Stack Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks in Week 8 GPPs

In Stack 'Em Up, Dan Schneier breaks down the best daily fantasy football tournament (GPP) stack plays for Week 8 of the NFL season.

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Stack Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks in Week 8 GPPs

Daily fantasy football has many different gaming options and hosts to play on. While DraftKings 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 8:

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Dan Schneier is a staff writer at PFF Fantasy and he covers the NFL 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.

  • tyrantKINGS

    Rivers (6,600) to Allen (7,100) on DK is the poor man’s Ryan to Jones (save 2,600). No consistency out of SD’s backfield – – except maybe Woodhead. Rivers is one of the top QBs this year for yardage and Allen is seeing a bulk of the targets. Furthermore, it’s looking like Gates will be out again (might consider super-stack by adding Green). Lastly, Ravens corners are horrendous. This game also has one of the highest Vegas lines at 50.5 with the Ravens by 3.

    • Mike

      Evvvvvvvvvvverytime a game has the highest line, what happens? A dud…

  • Ridgeback

    River’s isn’t bad but i think he will be highly owned and the cross country early start scares me off of him a little. He still may do well but the early start is def something to consider.