Patrick Mahomes - Clyde Edwards-Helaire
By stacking Mahomes and CEH in the same lineup, we’re trying to soak up all the Chiefs TDs as they have a whopping implied team total of 34 points.
They are good stack options as well because CEH has been used in the passing game with 17 targets in his last 3 games.
If Mahomes and the Chiefs score 5 or 6 TDs and these guys are involved in all of them, it will be an extremely high-scoring stack. And not many people will be stacking the QB and RB together.
The matchup is good against the Raiders, who can’t generate a pass rush and have conceded the most fantasy points in the league to opposing RBs. Further enhancing the Mahomes-CEH stack is the fact that the Raiders have allowed 276 receiving yards to RBs — 2nd most.
Lamar Jackson - Mark Andrews
With Jackson missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday — and sandwiched between chalkier options Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott — he’ll probably go under-owned as he has yet to have a ceiling game through 4 weeks.
The Ravens have an implied team total of 32 points and Jackson was phenomenal against this same Bengals defense last season, with fantasy finishes of QB1 and QB2. The Bengals simply can’t generate any pressure and have given up solid games to Baker Mayfield, Gardner Minshew and Carson Wentz.
I think Andrews is the best stacking option with Lamar this week as he is their clear go-to guy in the red zone with 2 multi-TD games already this season.
Andrews has tremendous leverage this week as many DFS players will be looking to roster George Kittle and Travis Kelce in the same price range. Last year, Andrews had 2 good games against the Bengals (6-99-0 and 6-53-2).
Ryan Fitzpatrick - Devante Parker - George Kittle
This stack will certainly go low-owned as most people will only be looking to the 49ers side of the ball.
With Fitzpatrick coming in at 1% projected ownership, I think he is in play for GPPs this week as he has scored over 20 DK points in 3 straight games. This San Francisco defense is missing its best 2 players in Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa.
Devante Parker is the top stack option with Fitz as he is coming off a 10-catch, 110-yard game. Parker leads the Dolphins in targets on the year with 29 through 4 games.
In lineups where I use Fitz/Parker, I will be running it back with George Kittle, who eviscerated the Eagles defense for 15-183-1 in Week 4.
Kittle’s matchup is unimposing against the Dolphins, who rank 28th against the pass. He has a high chance at a TD with the Niners projected to score over 27 points.
Matt Ryan - Calvin Ridley - Robby Anderson
Ryan is in play this week back in the dome against a Panthers defense that is generating the lowest pressure rate in the league. He was a top 5 QB in Weeks 1 and 2 and bottom 5 QB in Weeks 3 and 4 against the Bears and Packers.
Ridley is coming off a 0-catch performance and should be lower owned this week after going nuclear in Weeks 1-3. Ridley was dealing with an ankle injury in Week 4 against the Packers but is reportedly looking like his explosive self in practice this week.
In lineups where I stack Ryan and Ridley, I will run it back with Robby Anderson, who leads the Panthers with 34 targets on the season. The Falcons have given up 21 completions over 20 yards, which is the highest mark in the league.
James Conner - Steelers D
The Eagles’ offensive line and WR corps has been in ruins this season with all starting WRs and 4 of 5 starting offensive lineman getting injured.
This appears to be the worst possible matchup for Wentz and the Eagles as he has been horrible when under pressure and the Steelers have the best defensive line in football. Pittsburgh has generated pressure at league-high 50% clip.
With the Eagles offense expected to struggle to move the ball, I will be stacking James Conner with the Steelers D. Conner should have enhanced play volume and get the ball in good field position.
Conner has played over 70% snaps on the season and has been a beast the last 2 weeks with 40 touches for 270 total yards and 2 TDs.