The weekly Sunday Stack is designed to help you in setting Fanduel lineups. A "stack" is simply starting multiple players from the same team in good matchups to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
There is a cash-game (50/50's, double-ups, head-to-heads, and other contests with small player pools) stack. There is also a tournament or GPP (guaranteed prize pool) stack. Tournaments are contests with large numbers of players where the payouts are larger, but the odds of winning are much smaller.
If you want to see how we have constructed complete rosters, check out our Fanduel Faceoff where we each pick one lineup to against each other head-to-head.
The primary difference between the two suggested stacks is the cash-game stack is more expensive, but more conservative, as there are a large number of winners. The tournament stack is typically less expensive but riskier since the odds of winning a tournament are much smaller and starting players with lower ownership percentages is much more important. The values provided are the current Fanduel values.
CASH GAME STACK:
The Raiders pass defense is awful, but the Steelers pass defense isn't much better. You could easily play a Big Ben-Antonio Brow-DeAngelo Williams stack and probably be fine. However, you can make the pivot play and start Derek Carrr, who has been good and can easily keep up with Big Ben. Starting Carr over Roethlisberger leaves you with an extra $1,300 to use to add Antonio Brown to your Raiders stack and hedge against Big Ben's production.
- QB - Derek Carr (Oak - $7,000).
- WR - Amari Cooper (Oak - $7,300) and/or Michael Crabtree (Oak - $5,800).
If you've been waiting for either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota to do anything on your season-long fantasy team, this could be the week. Both have great matchups. Winston is facing the Giants, who allowed seven touchdown passes to Drew Brees last week. Winston is no Brees, but the matchup is still smoking. However, the play with more upside is Mariota, who should be in a shootout against the aforementioned Brees. Remember Mariota's week-one performance? You probably shouldn't expect that, but he does have the potential to put up big numbers, which is what you're looking for in tournament plays.
- QB - Marcus Mariota (Ten - $7,100).
- TE - Delanie Walker (Ten - $5,500).
May your Fanduel lineups score early and often.