The weekly Sunday Stack column is our attempt to give you a solid foundation for setting your Fanduel lineups.
As we frequently remind our readers and listeners, a "stack" is starting multiple players from the same NFL team to try and capitalize on scoring opportunities in good matchups. There is a cash-game stack. Cash-games are 50/50's, double-ups, and other contests with high winning percentages. There is also a tournament or GPP (guaranteed prize pool) stack. Tournaments have large numbers of players and large payouts, but the odds of winning are much smaller.
Three of the four stacks from last week's Sunday Stack-Thanksgiving edition hit. Stafford-Megatron, Cutler-Jeffrey, and Mariota-Walker all did well. The Palmer-Fitzgerald stack (the surest of the four), not so much.
The cash-game stacks are more expensive and more conservative as there is less risk involved. The tournament stack is usually less expensive but much riskier as the odds of winning are so much smaller. Also, using players with lower ownership percentages is much more important in tournaments. All values listed are the current Fanduel values.
There are two obvious cash-game stacks this week: a Steelers stack and a Panthers stack. The less obvious Cardinals (Palmer-Fitzgerald) stick is one I'm also playing because I think the Arizona offense gets right this week after last week's performance. Also, I suggested this stack last week, so I'm shooting for a little redemption. However, the obvious choices this week are:
- QB - Ben Roethisberger (Pit - $8,100). Averaging 25 fantasy points over the last three games.
- WR - Martavis Bryant (Pit - $6,900). Colts struggle vs. WR2's and $2,100 less than Brown.
- QB - Cam Newton (Car - $9,000). As TJ says, "The Saints are a slot machine."
- TE - Greg Olsen (Car - $6,600). And they are terrible vs. tight ends.
Again, there are two that are especially enticing to me. The Baltimore Ravens defense is good against the run and bad against the pass. That sounds a lot like the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, and the Steelers offense puts up points like nobody's business. Therefore:
- QB - Ryan Tannehill (Mia - $7,300). He threw 58 passes last week!
- WR - Jarvis Landry (Mia - $7,400). He's a sure bet for double digit targets; or
- WR - DeVante Parker (Mia - $5,200). They could unleash the rookie.
- QB - Matt Hasselbeck (Ind - $6,500). He threw 42 passes last week, and junk time counts.
- WR - Donte Moncrief (Ind - $6,400). Hilton is safer, but Moncrief is special; or
- WR - T.Y. Hilton (Ind - $7,300). 95 yards and 2 TDs last week.
If you want to see how we construct complete cash-game lineups, check out our weekly Fanduel Faceoff, where TJ and I pick one cash-game lineup to play against each other.