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NFL DFS Stacking Advice: Week 1 (2021)

Sep 9, 2021

Take a deep breath; we have made it. After all the speculation, breakdowns, hot takes, and banter on Twitter, week one of the fantasy football season is upon us. From the dynasty grinders to the redraft faithful to the DFS degenerates, our favorite season has arrived. With the main slate kick-offs approaching, it is time to break down the best stacks on the table for daily fantasy purposes. So, let’s get into the opening week contests.

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Stacks to Target


Patrick Mahomes (QB - KC) $8100 / Tyreek Hill (WR - KC) $8200 OR Travis Kelce (TE - KC) $8300
For redraft and many dynasty fantasy leagues, Patrick Mahomes is often one of the first, if not the first quarterback to go off the board. Settle into Week 1 of DFS, and it is of little surprise that he starts the season as the highest-priced option at the position. Despite the highest cost, he still fits into the 3x role. He finished with more than his 26.2 fantasy points-per-game average six times last season. The high cost could result in a lower ownership percentage, making him a viable foundation for the more savvy daily fantasy player to build a roster with. Deciding which option to stack him with becomes the immediate challenge. Travis Kelce (23.7) outperformed Tyreek Hill (22.5) on a fantasy points-per-game average by a small margin in DraftKings scoring. With the one-point differential and the extra $1,000 to slot Kelce in, Hill becomes the preferred option to pair with Mahomes for players wanting the octane in those roles.


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