Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 9

Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 9

By Joe Holka (4for4 Contributor), last update Nov 5, 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 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.

On this week's DFS MVP podcast, TJ Hernandez brought up a great point about the size of GPP along with level of overlay should have a significant impact on how you construct your GPP lineup. For example, last week in the 4for4 Championship qualifier on FanDuel, 34.3 percent of entries would go on to finish in the money, as the tournament only filled 583 out of 750 slots. 

In the qualifier, my lineup construction started with chalk plays that I believed to have high ceilings. In a tournament with that kind of overlay and relatively low amount of entrants, it is basically a cash game with immense upside. Rather than fade the chalk, I was content gaining diversification through my stacks. It turned out to be a winning strategy, as I was able to cash in five of eight lineups I entered, as well as earn a ticket to the Week 11 Championship with a fourth-place overall finish.

In this column, I will provide you with some of my top stacks that will give you that diversification you are looking for in Week 9.


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Two Man Stacks

Derek Carr ($7000 FD / $5500 DK) & Amari Cooper ($7300 FD / $6700 DK) @ PIT

Derek Carr has been on fire since the Raiders Week 6 bye. He has thrown for 622 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. Amari Cooper is coming off of a predictably slow fantasy game where he was shadowed by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. Although the box score numbers don't jump out at you, Cooper actually fared relatively well against Revis, collecting five receptions for 46 yards and nearly connecting on a long pass on the Raiders first offensive play. Cooper is a great candidate for a bounce back game against the Steelers, who rank 23rd in WR aFPA.

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