Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for the Wild Card Round

Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for the Wild Card Round

By Joe Holka (4for4 Contributor), last update Jan 7, 2016

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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, during the NFL playoffs we will continue to supply DFS subscribers with Value Reports for individual players at each position, as well as the 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.

Playoff DFS in the NFL is a totally different animal than the large slates of the regular season. Think of it as a multiple choice test versus an essay test in college. Let's assume you were the kind of person who in certain classes only showed up for exams. College is all about figuring out what classes were necessary to attend and what classes you could just get by with minimal effort, am I right?

In classes where the majority of your tests were essay-based, you actually have to know what you’re talking about to produce a sufficient answer (regular-season lineup) in most cases. In contrast, classes that offer multiple choice tests present a limited number of wrong answers (post-season lineup). The average person who barely studies can in theory still do okay on a multiple choice test in a format where there are limited wrong answers available. 

DFS post-season is a multiple choice test. The guy that barely shows up can still do okay and even guess their way to the correct answer more often than they would be able to on an essay test.

It is advisable to scale back your exposure in playoff DFS in the NFL. Below are my top situations and stacks to exploit in tournaments for the Wild Card Round on both DraftKings and FanDuel.


Editor's Note: 4for4's DFS Subscription is now only $19! 4for4 will be providing DFS subscribers with content throughout the entire NFL Playoffs, including Yahoo! content.


Tyler Lockett ($6200 FD / $4400 DK) & Seattle Seahawks Defense ($5100 FD / $4100 DK) @ MIN

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