Ekeler is in this Week 3 NFL stacks - FTN x SuperDraft
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Stacking is an integral part of NFL DFS. You give yourself the ability to reap the reward of all the production of an offense, rather than a piece or two.

On SuperDraft, stacking is even more imperative given the multiplier system. Pairing a quarterback with a 1.6x-score-multiplier with a receiver that has a 1.5x score multiplier gives you a massive ceiling. If these two hook up for a touchdown, or even more the bonus should be huge.

Below are my top three stacks that I am targeting on SuperDraft in Week 3.

Kirk Cousins (1.35x score multiplier), Adam Thielen (1.25x), K.J. Osborn (1.9x), Tyler Lockett (1.2x)

You’d think that a game with an implied total of 55 points between the Vikings and Seahawks would have more buzz. While the Seahawks are projecting to be somewhat popular, my favorite strategy is to target the other side of this game as the anchor of the game stack.

Cousins and his 1.35x score multiplier are extremely appealing. He’s averaged over 30 more passing yards per game over the last two seasons in games with a total of over 50 points. He’s also been hyper-efficient to open the season, posting a 71.6% completion rate (highest since 2018) with a 5:0 TD:INT ratio. Pairing him with the team leader in red-zone targets (Thielen) and the emerging slot receiver (Osborn) with a 1.9x multiplier gives you juicy exposure to this offense with some nice multiplier upside. Running this stack back with Tyler Lockett, who leads the Seahawks in deep targets and touchdowns, gives us the upside on the other side should this game live up to the high total.

Daniel Jones (1.55x), Saquon Barkley (1.35x), Sterling Shepard (1.4x), Kyle Pitts (1.55x)

“Daniel Jones chalk week” is certainly not something we expected, let alone in Week 3. However, based on the buzz around the industry, it seems as though we’ve arrived. Jones has quietly been an elite fantasy asset through the first two weeks of the season. He has posted over 21 fantasy points in each game while adding on a rushing touchdown in each game. His 1.55x-multiplier is not indicative of this production, especially in a plus-matchup.

Pairing Jones with both Barkley and Shepard gives you exposure to the biggest threats in this offense. Shepard has been the favorite target for Jones, posting 19 targets through two games and amassing 207 total receiving yards. Barkley hasn’t been nearly as productive, but he’s bound to pop at some point. His snaps continue to trend in the right direction and Week 3 is when we could finally see him healthy. It’s not often we get a running back of his caliber at 1.35x, so take advantage when you can.

Running with Kyle Pitts makes sense given the generous multiplier, as Pitts has logged 14 targets through two games.

Justin Herbert (1.25x), Austin Ekeler (1.35x), Mike Williams (1.55x), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (1.4x)

Herbert was a mainstay in my stacks last week and didn’t do nearly the damage we had anticipated, so it’s time to go right back to the well. A matchup with the Chiefs always implies a lot of action and Herbert has certainly delivered in the past. In two games against the Chiefs in 2020, Herbert averaged 306.5 passing yards and a pair of passing touchdowns per game.

Pairing him with Mike Williams’ big-play upside and newfound volume is a recipe for a ceiling stack, especially with Williams’ 1.55x multiplier. Ekeler also makes sense to stack, as he bounced back with a nine-target performance in Week 2.

Running this stack back can be tricky, as both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce come in without multipliers. This is viable but can potentially cap a ceiling if they don’t have a ceiling game themselves. In tournaments, I like the idea of going with their underperforming running back. He’s disappointed through the first season-plus, but Edwards-Helaire is still getting over 85% of the rushing attempts out of the backfield. Against a Chargers team that has bled production to the run game (re: Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in Week 2), this is a get-right spot for Edwards-Helaire with a nice multiplier.

This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.

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