Fanduel Week 7 Mon Thu Slate: Max Stack Chiefs and Raiders
When building your DFS Mon-Thu lineups, consider max stacking with four each of Chiefs and Raiders players. The two teams strengths at offense match up well against each other’s weaknesses on defense.
The Raiders offense flows through QB Derek Carr (OAK, $7,300) to WRs Michael Crabtree (OAK, $6,700) and Amari Cooper (OAK, $6,200). The Chiefs are second worst at giving up fantasy points to WRs with a 27.80 fantasy point per game (FPPG) average, according to nfl.fantasy.com. Kansas City has also given up a league high 10 passing TDs to WRs.
The Chiefs have a dynamic offense with numerous weapons, but it primarily runs through RB Kareem Hunt (KC, $10,300). He is the fourth leading fantasy scorer in the league with 122.50 fantasy points scored. Hunt has 630 rushing yards with four TDs, and 255 receiving yards and two TDs.
Hunt’s production has diminished over the last three games and in a normal slate may not be worth the price tag, but he is the only RB on the Mon-Thu slate virtually assured to touch the ball 20-30 times. Even without a TD, he could be the leading RB on the slate.
The Raiders are 10th worst against the run having allowed an average of 20.07 fantasy points a game.
When max stacking a game, it’s still possible to come up with a unique lineup if you find a player that few others are going to use, and you leave some money on the table when you complete your lineup. WR De’Anthony Thomas (KC, $4,600) gives you that opportunity.
Thomas will likely be low owned, but he is getting a ton of playing time due to injuries in the Chiefs WR corps. On Sunday against the Steelers, Thomas was in the game 67% of the time on offense and played a season high 36 snaps. He recorded three receptions for 61 yards and a TD for 13.6 FanDuel points.
The Chiefs pointed out Thomas’s usage an article on their website site, which may be an indication his snap count will continue to increase.
WR Tyreek Hill (KC, $7,600) suffered a blow to the head late in the game on Sunday. Initial test indicate Hill did not suffer a concussion, but he is still considered questionable for Thursday. If Hill doesn’t play, then there is a strong likelihood Thomas will see an increased work load.