Starting Stacks for Week 2

Scott Bischoff takes a look at the stacks that could pay dividends in Week 2 in GPP play on FanDuel and DraftKings.

Each week I take a look at every NFL game in an attempt to identify players that can be stacked together to maximize value in GPP play at FanDuel and DraftKings. I examine the spreads and totals for each game as well as the implied totals for each team and blend that with the likeliest script that these games will follow. In doing so, I attempt to find players that can pay dividends for your lineup. In some cases, I will also provide a pivot within the stack to another player and give reasons as to why a pivot might make sense. You can use this information as a guide, and you will have multiple options to help you to sort through the noise while you put lineups together that can offer a degree of security.

RISK-AVERSE STACKS

Drew Brees + Michael Thomas

FanDuel: Brees ($8,000) + Thomas ($8,500) = $16,500

DraftKings: Brees ($6,200) + Thomas ($8,000) = $14,200

Game Total - 54

Implied Totals - Saints at 25.5 points and Rams at 28.5 points

Game Line - Los Angeles Rams -3

The New Orleans Saints are on the road, traveling to California on Sunday to take on the Rams in an NFC matchup in Week 2. This game has the highest total of the week at 54 points, and it is clear there will be points to go around in this game. The Rams have one of the highest implied total of the week (28.5), and they should force the Saints and Brees to keep throwing the ball to stay in the game.

The Rams played a strong game versus Carolina in Week 1, but the test versus the Saints is on a different level. The Panthers used running back Christian McCaffrey all over the field, and he was incredibly effective, but the Saints are going to challenge the Rams defense with passes to all parts of the field. It is tough to stop the Saints passing attack as they took apart the Texans at times last week.

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