Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 17

Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 17

By Joe Holka (4for4 Contributor), last update Dec 31, 2015

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Joe is from Phoenix, Arizona and avid Cardinals fan. Played Division I Hockey at St. Cloud State University and professional hockey for both the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers minor league affiliates in the ECHL. NFL and fantasy football enthusiast. Lost a league championship by 1 point due to a stat correction and was never the same.

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Here at 4for4, we continue to supply subscribers with Value Reports for individual players at each position, as well as Stack Value Reports, which specifically valuate the best stacks of the week in terms of projected points per dollar. These tools are invaluable when constructing your tournament rosters.

More often than not, Week 17 is a week of chaos. The question is: how do we profit from uncertainty and a higher degree of variance when the chalk all goes to hell? For me, the answer is to scale back in cash games and to play a higher volume of GPPs than normal. Along with some teams having more to play for than others, it is a week where the top receivers all seem to be in good spots. Normally in tournaments this would be where we would turn to ownership percentages from the Thursday slate to help make our decisions on who are the best tournament plays. Unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury this week as the full 16 game slate will occur on Sunday in Week 17. To diversify yourself, this week more than others you should rely on unique lineup construction, which is why I will be including more three man and game correlation stacks than usual in this week’s column. It’s Week 17. Don’t be content cashing in your GPP; shoot to take whole the thing down.

Below are my favorite stacks and situations to exploit in Week 17.


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Two Man Stack

Ben Roethlisberger ($8800 FD / $6900 DK) & Martavis Bryant ($7100 FD / $5300 DK) @ CLE

My lone two man stack of the week is Ben Roethlisberger and Martavis Bryant. This game has the highest point total of the week and will be lower owned than it should due to recency bias from the Steelers' dud last week against Baltimore. Roethlisberger admittedly has not been as dominant on the road as he has at home this year, but Cleveland comes in at 28th in QB aFPA and has given up the third highest touchdown rate in the league over the past four weeks. People will be off Bryant after his three-target, one-catch performance last week, but I believe it to be more of an outlier than sign of things to come. He is still averaging 9.5 targets in his past six games and will face off against a Browns secondary ranked 27th in WR aFPA. This was Bryant's first game all season with fewer than seven targets and he has not scored a touchdown in three straight games, which makes him a regression candidate. The Steelers' playoff hopes are in serious trouble, so this is a must-win game in Cleveland. 

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