NFL DFS Top Stacks for Draftkings and Fanduel lineups Week 2
Are you ready for some NFL DFS action in Week 2? We’ve got you covered with the NFL DFS top stacks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. In this article, we’ll dive into the matchups and strategies to help you build a winning lineup. Let’s get started!
The Week 2 Slate
Sunday’s Week 2 slate on DraftKings features 12 games, and it’s another slate where only one of the matchups has a total higher than 50. Thus, the Chiefs-Jaguars game will be a popular option for stacks. There are a couple of important injury situations to monitor, specifically the status of Austin Ekeler, DeAndre Hopkins, and a couple of Packers. Other than that, the slate is wide open with little in the way of obvious chalk.
Dare to Be Different
In general, Week 2 is a good week to do things differently than the field, as people will overreact to what happened in Week 1. That works perfectly for tournaments where differentiating is the name of the game. As always, my best advice is to fade some of the chalk and look for leverage to vault you to the top. Hopefully, there are a few good ideas in this article. Good Luck.
The Importance of Stacks
Stacks are the centerpiece of most tournament lineups, seeking to take advantage of positive correlations between players. It rarely makes sense to use a quarterback without one or two of his pass-catchers, even if the player in question scores a decent portion of his fantasy points with his legs. Ideally, a stack also includes a pass-catcher from the other side of the game, hoping to take advantage of a back-and-forth shootout.
So, let’s dive into some NFL DFS top stacks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups in Week 2.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
The Game with High Snaps Potential
Recent history suggests that this could be the game where we see the most snaps, which is always appealing when evaluating stack options. In the last three seasons, no team has allowed more opponent snaps than the Seahawks. They gave up the second-most last season and the most in 2021 and 2022. Combine that with the fact that Lions games produced the league’s most points last season, with the dome in Ford Field especially friendly for shootouts. Obviously, this is a new year, but not much seems to have changed for either team, making this an appealing matchup to game stack.
The Seahawks Stack
Geno Smith ($5,900) and DK Metcalf ($7,000)
No team allowed more fantasy points to QBs last season than the Lions, and Geno Smith‘s price tag seems a little too cheap after disappointing last week. When I roster Smith, it’s always a priority to pair him with DK Metcalf. The main reason this week is that he won’t be too popular, providing valuable leverage in tournaments.
Tyler Lockett ($6,100) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba ($4,500)
Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba won’t be popular either, which means that stacking Smith with two of his WRs provides all the necessary leverage to win a tournament. Kenneth Walker ($5,800) also seems a bit too cheap, given his big-play ability and ceiling potential. He won’t be overly popular either and makes for a good runback option if stacking Goff and St. Brown.
Geno Smith’s Bounce-Back Potential
Geno Smith is looking to bounce back from a poor Week 1 performance. He had just 112 passing yards in a game where the Seattle Seahawks were trailing for the majority of the second half. We should see him bounce back toward his 2022 form this week.
The Lions Stack
Jared Goff ($6,200) and Amon-Ra St. Brown ($7,800)
This is a great spot for Jared Goff, who thrived at home last season, posting a 109.3 passer rating. Detroit played Seattle in Week 4 last year, and Goff lit them up for 378 yards and four TDs. Pairing him with Amon-Ra St. Brown, who started off the season well, is a smart move.
Double-stacks look appealing with Josh Reynolds ($3,700) and Sam LaPorta ($3,900) standing out as some of the best cheap value at their positions. David Montgomery ($5,800) also projects well after a strong Week 1 performance.
This game has the second-highest over/under total on Sunday’s main slate and could produce fireworks. The Lions’ offense showed up last Thursday night and shocked the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs. Stacking Goff with Gibbs opens up the passing game work and Gibbs’s ability to break a big one on a simple running back screen.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 2 brings us an exciting matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars. With a high over-under total, this game is ripe for DFS stacking. Let’s break down the top stack options for this enticing showdown.
The Game with High Scoring Potential
Similar to last week’s Chargers-Dolphins game, this is the only matchup on the slate with a total above 50, which means it will be a popular target for game stacks. I wouldn’t let that keep me off it, however, as there are more than enough ways to get exposure while differentiating.
Patrick Mahomes ($8,300) and Travis Kelce ($7,600)
Big news is the expected return of Travis Kelce, who missed the opener with a bruised knee. The Chiefs’ passing game really struggled in his absence, and you have to imagine Patrick Mahomes will look to get him involved early and often — especially considering how some of his WRs disappointed in Week 1. Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Skyy Moore all had their struggles. For me, Kelce is the clear priority if I’m stacking Mahomes.
