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Derek Carr + Davante Adams + Marquise Brown
- Derek Carr ($6,200 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel)
- Davante Adams ($8,600 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel)
- Marquise Brown ($6,200 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel)
Much like last week with the Chiefs stack, this Carr-to-Adams pairing will not be sneaking up on anybody, as they are two of the top values at their positions on the week. Just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it’s not effective, as you can bet there will be some scoring in this Raiders/Cardinals game.
Most people are probably unaware of this, but Allegiant Stadium is a fantasy football factory. The Raiders played nine home games last season, and the total points scored in each read: 60, 59, 29, 55, 55, 45, 32, 30, 67. Six of the nine games went for at least 45 points, while five of the nine (55%) went for a whopping 55 or more.
The Chiefs just walked into Arizona and lambasted the Cardinals, 44-21, which doesn’t even tell the full story of KC’s dominance. Patrick Mahomes — albeit an alien from outer space — completed 30-of-39 passes for 360 yards (9.2 Y/A) and five touchdowns. Derek Carr, who averaged an efficient 8.0 Y/A despite three interceptions, should be able to move the ball on this Arizona defense. The obvious stacking partner here is his former college teammate at Fresno State.
Davante Adams looked like his usual elite self against the Chargers, commanding a laughable 17 targets on Carr’s 37 drop-backs, good for a 46% target share. The gap in price between Cooper Kupp and Adams is $1,300, which is a lot on this slate.
There are multiple ways to bring this back on the Arizona side, but it’s easiest just to click Marquise Brown, who looked okay against the Chiefs last week, posting a 4/43/1 line on six targets. His price did not move and is still a very palatable $6,200 on DraftKings. The other option is second-year wideout Greg Dortch, who caught seven of his nine targets last week for 63 yards. He is a DraftKings-only punt play at $3,500.
Russell Wilson + Jerry Jeudy + Brandin Cooks
- Russell Wilson ($7,200 DraftKings, $7,500 FanDuel)
- Jerry Jeudy ($5,600 DraftKings, $6,300 FanDuel)
- Brandin Cooks ($6,000 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel)
Matt Ryan and Michael Pittman torched this Houston pass defense last week, albeit on 50 attempts, but the point remains. Ryan threw for 352 yards and a TD, while Pittman went nuclear, posting a 9/121/1 line on 13 targets. Houston allowed the second most receiving yards to WRs on the week with 240, trailing only the Rams who got eviscerated for 257 yards by Stef Diggs, Gabe Davis, and Co.
Despite only scoring 16 points on Monday night vs. the Seahawks, Russell Wilson was quite efficient, completing 29 of his 42 passes for 340 yards and a TD. Houston allowed Indy to get off a whopping 90 plays last week, which should provide ample opportunity for Russ to smash in a game the Broncos absolutely have to have.
Jerry Jeudy was the star of the show for the Broncos last week, turning his seven targets into a 4/102/1 line, which included a highlight reel 67-yard touchdown where he outran most of the Seattle secondary en route to the endzone. Courtland Sutton also saw seven targets in the game and played well, hauling in four passes for 72 yards of his own. This stack can absolutely be run with Sutton instead of Jeudy, but you’re paying an additional $500. You could even make this a double if you like.
No matter what you do on the Denver side, you are running it back with Brandin Cooks. Cooks was a target hog for the Texans last week, seeing 12 targets on just 37 Davis Mills drop-backs, good for an elite 32% target share. He turned those 12 looks into seven catches for 82 yards and will yet again remain the focal point of this Texans’ offense. Denver did a good job locking down both D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett last week, but we are looking at insane target volume for Cooks in a spot where the Texans are 10-point road dogs.
Joe Mixon + Bengals D/ST
- Joe Mixon ($7,200 DraftKings, $8,300 FanDuel)
- Bengals D/ST ($2,200 DraftKings, $3,900 FanDuel)
If you read this article last week, you know this exact stack was featured, and we will be 100% be running it back in an even better spot in Week 2. Unlike last week, this pairing will likely be the most popular two-player stack on the DK main slate.
Let’s start with Joe Mixon, as he saw a hefty workload in Week 1 against the Steelers, even as the Bengals trailed for most of the game. The offseason reports that Zac Taylor was going to get Samaje Perine or Chris Evans more involved fell by the wayside, as Mixon saw a whopping 27 carries and nine targets, good for a combined 35 RB opportunities. Only Jonathan Taylor saw more carries (31), and only Javonte Williams and Breece Hall saw more targets than the former Oklahoma Sooner.
If you watched Sunday Night Football, which I’m sure you did, you saw ‘Lombardi Lenny’ Fournette shred the Dallas rush defense to the tune of a 21/127/0 performance. He also caught both his targets for an additional 10 yards and finished with 18.7 DK points without scoring a touchdown. Tee Higgins left Sunday’s game with a concussion and has a chance to play this week, but he will likely be eased back in, meaning we could be looking at another monstrous Mixon workload.
The reason this stack will be so popular is that the DraftKings pricing was released for Week 2 before the Dak Prescott news broke, and the Bengals defense is priced at a meager $2,200. They are a more reasonable $3,900 on FanDuel, but there’s no doubt this stack will still be popular on both sites. With Prescott set to miss the next month at least, the Cowboys will turn to Cooper Rush, who’s 29 years old with one career start under his belt. The Bengals will be the chalkiest defense we see likely all season on DraftKings, but they’re impossible to avoid in cash games if you consider yourself even a semi-serious DFS player. There is no doubt the Bengals — who are 7.5-point road favorites — should control this game, which tilts the game script in Mixon’s favor.