.



Dan Schneier is a staff writer for PFF Fantasy, a former FOX Sports NFL scribe, and an auction format enthusiast.

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