The Top DFS Contrarian Stacks: Week 5

The Top DFS Contrarian Stacks: Week 5

By Pat James (Contributor), on Oct 4, 2018

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Pat began playing season-long fantasy football in 2001 and daily fantasy football during the 2012 season. He has been a daily fantasy football writer since 2013 and vividly remembers the day he became hooked on DFS, Christmas Eve of 2013, when Andy Dalton and AJ Green helped him bink a bunch of tournaments on DraftStreet.

The Top Contrarian Stacks of Week 5 highlight under-the-radar correlation plays to make your otherwise chalky lineups a bit more unique.

When laying out contrarian stacks, I’ll be using a combination of our Stack Value Reports and GPP Leverage Scores to find unique stacks that can take down a tournament. I encourage you to read the series on how to win a GPP in the DFS Strategy Hub. You’ll quickly realize that taking down a tournament requires a balance of players ranging from low-owned to chalky.

 

I like building contrarian stacks around my chalkier core of players because you only have to get one instance correct for it to hit. For example, if we hit on a contrarian quarterback play while having a pass-catcher or two from that same game, the positive correlation of those stacks is technically getting one contrarian play correct despite filling multiple roster slots. I feel this is easier than having a chalkier stack while trying to hit multiple individual low-owned plays throughout the rest of your lineup. Keep in mind that these are contrarian stacks, so you don’t have to use these stacks in a large percentage of lineups to be overweight on the field.

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