Ahead of last week’s match list, we briefly touched on the idea of stacking players on the same team or in the same game as a viable option to improve your rosters in these Underdog Fantasy Battle Royale tournaments.
Chances are, if you’ve been doing all you can to do this in week 4, you’ve probably had some success, assuming the rest of your roster has been built well as well.
The combination of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill in Week 4 against the Eagles was absurdly deadly, as Mahomes (32.72 points) and Hill (42.1 points) combined to give you 74.82 points to them. alone. If you’ve played these Battle Royale tournaments, you know that getting 74 Fantasy Points from your squad can sometimes seem like a tough task considering the six-player rosters you build.
Another completely intelligent stack was Matt Ryan and Cordarrelle Patterson, who brought in a total of 61.1 points thanks in part to Patterson’s 32.1 points and Ryan’s 29.0 points against the football team. Of course, the problem with Patterson is that stacking him with Ryan would be a QB / RB stack, as most writers look to stack their QB with a receiver or tight end, but Patterson is unique in that most editors look to stack their QB with a receiver or tight end. of his successes this season have come in the air, not on the ground.
Week 5 gives us a chance to stack a few games that have a huge potential for fantastic points. Two games that particularly strike me are Kansas City vs. Buffalo, then Arizona vs. San Francisco, assuming we get Trey Lance in QB this week.
There are several offenses and high power players to have in this list of games,
Week 5 Variance and Over / Under
- Kansas City (-3) vs. Buffalo – O / U 56.5
- Dallas (-7.5) vs New York Giants – O / U 52
- Cincinnati (+3) vs. Green Bay – O / U 50.5
- Arizona (-4.5) vs. San Francisco – O / U 50.5
- Minnesota (-8) vs. Detroit – O / U 49
- Jacksonville (+3.5) vs. Tennessee – O / U 48
- Tampa Bay (-10.5) vs. Miami – O / U 47.5
- Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5) v Cleveland – O / U 46.5
- Baltimore (-7) vs. Indianapolis – O / U 46
Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
Until we get more clarity on Jimmy Garoppolo’s situation, I would expect editors earlier in the week to be a little shy about drafting rookie quarterback Trey Lance, and that’s understandable. . However, it could also be a good opportunity to get more unique lineups early on, as opposed to later, where editors may be more optimistic about Lance if he’s officially named the Week 5 starter in Arizona. .
Of course, the risk with this is that those early lines will become unnecessary if Garoppolo is named a starter, but fortune favors the daring.
Lance was solid in Garoppolo’s relief on Sunday against the Seahawks. From a real football perspective, he wasn’t great. Lance rose to 9 for 18 as a passer for 157 yards and two touchdowns, with 76 of his passing yards amassed on a single touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel. Lance added 41 more rushing yards to end the day with 20.38 fantasy points (QB13), which was a pretty impressive fantasy point total considering Lance only played the second half of this game.
Assuming he is named a starter, Lance could be in for a big day against the Cardinals 4-0, in a game that could feature a total well above his projection of 50.5.
In our standings, Lance expected 18.7 points (QB14), but I think there might be a bigger day in store for the dynamic double-threat QB.
Patrick muhammad, Kansas City Chefs Where Josh Allen, Buffalo Invoices
I’m cheating on this one slightly, picking both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen here, but the logic here is simple. In a game set to be the most defining game of the weekend, featuring two of the league’s most dynamic quarterbacks, why not do all you can to secure one for this weekend’s tournament?
The batteries available are also excellent. As mentioned earlier, Mahomes and Tyreek Hill were virtual league winners for you in Week 4, which came at the expense of Travis Kelce (4.3 points), but even that is a nice stack. in more weeks than otherwise.
Stacking Allen with Stefon Diggs may be a more affordable option, as Diggs has yet to give us more than 14.9 points in any of his first four games, and is currently screened on Underdog for 15.2 points.
Our projections have Allen and Mahomes as the second and third highest-rated QB on this weekend’s list, with 22.8 and 22.7 points projected, respectively. Hill is screened as the WR2 overall with 18.5 points but has the second toughest clash of the weekend. While Diggs is screened as the WR6 overall with 14.2 points, but has the third easiest clash on the slate.
It might be a bit of a balancing act to try and create lineups that feature stacks from both teams, so of course you also need to keep in mind the return of your team’s stacks with in-game correlations. Maybe something like Mahomes / Hill with Zack Moss isn’t as crazy as it sounds.
Aaron Jones, Baie Verte Packers
The Packers and Aaron Jones get what should be a pretty generous roadside clash against the Cincinnati Bengals.
