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DFS STACK ATTACK: WEEK 9

1. Las Vegas Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas travels to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams have been underwhelming as of late. In particular, the Las Vegas offense looked pathetic last week against New Orleans as the Raiders were shut out and couldn’t find even one offensive spark. Vegas will be desperate to get some momentum going and will likely have an aggressive game plan against this weak defense.

Jacksonville has holes all over the defensive side of the ball. Their secondary is below average and they struggle to pressure opposing quarterbacks. That sets up perfectly for a player like Derek Carr, who operates best with good pocket protection. He should have plenty of time to throw downfield to Davante Adams, who is easily the most talented offensive player in this game. Adams has a huge mismatch against the Jags corners, which gives him a tremendous fantasy ceiling. Stacking Adams and Carr is pricey, but worth the overall fantasy upside.

2. Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

Seattle and Arizona have a divisional rematch in the desert this Sunday afternoon. The previous meeting between these two teams was a snooze fest; there were five made field goals and only one touchdown scored. The outcome could be different in this contest, as both teams will have made adjustments since their last game.

Geno Smith was just awarded Offensive Player of the Month for the NFC and deservedly so. Smith has become a leader of the Seattle locker room and is playing at a high level. Seattle should be able to establish the run against the Cardinals which will open up play-action for Smith. He has been very effective operating off of play-action and has been pushing the ball downfield frequently. This is a great strategy, as the Seahawks have one of the most talented wide receiver duos in the league. Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf consume the vast majority of the team target share, making them easy fits to stack with Smith. Both could score and have one-hundred yard plus days, giving this stack very high upside.

3. Buffalo Bills vs. N.Y. Jets

Buffalo is always a great team to stack with and this week is no different. The Bills come off their bye week to a divisional contest against the New York Jets. The Jets defensive unit has certainly improved this year and they are well coached. However, Buffalo is in a completely different class of talent than the teams New York has faced so far.

Josh Allen is going to do what Josh Allen does. He is going to bomb the ball downfield to Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis and Stefon Diggs, or through underneath to Dawson Knox and Isaiah McKenzie. He will often run for first downs and to try and score in the redzone. Allen has the highest fantasy floor and ceiling of nearly any player in the league, which justifies his incredibly high DFS salary.

Stacking with Allen can be tricky. One could choose to spend up on Diggs, Davis or both. There is also the option to mix and match some cheaper players, such as the aforementioned Knox and McKenzie. Rookie Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner will likely match up on Diggs, which may be something to be accounted for. Gardner has been unbelievable this year, but Diggs is an incredible player who could get the better of the rookie. If multiple lineups are being played, it could be wise to make a few stacks with Allen and company.

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