Stacking is the name of the game in NFL DFS. To be transparent, I had a good week on DraftKings in Week 3 with me having a lot of exposure to Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Higbee stacks that included a Mike Evans or Chris Godwin bring-back. While I didn’t win a million dollars, or even thousands of dollars, I consider Week 3 a success in my book. Just like a week ago, there are plenty of games to target in Week 4 that could have plenty of NFL DFS-relevancy. In light of that, let’s take a look at my favorite stacks on Sunday’s Main slate on DraftKings.
BUF: Josh Allen ($8,000), Stefon Diggs ($7,600), Cole Beasley ($5,400), Emmanuel Sanders ($4,900), Gabriel Davis ($3,400), Dawson Knox ($3,600)
Josh Allen was in the majority of the winning lineups in Week 3 as he carved up the Washington Football Team defense for 40.2 DraftKings points. Some people may be wary to pay up for Allen this week due to the Buffalo Bills being heavily favored over the Houston Texans. But if the Bills are going to blow the doors off of the Texans, Allen and the aerial attack is going to have something to do with that, right? While I’m not against playing either Zack Moss ($5,300) or Devin Singletary ($4,800) this week, this could finally be the week we get a vintage Stefon Diggs performance. Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders are priced affordably on the green site, making them viable pieces. If you want to attempt to differentiate your Bills stacks, you can take a flier on Gabriel Davis or Dawson Knox.
Bring-back options: Brandin Cooks ($6,400), Anthony Miller ($3,700), Jordan Akins ($2,900)
Of the bring-back options on the Texans, there’s only one that you should truly feel confident in playing and that is Brandin Cooks. Cooks has an impressive 32 targets through three weeks and he’s turned that into three consecutive outings of 20+ points on DraftKings. The other two — albeit riskier — options are Anthony Miller and Jordan Akins. Houston is going to be playing from behind in this game, favoring their pass-catchers if you’re using a bring-back for a Buffalo stack.
KC: Patrick Mahomes ($8,100), Tyreek Hill ($8,000), Travis Kelce ($8,100), Mecole Hardman ($4,400)
I truly feel sorry for the defense of the Philadelphia Eagles. Right after getting trounced by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in Week 3, the Eagles have a short week to prepare for a Kansas City Chiefs team that is motivated to end their two-game losing streak. Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce have maintained safe floors in fantasy football this season. Even though Tyreek Hill has been held in check in the past two weeks, it’s only a matter of time before the Chiefs scheme up ways for him to be effective again. If having all three of Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce is too rich for your blood, I don’t mind using Mecole Hardman in Chiefs stacks to save some salary. It remains to be seen if Hardman’s role is altered once Josh Gordon can make his debut for Kansas City.
Bring-back options: DeVonta Smith ($5,700), Jalen Reagor ($4,700), Dallas Goedert ($4,800), Quez Watkins ($3,500)
Honesty is key for me, so I need to say that I’m not clamoring to play any of the pass-catchers on the Eagles. At the same time, the defense of the Chiefs has been dreadful this season, allowing the 10th most points per game to wide receivers on DraftKings. DeVonta Smith is the most explosive option in Philadelphia’s offense, even though it’s tough to trust Jalen Hurts targeting him as often as we’d like. Jalen Reagor, Dallas Goedert, and Quez Watkins are all more affordable options that are viable when using stacks that are headed by Mahomes.
LAR: Matthew Stafford ($7,000), Cooper Kupp ($7,800), Robert Woods ($5,300), Tyler Higbee ($4,600), Van Jefferson ($3,900)
Why not continue going back to the Los Angeles Rams with Stafford under center? Stafford was a smash play in Week 3 versus a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that is a pass-funneling defense. The gunslinging signal-caller would conclude last week with 32.5 DraftKings points at a surprising $6,400 salary. It appears DraftKings has caught on as Stafford is now priced up at $7,000. The Rams should have plenty of success through the air against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, with plenty of people leaning toward Cooper Kupp. Kupp has been fantastic and he has a monstrous target share thus far, but how long will that last? I know I said it last week, but THIS could be the week that Robert Woods finally finds his footing with Stafford. Higbee continues to be heavily involved in the offense and Van Jefferson has emerged as the No. 3 wideout in what is one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.
