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.
A.J Green and Andy Dalton- Green’s performance in the Bengal’s game against the Bills was rather poor. Four catches for 36 yards is not something fantasy players want to see when we are paying up for a talented player such as A.J Green. This poor game from Green last time out can be advantageous to us in that play DFS and enjoy taking risks. The matchup for Green this week is one Antwon Blake, one of a couple of CBs that I seemingly have a frequency of picking on. Blake’s overall PFF rating is a puny 33.1. Which ranks amongst one of the lowest amongst all CBs in the NFL, as one would imagine. Green is a player that, right now, seems to give you either a great game or a terrible game, and nothing in between. Making him the perfect candidate for being a GPP play. I am also not against stacking A.J Green with Andy Dalton. The Pittsburgh Steelers allow 19.07 fantasy points per game against the QB, ranking as the sixth highest in all of football. This gives me a very strong confidence that the Green/Dalton combo will achieve value in this game, and help you do well in GPPs
Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers- There is a lot of good to be said about the season that Allen is having so far. Most importantly, he broke the record for most receptions in the first seven games of a season. That it makes it that much easier to say that he having a very good season thus far, and this week can make it an even better start. The matchup for Allen this week is Jimmy Smith, as the Chargers go up against the Ravens this week. Smith has struggled all season, as shown in his 42.7 PFF overall rating. This matchup plus his consistently high target numbers (averaging 12 per game) make me not only high on him in GPP play, but in cash games as well. I would also be okay stacking Allen with Rivers this week. The Ravens give up the second most points to opposing wide receivers per game (46.63) in the league. The combination of this dominate passing game from the Chargers and a terrible pass defense from the Ravens equals a stack that possess the possibility of a lot of points from Allen and Rivers.
Stefon Diggs and Teddy Bridgewater- For anyone that follows me on twitter (which you really should be if you are not already), or knows me personally, I was notoriously not very high on Diggs in last week’s game against the Detroit Lions. I wasn’t citing the lack of skill in Diggs, he has plenty of that. I just did not trust Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offensive line in such a matchup. I am proud to admit that I was totally wrong on all fronts, as he dominated last week. Which is a tad bit the reason why I am on him this week. The matchup for Diggs this week is very favorable to him. This week, we get back the Kyle Fuller weekly special, and this week’s beneficiary is Stefon Diggs. As I like to reiterate every week, Kyle Fuller is bad. His overall PFF rating is 46.6. I have covered the Stefon Diggs aspect of this, but it is easy for people to underestimate the abilities of Teddy Bridgewater, especially the upside he has against this awful Bears defense. The Bears give up the fourth most fantasy points per game against the QB in the league with 21.76 per. Since Bridgewater’s upside is with his arm and legs, I think this can be an equally juicy matchup for his as well as Diggs.
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Good Luck to all this week!