Stacking has at all times been a key NFL DFS technique in each cash games and tournaments. As good as final week was for those that determined to take a position closely in just a few stacks (Patrick Mahomes-Tyreek Hill, Daniel Jones-Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott-Cowboys D/ST), Week 5 might be even higher. There will likely be loads of alternatives for daily fantasy football gamers to begin teammates and take photographs at double factors on each DraftKings and FanDuel.
As typical, DraftKings’ costs are a bit extra variable. That makes it simpler to create three-player stacks or high-end two-player stacks. That stated, FanDuel nonetheless gives some stable choices, and savvy DFS gamers can reap the benefits of pricing inefficiencies on every website.
This week, there aren’t as many good working again/protection stacks as typical. It’s wanting like a pass-heavy sport slate, so most of our advisable stacks will contain quarterbacks and their pass-catching weapons (WR or TE). That stated, there are just a few good QB-RB contrarian stacks (and even the ultra-rare RB-TE stack) that might repay, particularly in DraftKings’ full-point PPR scoring system.
Below are a few of our favourite units of teammates for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups this week. Be positive to observe our Twitter account @SN_Fantasy to see all of our DFS content material heading into kickoff each week.
Week 5 NFL DFS Picks: Top cash sport stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel
QB Kyler Murray, WR Christian Kirk, & WR Rondale Moore, Cardinals vs. 49ers (DK/FD stack)
You can belief Murray in any matchup at this level. He is the highest-priced quarterback on the slate, and with good motive. He is averaging 318.3 passing yards, 27.3 speeding yards and three complete TDs per sport to date this season. He appears like one of many league’s high MVP candidates taking part in for the undefeated Cardinals.
The good factor about Murray is that he does not goal only one receiver to make a chalky stack. He has unfold the ball round to DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Kirk, and Moore (and Maxx Williams…and Chase Edmonds…). For this contest, we’ll take an opportunity on pairing Murray with Kirk and Moore whereas assuming others will flock extra to the bigger-name receivers.
The 49ers are coping with fairly just a few accidents at cornerback and predictably struggled with a few of their high gamers out. Russell Wilson did not put up big numbers towards them, however he did complete three TDs, together with two by the air. Murray might simply do the identical, and if he finds both speedster for an enormous achieve, that can assist give this lineup a excessive ground.
If the Cardinals can manhandle the Rams protection, they need to be capable to do the identical towards the 49ers. They are the highest workforce to belief in cash sport stacks till they show in any other case.
QB Trevor Lawrence, WR Marvin Jones Jr., & WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars vs. Titans (DK/FD stack)
In Zach Wilson’s first three NFL begins, he averaged 209.3 passing yards, 0.7 touchdowns and a pair of.3 interceptions. Against the Titans in Week 4, he threw for 297 yards, two touchdowns and only one interception.
What does this imply? The Titans have one of many worst defenses within the NFL. As such, it is no shock that they’re permitting the Twelfth-most DraftKings factors to QBs this yr and the Eleventh-most FanDuel factors to the place, as properly. That quantity might’ve been worse in the event that they hadn’t had the posh of taking part in a hobbled Carson Wentz.
Lawrence will be trusted as a stable, low-budget quarterback contemplating how weak the Titans have been. The Jaguars’ protection is not a lot stronger, so this has all of the makings of a possible shootout. That means Lawrence must throw rather a lot, so he might rack up quite a lot of passing yards and TDs.
The Jaguars will possible depend on Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault to hold their offense with DJ Chark possible out for the season. Pairing them with Lawrence creates a high-floor stack with a possible growth alternative. Both Jones and Shenault see quite a lot of targets — Jones will get 7.8 per sport and Shenault will get 6.8 — so they’re superb performs in cash games towards a weak protection.
QB Ryan Tannehil & RB Derrick Henry, Titans at Jaguars (DK/FD Stack)
Yes, we like each the Titans and Jaguars offenses this week. This contrarian stack might play out properly for DFS gamers, particularly contemplating the unsure standing of each A.J. Brown (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee).
The Titans ought to be capable to transfer the ball simply. The Jags have allowed the third-most complete yards (418.5 per sport) and the sixth-most factors per sport (28.8). Even with out their high two receivers, the Titans have a terrific working sport and a stable quarterback that they’ll belief.
