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Best NFL DFS Stacks Week 15: Lineup Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel Tournaments, Fantasy Football Daily Cash Games

If you’re out of the fantasy football playoffs, fear not. There are still ways to get in on the NFL action from Week 15, and that includes the NFL DFS contests. This week’s roster looks favorable for daily fantasy football players, as there are many high-potential options available when creating the DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Of course, it’s important to be a little outside the box in your approach, and this is why stacking has become a popular strategy.

Building a stack can give your lineup a chance for double points, but it can also create key alignment differentiation. Not everyone likes to stack, some prefer to spread the wealth, so by stacking, you are already gaining a slight competitive advantage. And if you can get really creative in your approach, that will give you a really unique lineup with a lot of advantages.

WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo!

When looking for build-up opportunities, it’s important to rely on good offenses in favorable matchups. You can also see which games are projected to have the highest score of the week and use that to influence your decisions. Either way, stacks should help you compete for the jackpots at DraftKings and FanDuel tournaments and can even help you stay competitive at cash games too.

DraftKings prices are still more variable than FanDuel’s, making it easier to build stacks. That said, stacking is still a viable strategy in FanDuel. Finding worthwhile sleepers in the lower price range is important to balance your lineup.

Below are some of our favorite teammate sets for the DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Make sure to follow our Twitter account @ SN_Fantasy to see all of our DFS content on the go every week.

NFL Week 15 DFS Picks: Best Cash Game Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel

QB Kyler Murray, WR DeAndre Hopkins and WR AJ Green, Cardinals in Lions (DK / FD Stack)

Poor Detroit. The Broncos hit them while nearly half of their team was dealing with COVID or the flu, and now they’ll face the Cardinals coming off a loss. The Lions will have no chance against Arizona and its weapons. James Conner is sure to do a lot of damage on the ground, but after what happened in the Cardinals’ loss, it would be surprising if Kyler Murray and company didn’t come out shooting early.

Murray completed a season-low 65.3 percent of his passes against the Rams in Week 14. He threw for 383 yards and rushed for 61 more, but did not register a touchdown. That marked the most total yards by a quarterback without a TD in nearly a decade.

Plus, Murray threw two interceptions and dropped a couple more. Needless to say, you’ll want to perform better and prove that the game was a fluke.

The Lions rank in the middle of the group in terms of fantasy points allowed by quarterbacks, but that’s partly because they haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown by a quarterback this year. Murray is one of the more mobile quarterbacks the Lions will face other than Lamar Jackson, so they could run into trouble with Murray.

And while the Lions are mid-level against receivers, they simply don’t have the talent to stop Hopkins and Green, who are large-bodied pass receivers with elite ball control. As such, rolling with that trio is a good move. Trusting James Conner and the Cardinals D / ST is another attractive alternative if you think Arizona will take an enforcement-intensive approach in this case.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

QB Matthew Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, and WR Odell Beckham Jr., Rams vs. Seahawks (DK Stack)

The Rams’ passing offense has advanced in recent weeks, and Matthew Stafford has accumulated at least 23.5 DK points in his last three outings. His success seems likely to continue when he meets the Seahawks for the second time this season.

The Seahawks have allowed the most passing yards to quarterbacks this season with a mark of 3,770. They’ve been more tight-fisted in terms of touchdowns allowed, especially on the ground, but it’s not like Stafford is an ordinary threat anyway. Stafford can take advantage of Seattle’s secondary, which will be without Tre Brown and Jamal Adams for the remainder of the season, and should score more than the 20.5 points he racked up in Week 5 while dealing with a bruised finger.

You really can pick any Rams receiver for this one, as Stafford has been heavily focused on Kupp, Beckham and Van Jefferson in the last three games. That said, Kupp gets the most catches, making him an ideal fit in our DraftKings lineup, while Beckham has a TD in three straight and is emerging as the team’s true No. 2 receiver with his performance. Plus, Beckham is only a hair cheaper than Jefferson, but that extra $ 200 in cap space may allow us to spend a bit more in other positions.

Dolphins starting RB and Dolphins D / ST, Dolphins vs. Jets (DK / FD Stack)

This is a bit of an evasion here, but we really don’t know who will be available as a running back for the Dolphins at the time of writing. His top three options at the position, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Phillip Lindsay, are all on the COVID roster, so only Duke Johnson and Gerrid Doaks, both players on the practice team, are available. Malcolm Brown (quadruple) is still technically on IR, but could be out there too. Still, no matter who plays, the Dolphins RB will be an attractive option. Why? Because the Jets are horrendous against the run and will fight immensely to stop their opponent, whoever he is.

