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Trevor Lawrence + Christian Kirk + 3rd Jags Pass Catcher
- Trevor Lawrence ($6,000 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel)
- Christian Kirk ($6,000 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel)
The Jaguars’ pass-catchers are going to be quite chalky this week in a spot where they’re 9.5-point dogs and facing the best offense in the NFL. The funny part about that is no one is going to play the quarterback of all the chalky pass catchers, despite the fact he’s only $6,100 and projects to throw at least 40 times.
Of course, we are talking about Trevor Lawrence, who has been receiving Andrew Luck comps lately after leading the Jaguars back from a 27-3 second-half deficit to beat the Chargers last week. He threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns in that game and will likely have to do that again if the Jags have any shot at upsetting the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
The good news, however, is that the Chiefs’ pass defense is beatable. They rank 22nd in pass defense DVOA and have given up the third most DK points to opposing quarterbacks and eighth most to opposing wideouts. There was supposed to be a shootout between these two teams back in Week 10, but the Jags couldn’t muster up any real offense, losing 27-17.
It feels like Lawrence is a significantly better quarterback than he was even just eight weeks ago, which seems hard to believe, but I really do think the light went on for him. Jacksonville will have more success on offense this time around. You can count on it.
The one standout from that Week 10 game was Christian Kirk, who torched the Chiefs for nine catches, 109 yards, and two touchdowns. Jacksonville’s $72 million man showed up last week as well, catching eight of his 14 (!) targets for 78 yards and a touchdown. Both Zay Jones and Evan Engram are going to soak up a ton of ownership this week, and even though Kirk will have his fair share as well, he gives you more leverage than his teammates do. You’re also lowering your cumulative ownership by playing a somewhat chalky Kirk with his quarterback, who projects to be just 6% owned this week.
I am all over the Chiefs in this spot, but a Mahomes to Kelce stack costs $15,700, whereas Lawrence to Kirk costs just $12,00. The ideal scenario here would be for Mahomes to spread the wealth amongst his pass-catchers or for Pacheco/McKinnon to run a couple in, still giving KC a big lead and forcing the Jags to go pass-heavy.
To be honest, even if Mahomes does get there this week, Lawrence could still easily beat him points per dollar, which is extremely important on a slate with so many studs at each position.
Feel free to add Zay Jones, Engram, or even Etienne to this stack, as you’ll still be a bit different from most of the field who won’t be rostering Lawrence.
Jalen Hurts + A.J. Brown + Dallas Goedert + Darius Slayton
- Jalen Hurts ($7,600 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel)
- A.J. Brown ($7,600 DraftKings, $8,300 FanDuel)
- Dallas Godert ($4,500 DraftKings, $6,300 FanDuel)
- Darius Slayton ($4,300 DraftKings, $5,700 FanDuel)
Outside of the Chiefs game, my favorite spot to attack on this slate will be the Eagles. There’s going to be quite a bit of ownership on Jalen Hurts in a vacuum, but you can lessen that significantly by stacking him with two of his pass catchers. Both A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith are in play here, but with the price gap between the two sitting at just $400, playing Brown is the optimal way to go about this. As it stands, AJB’s ownership is projected to be just below 10%, which is absurd to me, considering his ceiling. I get it, there are a ton of elite receiver plays on the slate this week, but Brown has gone for over 28 DK points four times this year, which is the same amount of times that Ja’Marr Chase and Stefon Diggs have done so.
Jalen Hurts is not known for his arm, but he has ceilinged on more than one occasion this year with passing volume. When that’s occurred, he’s brought two pass-catchers along for the ride. In this scenario, adding Goedert instead of DeVonta Smith makes the most sense because, firstly, it knocks out your tight end spot in a stack, which is something I always recommend doing when stacking in GPPs. Secondly, the Giants are really bad against opposing tight ends, having allowed the eighth most DK points to the position on the season, including getting absolutely torched by T.J. Hockenson twice in the span of four weeks.
Jalen Hurts is 100% and ready to rock this week after being removed from the injury report, and as I mentioned in Landon’s Locks, I think the Eagles absolutely trounce the Giants here. The last time these teams played when Hurts was healthy was Week 14, when the Eagles won 48-22. In that game, Hurts threw for 217 and two while rushing for 77 yards and another score and finished with 30.38 DK points.
That performance was a harbinger of what’s going to happen this week. If the touchdowns roll through the air and not from the running game, this stack has a chance to go nuclear. Even if Hurts runs one in himself, both AJB and Goedert could still get there through efficiency.
If the Eagles are laying it on, you’re going to want a pass-catcher to bring it back with on the Giants’ side, and Slayton is my favorite of the group. Isaiah Hodgins is in play, too, of course, but there’s a $700 price difference between him and Slayton, and I don’t think there should be.
Most people are unaware of this, but Slayton dropped one of the easiest passes he’ll ever receive in his life late in the fourth quarter last week that would have gone for about 15 yards. If he completes the catch, his line reads 5/103/0 instead of 4/88/0, and he finishes with 18 DK points instead of 13. He would be $5,00 this week on DraftKings as well if he caught the ball, but instead we get him at this nice discount in a game the Giants will likely be throwing.