Stack Em’ Up – Week 4

Dan Schneier takes a look at the best DFS stack plays in Week 4.

| 3 years ago
Eddie Royal

Stack Em’ Up – Week 4

Eddie RoyalDaily 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, 50/50’s, 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.

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Without further ado, let’s take a look at my three stack plays for Week 4.

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Dan Schneier is a staff writer at PFF Fantasy but also writes about real football for FOX Sports. If you want to know any of my other evaluations on skill position players, continue the conversation, or yell at him for something he missed, 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.

  • Duuuuuuuuuuuuval

    Red Bryant and Tyson Alualu are expected to stop the run, not generate pressure. Also, Alualu is Bryant’s backup, so it’s not like the see the field at the same time.

    Chris Clemons, Sen’Derrick Marks, Ryan Davis, and Andre Branch are the pass rushers for the Jags. They showed some promise by picking up 5 sacks in the first half in the season opener vs. Philly, and they’ve disappointed since. We’ll see who shows up on Sunday.

    • Dan Schneier

      Duval – you’re right, but I still think the Jaguars need to generate pressure from the rest of their line, including Bryant and Alualu (whenever either is on the field). They both play enough snaps to make an impact. Otherwise, the Jaguars are forced to overcompensate and send extra blitzers. Secondary can be exposed, like on the early Royal TD.