The Stack Report – Week 11 Main Slate – NFL DFS

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Hi, and welcome to my Week 11 NFL Main Slate Stack Report for NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Contests. My name is CD Hill (@cdhill81 on Twitter), and as one of DPA’s NFL Gurus, I will once again make it my mission to highlight the importance of correlation in your GPP rosters this weekend. As I said last week, there are a few elements that concentrate on this particular strategy and that’s what this write-up focuses on. Now that you have an understanding of what to expect in this article, best of luck this Sunday in whatever contests you join, and let’s get down to it!
Note: This is just a heads up. Keep an eye on all of the players listed as Questionable in this article. Only consider going with that player if he’s listed as a starter before kickoff this Sunday.

Baltimore Ravens

QB | Lamar Jackson with TE | Mark Andrews

and WR | Marquise Brown (Questionable, ankle)

This is my favorite stack of the week in large part thanks to Lamar Jackson. Jackson has been a stud so far this season, and continued his stellar play against the Bengals in Week 10. In that contest, the Ravens blew out Cincinnati by the score of 49-13. Jackson played a huge role in Baltimore’s domination in that game by passing for 223 yards (15 of 17 passes caught), running for 65 yards, and finishing with four touchdowns. His rushing ability continues to give opposing teams headaches, and that’s why he has a high floor and ceiling combination in DFS. His main target last Sunday and for much of the season already was TE, Mark Andrews, who sported six catches (had eight targets) for 53 yards and two TDs. The second-year tight end now has a notable 44 catches, 523 receiving yards, and five TDs and continues to improve as a player this season. Ravens rookie wideout, Marquise Jackson, had four catches, 80 receiving yards, and a TD last week and now looks to be back in top form after a long stretch of up and down performances all year long in Baltimore’s run-heavy offense. Nevertheless, the Ravens will have to throw the football even more than they did last week this Sunday since the team they face next is solid against the run and can pass with the best of them and that team is the Houston Texans. Unfortunately for Houston, though, their D is sixth worst in the league in passing touchdowns against (tied with one other team) and is eighth worst in the NFL in passing yards against. That should help Baltimore keep up with them on the passing end in this slate. This factor is what makes Vegas project this game as a high scoring one between these two teams in Week 11. In my opinion, all three of these Baltimore players can be viewed as a viable cash game stack thanks to the salary left over by Brown but they really bring their ceiling value in GPPs since all of them have decent paths to a ceiling game. This rings true especially for Jackson, and none of them have a crazy high projected ownership on DraftKings or FanDuel.
Note: If Marquise Brown sits out this week, just Stack Lamar Jackson with Mark Andrews in this one.
Carolina Panthers 

QB | Kyle Allen with RB | Christian McCaffrey 

The highest of the high-end priced RBs is DFS, Christian McCaffrey, paired up with low mid-tier to low-tier priced QB, Kyle Allen (who just had his first 300+ passing-yard game in Week 10), this week makes for a safe Cash game stack, and possibly our favorite on the week. This is due to McCaffrey’s dominance so far this season, Allen’s low-end price tag mixed in with his respectable numbers, and their ideal match-up ahead of them. What really has to be noted is McCaffrey’s receiver-like pass-catching ability. When you combine that element to the mix in this Stack it creates a solid lineup correlation for GPPs (despite both him and Allen owning high pOWN%s). This Panthers’ RB is clearly a core play in any type of Daily Fantasy Sports contest you join on Sunday. Carolina’s next contest will be against an Atlanta team that gives up 111 rushing yards per game this season to RBs and they are also a weak defense against the pass. This is a favorable matchup for the Panthers at home with McCaffrey lined up to once again be heavily involved on offense like he has been all season (he averages 25.9 touches per game this year). That should keep Allen and McCaffrey, especially, highly active and looking to score every chance they get and since this Carolina ‘back already averages between 27.61 and 32.3 Fantasy Points per game on DraftKings and FanDuel this season, the odds of him scoring a ton of Fantasy Points in Week 11 are very favorable. In conclusion, all Allen has to do is put up numbers slightly better than what he put up last week (300 passing yards and two TDs would suffice) and that’ll make this slate a very satisfying one for DFS owners as long as the Panthers’ RB1 performs at an MVP-level once again this Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys 

