Start your GPP right with the Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed stack

In Stack Em' Up, Dan Schneier breaks down the best daily fantasy football tournament (GPP) stack plays for Week 3 of the NFL season.

| 2 years ago
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Start your GPP right with the Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed stack

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 3:

Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed

FanDuel prices: Kirk Cousins $6,200, Jordan Reed $5,300

DraftKings prices: Kirk Cousins $5,500, Jordan Reed $3,800

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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.

  • JD

    Great column – joined PFF as I am sick of reading the same mumbo jumbo on other sites! In first place in my two refdraft leagues but trying to step my daily game up. Although I am a Giants fan, the Cousins/Reed stack is a no brainer – the rest of my team rounds out with AP, Murray, Antonio Brown, James Jones. Feeln’ good in tournament mode. (Still looking for a Gmen win though)