Stacking games is a popular strategy in NFL DFS and there is only one game in Week 4 that boasts a projected total of over 50-plus points on the main slate. The impending matchup between the Bills and Ravens on Sunday has a projected total of 51 points, so it’s common sense that players from both teams are going to be rostered often in tournaments.
The other two games that have projected totals of 47.5 points or higher include matchups between the Seahawks and Lions, along with the Browns and Falcons. The fact that both of these games are being played in a dome on a weekend where there are a couple of games with weather concerns could be a factor in their projected totals.
With plenty of teams to choose from, here are my favorite stacks and bring-back plays on DraftKings for the Week 4 main slate.
Josh Allen ($8,400) + Stefon Diggs ($8,400) + Gabriel Davis ($6,600) or Isaiah McKenzie ($5,100)
The Bills suffered their first loss of the season in Week 3 and Allen still managed to score 30.7 points in a game where Buffalo scored only 19 points. Diggs leads all wide receivers in receiving yards (344) and receiving touchdowns (4) and gets to face a defense of the Ravens that has mightily struggled against the pass this season.
Davis played through an ankle injury in Week 3 and finished with only 6.7 points, but he’s still run the second-most routes on the Bills despite being inactive in Week 2. McKenzie is a solid option to be different from the double-stacks that use Diggs/Davis while Dawson Knox ($3,800) isn’t a priority for Buffalo stacks.
Bring-back options: Mark Andrews ($7,100), Rashod Bateman ($5,600), J.K. Dobbins ($5,300), Devin Duvernay ($4,100)
What makes the Bills such a good team to target is the fact that the Ravens are easy to stack this season. The vast majority of the targets are being funneled to Andrews and Bateman in the passing game while J.K. Dobbins figures to see his workload increased each week moving forward as he returns from a torn ACL.
Don’t forget about Duvernay as a salary-relief option as he’s managed to post 10+ points in each of the first three weeks.
Lamar Jackson ($8,300) + Mark Andrews ($7,100) + Rashod Bateman ($5,600) or Devin Duvernay ($4,100)
Speaking of the Ravens, they are one of my favorite stacks to use in Week 4. Jackson leads all quarterbacks with a jaw-dropping 12.1 non-passing fantasy points per game and he’s recorded 43 or more fantasy points in back-to-back weeks.
Inserting Andrews into your lineups is essentially like using another wide receiver as he’s boasting a 35.2% target share, which is the highest among tight ends and the third-highest among all skill players. Bateman leads the Ravens with an aDOT of 17.6 yards while Duvernay has the third-most routes run on the team and he’s caught three touchdowns thus far.
Bring-back options: Stefon Diggs ($8,400), Gabriel Davis ($6,600), Devin Singletary ($5,900), Isaiah McKenzie ($5,100)
Diggs, Davis, and McKenzie are all certainly viable bring-back options if you’re stacking the Ravens. But I wouldn’t forget about Singletary, especially if he’ll continue seeing the majority of the passing-down work among the running backs on the Bills.
Singletary is coming off a game in Week 3 in which he caught nine of his 11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown. Using Singletary is one way to differentiate your game stacks for the upcoming matchup between the Bills and the Ravens.
Jared Goff ($5,900) + Amon-Ra St. Brown ($7,700) + DJ Chark ($5,000) or T.J. Hockenson ($4,100)
Am I a lunatic for recommending the Lions for the third straight week? Who knows. Goff is averaging 19.1 points per game this season and he may need to throw the ball more in Week 4 due to D’Andre Swift likely being sidelined.
Nearly all of Detroit’s skill players are on the injury report, but outside of Swift, all of them appear likely to play on Sunday. St. Brown is the primary target when stacking the Lions as he’s producing an impressive 29.5% target share this season.
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Bring-back options: D.K. Metcalf ($6,800), Tyler Lockett ($5,900), Rashaad Penny ($4,900)
It’s easy to determine who to use from the Seahawks as most of their touches go to a few players. Metcalf and Lockett are the popular choices, though, I’d lean toward Lockett between the two as the veteran wideout has commanded 11 targets in each of the last two weeks.
Penny has burned a lot of people to begin the season, but this is a perfect week for him to get on track as the Lions have given up a league-high six rushing touchdowns to running backs. Detroit’s defense is also surrendering 5.0 yards per attempt, which is tied for the sixth-worst mark in the league.
Jalen Hurts ($8,200) + A.J. Brown ($7,400) + DeVonta Smith ($5,800) or Dallas Goedert ($4,500)
If it weren’t for Jackson, Hurts would lead the league with 11.6 non-passing fantasy points per game. Brown is tied for the fifth-highest target share (31.6%) for the Eagles while Smith is severely underpriced on DraftKings after combining for 48.9 points in the last two weeks.
As I mentioned in my cash-game picks article, Goedert has yet to have a ceiling game this season. That being said, in NFL DFS, we want to get ahead of the explosive performances before the salaries catch up to the player and the pass-catching tight end isn’t too expensive at $4,500.
Bring-back options: Christian Kirk ($6,600), James Robinson ($6,400), Travis Etienne Jr. ($5,400), Zay Jones ($4,200)
The Jaguars look like a well-run offense with Urban Meyer no longer in the picture and Trevor Lawrence has looked like the No. 1 pick from last year’s draft. Kirk leads the Jaguars in targets (27) and h hasn’t scored fewer than 19 points in any week this season.
Robinson has looked phenomenal off of a torn Achilles as he’s scored a rushing touchdown in each of the first three weeks. However, the Jaguars haven’t played from behind much, so Etienne could see more work this week if they’re having to make a comeback vs the Eagles. Jones should have a higher salary on DraftKings as he’s only seen three fewer targets than Kirk this season and he’s coming off of a game in which he notched 24.5 points.
Marcus Mariota ($5,600) + Drake London ($6,100) or Kyle Pitts ($5,000)
Some stacks aren’t for the faint of heart and I’ll admit that my stomach turned thinking about stacking the Falcons this week. Mariota hasn’t scored fewer than 16 points while not scoring more than 21 in a game this season.
It may surprise some but Mariota is tied with Allen for the fifth-most non-passing fantasy points per game (5.1) and we saw Joe Flacco produce 30.9 points against the defense of the Browns. London is tied with Brown for the fifth-highest target share (31.6%) as a rookie while we finally saw signs of life from Pitts in Week 3 as he brought in 5 of his 8 targets for 87 yards.
Bring-back options: Nick Chubb ($7,900), Amari Cooper ($6,300), Kareem Hunt ($6,000), David Njoku ($3,700)
The Browns have leaned on their backfield duo of Chubb and Hunt to begin the season with Jacoby Brissett under center. I believe Chubb is going to go overlooked this week despite combining for 52.6 points in the last two weeks.
Cooper has seemingly built a decent rapport with Brissett in recent weeks, totaling 16 receptions, 21 targets, 202 yards, and 2 touchdowns in the last two games for the Browns. We got a glimpse of what Njoku can do with more usage in Week 3 as he hauled in nine of his 10 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown, so he’s a nice value option at the tight end position.