The Jets have allowed a total of 23 touchdowns to running backs this year. How bad is that? The second worst team, the Lions, allowed four TDs combined to Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon last week and are still behind the Jets. New York is just too bad at stopping the race.

The Dolphins didn’t run the ball particularly well the last time they played the Jets, but their backs still generated 111 rushing yards on 28 attempts. If most of those go to just one man, a Dolphins RB will pay off. Dolphins endorsements won’t come cheap, so keep an eye out for this scenario.

And in case you were wondering, this is what your depth table will look like if all players can play.

  1. Myles gaskin
  2. Salvon ahmed
  3. Phillip lindsay
  4. Malcolm Brown (if activated)
  5. Duke johnson
  6. Gerrid doaks

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 15 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks – Best Stacks for Daily Fantasy Football GPPs / Tournaments

QB Jimmy Garoppolo, WR Brandon Aiyuk and TE George Kittle, 49ers vs. Falcons (DK / FD stack)

There are two risks with this type of battery. The first is to trust Garoppolo to act; the second is to use a stack of 49ers not including Deebo Samuel. In cash games, you can trade Samuel for Aiyuk, but in tournaments, shooting with this approach is good.

Kittle is the safest of the bunch and should produce no matter what. He has averaged 11 receptions for 166 yards in his last two games, while accounting for three total TDs. Those numbers are mad. The Falcons are decent against tight ends, but they have allowed seven TDs to the position, tied for seventh in the NFL. Kittle should have another great day.

As for Aiyuk, he has scored double-digit fantasy points in four of his last six games and has averaged seven goals per game during that span. He seems to be gaining Garoppolo’s confidence after a very slow start to the season, making him a solid mid-level receiver to aim for.

Garoppolo may not be that consistent, but he’s a low-priced quarterback and has posted at least 15.6 fantasy points in six of his last seven outings. If you can get into the 20-point range in a favorable match against poor defense, you will easily pay your price. And if he gets a couple of touchdown pitches, Kittle and Aiyuk might as well be on the receiving end of them.

RB D’Onta Foreman and Titans D / ST, Titans at Steelers (DK / FD stack)

Hey, remember when the Steelers gave up 205 rushing yards to Dalvin Cook even though the running back was playing with a shoulder injury? Remember how he averaged 7.6 yards per carry during that game? That was fun for the Cook DFS owners to watch, and Foreman could be the next running back to blow up the Steelers.

Foreman has run quite well since signing with the Titans after Derrick Henry’s foot injury. He has over 100 rushing yards or a rushing TD in his last two games, and if Tennessee can block him effectively, he’ll be able to exploit the Steelers’ rushing defense that allows 139.5 yards rushing per game, good for third. more in the league. That makes Foreman a good low-budget, high-reward deed. He probably won’t be a very significant owner either, as the Titans have a kind of committee focus.

Grabbing Foreman and pairing him with a Titans defense that just knocked out the Jaguars should be a good play. The Steelers are better offensively than the Jaguars, but Ben Roethlisberger is not mobile and will take some sacks and make some bad, weak shots. That bodes well for Jeffrey Simmons and his friends as they look to stay at the top of the AFC South.

RB Javonte Williams and RB Melvin Gordon, Broncos vs. Bengals (DK stack)

It’s time for a double stack of RB. It may seem like we’re chasing points a bit after Williams and Gordon had two TDs last week against the Lions, but we’re not. Both running backs are getting the same action and serving as the driving force behind the Broncos’ offense.

Williams is averaging 124 yards hitting and a TD in his last three games. Gordon is averaging nearly 20 touches per game in his last four. The Broncos want to touch them while taking the pressure off Teddy Bridgewater and making his life easier.

The Bengals are decent against the run, but this year they’ve struggled against pass-catching RBs. They have given the third-most catches to running backs at 92, so both Williams and Gordon could catch a lot of short passes on top of whatever they can do on the ground. And without either one being too expensive, taking each is a good combination.

Does this limit the ceiling of your alignment? A little bit, but it also gives you key differentiation and can raise your floor, as Denver has a strong offensive line and running game. Don’t be surprised if they both end up making viable fantasy plays in week 15.

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