Usually, you wish to go together with conventional stacks in cash games, however it is a uncommon occasion the place going QB/RB ought to work. Tannehill will give your lineup most of Tennessee’s passing stats on this one. Henry ought to decide up many of the speeding stats. Will Henry catch a TD from Tannehill? Probably not, however by no means say by no means. If that occurs, it could be gravy for the lineup. If not, you will nonetheless have an opportunity to get 4 or so mixed TDs from the duo. And, on the very least, Henry is catching the ball extra this yr.
Pairing Tannehill and Henry with the 2 Jacksonville receivers above, Jones and Shenault, may be an attention-grabbing sport stack. The Titans-Jaguars sport appears like a great one to focus on both approach.
Week 5 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournaments
QB Jacoby Brissett, WR DeVante Parker, & TE Mike Gesicki, Dolphins at Buccaneers (DK/FD stack)
The Dolphins have not precisely been a fantasy goldmine to date in 2021, however they’ve the items wanted to reap the benefits of a number of the NFL’s weaker secondaries. The Bucs qualify as a kind of.
Tampa Bay’s secondary has struggled immensely this season. They are coping with a number of accidents, as starters Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jamel Dean and Carlton Davis have all suffered accidents in current weeks. They added Richard Sherman for veteran expertise, however they nonetheless have holes that may be exploited.
So far, the Buccaneers have allowed a league-high 327.5 passing yards/sport this yr, becoming a member of the Cowboys and Jaguars as the one three groups league-wide giving up 300-plus passing yards/sport.
The Dolphins have not been a terrific passing workforce this yr — they’ve the third-fewest passing yards/sport — however Brissett logged 199 yards and a number of TDs final week after recording 37 speeding yards and a TD the prior week. He is likely one of the lowest-priced starters on the slate, so we’re getting good worth with him at $5,200 on DraftKings and $6,300 on FanDuel.
Brissett has focused Parker 16 instances in his two begins, and Gesicki has seen 18 targets. They every have excessive flooring and TD potential due to their measurement. Few in tournaments will wish to roll with Dolphins, so it is a good, low-cost stacking alternative that might earn us some key lineup differentiation.
QB Jameis Winston, RB Alvin Kamara, WR Deonte Harris, Saints at Washington (DK/FD stack)
Washington continues to be probably the most disappointing defenses within the NFL. They simply allowed Matt Ryan to throw for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns. They determine to have comparable points towards New Orleans.
Winston has not been a productive fantasy participant since logging 5 touchdowns within the season opener towards the Packers, however it is a favorable matchup for him. Washington permits 299 passing yards per sport and has struggled to defend towards pass-catching backs specifically.
Last week, Cordarrelle Patterson had 5 catches for 82 yards and three touchdowns. Kamara might not produce at that price, however he ought to nonetheless do properly. He wasn’t focused towards the Giants, so after that loss, Sean Payton might attempt to get the ball in house to him extra typically. That makes him a terrific worth in DraftKings PPR codecs.
Meanwhile, Harris is main the Saints in targets (15) and receptions (11) and averaging 13.8 yards per contact. Marquez Callaway would be the greater identify, however Harris is barely cheaper and simply as productive. He might break a protracted TD at a second’s discover, so going with him as an inexpensive upside play is sensible.
RB Leonard Fournette and TE Cameron Brate, Buccaneers vs. Dolphins (DK Stack)
Week 5 looks as if a great time to roll with Fournette. He is beginning to spherical into kind and simply racked up 138 scrimmage yards towards the Patriots. Now, he will get to face the Dolphins, who’re permitting the sixth-most speeding yards/sport this season (136.8).
The Bucs have a big benefit up entrance and will proceed to belief Fournette. He performed 82 p.c of the snaps towards the Patriots, a season excessive, and should not see Ronald Jones vulture too many scores from him. Fournette has seven red-zone carries in comparison with Jones’ three.
The game-script Sunday must be optimistic for Fournette. The Dolphins have a terrific secondary however a weak entrance seven, so it is best to beat them towards the run. The Bucs will in all probability go together with a extra run-heavy plan than typical, particularly if they’ll stand up on the Dolphins early.
However, it would additionally behoove us to have one in every of Tampa Bay’s pass-catching weapons accessible. How about Brate? He has seen 11 targets over his previous two games with Rob Gronkowski lacking time attributable to a rib damage. The Dolphins are permitting 15.4 DK factors per sport and 12.8 FanDuel factors per sport to the place this season.
As such, Brate might be a pleasant, low-cost choice with TD upside if Gronk is out. Feel free to roll with these two collectively, as this pair will earn some critical lineup differentiation.