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Aaron Rodgers ($9000) to Jordy Nelson ($7800) or Randall Cobb ($7500)
Last week all three of them were stackable, and while this week they are as well, it will come at a much higher price. Taking all three would require you to use roughly 49 percent of your salary cap. Therefore, I’d recommend going for a duo rather than a trio combo this week. The Packers will head to “The Big Easy” to take on the Saints. Their defense is allowing quarterbacks 17.7 fantasy points per game and wide receivers 27 fantasy points per game. Cobb has scored a touchdown in four consecutive games and has nine touchdowns in seven games this season. He’s reached the end zone at least once in all but one game. Nelson has also scored in four consecutive games. In the last four games, Rodgers has thrown for 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions. This trio appears to be unstoppable, and once again, have a very appealing matchup.
Tony Romo ($7400) to Dez Bryant ($6900)
The red hot Cowboys will host the Redskins this weekend in a division battle. The Redskins defense is tied for first in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (20.9) and are giving up 22.4 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers. Since week three, Romo has thrown for 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s thrown two or more touchdowns in that timeframe. Bryant has 22 catches for 299 yards and a touchdown in the last three games. In seven career games against the Redskins, Bryant has scored four touchdowns and is averaging 73.1 yards and 5.1 catches per game. Romo has thrown for two or more touchdowns in four of the last five meetings against the Redskins. Odds are that these two will connect often this week and pairing them up is just about 29 percent of your salary cap. You’d definitely be able to build nicely around this solid foundation.
Ryan Tannehill ($6700) to Mike Wallace ($5800)
I’d never thought I’d see the day where pairing Tannehill and Wallace was a good idea, but guess what, the day has come. This duo has connected for a touchdown in the last three games and have connected for a touchdown in all but one game this year. Tannenhill has thrown multiple touchdowns in the last three games and has more than 20 fantasy points in each of those games. Wallace is averaging 16.1 fantasy points per game and has become one of the more consistent receivers. He’s yet to score below `12.5 fantasy points this season. This week, they face the Jaguars who are allowing 16.9 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and 22 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers. The Jaguars allow the most passing yards per game (280 ypg) and the most receiving yards per game (299.7 ypg). The Jags haven’t given up a passing touchdown in the last two games, but have faced Charlie Whitehurst and Brian Hoyer. This offense is on fire and it will be tough to keep them out of the end zone.
Carson Palmer ($6500) to Michael Floyd ($4900)
This is one of my favorite stacks this week for numerous reasons. First, the matchup is great for Palmer and Floyd. The Eagles are allowing 24.5 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers and 19 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. They have allowed 13 passing touchdowns and have intercepted the ball just three times. Quarterbacks are averaging 257 yards per game against them. Besides a dominant Week 6 performance, the Eagles have allowed two or more passing touchdowns in every game this season. In addition, they have given up eight touchdowns to receivers this season and are surrendering 278.2 receiving yards per game. Palmer has played well since returning from his shoulder injury. In the last two games, he has thrown 503 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. He also has a passer rating of 97.8. In other words, Palmer has been effective. In the three games where Carson Palmer was the starter this season, Floyd has 12 catches, 213 yards, and two touchdowns. Floyd has scored a touchdown in every game since Palmer’s return from injury. Furthermore, in three home games this season, Floyd has 14 catches for 280 yards and a touchdown. As you have read, there are many reasons to consider this stack, especially since it will only use about 23 percent of your salary cap.
Teddy Bridgewater ($5100) to Cordarrelle Patterson ($3300)
Before I begin breaking down this combo, I have to warn you, start them at your own risk. This is a high variance play, at a dirt cheap price. Bridgewater has a combined 14.6 fantasy points in the last two games. He’s thrown one touchdown and five interceptions. However, the last time Bridgewater had a matchup like the one he has this week, he threw for 317 yards and rushed for a touchdowns. The Bucs are allowing opposing quarterbacks 20 fantasy points per games. They have given up 15 passing touchdowns and are yielding 295 passing yards per game. Patterson too has been awfully quiet since week 1. He hasn’t caught more than two passes in a game since the fourth week. With that said, if he is going to blow up in a game, why not against the worst defense? The Bucs allow the most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers (31). They have allowed the second most receiving touchdowns to wide receivers and are one of only three teams to have allowed a receiver run one in for a touchdown. Let’s not forget that Patterson is the type of receiver that is used in run plays and has a shot to break a long one. This duo only takes up about 17 percent of your salary cap, but keep in mind that this is a huge hit or miss. If you decide to roll the dice on them, understand that the ceiling may be high for both players, but the floor is also very low.