On tap for Week 6 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 6 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 6 on DraftKings + FanDuel
Top Stack: Kansas City Chiefs
By a wide margin the Chiefs are rating as the top offense to stack for Week 6 according to Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool. Sitting at a lackluster 2-3, this road matchup with Washington is a must-win for Kansas City. Vegas has them listed with a slate-high implied team total of 31 points, and this game’s total is also the largest on the board at 55.5 points. Despite the disappointing record, Patrick Mahomes has still been an elite fantasy asset. He is averaging 7.6 yards per attempt, leads the NFL in touchdowns (16) and ranks second in DraftKings points per game at his position (28.9). Now Mahomes meets a Washington defense that has been extremely vulnerable through the air. This season they have given up the 11th-most yards per attempt (7.5), the seventh-most yards passing (1,507) and the second-most touchdowns passing (14). Since taking over for the Chiefs, Mahomes has been more productive on the road, and when Kansas City has been the visitor in games with totals of at least 50 points, Mahomes averages 31.1 DraftKings points per game.
As always, the top two options to pair with Mahomes are Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Hill ranks eighth in the league in target share (27.9%), eighth in air yards (574) and 14th in yards after the catch (169) while running a route on 87% of Mahomes’ dropbacks. Additionally, Hill leads the Chiefs in red-zone targets (six) and targets over 20 yards (nine). Week in and week out no receiver in the NFL brings a higher ceiling than Hill, and he should not disappoint against the Washington secondary. This season opposing wideouts have exposed Washington for the second-most receptions (79), fifth-most yards (1,025) and fourth-most touchdowns (seven). Kelce ranks second to Hill in target share (22.9%) and route rate for the Chiefs (86%). Kelce also has four red-zone targets and ranks eighth in the league in yards after the catch (187). Hill’s upside is better in this spot, but Kelce’s elite floor always makes him a sharp target at the thin tight end position. Per usual, double stacking the two stud pass catchers with Mahomes is a viable route for GPPs that could produce an immense return.
If looking for cheaper ways to gain access to the Chiefs, Mecole Hardman is the obvious choice. This past week Hardman saw a career-high 12 targets, while Demarcus Robinson only saw two targets and Josh Gordon only ran four routes. Gordon should become a factor later in the season as he gets more familiar with the playbook, but for this week Hardman should maintain his role as Mahomes’ third option in this juicy spot. For the season, Hardman ranks third on the team in both route rate (71%) and target share (16.4%), including four red-zone targets. Per Awesemo’s projections, Hardman is expected to come with low ownership on both DraftKings and FanDuel.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 17.3% (highest)
Awesemo QB Ownership Projection: 11.9%
Top Stack: Baltimore Ravens
In a likely shootout with the Chargers, the Ravens are standing out as one of the best stacks for Week 6. This matchup’s total is the second highest on the slate (52.5), and Baltimore’s implied team total ranks fourth (27.75). Plus, the Ravens are only 3-point favorites, creating a tremendous game environment. Lamar Jackson is coming off a career-high 45.9 DraftKings points against the Colts and ranks fifth in yards per attempt (9.1) and second in DraftKings points per dropback (0.72). By a sizable gap he leads the league in rushing attempts (56) and yards (341) at his position. Jackson’s dual-threat ability gives him a massive ceiling worth perusing, and not only does he have the highest quarterback projection on the slate, he is also rating as the best value at the position for both DraftKings and FanDuel according to Awesemo’s projections.
Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews are leading the Ravens with the exact same target share this season (23.9%). Browns ranks third in the league in targets beyond 20 yards (11), ninth in air yards (545), leads the Ravens in red-zone targets (six) and runs a route on 83% of Jackson’s dropbacks. Andrews, on the other hand, has a team-high 84% route rate, has seen five red-zone targets and ranks second among tight ends in DraftKings points per snap (0.31). Going against this Chargers defense that has yielded the most touchdowns (four) and third-most yards (406) to tight ends this season, Andrews is rating as the better value of the two according to Awesemo’s projections. However, both Brown and Andrews can erupt in the same game, making Jackson double stacks very appealing.
After exiting last week with a hamstring injury, Sammy Watkins is trending towards being inactive against the Chargers. He was only available for 27.4% of the snaps, so Devin Duvernay saw a notable upgrade to his role, running a route on 92% of Jackson’s dropbacks against the Colts. Watkins leaves behind a 20.1% target share, and Duvernay would be a solid dart throw as the third receiving option with little ownership.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 8.6% (third highest)
Awesemo QB Ownership: 12.1%
Value Stack: Cincinnati Bengals
Ranking fourth in Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool, the Bengals are an excellent, inexpensive stack to consider this week. Cincinnati boasts a 25.25 point implied team total in Detroit, and this game is totaled at 47.5 points. Furthermore, this is expected to be a close game, with the Bengals only 3-point favorites. Detroit has been awful at the defending the pass this season, allowing the most yards per attempt in the NFL (9.3), and Joe Burrow should thrive in this beautiful matchup. He ranks sixth in yards per attempt (8.8) and fifth in completion percentage (71.7%). Burrow has thrown multiple touchdowns in every game this season, and this is the second-highest implied team total he has ever played behind.
Ja’Marr Chase is easily the top player to roster with Burrow. He has a 24.7% target share and led the Bengals with a 95% route rate. Very quickly, Chase has become one of the premier deep threats in the NFL. He ranks sixth in the league in average depth of target (17.8), second in targets beyond 20 yards (12) and 10th in air yards (541). Chase has found the end zone five times in only five games and is a strong bet to score against a Lions secondary that has the worst PFF coverage grade. Next are Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. Boyd has seen the same target share as Chase (24.7%) while running a route on 90% of Burrow’s dropbacks, 89% of which are coming from the slot. Higgins has missed two games this season, but when he has been active, he has a 85% route rate and has been targeted on 24% of those routes, including a team-high three red-zone targets. Given his utilization in scoring territory and higher aDOT (8.3), Higgins brings a higher ceiling than Boyd at nearly the same exact on both DraftKings and FanDuel.
Not only are the Bengals a cheap stack that has upside, but they are a stack that is guaranteed to be contrarian. Of this group, only Chase is slated for double-digit ownership on either DraftKings or FanDuel.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 8.5% (fourth highest)
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