In this article, I will be providing three of my favorite QB+WR stacks that you might want to consider using in your GPPs this week. I will be using stats from Pro Football Focus’ (hereby referred to as PFF) rating system to justify my selection. Keep in mind that the new rating system rates each player from 0-100 on each of the player’s stat categories.
Andrew Luck and Donte Moncrief- Moncrief started the season as being a slight disappointment in the first three weeks of the season. Moncrief’s targets are increasing, and with the increase in targets, his performance is improving as well. Other than week 5, where he only saw three targets in the game, he has seen nine targets per game. Which is very good for a receiver that is number two in the offense. Brandon Browner is matched up with Donte Moncrief this week. Browner comes in with one of the worst PFF ratings that I have seen this year, which is 30. I see Moncrief having a solid day in this seeming cupcake one on one matchup. This makes him a good candidate for a GPP stack with Andrew Luck, who I project to be the top QB this week. The New Orleans Saints are the third worst team in the league in stopping QBs, giving up an average of 21.99 fantasy points per game. Along with this game having the highest point total of the week, I find it hard for this Luck/Moncrief stack not to do well. Especially since the Saints defense can’t stop a nosebleed.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson- I hope you readers listened to me last week when I was raving about how well that I projected the Stafford/Johnson to be. If any of you did listen to me, you probably did pretty well in GPPs and even cash games to some extent. I know that I listened to me, and GPP were very lucrative to play last week. Anyways, this is a new week and an even better matchup for Johnson. The coverage matchup for Johnson this week is Xavier Rhodes. The guy comes in with a PFF rating of only 38.2, even lower than the punch line CB that is Kyle Fuller. Johnson will start a hot streak this week as I project him to do well in this matchup as well. I would even go as far to suggest another Stafford Johnson stack this week in GPPs. Speaking of Stafford, I project for him to have another solid game this week in the matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. However, this is not as much of a lock as Andrew Luck. The Vikings give up 16.13 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. So this selection does come with some risk. But calculated risks such as this one are one of the things that we are looking for when building GPP lineups.
Tom Brady and Julian Edelman- Last week was an expected performance for Edelman. He was a chalk type play and he delivered with 6 catches 50 yards and most importantly, a TD. I expect much of the same this week for Edelman, even though on paper, this is a tougher matchup. With target numbers in the double digits, he is a safer cash game play, and of course, playable in GPPs as well. The coverage this week for Edelman is Antonio Cromartie. Cromartie’s PFF overall rating is 60.3. Even though I consider this to be a negative value spot for the Patriot’s offense as a whole, I still believe that Edelman and Brady have GPP value. Especially because the Jets will do a good job stopping the Patriots run game, forcing them to pass the ball more. Best believe that Edelman will be the primary target if Gronk is covered up, as the Jets are good at doing to opposing tight ends. This is a lot more of a risk on the Brady end of this stack than anything. This is because the Jets have the second fewest fantasy points per game against QBs in the league at only 12.64. The average football fan knows that the Patriots are capable of scoring in high numbers, and them being at home where they have not lost a game in October in 19 games can’t hurt either.
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Good Luck to all this week!