Bring-back options: DeAndre Hopkins ($7,700), Christian Kirk ($5,300), Rondale Moore ($4,600), A.J. Green ($4,500)
I understand that it’s going to be hard to use DeAndre Hopkins as a bring-back option. Besides his salary being near the $8,000 mark, some people are going to be hesitant to play him due to Jalen Ramsey being on the other side of the field. The thing is, Ramsey hasn’t shadowed anyone this season as the Rams are using the All-Pro cornerback in a variety of ways to fully utilize his skill set. That being said, there are plenty of other bring-back wide receivers that you could use from the Cardinals like Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, and A.J. Green. Also, I wouldn't be against using Chase Edmonds or James Conner if you want to get different with your bring-back option for Rams stacks.
DAL: Dak Prescott ($6,700), CeeDee Lamb ($6,700), Amari Cooper ($6,000), Cedrick Wilson ($4,000), Dalton Schultz ($3,400)
It is truly spectacular to watch Dak Prescott play football again. Prescott has proven that he’s still an elite quarterback in the NFL in his first three games for the Dallas Cowboys this season less than a year removed from a season-ending ankle injury. Even though Prescott isn’t running the ball as much as he once did, he’s completed an absurd 77.5% of his attempts for 878 yards and six touchdowns. With Michael Gallup still out for the Cowboys, that makes it easier to go with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Plus, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz should continue to see increased roles in the passing game this week versus the Carolina Panthers. I’m expecting a back-and-forth game between the Cowboys and the Panthers, so I’m on board with both sides of this game.
Bring-back options: D.J. Moore ($6,600), Robby Anderson ($5,100), Terrace Marshall Jr. ($4,000), Tommy Tremble ($2,500)
We are finally getting a glimpse of what D.J. Moore is capable of when he’s playing with a serviceable NFL quarterback. The stud wideout has been Sam Darnold’s favorite target thus far, producing a healthy 30.7% target share through three weeks. While Moore is thriving with Darnold, it is peculiar to see Robby Anderson fail to mesh with Darnold this season, but at any moment, the two could connect on a big play. Following the trade of Dan Arnold, Terrace Marshall Jr. is poised for more opportunities in three wide-receiver sets. For those that want to take a flier on a cheap tight end, Tommy Tremble is now the starting tight end in Carolina with Arnold headed to the Jacksonville Jaguars via trade. You can also include Chuba Hubbard as a bring-back if you’re using Cowboys stacks.
SEA: Russell Wilson ($7,100), D.K. Metcalf ($7,200), Tyler Lockett ($7,100), Will Dissly ($2,600)
It was tempting to list Darnold and the Panthers as my fifth favorite stack, but it’s hard to ignore the Seattle Seahawks. You could argue that the San Francisco 49ers have a better matchup on offense, but it’s hard for me to click ‘draft’ on Jimmy Garoppolo. On top of that, San Francisco has a hobbled secondary that will have to cover D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Seattle makes it easy to stack with Wilson due to their targets being mostly funneled to Metcalf and Lockett. On Wednesday, Gerald Everett was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, putting his status for Sunday’s NFC West showdown in doubt. If Everett is sidelined for the Seahawks, you could do a lot worse than Will Dissly if you aren’t plugging Kelce into your lineups.
Bring-back options: Deebo Samuel ($6,500), George Kittle ($5,900), Brandon Aiyuk ($5,000)
Deebo Samuel has been the No. 1 wide receiver for the 49ers this season, but it was interesting to see Brandon Aiyuk finally get more playing time in Week 3. Aiyuk dealt with a hamstring injury in the offseason and then he rarely saw the field in Week 1. The second-year wideout would see another limited role in Week 2, causing plenty of people to panic. Nevertheless, he saw his snap share go from 54% in Week 2 to 86% in Week 3, along with him hauling in his first touchdown of the season. George Kittle is always worthy of consideration, especially in a favorable matchup against the Seahawks. I have a feeling that the game between the Seahawks and the 49ers is going to go a bit overlooked on Sunday.