Week 17 FanDuel Superflex Stacks
Superflex DFS on FanDuel pushes onward as we reach the final week of the NFL regular season. I’m not positive that they will continue to offer Superflex contests once the playoffs start, as there are a lot less games (and quarterbacks) to choose from. Let’s make sure to enjoy it while it lasts! Here are your Week 17 stacks.
Jimmy Garoppolo ($8,600) + Marquise Goodwin ($6,900)
Run it back with: Malcolm Brown ($4,500)
Garoppolo has been nothing short of amazing in his time as the 49ers starter, winning every game he has been under center for. Last week, he scored 23 FanDuel points against the best defense in the NFL. Helping his case in Week 17 is that the Rams have already announced that they will rest some starters, and could continue to rotate backups in on defense as the game goes on. At the least, we know Aaron Donald won’t be on the field. These losses are reflected in San Francisco’s Vegas implied team total, which has risen a slate-high 3.5 points.
Goodwin has by far seen the most target volume since Garoppolo took over in Week 12, with a 25 percent share. In those five starts, he has gone for at least 78 yards four times, and at least 99 yards three times. All Goodwin has to do is find the end zone to be a great play at his current price. The odds of a blown coverage and long touchdown are increased by Goodwin’s world-class speed and the likelihood of backups taking part in the secondary.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams will not be playing Jared Goff or Todd Gurley. That makes it tough to trust anyone in the passing game, but you can still run this stack back with the minimum-priced Brown, who should see a hefty workload as the Rams attempt to just escape this game healthy. Brown does not have to do much to pay off his price.
TOP VALUE STACK
Brett Hundley ($6,700) + Michael Clark ($5,100)
Run it back with: Marvin Jones ($7,300)
It feels like I’m cheating on my adopted son Patrick Mahomes by not choosing him for this stack as, he makes his first NFL start. Unfortunately for Mahomes, he is the same price as Hundley, and it is difficult to locate a stacking partner for him. The young Packers starter had his best game of the season the last time he faced Detroit, and this game will be played inside of the friendly confines of Ford Field. This is one of only two games that have seen the game total go up as the week has gone on.
With both Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams expected to miss this game, Clark should draw the start. Last week, he garnered nine targets from Hundley, and had 90 more air yards than the next closest receiver. Clark has a really interesting pedigree, as Evan Silva points out.
6'6/217 former basketball player ran 4.53 at Pro Day. Should get a ton of snaps this week vs Lions. https://t.co/rY6EFnnjyh
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 27, 2017
Jim Caldwell has stated he will not rest his starters this week. If that changes, feel free to pivot to Kenny Golladay ($5,000) as the player to run this stack back with. Otherwise, run out Jones, who has absolutely dominated the Packers since joining Detroit last season.
GAME STACK OF THE WEEK
Drew Brees ($9,200) + Alvin Kamara ($8,800) + Michael Thomas ($8,200)
Jameis Winston ($7,800) + Peyton Barber ($5,700) + Mike Evans ($6,900)
With all of the players potentially resting this week, it is difficult to choose any game to stack other than this one. The game total is 50.5 for this contest, five points higher than the next closest game. The Saints are playing to maintain their hold of the NFC South, and the Bucs have given no indication that they will rest any starters. Tampa Bay is 30th in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA, and the Saints have given up three touchdown passes four different times this season.
The Saints part of this stack has become a weekly feature in this piece. Thomas was a late addition to the injury report last week, and his snaps and production were limited as a result. Now that he has had an additional week to rest, recover, and prepare, he should be in much better shape against a Bucs defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Kamara is a focal point of the passing game, and the Bucs struggle mightily against running backs. They are 21st in DVOA against the run and 21st against running backs in the passing game.
New Orleans has been much improved on defense this season, so the Tampa Bay side of this stack comes with some risk. However, it is expected that they will be playing from behind, and the players are all priced down from where their ceilings are. Barber should get the start, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Doug Martin a healthy scratch. The Saints are 20th in rush DVOA. Evans is coming off of his first 100-yard game of the season, and his price is simply too low given his talent level. The last time Evans cost less than $6,900 was his rookie year.