Wild Card Weekend GPP Stacks
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. Unique stacks should always be in consideration and here are some of my favorites this week:
DraftKings: $18,400 – 36.8% of total salary
FanDuel: $22,600 – 37.7% of total salary
As a general rule of thumb, larger stacks win tournaments in small slates. And especially with both AFC games being average at best fantasy games, it makes a ton of sense to make large stacks with some of the NFC’s best offenses. And my first instinct is to roll with Jared Goff as my main QB play this weekend. Goff finished the regular season in fourth place among the eight Wild Card QBs in passing yards per game (253.6) and ranks first in TD passes per game (1.9). And as for the Rams offense as a whole, they rank first out of all Wild Card teams in points scored on the season (478). Goff gets to play at home in my favorite fantasy game of the weekend against a Falcons defense that ranks middle of the pack in pass DVOA and that has allowed the eighth most passing yards over the past six weeks.
So that’s great and all but who to stack with him? After all, there are three relevant Rams WRs and all of them have had big games at times this season. Well, first let’s start with Robert Woods who ranks fifth out of all pass catchers playing this weekend in targets per game (7.08). And who I believe will be slept on due to limited playing time (Thanks to an injury and resting in Week 17) towards the end of the season. And let’s get Sammy Watkins in there as well. That’s because Watkins has proven TD upside as he’s scored eight times on the year.