This piece will identify some of my favorite DFS stacks of the weekend. Be sure to use our Stacking tool found within our Player Models to find the highest projected stacks, the stacks that figure to be chalky and more. Our Correlations page is also a great resource to find hidden edges in stacking positions and games.

Top Week 2 NFL DFS Stacks

Quarterback + Wide Receiver

  • Deshaun Watson ($6600 DraftKings, $8500 FanDuel)
  • Will Fuller ($5300 DraftKings, $6100 FanDuel)

Using Watson as your DFS QB is always a smart play, but this week’s best stack is created by pivoting off DeAndre Hopkins and onto Fuller.

Most DFS players will be tempted to stack a QB-WR combo in one of the higher scoring projected games such as the Saints at Rams or Chiefs at Raiders. But the low Houston-Jacksonville over/under (43.5 points) makes this a contrarian stack with an explosive ceiling.

The Bales Model projects especially low ownership for both Watson (2-4%) and Fuller (5-8%) on FanDuel.

Fuller has been a fantastic DFS play when paired with Watson. In their 12 games together, Fuller has averaged 70.9 receiving yards, 0.92 touchdowns and 16.6 fantasy points. In their seven games at home, Fuller has averaged one full touchdown per game.

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller

Jacksonville will try to limit Hopkins with All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey, leaving Fuller to attack the Jacksonville secondary in deep areas of the field. Fuller totaled 111 air yards in Week 1 and will have similar opportunities to Kansas City’s Sammy Watkins — 9 receptions, 198 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns — who finished as the overall WR1 at Jacksonville last week.

Quarterback + Wide Receiver

  • Andy Dalton ($5400 DraftKings, $7100 FanDuel)
  • Tyler Boyd ($6500 DraftKings, $6300 FanDuel)

One of the most underreported Week 1 storylines was Dalton passing for 418 yards and two touchdowns at Seattle. While “feast or famine” WR John Ross produced the best receiving performance — 7 receptions, 158 yards, 2 touchdowns — it was Boyd who tallied the most receptions (8) on 11 targets.

In six home games with Dalton last season, Boyd averaged 6 receptions, 80.8 yards and 0.83 touchdowns. Without All-Pro A.J. Green, look for San Francisco’s secondary to concede the short to intermediate routes to Boyd in favor of limiting Ross’ big-play ability.

Dalton’s affordable price point and projected low ownership (2-4% on FanDuel, 5-8% on DraftKings) allow DFS players to pay up at running back for Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott or Alvin Kamara. It also gains exposure to one of the few consolidated target shares, instead of projecting the lead wide receiver for teams such as the Rams (Cooks, Woods, Kupp).

Playing without Green will cause conservative DFS players to fade Dalton.  However, facing the 49ers in their second consecutive road game with a new offensive head coach in Zac Taylor presents a golden opportunity to capitalize on the widely-held “same ole’ Andy” narrative.

Dalton and Boyd are one of my favorite stacks on the Sunday slate.

Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Pass-Catcher

  • Matt Ryan ($6100 DraftKings, $7900 FanDuel)
  • Calvin Ridley ($5000 DraftKings, $6500 FanDuel)
  • DeSean Jackson ($5900 DraftKings, $6600 FanDuel)

The Falcons return home after a poor offensive performance in a 28-12 loss at Minnesota. They face a Philadelphia team that totaled 25 second-half points en route to a 32-27 win over Washington. This over/under of 52.5 is the second-highest on the Sunday schedule.

Last season, the Falcons were a DFS dream at home. They averaged 26.9 points, 306.4 passing yards and 2.3 passing touchdowns in their eight home games. While most DFS players will be on WR Julio Jones ($7300 DK, $8300 FD), his price tag makes me pivot to Ridley.

As a rookie, Ridley tallied 810 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns but was particularly efficient at home, averaging 14.6 PPR fantasy points and 0.75 touchdowns.

The price point for the Ryan-Ridley stack is perfect, especially after a disappointing Falcons offensive performance at Minnesota. It is worth noting that Ridley still finished with four receptions, 64 yards and one touchdown.

Playing Jackson as the other wide receiver is an easy decision. When he’s healthy early in the season, he’s a DFS must-start. In 2018, he followed up the overall WR3 performance with the overall WR11 performance in Week 2. Usually a low target play, Jackson also led the Eagles with 10 targets.  Look for Jackson to take advantage of an Atlanta defense that ranked 29th in Football Outsiders’ pass defense DVOA last season.

Winning DFS lineups need a piece of this projected shootout, and a Ryan/Ridley/Jackson stack combines likely big play and multiple touchdown possibilities.

Other Favorite Stack

Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Pass-Catcher

  • Dak Prescott ($6300 DraftKings, $7700 FanDuel)
  • Michael Gallup ($5600 DraftKings, $6200 FanDuel)
  • Terry McLaurin ($3800 DraftKings, $5300 FanDuel)

While Cowboys WR Amari Cooper tallied a receiving touchdown in Week 1, it was Gallup who had more receptions (seven) and receiving yards (158).

Washington was repeatedly beat deep last week by Jackson (8 receptions, 154 yards, 2 touchdowns). Playing Gallup over Cooper in Week 2 saves $1,600 on FanDuel and $1,800 on DraftKings.

Washington also put forth a strong passing game against the Eagles, led by McLaurin’s 5 receptions, 125 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. The Ohio State rookie has 4.31 40-Yard Dash speed at 208 pounds, giving the Cowboys their first real vertical test of the season. The next best Washington wide receiver in Week 1 was Paul Richardson with just 36 yards.

This will be the last week to use McLaurin as such a low price tag on either site.

Cowboys All-Pro CB Byron Jones was on a snap count against the Giants while still recovering from offseason hip surgery. The Cowboys were fifth-best in run defense DVOA in 2018, and the Redskins will rely on 34-year old Adrian Peterson to carry the rushing load.

Dak Prescott threw for 406 yards in Week 1, and Washington will need to rely on the pass to generate points, making this the ideal quarterback, pass catcher and opposing pass catcher stack.