2021 NFL DFS Week 2 Team Stacks

by Bobby Shepherd
2021 NFL DFS Week 2 Team Stacks

Another week, another 2021 NFL DFS Week 2 Team Stacks.

The week has started off surprisingly well with an unexpected thriller on Thursday night between the New York Football Giants and the Washington Football Team.

We have no shortage of quality games to choose from this weekend.

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2021 NFL DFS Week 2 Team Stacks

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Game stack of the week: Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers

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The Cowboys made good use of the national stage to show they're not going down without a fight. Unfortunately, the fighting their defense did wasn't quite enough. And let's face it, this week won't be easy either. Justin Herbert displayed that even against a stout Washington defense, he can get the job done when it's needed. His efficiency left a little something to be desired, but he should have a smoother go of things this week against a softer defense in Dallas.

With Michael Gallup on IR, Lamb and Cooper will be gracing just about every lineup I make indefinitely. Mike Williams will continue to do well if a defense is able to challenge Keenan Allen, although there really aren't all that many that can. You can count on Allen to be his usual target sponge self and Williams to continue to be infuriatingly hit or miss.

I'm personally not trusting any of the RBs in this game. Zeke didn't get much going which is to be expected against Tampa, but he was outperformed by Tony Pollard. Ekeler was fine at best, all be it nursing an injury and going against a tough defensive front. But he wasn't targeted a single time in a game where Herbert threw 47 times. I'm absolutely positive things for both backfields will change eventually. I'm even confident they'll change this week. But numbers are key to earning my trust and in another pending shootout, I'll be avoiding these backs at their cost.

As for the tight ends, they're everything you'd hope for in second-tier guys. They probably won't get you 20 points. But are equally unlikely to score zero. Just plug them in and hope for some red zone looks to go their way. I personally favor Schultz over Cook but can't really find an argument against either.

Budget-friendly stack: Los Angeles Rams

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I have always been inexplicably passionate about Matt Stafford being atrociously under-rated. The long-time Superflex savior has now finally found himself on a team that seems ready to display his talent. And we saw him take full advantage lighting up a familiar foe, the Chicago Bears.

Cooper Kupp is proving to be a fine weapon out of the slot, and given Stafford's historic preferences, he should have a huge year. Robert Woods found himself bottled up for the most part but should rebound well enough. I'm not necessarily playing him this week against Indi, but he's got all the talent and opportunity he'll need to be a solid option. And Van Jefferson may have been the biggest surprise of the week. He's not going to be consistent, but we should expect more big games out of him in positive matchups.

I don't think much needs to be said about Higbee or Henderson. Both guys are good players, and both are relatively unchallenged in their roles. Neither is likely to be a league winner in any week but they're solid choices for sure.

Ideal Stack: Stafford / Kupp / Higbee

Boom or Bust Stack: Houston Texans

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I don't know what's going on in Houston. But Tyrod Taylor, Brandin Cooks, and Danny Amendola all having some fantasy relevance is such a 2014 thing to say.

Yes, it's point chasing to assume they'll have a repeat of their performances from last week. And yes they're pretty much all guaranteed to come back down once they start playing real defenses. But Amendola and Taylor can be had for the same combined price as Dalvin Cook. If that's not value I don't know what is.

Ideal Stack: Taylor / Amendola

A few to consider:

New Orleans Saints: Did anybody really expect them to fall off completely without Brees? If Michael Thomas is hurt for long, they'll be playing wide receiver roulette all season, but they'll be scoring points. And if the Jets can score points on Carolina, the Saints won't be stopped either.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Let's define what I mean when I say "consider." The Jags aren't a top-tier team even with a top-tier rookie like Lawrence. He'll keep making ugly mistakes and keep making dazzling displays of his natural abilities. But their receivers are cheap, talented, and likely going to be low-owned. So while there won't be Jags in all of my lineups, they're going to be in a few.

A Few to Avoid:

Tennessee Titans: On a cold rainy day in Seattle, the Titans aren't likely to start vibing anytime soon. Look for Derrick Henry to bounce back against Seattle's soft run defense, but the Titans are now a bit more untrustworthy than we would have expected.

Arizona Cardinals: I know, they dominated. And they likely will again. But garbage time will be coming early in this game and the Cardinals may ease up on the gas sooner than we'd like. Factor in the sky-high costs of the primary players and this team is shaping up to be unworthy of their cost in DFS formats this week.

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