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Top Week 7 NFL DFS Stacks for DraftKings + FanDuel Based on Awesemo’s Premium Top Stacks Tool

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On the menu for Week 7 is a 10-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 7 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.

Top NFL DFS Stacks for Week 7 on DraftKings + FanDuel

Top Stack: Los Angeles Rams

Hosting the 0-6 Lions, the Rams sit atop Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool for Week 7. Vegas has Los Angeles listed with the highest implied team total on the slate at 33.5 points and this tilt’s total is the second largest on the board at 51 points. Per Awesemo’s Advanced Stats, the Rams have been a very pass heavy offense, ranking fifth to last in game script adjusted rush percentage, and they also rank first in game script adjusted pace. The Lions have been putrid against the pass, allowing highest yards per attempt in the league (9.2), and Mathew Stafford’s outstanding season should continue against his former team. Through the first six weeks, he ranks second yards per attempt (9.2), ranks third in DraftKings points per dropback (0.69) and owns a strong 16-4 touchdown to interception ratio. Stafford has thrown for multiple touchdowns in five of six starts this year, and this is the largest implied team total he has ever played behind.

As for options to stack with Stafford, Cooper Kupp stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is currently the NFL’s No. 1 receiver in terms of fantasy points, thanks to an absurd 34.2% target share that ranks second in the league. Furthermore, Kupp ranks first in red-zone targets (12), third in yards after catch (265) and 13th in air yards (629), while running a route on 97% of Stafford’s dropbacks. Not only does Kupp hold the highest receiver projection for both DraftKings and FanDuel this week, but he is also rating as the strongest value at the position, per Awesemo’s projections. Next on the list is Robert Woods. He ranks second on the team in target share (22.1%), five of which have come in the red zone, while running a route on 91% of Stafford’s dropbacks. With only one showing above 20 DraftKings points, Woods has been a disappoint this season, but he comes at a much cheaper price and is going to come with nearly half the ownership of Kupp, certainly giving him appeal for large tournaments.

As the Rams’ primary tight end, Tyler Higbee has handled a 12.6% target share and an 81% route rate this season. He has caught 88% of the balls thrown his direction and has been heavily utilized in the red zone, seeing nine targets, which is the most among tight ends this season. Lastly, Desean Jackson can be considered as a dart throw for Rams’ stacks. He is not on the field much, running a route on only 28% of Stafford’s dropbacks, but his immense aDOT (20.5) that ranks second in the league makes Jackson a viable gamble for a long touchdown that is guaranteed to come with essentially no ownership.

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Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 21.5%

Awesemo QB Ownership Projection: 10.3%

Top Stack: Kansas City Chiefs

Visiting the Titans, the Chiefs are rating right behind the Rams as the top stack of the week, via Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool. Kansas City carries the third highest implied team total on the slate at 30.75 points, and this contest’s total is the largest of the week at a massive 57.5 points. Ranking eighth to last in game script adjusted rush percentage via Awesemo’s Advanced Stats, the Chiefs have remained a pass first offense this season, and this is a plus matchup with the Titans surrendering the fifth highest yards per attempt (7.7). While Patrick Mahomes has struggled with interceptions (eight), he still ranks 10th in yards per attempt (7.8), first in passing touchdowns (18) and first in DraftKings points per game (28.8). Mahomes has been a monster with 29 DraftKings points per game in totals of at least 55 points, and he brings an unmatched ceiling in this elite game environment.

Per usual, Tyreek Hill (questionable) and Travis Kelce are the top options to pair with Mahomes. Hill is dealing with a quad injury but played through the injury last week and caught nine of his 12 targets for 76 yards and touchdown. This season he ranks eighth in target share (27.5%) and ninth in red-zone targets (eight). Hill also ranks 11th in air yards (648) and leads the Chiefs in targets greater than 20 yards (nine). Given the Titans’ have yielded the most receiving yards and touchdowns to receivers this season, this an eruption spot for Hill. As for Kelce, the tight end leads the Chiefs in route rate (86%) and has seen the second-best target share (23%). Five of those targets have come in the red zone and Kelce ranks seventh in the league in yards after the catch (237). The Titans have held opposing tight ends to the second fewest yards this season, making Hill the better target of the two, but Kelce still holds the highest tight end projection on the slate.

With Josh Gordon still not ready to make an impact, only running 11 routes over the last two weeks, Mecole Hardman is the best cheap target for Chiefs’ stacks. He ranks third on the team in both target share (15.3%) and route rate (71%). Furthermore, Hardman has seen five red-zone targets and five targets over 20 yards. In the best possible matchup for receivers this season, Hardman brings much better upside than his low price tags suggest.

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Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 20.3%

Awesemo QB Ownership: 9.8%

Value Stack: Atlanta Falcons

Taking on the Dolphins, the Falcons are a cheap stack that brings great upside. Their implied team total is at 25 points and this game is totaled at 47.5 points. Per Awesemo’s Advanced Stats, both the Falcons and Dolphins rank inside the top-eight in game script adjusted pace, creating an up-tempo environment. Furthermore, Miami has been susceptible against the pass, allowing the 10th highest yards per attempt (7.6). While Matt Ryan’s yard per attempt is low (6.4), he still ranks 10th in completion percentage (69.1%) and has thrown multiple touchdown passes in four straight starts. Ryan should continue this streak against this Miami defense that has given up the seventh most passing touchdowns this season (13), and he is rating as a top-five quarterback value on DraftKings this week, per Awesemo’s projections.

After sitting out their last game due to a personal issue, Calvin Ridley will return this Sunday. This season, he ranks 11th in target share (26.8%) and 14th in red-zone targets (seven), while leading the Falcons in route rate (96%). Plus, Ridley has been the team’s primary deep threat, obtaining a team-high seven targets north of 20 yards, while no other player has seen more than two. The Dolphins are giving up the third most yards to receivers, and Ridley is projected for modest ownership on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Rookie tight Kyle Pitts has seen great usage so far this season, ranking second to Ridley in target share (17.8%) and route rate (81%). He has seen a team-high eight red-zone targets and leads the Falcons in yards per reception (12.8). Coming off his 29.9 DraftKings point outburst against the Jets, Pitts’ DFS salaries have quickly increased, but the price hike is expected to keep his ownership in check on both DraftKings and FanDuel.

Lastly, while he is listed as running back, Cordarrelle Patterson is primarily used a receiver and needs to be considered for Falcons’ stacks. While his route rate is low (35%), Patterson has been targeted on 33% of the routes he has run and has caught 89.3% of his targets. In his last four, Patterson has caught at least five balls in every game and has found the end zone as a receiver four times. He has positively correlated with Ryan this season, and combining the two in lineups is a strategy that is guaranteed to be contrarian.

Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 3.9%

Awesemo QB Ownership: 6.0%


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