Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 6
Welcome back to Stacking the Deck.
This season at 4for4 we will be providing subscribers with Value Reports and Stack Value Reportsthat value every stack in terms of projected points/$. We also use our Adjusted Fantasy Points Against (aFPA) metric, which has been adjusted to reflect offseason transactions, heavily in the column.
What’s new this year is we know have the have the advantage of putting into practice two great offseason studies from my colleague, Senior DFS Editor, Chris Raybon: The Definitive Guide to Stacking on FanDuel and The Definitive Guide to Stacking on DraftKings.
We know the QB-WR1 stack is by far the most positively correlated stack there is. However, correlation isn't everything. In tournaments you also want differentiation. One thing I almost always try and do when selecting a QB-WR1 stack is choosing situations with a clear correlation play on the opposing team, ideally their WR1. If the game happens to shootout, you likely have at least two of the top options in the game and more importantly you likely shoot past the people with just the QB-WR stack alone in tournaments
Hopefully you have been following along. Week 5 may have been our best week yet with some nice hits: Roethlisberger-Coates, Hoyer-Howard, and Carr-Cooper-Crabtree, just to name a few.
We are going to focus on these positive correlations in this column, but also put a higher emphasis on leverage plays in GPPs this season. Let's keep it rolling. The following are my top stacks for Week 6 on both FanDuel and DraftKings:
Drew Brees ($8,500) & Brandin Cooks ($7,500) vs. CAR
Quarterback and WR1 have a .45 correlation on FanDuel, the strongest of all positions. The Saints are a slight home dog (+3) in the highest game total of the week (53). Brees has a ceiling of 35.6 in our projections, second highest on the slate at quarterback. Cooks also has a top-15 ceiling (22.7), and the Brees-Cooks stack as a whole boasts the fourth-highest ceiling on the slate. Carolina ranks 20th against quarterbacks in our signature metric, Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed (aFPA). Drew Brees historically goes off at home and Cooks has proven to be nearly unstoppable on the fast track in the Superdome.