NFL DFS Stacking Options for Week 4
I know this is a stacking article but after researching the Week 4 slate I would recommend limiting your exposure to stacks this week. There is no game with a Vegas total over 50 points and many of the top wide receivers in the league have difficult matchups or unfavorable game scripts. So, while there are bound to be a few combos that post good games, I don’t see any must-have stacks to build around. That said, this is a stacking article so here are the combos that like the most for Week 4.
All salaries are from FanDuel but stacks can be considered for any DFS site. So, with that let’s stack’em up for Week 4.
QB Drew Brees (NO): $8,500 / WR Michael Thomas (NO): $7,900
You will have to play a slate that includes the game in London early Sunday morning to take advantage of this Saints’ stack. It’s too bad this game isn’t on the main slate as it may be the game most deserving of a stack on either side of the ball. The Dolphins’ pass defense ranks 32nd according to Football Outsiders DVOA rankings, yet they rank 2nd against the run which should funnel all of the Saints production to Drew Brees and the passing game. Michael Thomas has received at least eight targets in all three games this season and found the end zone for his first touchdown of the season last week. We could be in for a shootout in London so it is a good week to play the full week slate and get up early to watch some offensive fireworks across the pond.
Bring it back with: Jarvis Landry (MIA): $6,800
QB Eli Manning (NYG): $7,000 / WR Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG): $9,100
Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., and the Giants’ offense finally showed some life in their fourth-quarter comeback against the Eagles in Week 3. However, it came up short leaving the Giants 0-3 and in a must-win situation as they travel to Tampa Bay this week. With no running game, Manning will be forced to air it out on Sunday in a favorable matchup against a Buccaneers’ defense that just allowed Case Keenum to throw for 369 yards and three touchdowns. Beckham should remain the primary target coming off his two-touchdown performance. With their backs against the wall look for the Giants to feed the ball to their top playmaker.
Bring it back with: DeSean Jackson (TB): $6,700
QB Trevor Siemian (DEN): $7,500 / WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN): $6,900
I typically try to avoid divisional games when stacking due to the teams’ familiarity with each other. However, in a tough week to find solid stacking combos, I’ll take a shot on Trevor Siemian and a Broncos’ stack with Demaryius Thomas against the division-rival Raiders. Siemian tossed six touchdown passes in the Broncos first two home games this year and averaged 245 passing yards and two touchdowns in two starts against the Raiders last season. The target distribution between Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should be even but look for Thomas to find the end zone for the first time this season.
Bring it back with: Jared Cook (OAK): $5,500
RB Leonard Fournette (JAC): $7,700 / DEF Jacksonville Jaguars: $5,200
While trying to pick on the Jets’ defense with Jay Ajayi and the Dolphins’ defense didn’t work out too well last week, I’m going right back to it again this week with Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars’ defense. The Jets have allowed an average of 98 yards and one touchdown to opposing RBs this season. The Jaguars remain dedicated to the run this season with the third highest run rate through three weeks, led by Fournette who has had at least 14 carries in each game. Meanwhile, the Jaguars’ defense leads the league with 13 sacks and ranks second in turnovers forced with eight. As a small road favorite in a game with the lowest Vegas total on the slate, Fournette and the Jaguars’ defense should have a good week as long as they don’t suffer from “Jet” lag in their return from London.
RB Chris Carson (SEA): $6,600 / DEF Seattle Seahawks: $5,400
Chris Carson has taken over the primary role in the Seahawks backfield leading the team in carries in every game this season while averaging a robust 4.5 YPC. He should have a favorable game script on Sunday night with the Seahawks favored by 13 points against the Colts which should result in an increased workload for the rookie. While Carson has yet to reach the end zone on the ground, the Colts have allowed three rushing touchdowns to opposing RBs through the first three games. The Seahawks defense should also benefit from a favorable game script forcing Colts’ QB Jacoby Brissett to drop back and pass frequently where he has been sacked seven times over the last two weeks.