Using our Stacking tool found within our Player Models, this piece identifies some of the top stacks of the weekend. Check out our Correlations page as well to find hidden edges in stacking positions and games.
Quarterback + Wide Receiver
- Andrew Luck: $6,400 DraftKings; $8,400 FanDuel
- T.Y. Hilton: $7,800 DraftKings; $7,900 FanDuel
This will likely be one of the more popular combinations of the weekend, but with good reason. Luck was one of the highest scoring quarterbacks in all of fantasy football this season, throwing three or more touchdowns in nine of his final 13 games. This matchup with the Texans is projected to be the highest scoring by far. The total of 47.5 is four points higher than the next closest game.
This will be the third time these two teams have faced each other this season. Hilton has reached more than 100 yards receiving in each of the first two contests. He 22 receptions of 20 or more yards this season, good for fifth in the NFL. Houston is 25th in deep pass DVOA.
This stack was prolific in both meetings earlier this year. They have combined for 117.62 DraftKings points in the two matchups, 41.66 per game.
Running Back + D/ST
- Chris Carson: $6,800 DraftKings; $7,500 FanDuel
- Seattle Seahawks: $2,600 DraftKings; $4,300 FanDuel
This game pits two of the run-heaviest teams in football against one another. The Seahawks lead the league in overall rush rate at 53% and 64% on first downs. No other team in the NFL is above 50% or 60% in those respective categories. Seattle will certainly be giving the Cowboys a heavy dose of Carson on Saturday night.
Carson has also been red hot of late. He has reached 20-plus DraftKings points in three straight games, and rushed for at least 90 yards with a touchdown in four straight. What makes Carson even more appealing is that he has only received 58% of Seattle rushing attempts in the last four games. There is additional upside to be had here if the Seahawks decide to lean exclusively on their lead back in a win or go home scenario.
The Seahawks are just 1-point underdogs on the road, and should be in position to win this game. That means Dallas will have to throw throughout the football game. Dak Prescott owns a 9.6% sack rate for the season, sixth-highest in the NFL.
Quarterback + Running Back + Wide Receiver + Opposing Running Back
- Mitch Trubisky: $6,200 DraftKings; $8,100 FanDuel
- Tarik Cohen: $5,400 DraftKings; $7,000 FanDuel
- Allen Robinson: $5,600 DraftKings; $6,500 FanDuel
- Darren Sproles: $4,100 DraftKings; $5,500 FanDuel
Before talking about this particular stack, it’s important to remind fantasy players that late-swap is your friend on these playoff slates. There are four games being played over two days. That means four separate sets of injury reports, and plenty of time to digest incoming information before each game. As more information comes in — how your previous players have performed, injuries, ownership of players already played, etc — the best way to give yourself a chance at finishing in the money is by leveraging late-swap.
With all of that said, stacking the final game of the slate gives you plenty of chances to move some players around after most teams for your opponents have locked. Especially since this game has the lowest total on the slate, you can expect it to be low owned.
And yet, there should be plenty of chances for fantasy scoring. The Eagles have allowed 30 or more DraftKings points three times two quarterbacks in their final seven games. The other four games were against Josh Johnson, Mark Sanchez/Colt McCoy, Eli Manning, and Jared Goff. Only one of those matchups is even remotely difficult. Trubisky has hit the 30 point mark four times this year, giving him tremendous upside on this slate.
The Eagles have allowed the second most receptions to running backs this season, and own the eighth-highest plus/minus to opposing wide receivers. Cohen finished the season sixth in running back receptions, and third in running back receiving yards. He will be very difficult for Philly to stop.
Robinson sat out in Week 17, and that should have some people forgetting about him. Robinson owns a 22.5% target share in games played with Trubisky this season, and after Anthony Miller dislocated his shoulder in Week 17, Robinson could end up seeing a few more targets come his way.
Sproles has had a major role for the Eagles since returning from injury, especially when the team has been trailing. In the final three games of the season, all played with Nick Foles, Sproles accounted for 35% of the rushing attempts and 15% of the targets with Philly playing from behind. The Eagles are six point underdogs, so we should see Sproles a good bit in this contest.
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