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.

Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Pass Catcher

  • Philip Rivers ($5900 DraftKings, $7100 FanDuel)
  • T.Y. Hilton ($5700 DraftKings, $6300 FanDuel)
  • Adam Thielen ($7200 DraftKings, $7300 FanDuel)

The Colts as a team are coming off a disappointing loss at Jacksonville. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton put much of the blame on himself. He tallied nine targets, but only produced four receptions, 53 receiving yards with two key drops in the fourth quarter. This is a prime “get right” spot for Hilton, who has always been much better at home than on the road:

After last week’s battle with first-round pick CJ Henderson, Hilton faces a Minnesota secondary that allowed the overall WR1 performance to Green Bay’s Davante Adams (14 receptions, 156 receiving yards, and 2 TDs). Indianapolis quarterback Philip Rivers comes with a very affordable price tag despite throwing for 363 passing yards in Week 1.

They face a Vikings defense that has their best pass rusher, Danielle Hunter, on injured reserve. In Week 1, Minnesota was one of only two defenses to score zero fantasy points.

Adam Thielen will demand one of the highest team target shares in football. In Week 1 he turned eight targets into six receptions, 110 receiving yards, and 2 TDs en route to the overall WR3 performance. Thielen comes with a high price tag but was only 7.74% owned on DraftKings last week. Given the Vikings loss, I don’t project that ownership to rise significantly. 

In a game with a 48.5 point total, scoring will occur for both teams.

Pivot away from the more popular Colts plays of Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, and Parris Campbell. Stick with the Colts WR1 at home on the carpet in this sneaky shootout. 

Running Back + DEF/Special Teams

  • Benny Snell ($4500 DraftKings, $4600 FanDuel)
  • Steelers D/ST ($3800 DraftKings, $4600 FanDuel)

Whoever is the Pittsburgh lead running back should have a strong fantasy outing on Sunday. I am going with Benny Snell, who carried 19 times for 116 rushing yards in Pittsburgh’s 26-16 win on Monday Night. The Steelers favor a one-back system, which means Snell would be inline for a huge workload at a great DFS price provided James Conner is ruled out. The Steelers are a 6-point favorite in their home opener which should translate to heavy positive game scripts. 

The Pittsburgh defense totaled three sacks and two interceptions on the road win against the Giants, and face second-year quarterback Drew Lock. They were responsible for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones having the most Week 1 quarterback pressures in the NFL.

Denver is still battling injuries, especially on defense. Linebacker Von Miller’s and cornerback A.J. Buoye will both be out for several weeks. On offense, the Broncos will likely be without Philip Lindsey, but hope to have wide receiver Courtland Sutton back.  

I’m projecting a few Drew Lock turnovers and a comfortable win by PIttsburgh. Just make sure to verify the Pittsburgh running back on Sunday. I would gladly use this stack with Conner ($6800 DK, $6900 FD) as well. 

Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Pass Catcher

  • Dak Prescott ($6800 DraftKings, $8300 FanDuel)
  • Amari Cooper ($6300 DraftKings, $7000 FanDuel)
  • Calvin Ridley ($6800 DraftKings, $7100 FanDuel)

The Cowboys offense didn’t have chance to explode in Week 1 against the Rams, losing the time of possession battle 35:38 to 24:22. That should be fixed in their home opener against a Falcons defense that was scorched by Russell Wilson for 322 passing yards and four touchdowns. Atlanta ranked 21st in pass defense DVOA per Football Outsiders and allowed only four incompletions to Wilson. 

Cooper actually had a decent performance against star Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, tallying 10 receptions for 81 receiving yards. His 14 targets more than doubled any other Cowboys receiver. Since joining Dallas, Cooper has completely polarizing home/road split

Ridley always benefits from receiving less attention and should be able to find success in a game with the highest Week 1 over/under at 54.5 points. He finished Week 1 as the second-best fantasy wide receiver with nine receptions, 130 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. 

I want a stack in this Falcons-Cowboys game, and want to take advantage of Cooper’s low price. Given the Cowboys’ disappointing Week 1 performance, this may be Cooper’s lowest price all season. Also, Ridley will always be cheaper than Julio Jones ($7400 DK, $8200 FD) yet can outproduce in DFS just like in Week 1.

The best way to gain exposure to one of the most exciting games on the Sunday main slate is through a Dak/Cooper/Ridley stack.