Week 11 is upon us and we saw a couple of high profile teams get upset in week 10, which tells us that we never know what is going to happen out on the gridiron. There are a number of nice match-ups to target this weekend and I will try to take a look at some of the stacking option that you should be considering for your GPP lineups.
When I look back at last week, there is a passing game that really cost me big time everywhere around the industry and generally people have a tough time going back to the well, however you HAVE to have a short memory in DFS so with that in mind, I am going back to the Oakland Raiders for my top duo or even trio. Derek Carr/Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree travel to take on the Lions who are coming off of a HUGE road victory and are in a gigantic let down spot this weekend. Normally my first choice has been Crabtree to pair with Carr, however his price is finally starting to rise and I think now could be the time to jump on Cooper. I will have lineups with both WRs stacked with Carr. I know the Patriots just lost their all everything WR in Edelman, however the cupboard is not bare and I expect a combination of Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski or Danny Amendola to pick up the slack and put up big numbers against the Bills this weekend. Brandon LaFell is certainly an option and I would expect that he and Brady hook up for a monster week at least once before the end of the season.
I love how great Carson Palmer/Larry Fitzgerald looked last week against the Seahawks and feel like they have a chance to take it to a Bengals team that might be a little down after their Monday night home loss. I certainly like Michael Floyd as well however I think the Palmer-Fitz duo is where its going to be at in this one. My fourth duo is that of the Detroit Lions as they get to take on a traveling Raiders defense who was just gashed by AP and the Vikings. I know they were gashed on the ground, however Matthew Stafford/Calvin Johnson are a much better combination than the Vikings offer in the passing game. The Raiders pass defense is pretty bad and I am expecting one of those huge Calvin games in this one. My last duo is kind of a flash back to last year as I hope they have that same chemistry. Mark Sanchez/Jordan Matthews could be a very sneaky, under-the-radar combination that could pay off handsomely this weekend. I also really like Zach Ertz’s match-up in this game. If you want a shot in the dark GPP duo look no further than Tony Romo/Dez Bryant.
The RB/DEF combinations are a little tougher to pick out this week as none of the match-ups really scream must stack. I think my top combination is one that really depends on the health of the RB as Marshawn Lynch/Seattle have a great match-up against an extremely weak 49ers team at home. The problem is Lynch has been dealing with an abdomen injury. Seattle is probably the top defensive option for this weekend however. I think my second choice for stacking is the combination of Lamar Miller/Miami. Miller has been extremely active on offense since the coaching change and has been a huge asset in the passing game. I know Dallas returns Romo and I did mention them above, however there could be some rust early on in this game and I think the Dolphins D could take advantage of it. Add in the fact that Miami has a legit return man in Jarvis Landry and you have a team that could put up a solid number. The last two combinations that I am going to list are Todd Gurley/St Louis and Chris Ivory/NY Jets. Both stacks have a few questions on the defensive side of the ball as they have struggled recently and are both on the road, however both have defenses that people were using quite frequently prior and its only a matter of time before they bounce back. Both RB’s have multi TD upside and are getting 20+ carries consistently which is always nice to see.
My top combination is one I actually referred to above and that is Jarvis Landry/Miami. Landry is a huge part of the Dolphins offense and he is always dangerous when returning kicks. Miami’s defense has been opportunistic and I think they get their hands on the ball a couple of times as Romo returns from his lengthy injury. My second combination is Tavon Austin/St Louis. Austin is active in the offense as they generally get him 8-12 touches via the passing game as well as reverses and direct hand-offs and I think the Rams defense bounces back from being embarrassed at home. They take on a Ravens offense that is missing any legit WR and they have a QB that loves to sling it around and that should put them DB’s in a position to make some plays. My last duo is that of Ted Ginn Jr/Carolina. Ginn continues to get opportunities on deep balls and it’s only a matter of time before he holds onto a couple of those bombs, while the Panthers defense should remind Kirk Cousins that he is in fact, Kirk Cousins.
I know I have mentioned it a few times for on Fanduel, but I love the idea of pairing my Kicker with my Defense whenever it is an option as the additional possessions granted for an offense by a stellar defense generally means more opportunities for your kicker. With that said, that is the look at our Week 11 stacking options and as always please feel free to hit me up in the comments section below or on twitter! Best of luck in your games!