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Daily Fantasy: Week 17 Strategy Analyzer

Welcome to the Daily Fantasy Strategy Analyzer article for Week 17 of the NFL season. We have a jam-packed slate this week, with a whopping 14 games. With how many teams there are, there are a handful of stacks that will be overlooked.

Top Stacks

Kyler Murray + Christian Kirk + Zach Ertz + Amari Cooper/CeeDee Lamb

This game looks like one of the juiciest on the slate, as it has one of the highest totals with two potent offenses. We talked about Kyler Murray as our lottery pick in our other article, and we think this Dallas defense is overrated. Their defense has capitalized on depleted offenses recently, and we’re going to take this Cardinals offense at low ownership against them. Murray has one of the highest ceilings of any quarterback, as he has four games of over 25 DraftKings points, and eight total of over 22.

Since DeAndre Hopkins went down with an injury, Christian Kirk and Zach Ertz have taken over as the main pieces of this passing game. They both have 9+ targets in each of the past two games, making them easy stacking partners with Murray. When it comes to bringing this stack back, we like both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. They are very similarly priced, and they both have immense upside. Pick your poison.

Matthew Stafford + Cooper Kupp + Odell Beckham Jr. + Mark Andrews

This one just seems too obvious. The Ravens have gotten absolute wrecked through the air the past two weeks against Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow. The Ravens’ defense is depleted and has shown no signs of turning the ship around. Enter in the team with the 7th-highest pass rate over expectation, and an offensive player of the year candidate in Cooper Kupp. Matthew Stafford has shown the ability to put up 25+ points on multiple occasions. Odell Beckham Jr. has scored a touchdown in three of his first four games with the Rams. This stack makes itself.

Mark Andrews is on fire right now. He has 29.5 or more DraftKings points in each of his past three games, flashing his insane ceiling. No matter who is at quarterback, he’s been able to get enough volume. Lamar Jackson is probably going to miss this game, but we’re not worried. We’ll fire up Andrews in Stafford stacks no matter who is under center for Baltimore.