QB | Dak Prescott with WR | Amari Cooper

(Questionable, knee, & preferred Stack) or

WR | Michael Gallup

I’m having a hard time not listing Ezekiel Elliott in this Stack but here’s why I didn’t. For starters, there are simply too many mouths to feed in Dallas’ matchup with the Lions this week, and while there’s a very good chance Elliott will do pretty well this Sunday since Detroit stinks versus not only against the pass but the run as well, there simply isn’t a smart way to start three high-priced Dallas players right now. With that said, there are two other top-tier priced options on the Cowboys that I’d rather go with and that’s for the following reasons. I like Dak Prescott the most out of any Cowboy player in Week 11. Prescott is now second in the NFL in passing yards and third in the league in passing TDs. He’s simply having a better year than Elliott is to this point in Kellen Moore’s offense, who also happened to play QB in college and at the Pro level. By avoiding Zeke here, I’ll be able to save some cash while going with Amari Cooper, with the latter being the safer option to go with between them recently. Cooper is averaging 26.35 DraftKings points per game and 21.1 FanDuel points per game in his last two outings, while Elliott is only averaging 12.6 DraftKings points per game and 10.6 FanDuel points per game in that same stretch of contests. That’s what makes a Prescott and Cooper Stack a wise investment in both GPPs and Cash games. WR Michael Gallup, is the other option to consider with Prescott in this Stack and he comes in at a friendly price tag compared with other Cowboy stars. Playing Gallup can also be beneficial in tournament play depending on how you go about setting your DFS lineup(s). Gallup hasn’t been as solid as Cooper of late, but he’s definitely playing better than Elliott right now. This Dallas receiver has averaged 14.45 DraftKings points per contest, and 12.95 FanDuel points per contest in his last two games and comes in way cheaper than both Elliott and Cooper. Prescott and Cooper’s pOWN% is semi-high while Gallup’s is considerably lower, and while Cooper (knee) may be the preferred Stack to start with Prescott in this one, there’s still a small chance he could sit out this contest on Sunday. If he does, Gallup makes for a very solid start in his place and gives this Dallas Stack an even more flexible DFS salary cap.

Oakland Raiders 

RB | Josh Jacobs (Questionable, shoulder) with

| Oakland Raiders D/ST

Josh Jacobs has a superb matchup with the Bengals this week who were just lit up by the Ravens in Week 10. Cincinnati’s D has given up the the third most rushing TDs and the fifth most rushing yards in the league this season. Jacobs comes into this contest averaging 118.3 rushing + receiving yards per game in three out of his last four contests, and now has three TDs in total when combining Weeks 9 and 10. Now, as for the other half of this Stack, the Oakland Raiders D/ST,just gave up 24 points in Week 10 to the Los Angeles Chargers, but they also had five sacks, three interceptions, and one defensive TD against them that same week. That came out to a solid 17.0 DraftKings and FanDuel points, and is a big reason as to why they’re coming into this week with an inflated price tag despite not being one of the more dominating defenses for most of this year. Nevertheless, they’re still one of the more formidable D/STs on this slate, and despite Jacobs coming in with a hefty salary requirement on FanDuel and a high pOWN% on both DraftKings and FanDuel, this Stack makes for a sound GPP play thanks to their high ceiling and only one of them (Jacobs) owning a high projected ownership percentage on both DFS sites just listed. They’re also a viable Cash game play thanks to their passable floors combined with their sizable ceilings. Jacobs is listed as Questionable for Week 11 right now, but that listing seems to be maintenance-related, so he should be ready to go this weekend.

Honorable Mentions / GPP Stacks

(Cash) San Francisco 49ers: QB | Jimmy Garoppolo with WR | Deebo Samuel

(Cash/GPP) New Orleans Saints: QB | Drew Brees with | Michael Thomas (preferred Stack) and/or | Ted Ginn Jr.

(GPP) Buffalo Bills: RB | Devin Singletary with | Buffalo Bills D/ST


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