With the season quickly approaching, and the hall fame game in the books, best ball drafts are in full swing. One of the sneakiest ways to hammer your opponents is with solid best ball stacks. And we’re here to help you compile some sneaky stacks this season. Below are three duos that can help you bring home the fantasy gold in December with varying degrees of investment.
While Kyler Murray isn’t exactly a bargain with his Underdog ADP of 56, he offers perhaps the highest floor and ceiling in the NFL this season. Finishing top ten in attempts each of the last two seasons I see no reason Kyler couldn’t finish top 5 this year. Murrays’ attempts aren’t the only reason he’s going so high in drafts either.
While the position relies upon passing significantly, Murray does offer significant upside in the running game as well. Last season, we saw Kyler finish behind only two quarterbacks in rushing attempts and finished second in terms of rushing touchdowns and yards at the position. With Kyler finishing top ten at the position in terms of both rushing and passing attempts it’s easy to see why he’s being drafted so early. However, it’s important to remember that someone ought to be catching the football with all those passing attempts.
While Deandre Hopkins is a popular stack with Kyler it’s perhaps not the most strategic stack. With Hopkins Underdog’s average draft position of 15, you’re investing two of your top four picks at positions that offer plenty of value later in the draft. Consider that the second receiving option in Arizona the last two seasons has been targeted at least 90 times on the season (on a per-game basis) which is about 6 targets per game.
While Kirk has been a solid number two at the position they brought in AJ Green this offseason and he seems to be impressing at camp. AJ Green is not the player we drafted in 2016, but I also don’t believe he’s the 164th player in terms of fantasy football as his ADP suggests. Stacking AJ Green with Kyler Murray unlocks high volume each week with the chance for solid blow-up games. This is a very lucrative first best ball stacks target.
There has been nothing more frustrating the last three years than owning Jets players. Considering the Jets have finished 27th or worse each of the last three seasons expectations are low for this offense.
However, this offseason, the Jets brought in plenty of fresh blood investing in second overall Zach Wilson and second-round pick Elijah Moore. Both of these rookies profiled as the best of the bunch when I broke down the film (yes, Zach Wilson over Lawrence), and their ADPs aren’t lining up with my rankings.
Wilson is a bargain with an average draft position of 183 in Underdog. I don’t see their defense taking a giant step in this division based on their offseason additions. The Jets finished 26th in the league in terms of opponents’ points per game, how much improvement do we think we’ll from them this coming season? One of the easiest paths to fantasy quarterbacks and receivers is a porous defense, and the Jets certainly fit the bill.
With the upside established we need to pair Wilson with an upside wide receiver on the roster. Some would argue Corey Davis fits that bill, but I’ll go with Elijah Moore. Moore has been turning heads all summer, and is picking up steam in training camp, and has the potential to be this year’s Justin Jefferson with an ADP of 107.
If there’s a stack less sexy than this I struggle to think of one. However, this is one of the least costly stacks I can think of that presents the highest upside.
Cam Newton is by all accounts dead in the fantasy community. After struggling each of the last two years it’s easy to write him off and look ahead to Mac Jones. However, all indications are that Cam Newton is finally healthy this season and might be worth the bargain at the end of your draft. If that’s the case we may see the Cam from weeks 1-3 of the 2020 season blended in with more comfort in the offense.
Last Season Cam Newton started hot rushing for 4 touchdowns and tossing 2. After week 3 Cam was struck with COVID and didn’t quite look the same. While Newton struggled through the rest of the season he became reliant on a player in particular to make plays.
From weeks 12 through 17 Jakobi Meyers led all Patriots in targets with an average of almost 7 targets per game. While Meyers didn’t break paydirt with these targets it’s clear that Newton trusted Jakobi and he was getting open. It’s possible that with Newton fully healthy this offseason, he can boom some weeks for you with a minimal investment of pick 142.