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2020 NFL DFS Week 13 Team Stacks


It’s beginning to look too much like Christmas. And I for one am looking forward to adding to my financial obligations by playing as much DFS as I can before the season ends. The 2020 NFL DFS Week 13 Team Stacks aims to help us all do just that.

We seem to be looking at a bit of a slow week. There are only three games with expected point totals in the 50s. Factor in a few key teams with bad matchups, this week may be one of the lower-scoring so far this season.

But for some of you (definitely not me!), your redraft/keeper/dynasty/IDP season might be over. That’s what makes DFS so much fun, it seems to never end!

2020 NFL DFS Week 13 Team Stacks

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Game of The Week: Cleveland Browns @ Tennessee Titans

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This is not only expected to be the highest-scoring game of the week, but also one of the easiest to predict target and touch shares. At this point in the season, both teams know their identity and we know what to expect from them.

This is shaping up to be a showdown between running backs. Since entering the league Nick Chubb has battled Derrick Henry for first place in almost every rushing efficiency metric. Sunday should be no different as both teams typically rely very heavily on the run game.

This is bad news for the QBs as neither of them has particularly high expectations going into the matchup. Clearly, Tannehill has the most upside and the safer floor. Baker has made strides in his efficiency this year, but he’s struggled immensely for fantasy purposes.

Given the high expectations for the rushing game, Jarvis Landry and A.J. Brown are the only two pass catchers on either team that seem likely to have fantasy relevance. Rashad Higgins and Corey Davis are however solid dart throw options for GPP.

Jonnu Smith has been ruled out for the Titans.

Teams to stack

L.A. Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

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I’m not recommending playing Goff. But if you were going to, this would be the week. The Cardinals have been very ineffective against the pass so far this season. They’ve given up the 3rd most fantasy points to the position this season by Draft Kings scoring, and that even factors in Cam Newton‘s terrible day.

The Rams passing attack has been very hit or miss all season. But it doesn’t often affect the efficiency of Kupp and Woods. The two receivers have been dominating the target share as we have come to expect. I prefer Woods over Kupp if you can’t have both, but either one should prove to be effective.

The RB Roulette that is the Rams backfield may seem infuriating, and that’s because it is. I typically try to avoid the backfield whenever possible, but there is no doubt going to be fantasy production in abundance, it’s just a matter of guessing who gets it this week. Cam Akers seems to be earning a bit more touches than anybody else and Brown seems to have most of the pass-catching upside.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

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I had zero faith in Trubisky going into the season, but after two months of Nick Foles, he’s become a welcome sight. Trubisky is one of the cheapest options available this week and his upside against a bad defense is worth considering.

Allen Robinson saw a resurgence with Trubisky back. His 13 targets represent his highest volume since week five. His two TDs were his first multiple score game of the season. And with Trubisky’s willingness to scramble under duress, drives seem to be kept alive a bit better than they were with Foles.

Montgomery also had by far his best game of the season. It was his first triple-digit rushing yard total all season. He also managed to score his third TD of the season.

It appears that despite his inefficiencies in real football, Trubisky has proven to be a fantasy asset to the Bears.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Kirk Cousins has been shockingly efficient this season after his slow start. He’s scored 20+ points in three of his last four games with only one interception in that time frame. At $6,400 on DK he’s no steal, but he has immense potential with Dalvin Cook currently questionable.

If Cook plays, he is a must-have. I get that he doesn’t come cheap, but he is in an ideal situation to explode this week. The Jags run defense is one of the worst in the league. And with Cook’s ability to make big plays, he could find himself having another 30+ point day.

Thielen is back from COVID reserve and he and Jefferson look poised for potentially big days. Both players have 15-20 point potential with higher upside if one can dominate targets over the other. I’m comfortable playing either one, but if Cook is starting I wouldn’t play both. Currently, I’m taking Jefferson over Thielen, mostly because of the cheaper price.

Kyle Rudolph is also a sneaky good option this week. He’s available at a discount and Irv Smith is currently questionable. If Smith is out, Rudolph might be a solid head to head play. but with limited upside, I’m not putting him into any GPP lineups.

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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