With Week Zero in our rearview mirror, we can now turn our attention to the full-course menu of games in Week One. When playing College Football DFS, high-scoring lineups are the name of the game. Catching some positive correlation within your lineup with the right stack of players can catapult you to the top of the leaderboard. Here are four of my favorite stacking options for this Saturday on DraftKings.
Michael Penix Jr. ($8,400) – Rome Odunze ($7,300) – Jalen McMillan ($6,900)
Week one means there aren’t a ton of sure things locked into lineups, so there is usually an upcharge on secure roles. Surprisingly, the combination of any and all of these three Washington passing game options is rather affordable. The Huskies were an electric passing attack last season and led the country in total passing yards. Matching up against Boise State isn’t a cakewalk, but the competitive nature of the game should make for a decent game script that will encourage Washington to keep their foot on the pedal for most of the game.
With such a big slate, a double stack is certainly not a necessity. However, I do believe that stacking both Odunze and McMillan (or either of them with Ja’Lynn Polk) is absolutely viable. According to the C2C Winning Edge projections, Boise’s passing defense is very competent, coming in at 27th in the nation. However, an attack that’s as prolific as Washington’s, they are as close to matchup-proof as any in the country.
Joe Milton ($8,700) – Squirrel White ($5,500) – Bru McCoy ($4,800) – Ramel Keyton ($4,100)
This week in the ongoing saga of DraftKings has priced a unit way too low; we have the Tennessee passing attack. Milton comes in with a healthy $8,700 as his salary, but Squirrel White, Bru McCoy, and Ramel Keyton getting a middle-of-the-road salary despite a cushy matchup and confirmation of a solidified starting three is just wild.
I wouldn’t advise stacking all three in your lineup as that just limits the upside needed when rolling out lineups in tournaments on big slates, however playing any combination of Milton and two of these three (four if you include Dont’E Thornton, who is expected to join in four-wide sets) is going to be a very popular option.
I’d lean toward Keyton and/or Squirrel in my lineups, but Bru does have a strong possession game that could result in multiple red zone targets. With an implied team total right around 43 points, this Volunteer offense is one of the highest potential scoring options on the slate and will carry the appropriate heavy ownership.
Devin Leary ($8,100) – Tayvion Robinson ($5,000)
On the flip side, Kentucky offers a stack that is a bit more off the radar and should carry some lower ownership than the two mentioned above. Stacking the Wildcats’ new QB Devin Leary with Tayvion Robinson, his starting slot WR, has potential stemming from the return of their Offensive Coordinator, Liam Coen.
When Coen was last in Kentucky, Wan’Dale Robinson had his breakout season that put him on the map as a top NFL prospect. That season Robinson had over 100 receptions and over one-third of the targets from the passing attack. Robinson gets the slot role this year, and as discussed on this week’s Flex or Fade, that should prove a lucrative opportunity for him. Robinson’s price isn’t much of a discount from Barion Brown or Dane Key. You’re getting a nice leverage play, as he should come in with the lowest ownership of the three.
Against Ball State, Kentucky should let their athletes show their skill and make plays in space – something Robinson does very well. This is a thinner play and certainly a large-field tournament option only. If projecting this role onto Robinson works out, then it should be a great opportunity to differentiate your lineups when Brown, Key, and RB Ray Davis should all carry higher ownership.
TCU (-20.5) / Colorado
Chandler Morris ($6,900) – JoJo Earle ($6,900) – Shedeur Sanders ($7,000)
Honestly, this is just a fun option. It’s definitely another tournament stack, as this game has a wide variety of outcomes. However, deploying a game stack with two mobile QBs in Morris and Sanders and stacking the TCU side with the explosiveness of Earle is such an intriguing option.
I assume that the Horned Frogs will be ahead in this game for most of its duration, but if Sanders is able to make some magic and use his athleticism and the speed of his WRs to his advantage, then this game has shootout potential for a smattering of fantasy points. The risk here is two-fold as well, as we don’t yet have a TCU depth chart – so rolling Earle at $6,900 is a gamble for sure. However, he offers the highest upside of any of the WRs on their roster.