Stacks are correlation plays that are ideal in tournaments because they help your lineup differentiate from the crowd while simultaneously putting more upside in your lineup’s range of outcomes. But stacks can absolutely be considered in cash as well if you feel the matchup is favorable enough. Stacks should always be in consideration and here are some of my favorites this week:
Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon
Rivers ranks 12th in passing yards per game (279.5) and tied for fourth in Pass TDs (19). He’s in charge of a Chargers team that ranks eighth in yards per game and 11th in points per game. Rivers and company should find plenty of success this week against the Raiders. Oakland looks like the worst team in football right now and they rank 24th in passing yards allowed per game and dead last in Pass DVOA. Stack him with Melvin Gordon, who should smash in this spot and who has averaged a healthy 6.6 targets per game this season.