I have more interest in the Jacksonville side of this game. Trevor Lawrence ($6,700) offers great value compared to Mahomes and has a bonafide No. 1 WR in Calvin Ridley ($7,200), who had an impressive debut with eight catches for 101 yards and a TD. Christian Kirk and Zay Jones also provide intriguing options.
Zay Jones ($4,700) – A Game-Changer
Zay Jones can break a slate and take down that big GPP contest for you. In Week 15 last year, Jones went off against the Dallas Cowboys with six catches for 109 yards and three touchdowns. He stacks well with Trevor Lawrence for DFS gold, especially at his DraftKings price point.
Travis Etienne ($6,900) – A Versatile RB
Travis Etienne is clearly the top RB for the Jaguars, and he looked good in Week 1. He caught five passes, which is encouraging after not being heavily involved in the passing game last season. Etienne makes for a nice runback option in Mahomes – Kelce stacks and can even be paired with Lawrence in Jaguars stacks.
In the game with the highest over-under on Sunday’s main slate, there are plenty of opportunities to build a winning stack. The Jaguars looked impressive offensively in their Week 1 victory, with Calvin Ridley and Trevor Lawrence leading the charge. Don’t overlook Zay Jones as a potential game-changing option, and consider Travis Etienne as a versatile and valuable addition to your DFS lineups.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
In Week 2, the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams offers tremendous value for DFS stacking. With a growing total of 45 points and a lot of bets coming in on the over, this game has the potential for some exciting fantasy production. Let’s explore some stacking options to help you build winning lineups.
The Rams Stack
The Rams offense looked sharp in Week 1 against the Seahawks, and their offensive players are still reasonably priced given the matchup against the 49ers. Here are some Rams players to consider for your DFS stack:
Matthew Stafford ($7,100)
While many DFS players flock to the star skill position players, they often overlook the QB who gets them the ball. Matthew Stafford is priced affordably at $7,100 on FanDuel and $5,700 on DraftKings. Stafford offers positive leverage with low ownership percentages. He may not have the rushing upside of some other QBs, but his value is undeniable.
Van Jefferson ($4,300)
Van Jefferson presents an intriguing option, similar to Tyler Higbee. Jefferson could provide excellent value at his price point, especially if he continues to be involved in the Rams’ passing game.
The 49ers Stack
The 49ers have an array of appealing options to stack alongside Stafford or as standalone choices:
Deebo Samuel ($5,600)
Deebo Samuel feels undervalued at $5,600. While Brandon Aiyuk had a big two-TD game in Week 1, Samuel should still be involved and could go overlooked. His versatility and big-play potential make him an enticing choice.
Brandon Aiyuk ($5,800)
Brandon Aiyuk had a standout performance in Week 1 with two touchdowns. He’s another strong candidate to consider for your stack, especially if he continues to be a red zone target.
Building Your Stacks
There’s a lot to like about this game, especially considering the value it offers. Other than Christian McCaffrey, every player is priced under $6,000. You can explore various build combinations, including Stafford paired with Samuel or Aiyuk, along with Tutu Atwell ($4,700), who is another intriguing option. The affordability of these players allows you to craft versatile lineups that fit different strategies.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills
In Week 2, the matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Buffalo Bills presents an enticing opportunity for DFS stacking. With a competitive over/under of 46.5, this game has the potential to produce some explosive fantasy performances. Let’s dive into the top stacking options for this intriguing contest.
The Bills Stack
Josh Allen ($7,900) and Stefon Diggs ($8,000)
Sometimes, the obvious stacks are the ones that work out just fine. The Buffalo Bills are hungry for redemption after a tough outing against the New York Jets, and the duo of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs is primed to deliver a statement performance. In 2022, this duo was lethal, with Diggs often breaking the 100-yard receiving mark and Allen’s ability to deliver pinpoint passes. In Week 2 last year, they had a stellar showing, with Allen throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Diggs.
The Las Vegas Raiders are coming off a divisional win but are a prime target for a revenge game from Allen and Diggs. While they are one of the top-priced DFS stacks on DraftKings, they are worth every penny against a favorable Week 2 opponent.
Building Your Stack
When using Josh Allen in a stack this week, consider making it a full game stack. Pairing multiple receivers and/or running backs from this game can provide you with diversified fantasy production. Stefon Diggs is a natural choice among the Bills’ receiving options, but also consider players like Gabriel Davis, Dawson Knox, or Dalton Kincaid, either in place of or in addition to Diggs.
For the Raiders’ side, they have a concentrated offense, and with Jakobi Meyers set to miss this game, running it back with options like Davante Adams or Josh Jacobs makes sense if this game becomes a high-scoring shootout.
That’s all I’ve got for today
Thank you for checking out the article, I hope I was able to provide you with some value as you begin to build your DFS lineups for today’s contests.
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