STLCards' NFL DFS Picks - Core Stacks: Week 2

Stacking in daily fantasy football can be the key to winning a large-field tournament. In this space, GPP master Justin “STLCardinals84” will detail his favorite correlations to help you optimize your DFS lineups.

Week 1

Welcome back, Grinders! NFL Football has returned! It is nice to have football back in our lives, and I hope that you enjoy this article as the season goes along. Let’s get things started!

An Introduction

In case you are new to the NFL DFS space or new to RotoGrinders, this was a new article series that began last year. The goal of the article is to detail some of my favorite GPP correlation plays of the week. These could be anything from full game stacks to simple QB/WR combinations to RB/DEF combinations to anything in between. I will include some chalkier builds and some lower owned builds throughout the article, and I will touch on our RotoGrinders projected ownership figures along the way.

You may ask yourself why stacks and correlation plays are so important in NFL DFS. Well, we have seen time and again throughout the years that correlation plays lead to winning tournament lineups.

Scenario #1 – If you roster a quarterback that throws six touchdown passes with four of them going to one wide receiver, you probably aren’t winning a GPP with that quarterback unless you also have him paired with that wide receiver.

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  • bigmo622

    Worst tips in the history of the NFL….Only one core mad eit, all the others were bust.

  • shockermandan

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    My guess is if you run 150 lineups with 20% exposure to each of these five stacks you had an okay day at worst and the potential for a GPP winning day if somehow you fit in Aaron Jones w/ the Falcons/Cowboys stack.

    Cowboys/Falcons + Jonathan Taylor would’ve run pretty good.

    On top of that 2/5 of the fail (Saquon/Tyrod) resulted from injury.

  • bigmo622

    You would be lucky to cash at all in GPP considering there were other high scoring games not tipped here like the JAX game. On Fanduel, 150 lineup you’ve just spent $600 to make back $100 if you’re lucky….lol.

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