Week 4 of the NFL season here and while I certainly hit on a few options, there were a few that also let me down quite a bit. I hope you guys were able to take advantage of some of the overlay around the industry and were able to take down some nice cash over the weekend. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering in our stacks!
When it comes to our QB-WR stacks, there are a couple out there that are going to be very popular, however I am looking at a couple that may not be as popular. My first stack is one that I am looking to bounce back after disappearing last week at home. Cam Newton-Kelvin Benjamin completely crapped the bed as the Vikings Defense tormented Cam and allowed Benjamin just one target. The obvious stack with Cam is Greg Olsen as the Falcons D was just torn apart by a TE. Look for them to go into Atlanta and try to turn around their 1-2 start.
My second stack is one that I hope stays hot as Matthew Stafford-Marvin Jones were on fire last week against the Packers and now they take on what used to be a Bears defense. I think Jones will be extremely highly owned so I may temper it a bit and not use as much of him and try to mix in Tate or Ebron in spots.
A QB that I think is going to be the highest owned is Kirk Cousins, so to battle everybody looking to use Jordan Reed or even Jamison Crowder with him, I am going to be pairing him with DeSean Jackson and hoping for a couple deep balls to go my way. The last combo is one that I just can’t stop going to and that is Philip Rivers-Tyrell Williams. I love Williams’ upside and feel like he might be the third highest owned receiving threat on the Chargers, behind Benjamin and Henry.
The RB-DEF stacks are getting somewhat tougher to predict thanks to the committee approaches and the use of receiving backs for so much of the offense. I always love David Johnson and I think we can pair him up with Arizona and be in a great spot against a one dimensional Rams offense.
LeGarrette Blount-New England is a combination that is somewhat surprising so far this season and while I think Buffalo is better than they had shown the first couple of weeks, I love that this game is in New England. With the QB injury issues of the Patriots, I think this game screams Blount and I think the NE defense keys on McCoy to take him out of the equation.
I like CJ Anderson to bounce back to go along with Denver’s defense as they travel to Tampa Bay. We know Winston has excellent ability, but we also know that he is prone to turnovers and being without Doug Martin could hurt them in this one. My last combo is one that I think we can get rather low owned at this point.
Lamar Miller-Houston is one that is shooting up my rankings thanks to the terrible news of JJ Watt going on the IR. I think people are going to start jumping off of the Texans D and while it’s tough to lose the best defensive player in the NFL, I think the Texans defense has enough pass rush depth to make up for it. We just saw the Titans offense get shut down by an Oakland D that had been picked apart to start the season.
Like I mentioned in week 1, Tyler Lockett-Seattle will always find its way into this write-up as long as Lockett is healthy. The big issue is that Lockett isn’t 100% so we will want to make sure he is good to go, as long as he is, he should be deployed as a dangerous return man who has the ability to put up 2 TD’s on the offensive end. The next one is one that I won’t have a ton of, however I will sprinkle it somewhere and that is Tyreek Hill-Kansas City. Kansas City’s defense is playing extremely well right now and while the match-up is really tough as the Steelers are getting Le’Veon Bell back, the Steelers are prone to give up sacks and they can always lead to fumbles. Hill is leading the NFL in return yardage so far this year and I think it’s only a matter of time before he is the KC #2 WR.
The last combo that I will talk about is Jamison Crowder-Washington as they get to face Cleveland, at home. Crowder has been a bright spot on offense for the Redskins and he may be the most trusted by Cousins at this point in the season. The D gets to face Cody Kessler and the Browns offense and I think they get Kessler to commit 3+ turnovers in this game. I will mention two more as GPP options . The Cardinals offense has not been in sync so Tavon Austin-LA stand out and Ted Ginn-Carolina are always options thanks to their upsides.
There you have it for Week 4, a list of my favorite stacking options. Make sure you let me know how you feel about my article in the comments below or on Twitter. Make sure to let me know how terrible I am, however if you do that be ready for me to point out when I nailed it! Best of luck and may your accounts be plentiful come Tuesday morning!