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Top Week 16 NFL DFS Stacks for DraftKings + FanDuel Based on Awesemo’s Premium Top Stacks Tool




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Week 16 presents an 11-game slate. To gain leverage in GPPs, stacking is a strategy that every DFS player should use. Rostering a quarterback with one or more of his pass catchers gives lineups the upside it needs to have a chance at finishing near the top of the leaderboards. The NFL DFS advice below will evaluate how to utilize NFL DFS stacks for Week 16 DraftKings and FanDuel lineups by finding the top the stacking options from Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool. The Top Stacks Tool will break down the stack in terms of its overall projection of being the No. 1 stack of the week, the ownership of the quarterback, if it is a value or not and the overall leverage on the rest of the field.

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Top NFL DFS Stacks for Week 16 on DraftKings + FanDuel

Top Stack: Los Angeles Rams

No offense is rating higher than the Rams in Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool for Week 16. They will be facing the Vikings in Minnesota and this game boasts the highest total on the slate (49 points). In this projected shootout, Los Angeles’ implied team total is the third highest on the board (26 points). With Matthew Stafford at the helm, the Rams have been an extremely pass heavy offense this season, ranking second to last in game script adjusted rush rate, via Awesemo’s Advanced Stats. He has flourished in this offense, ranking fourth in yards per attempt (8.3) and second in passing touchdowns (35). In this juicy spot against the Vikings, who have given up the seventh highest yards per attempt (7.1) and fifth most passing touchdowns (25), Stafford brings terrific upside and is particularly appealing on DraftKings, where his salary has dropped under $7,000 for the first time in eight games.

Cooper Kupp has been the No. 1 fantasy player this season and is the obvious top option to pair with Stafford. He ranks third in target share (32.9%), first in red zone targets (30), first in yards after the catch (693) and fifth in air yards (1,475). This past week, Kupp hauled in nine of his 13 targets for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks, resulting 37.7 DraftKings points. This marked the sixth time in 14 start this season that he has topped 30 DraftKings points, and while Kupp may be the most expensive receiver on both DraftKings and FanDuel, he is still very underpriced for his upside. Regardless of position, no player on DraftKings has a higher ceiling than Kupp this week, via Awesemo’s Boom Bust Tool. Ever since the Rams lost Robert Woods (knee) for the season, Van Jefferson has taken over as Stafford’s second option, handling a 16.4% target share, including six red zone targets and five targets over 20 yards, while running a route on 96% of Stafford’s dropbacks over the last five games. Before last week, Jefferson had found the pay dirt in three straight games and this an excellent time to buy-low on the receiver. This is also a great time to attack Odell Beckham Jr. at possibly low ownership. He only caught one pass last week, but just like Jefferson, Beckham Jr. had scored a touchdown in each of his previous three starts. Since joining the Rams, Beckham has a 15.8% target share, including four red-zone targets and seven targets over 20 yards, while running a route on 71% of Stafford’s dropbacks.

In this slate-high total, double stacking two of these pass catchers with Stafford is extremely viable and should not be a common route for roster construction.

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Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 19.8%

Awesemo QB Ownership: 8.5%

Top Stack: Los Angeles Chargers

Facing the Texans, the Chargers have huge upside this upside this week. Houston is allowing the sixth highest yards per attempt (7.2) and are the fourth worst graded defense of PFF. Los Angeles’ implied team total is the highest on the slate in this prime spot (27.5 points) and this game also presents the second largest total on the board (45.5 points). The Chargers have relied on their pass game this season, ranking third to last in game script adjusted rush rate and Justin Hebert has been stellar under center. He ranks ninth in yards per attempt (7.5) and third in passing touchdowns (32). Herbert has recorded at least 24 DraftKings points in six of his last seven starts and is averaging 25.3 DraftKings points per game when playing behind an implied team total of 25 points or greater for his career.

As always, Keenan Allen is the undisputed top option to stack with Herbert. This season, Allen ranks 11th in target share (26.8%) and fourth in red-zone targets (19). He has garnered double-digit targets in six of his past seven and brings a top-five ceiling at his position for both DraftKings and FanDuel according to Awesemo’s Boom Bust Tool. Second on the team in target share is Mike Williams at 20.4%. He also ranks 10th in the league in red-zone targets (17) and 19th in targets north of 20 yards (19). Finally, Jared Cook is viable if seeking a cheaper option for Chargers’ stacks. He has seen a 13.4% target share, including 12 red-zone targets and ranks third on the team route rate (66%). Given his usage in scoring territory, Cook is far too cheap for his upside, and is rating as a top-three tight end value on DraftKings, via Awesemo’s projections.

Update: Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Texans. Allen’s huge target share should grow even further, making him one of the best receiver targets on the slate. Furthermore, with Jaylen Guyton also still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Joshua Palmer should operate as the Chargers’ No.2 receiver and becomes an outstanding punt play. Williams has yet to miss a game this season, but with Allen inactive two weeks ago, Palmer caught five of his seven targets for 66 yards and a touchdown against the Giants, while running a route on 94% of Hebert’s dropbacks. For DraftKings, Palmer is rating as a top-10 receiver value on the slate, according to Awesemo’s projections. 

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Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 10.2%

Awesemo QB Ownership: 10.3%

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Value Stack: Seattle Seahawks

If in the market for a cheaper offense to stack this Sunday, the Seahawks fit the bill. Hosting the Bears, Seattle’s implied team total ranks sixth on the slate (24.75 points). Chicago has struggled on the defensive end this season, ranking as the sixth worst graded unit on PFF. Furthermore, quarterbacks have exposed this defense for the fourth most passing touchdowns (26). Russell Wilson has been efficient this season, ranking seventh in yards per attempt (7.7), with a strong 16-5 touchdown to interception ratio in 11 starts. He struggled last week against the Rams, but Los Angeles is the highest graded defense on PFF this season and this poor outing came with Tyler Lockett (health protocols) sidelined. Before this dud, Wilson had thrown for multiple touchdowns in three straight starts and should bounce back this week with Lockett expected to return.

This season, D.K. Metcalf and Lockett have nearly seen the same target share, at 26.5% and 25.5%, respectively. Metcalf has led the team with 14 red-zone targets and has also seen 23 targets over 20 yards. Lockett on the other has been less utilized in the red zone with only five targets but leads the NFL with 35 targets greater than 20 yards and ranks sixth in aDOT (16). While Metcalf is certainly enticing with likely lower ownership than Lockett, you have to give the upper hand to the latter if choosing between the two. In their last five starts together, Lockett has produced 17.1 DraftKings points per game, while Metcalf has been a letdown with only 6.9 DraftKings points per game.

If looking for a cheaper option to pair with Wilson, Gerald Everett is worth considering. Since Wilson returned six games ago, Everett has ranked third on the team with a solid 17.6% target share, including five red-zone targets, while running a route on 72% of dropbacks. Everett has supplied double-digit DraftKings points in four of these past six games and is expected to come with minimal ownership on both DraftKings and FanDuel according to Awesemo’s Ownership projections.

Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 6.1%

Awesemo QB Ownership: 5.2%

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