Who among us doesn’t enjoy a good stack? You can get nearly double the points you would get from one touchdown! Thankfully, Week 8 of the daily fantasy football season provides great opportunities to pair a quarterback with one his offensive teammates. Here are a few ways to use stacks to start creating your Week 8 lineups.
Texas Sized Stack
Deshaun Watson ($7,100) didn’t really shine in Week 7 but a date with the Oakland Raiders could be a great bounce back spot. I will die on Deandre Hopkins hill! Hopkins ($8,100) finally snapped out his funk last week and there isn’t much reason to believe the good times will stop against the Raiders. If the premium Texans stack is too rich for your blood you can roll the dice coupling Watson with Kenny Stills ($4,700). Will Fuller is injured and will likely miss Sunday’s game. This leaves Stills with deep route responsibilities. He’s proven to be a capable WR3/FLEX when healthy and Watson is an aggressive downfield passer.
If $15,200 is too much of an investment for only two players, you could try the Detroit Lions passing attack. Matthew Stafford ($6,100) is putting together a strong season and his receiving weapons are some of the best in the league. Pick your poison: Kenny Golladay ($6,400) or Marvin Jones ($5,800) or T.J. Hockenson ($3,500)? Jones had a tremendous 4 touchdown game in Week 7, but Golladay is the WR1 and there is the chance balance is restored with more targets headed Golladay’s way. T.J. Hockenson has a tougher matchup as the New York Giants have defended opposing tight ends very well this season.
Balling on a Budget
If the first two stacks were too spicy for you then let’s run another option. Ryan Tannenhill...(pauses and waits for the crowd to stop booing and throwing garbage on stage)… looked serviceable last week and he faces the Tampa Bay defense that is one of the worst in the league against the pass. You could pair Tannehill ($5,100) with one of his starting receivers Corey Davis ($4,400) or A.J. Brown ($4,100). Although with Delanie Walker likely out, Jonnu Smith ($2,800) makes some sense. Of course, the Titans are a high-risk team to create a stack around, but hopefully you can use your extra dollars to find safer options to complete your lineup.
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