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I want us to take a look at some of the highest-scoring totals on the slate. The ideal situation is a game with a high total and low spread. Now, with that in mind…
Let Russ cook. Russell Wilson has played like a man possessed this season putting up MVP-like numbers through four weeks. Wilson is third in the league in passing yards while having a 16/2 TD: INT ratio. You can opt to include Chris Carson into your Seahawks stacks as he does catch the ball out of the backfield, but personally, I’m not looking to jam him in. I’m looking at the two studs on the outside D.K Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Metcalf and Lockett account for 40% of the team’s receptions and about 44% of the team’s receiving touchdowns. Minnesota does rank as a top 10 pass defense DVOA but isn’t quite the same unit as the last season. I would not hesitate to stack Russ with either Lockett or Metcalf. If you’re feeling really frisky you can pair Russ with both. If we’re stacking the Seattle side of the ball, you’re going to want to run it back with a pass catcher from the Vikings. Their top two receiving options are going to be Adam Thielen and rookie wideout Justin Jefferson.Stack 1: Seattle Seahawks
From one quarterback who is putting up MVP (Russ) like numbers to a quarterback who has won an MVP (Mahomes). The Chiefs’ offense starts and stops with Mahomes. Monday night was one of the rare occasions where we’ve seen the Chief’s offense struggle scoring only 19 points. To be fair, Bill Belichick is a master at game planning and it showed in how he was able to stifle the high-powered offense. The Raiders are not the Patriots and I do not expect the same results. I’m expecting scorched earth, take no prisoners, score-at-will type of offense from Andy Reid. We have multiple ways to stack this offense. In the backfield rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (CEH). CEH has not topped 100 yards since opening day but on sites like DraftKings where he gets a full point per reception, he is as good as gold where he’s seeing nearly averaging 5 targets per game on top of nearly 18 carries a game. The tough part is going to be nailing the correct pass catchers. Tight end Travis Kelce leads the team with 24 reception on 34 targets. Kelce is followed by Tyreek Hill 19 reception on 29 targets, Sammy Watkins 19 receptions on 27 targets, then CEH 14 reception on 19 targets. Oakl…er, I mean, Las Vegas has a bottom three pass defense DVOA so I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the guys listed above. I think you plant your flag based on ownership in GPPs and move forward. If we’re running it back with Las Vegas I think you look for a play with multiple touchdown upside. I think Darren Waller fits that bill and if you’re feeling up to it rookie speedster Henry Ruggs (if he’s healthy).
Heading into the season we knew the Cowboys offense was going to be a high powered one, what we didn’t realize is that their defense was going to be almost non-existent. For fantasy purposes, this is a recipe for fantasy goodness. Dak Prescott is putting up Madden-like numbers through four games. Prescott is throwing the ball nearly 50 times per game. While the Giants played the Rams well this past Sunday, I don’t think they can stop this passing attack. Ezekiel Elliott has shown he is not game script dependent as he has been involved both rushing and catching the football. The pass catchers on this team make it extremely difficult to match up with. Amari Cooper seems to be the safest play being responsible for nearly 26% of the team’s target share. You’re going to have to flip a coin on who have the productions behind him. Ceedee Lamb and Michael Gallup have both had games where Dak has fed them. Cedric Wilson and Dalton Schultz have also shined during the first four weeks of the season. As I have consistently said you’re going to have to plant your flag on who is in the best spot and move forward from there. We are definitely going to want to bring back our Dallas stacks with pass catchers from the Giants. My favorite targets are going to be Darius Slayton and Evan Engram. I know neither have lit the world on fire this season and Engram is a riskier play than Slayton, but again the Cowboys defense just flat out sucks.
On first look, I thought this game was going to be a sneaky game stack but as the week has progressed, I no longer think that’s the case, but I like it nonetheless. Both teams have big holes in their defense as Carolina has allowed opponents to score 25.5 points per game, while Atlanta is allowing 34.5 points per game. If you are going to be MME’ing you can stack this game both ways in a variety of ways and I would encourage you to be creative with it. On the Falcons side of the ball, you want Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Calvin Ridley. You can even have exposures to Russell Gage and tight end Hayden Hurst. On the Carolina side of the ball, you’ll want Teddy Bridgewater, D.J. Moore, and Robby Anderson. The team is essentially using Mike Davis in the Christian McCaffrey role and while he isn’t quite as talented, he has filled in admirably. I like Curtis Samuel as a sneaky GPP flier.
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