While the Bengals’ defense has improved a lot from 2020, allowing just 323.0 yards per game, they haven’t faced an offense like the Packers, with arguably their toughest clash to come in of week 1 when they faced the Vikings. In that game, Kirk Cousins threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns, while Dalvin Cook had 104 scrum yards and one touchdown, good for a fantastic 19.4 points that day.
Now the Bengals face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, as well as Jones, who currently leads all running backs in red zone opportunities (21) in the first four weeks.
Jones has been a viable fantastic asset this season, rushing for 206 yards and two scores, while adding to that a 13/126/3 receiving line. He currently ranks as RB4 with 16.9 points per game and has the 13th easiest game for running backs according to our ranking. We projected it at 17.2 points (RB3).
Derrick Henri, Tennessee Titans
Why not go with the Big Dog in this one?
The Titans just lost 27-24 to the New York Jets, in a game where their backfield combined for 48 opportunities as wide receivers AJ Brown and Julio Jones were sidelined from injury.
Derrick Henry posted a 33/157/1 rushing line during the week, finishing with a fantastic 24.7 points, and now has a chance to break a Jaguars defense that gives up 106.3 rushing yards per game and allows 1.5 touchdowns per game.
In his last four games against the Jaguars, Henry is averaging 21.75 carries for 125.5 yards and 1.25 touchdowns. In Week 14 of the 2020 season, Henry netted a fantastic 35.2 points against the Jaguars while rushing for 215 yards and two touchdowns.
Fantasy football doesn’t have to be difficult. If Henry is on the board for your top pick this week, you take it.
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Going back to Cincinnati and Green Bay for a moment, turning things back with multiple players in this game could end up paying huge dividends.
Rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase lived up to his pre-draft billing after overcoming a bad case of falls this offseason.
Chase has come to post a 17/297/4 receiving line in the first four games of the season, and is the WR10 overall with a fantastic 15.5 points per game.
Defensively, the Packers have limited opposing offense to just 209.5 passing yards per game, but allow 2.5 passing touchdowns per game, which is tied for second allowed passing touchdowns per game. The Bengals currently sit as three-point underdogs in this one as well and could be without running back Joe Mixon.
If Joe Burrow was forced to pitch 40-50 times in this one, Chase could be in for a fantastic big day reception. Our ranking projects Chase as WR12 on the week with 13.9 points.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
What Deebo Samuel did at the start of the 2021 season is completely new.
The third-year receiver has already racked up 28 receptions for 490 yards and three touchdowns and is on track for a reception line of 119 receptions for 2,083 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Those numbers are probably all going to drop a bit, but all of that to say that Samuel was a beast by the door.
Having already mentioned how much I love this game, especially if Trey Lance gets the green light to start, the Cardinals defense is allowing 357.3 yards per game and giving up five combined touchdown passes to Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins. The Jaguars and Titans combined for a single touchdown pass against the Cardinals, but I hold the 49ers’ offense in higher esteem than what has come out of AFC South so far.
Our ranking projects Samuel as the overall WR9 of the week with 14.1 points.
Dalton schultz, Dallas Cowboys
Throughout the offseason, the public wrongly faded Dalton Schultz in Blake Jarwin’s draft. Largely because of poor storytelling.
Schultz, who had just emerged from a 2020 season in which he opted for 63/615/4, was at risk of losing snaps to Jarwin, who was returning from injury, largely because Jarwin was the starter last season before getting hurt.
In the first four weeks of the season, that narrative appears to be almost dead, as Schultz leads Jarwin across all receiving categories and also topped him from 202 to 152.
Heading into Week 5 against the Giants, our standings project Schultz as the overall TE9 with 8.5 points. Over the year, he is currently the overall TE4 at 12.0 points per game. He seemed to have really parted ways with Jarwin last week against the Panthers when he converted 6 of 8 targets for 58 yards and one touchdown (14.8 points, TE6).
Dawson knox, Buffalo Invoices
If you’re looking to get in on the Chiefs vs. Bills but want to stand out from the big names like Hill, Diggs and Kelce, Dawson Knox might be the interesting hub you are looking for.
Knox has had a quietly strong fantastic season so far, recording 15 passes for 144 yards and four touchdowns, scoring at least once in each of the Bills’ last three games.
As it stands, Knox is averaging five targets per game, but posted a 5/37/2 receiving line on a record eight targets last week against the Texans.
Our ranking projects Knox for a fantastic 9.0 points (TE7) and ranks him as having the 12th easiest game for tight ends this weekend against the Chiefs. On a per game basis, Kansas City is allowing 6.6 receptions for 87.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns on tight ends this season.