2020 NFL DFS Week 1 Team Stacks

by Bobby Shepherd
2020 NFL DFS Week 1 Team Stacks

After what seems like an eternity, football is finally back. Now we as a nation can stop baking bread and day trading and get back to what is important, sports betting. Historically, Week 1 Team Stacks have always been a bit more random than most. I am here to help guide you towards the right 2020 NFL DFS Week 1 Team Stacks!

There is a limit to what we can anticipate beyond our best reasonable assumptions. Now with an abbreviated offseason, zero preseason, and the standard QB/head coach carousel we're left only guessing how the week will turn out.

Our closest parallel to this unprecedented offseason disruption was the 2011 lockout that also abbreviated team activities. And if that is any indication of how the early weeks of this season will go, we may be in for a lot of offense!

2020 NFL DFS Week 1 Team Stacks

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Game Stack: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Russell Wilson
Matt Ryan
Chris Carson
Todd Gurley
Tyler Lockett
D.K. Metcalf
Julio Jones
Calvin Ridley
Hayden Hurst

In what should be one of the more exciting games in the Sunday slate, the Seahawks get to take on the Falcons. With both teams having an abundance of offensive firepower and shall we say underwhelming defensive expectations, there should be unchecked scoring on both sides.

The CB/WR matchups are very favorable and the passing game for both teams likely won't meet too much resistance. And while I'd typically prefer a chance to see Hurst's role before banking on his production, Julio Jones' goal line woes are well documented and present plenty of red zone opportunity.

While Carson should be started, don't be surprised if Carlos Hyde puts up a stat line of eight carries for 18 yards and two touchdowns.

In addition to all of that, neither team is overly dependent on rookie production and most of their players are returning to the same system so the limited offseason should have minimal impact. When it's all said and done, any combination of these players should prove to be effective.

Chicago Bears

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Mitchell Trubisky
Allen Robinson
Anthony Miller
Tarik Cohen
David Montgomery

While I admit the thought of starting Mitch Trubisky is off-putting, his week one matchup is pretty solid. The Lions are now without top corner Darius Slay, and while there were some offseason moves made, it seems unlikely they'll become a lock-down defense.

As we saw last year, when the QB position is working smoothly, there was enough passing volume to make both Robinson and Miller relevant in any given week. And given the offensive firepower of the Lions, there will likely be volume to be had. That being said, I am skeptical when it comes to the relevance of Montgomery or Cohen.

So for the man on a QB budget, the Chicago QB/WR/WR stack seems to be an effective choice to start the season. And while Robinson will likely be highly owned, Miller and Trubisky will likely give you an ownership advantage in a GPP.

Washington Football Team

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Dwayne Haskins
Antonio Gibson
Terry McLaurin
Steven Sims

While the Eagles made some solid offseason moves, they are a team decimated by injury. Given that the Eagles were also a bit inconsistent on defense last season, it's hard to imagine they'll make a remarkable turn around given the offseason disruptions.

Even still, my optimism for the Washington Football team is tied to a significant step forward from Haskins. And frankly with a limited offseason that is more a gamble than an expectation. But we've been surprised before, and we'll be surprised again. Sims has been quietly generating buzz for an impressive camp. Although it has been easy to miss the hype as the team's headlines have been dominated by non-football related news.

Scary Terry against what is commonly perceived to be a bad defense is for sure going to be highly owned. Given the offseason hype and low cost, Gibson will likely be highly owned as well. But Sims and Haskins will be low owned dart throws that could either flop miserably or stun the competition. And I promise you if you're looking for low ownership, look no further than Haskins.

Stacks Worth Considering-

  • Eagles QB/WR/RB/TE- The Wentz/Ertz stack is a time-honored tradition that you don't need me to tell you about. But more important is the discounted potential of Greg Ward and Boston Scott. Sanders may or may not be dealing with a lower-body injury come Sunday and it's a situation that will be important to monitor. Ward was also a late-season surprise who, due to injuries, may be on the receiving end of a wealth of targets.
  • Colts QB/WR/TE- The Colts backfield is, at least for fantasy purposes, a nightmare. Jonathon Taylor will win the job, just not yet. The TE situation with Doyle is solid, and Rivers brings in solid upside for the whole squad. The only question mark is at receiver. Hilton will likely be top dog when healthy, but both Pittman and Campbell have solid WR2 potential. At this point picking either one is a dart throw, but guessing right could set you apart from the crowd.
  • Bills QB/RB/WR/TE- The AFC East now belongs to the Bills. And the week one matchup against the Jets should prove to be an effective means for displaying their dominance. While the fantasy waters may be muddied going into the season, outside of Allen and Diggs, there is likely going to be low ownership across the board.

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