4 FanDuel Stacks for Week 10
If you're new to daily fantasy football, then you'll have to make some changes to your fantasy football strategy. You don't have "your guys" on a weekly basis -- and you need to adjust to each and every matchup.
A big part of building your roster is weekly quarterback selection. In terms of salary, passers range from the top of the player pool to the bottom, with some replacement-level passers sitting at the same price point as kickers and defenses on FanDuel.
Along with those quarterbacks, though, you have the option of pairing pass-catchers with your signal caller, and per 4for4, a quarterback's top receiver has the strongest positive correlation to quarterback success -- while his tight end and second receiver are next in line.
If you're going to stack, though, you need to have a purpose. If you're trying to win a big tournament, you'll want to find a combination that can put up points in bunches -- especially if that also comes with low ownership percentages. Who fits that mold in Week 10?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had one of the worst defenses in the NFL this season, allowing over 30 points per game to opponents and forcing their quarterbacks into weekly shootouts and valuable garbage time. Outside of the game where he got benched against the Chicago Bears, Fitzmagic has posted FanDuel point totals of 26+ points in all but one game, the outlier being a 19-point game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers are implied for 27.00 points according to our heat map, and the game sports a solid 51.0 O/U. Taking out the benching, Fitzpatrick has thrown the ball less than 24 times in just one of his last 4 games, and that's the type of volume we should expect Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Evans was only able to haul in 1 of the 10 targets he saw from Fitzpatrick a week ago, but it's important that the volume was there and he was in on every single one of Fitz's drop backs. Adam Levitan pointed out today how opposing perimeter receivers have thrived recently against this Redskins defense, and $7,500 seems a bit too cheap for the volume-based role of a receiver like Evans.
This is not really expected to be a close game, as the Los Angeles Rams are currently 10.0-point favorites, but there is reason to believe in Russell Wilson this week. He has been hyper-efficient this season, though done in by the lack of volume in both the passing game and the running game. He posted a season-high 39 pass attempts in Week 9, and with the double-digit spread there is reason to believe he will need to throw that much again. He also ran for a season-high 41 yards, meaning that his floor and ceiling are much higher with contributions on the ground.
David Moore is definitely not the most popular name in this Seattle Seahawks' receiving corps, but he's proven to be a touchdown-maker this season with four scores in his last four games. Last week, he posted a dismal 2 for 16 line, but the good news is he saw a season-high 7 targets. This Rams secondary has been torched given some of their injuries, and they just gave up four touchdown passes to Drew Brees in Week 9.
Green Bay Packers
Rodgers hasn't topped 20 FanDuel points in either of his last two games, but that hasn't stopped him from averaging a stellar 21 FanDuel points per game this season. The Miami Dolphins' defense ranks just 26th against the pass, per our metrics, and the Green Bay Packers quietly come into Week 10 with the fifth-highest implied team total at 29.00 points. This defense has surrendered some big games, but they've also given it up on the ground because of the negative game script that they almost always find themselves in. The Packers come in just 28th in rushing attempts per game, which bodes well for Rodgers' volume in a supreme matchup on paper.
Valdes-Scantling was one of the trendy season-long pickups this week, after he ran the same amount of routes as Randall Cobb (40) last week with Geronimo Allison on IR. Cobb is currently listed as questionable this week, and even if he can't go MVS lines up to be the Packers' number-two wideout. Valdes-Scantling has seen five or more targets in three straight games, and his 4.37 speed -- according to playerprofiler.com -- is a great fit given the Dolphins allow the second-most yards after the catch in the NFL.
Ryan comes into this game on fire, throwing for at least 350 yards in three straight games. This matchup with the Cleveland Browns is even better than it looks on paper as a result of some key injuries. They're already down two corners with Denzel Ward now questionable as well, and they lost linebacker Christian Kirksey to IR last weekend. Patrick Mahomes was able to touch this secondary up to the tune of 375 passing yards and 3 touchdowns a week ago, and given the 50.5 O/U the Browns should be able to score enough to force the Atlanta Falcons to keep their foot on the gas.
Julio Jones shocked the world in Week 9 when he finally scored a touchdown, and his matchup this week can only get better if star rookie Denzel Ward is held out. Despite scoring just one time this season, Jones is able to rack up fantasy points by going over 100 yards 5 times, including each of the last 3 games. He has no fewer than nine targets over the last five games, and that type of floor is why he is the highest-priced wideout on the slate.
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