Week 14 was a good one for our stack plays. The Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams stack paid off yet again, with Rodgers putting up 30.9 points and Adams scoring 27.5 points, despite being relatively quiet in the 2nd half. Anytime the Packers are on the slate, I will be starting my lineups with that stack. Perhaps, even more impressive was our value stack from last week, led by Tua Tagovailoa. Tua put up 31.0 points, with a salary of just $5700. Mike Gesicki and Travis Kelce also paid off, with 23.5 and 30.6 points respectively. The value stack really opened some things in my lineups, and it paid off nicely. I also had a good amount of success building lineups from the RB position out last week. Rather than trying to get too cute with lower priced guys, I made it a priority to get Derrick Henry in as many lineups as possible and that paid off again, as he put up 215 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, which was good for 39.2 points.
We are now on to Week 15. The first thing I noticed when doing my research this week is that there are a lot of individual guys that I want to play, but I had a tougher time narrowing down which stacks I wanted to start my lineup with. My go-to play of Aaron Rodgers is not on the slate, so I will need to look elsewhere this week. I have been trying to stack any game that the Chiefs are involved in and I will continue to do so this week. I will dive further into it when I give my plays, but there’s a lot to like about this slate. As a reminder, we focus on the Sunday Main Slate only. Here are my picks for the week:
KC @ NO: Implied game total of 51.5 points.
1. Patrick Mahomes - $7900
- Mahomes is averaging 27.9 points per game. He is coming off two “down” weeks, but still scored 22 and 24 points in those games. I expect a lot of points to be scored in this game, so I love playing Mahomes this week.
2. Travis Kelce - $8000
- Kelce leads the league with 1250 receiving yards. While the price tag is high for a TE, you need to look at Kelce as a high-end WR. Kelce could very easily be the Offensive Player of the Year, so I will be playing him every single week.
3. Alvin Kamara - $7400
- Kamara has scored 17.7 and 22.4 points in the last two weeks. He is starting to heat up again, as he was targeted 7 times last week. The Saints will likely be playing from behind, so I think Kamara will be heavily involved this week.
4. Jared Cook - $3400
- Cook has become one of Hill’s favorite targets, scoring 12.7 and 11.8 points in the last two weeks, with a TD in each game. I like him even more with Brees back in the lineup. KC is 28th against TE’s, so Cook is a cheap plug and play that could have a high upside this week.
**This leaves you with $4660 per player to build the rest of your lineup.
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NO vs KC: Implied game total of 51.5 points.