By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro


The Chiefs/Browns game was the big money event that we thought it was, and Arizona didn’t let us down either. Let’s keep the GPP train rolling in week 2, as we have some FIRE contests to target.


This is the creme de la creme, as they say, with an O/U of 55 points and monstrous upside for overall fantasy scoring. You can aggressively target both sides of the ball in this one, as the entire game is really underpriced. On the Chargers side, Justin Herbert put up some serious numbers in week one against a Washington defense that offered a lot more resistance than Dallas will. In addition, DeMarcus Lawrence is facing an extended absence with a leg injury and Randy Gregory tested positive for COVID, possibly eliminating Dallas’ two top pass rushing options. Justin Herbert in a clean pocket is a recipe for success, and there are multiple options to stack him up with.

Keenan Allen’s low aDOT isn’t the most exciting for GPPs, but he’s averaged 11.5 targets per game with Herbert under center and is underpriced at $7000. Mike Williams had 12 targets in week one and faces a Dallas secondary who gave up the most TDs to WRs and the most passing plays over 20 yards as well last year. He could break the slate. Austin Ekeler’s zero targets in week one was alarming, but I don’t expect it to continue, and Dallas allowed Fournette to catch seven balls out of the backfield last week. Jared Cook is also a fine cheap option to group into this stack as he also saw 8 targets.

For Dallas, CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper combined for 31 targets in week one and should see an even more condensed passing offense with Michael Gallup sidelined. Neither should be as cheap as they are, and can be double stacked with Dak, or as a double bringback to Chargers stacks. As for Dak, he’s an elite QB1 in any matchup due to sheer volume, and the skillset of his WRs. LAC has a pass rush, but Dak is matchup-proof. Cedrick Wilson comes in as one of the top punts of the slate at $3100, and he can be utilized as a replacement for one of the two chalkier options, or as an addition in a triple stack.

As for Ezekiel Elliott, his price tag of $6200 seems silly, and I like the idea of using him in large field GPPs as the passing game should be much more popular. LAC allowed 107 rushing yards in week one to Antonio Gibson and company.

Stack Ideas:
Dak/2-3 WRs w/ 2 LAC pass catchers (including Ekeler)
Herbert/2-3 WRs w/ 2 DAL pass catchers
Herbert/2-3 pass catchers w/ Elliott



This is a little more straightforward than the last game, which has many different ways to build. For this game, the route to go is focusing solely on the Rams side for the stack, and bring it back with one of two Colts (game script dependent).

Matthew Stafford almost had a perfect passer rating in week one against the Bears, showing what life can be like with a good OL and multiple pass catching options. You definitely want to stack him with Cooper Kupp who is ridiculously cheap at $6000 and was clearly Stafford’s alpha. He ran 98% of snaps and should get most of his work out of the slot, where the Colts were just obliterated by Tyler Lockett. As for Robert Woods, he’s also too cheap, but I have mild concerns. Van Jefferson’s Herculean rise in snap count came at a direct negative to Woods’, so it’s possible we see Woods’ stat lines suffer from this going forward (plus DeSean Jackson is there as well). I’m willing to overlook this in stacks because Woods SHOULD be fine, but Kupp is clearly the superior option. The aforementioned Jefferson and Jackson each showed they have upside in stacks as well. Tyler Higbee is also a wonderful option at $4100. He had a 23% target share (only Kupp was higher) in week one. The only worry is how IND clamped down on TEs last season (second fewest FPPG allowed), but the price and opportunity are great.

For the Colts, I’m avoiding the passing game completely in all formats, but Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines represent really good bringbacks to these LAR stacks. Taylor had 23 touches and seven targets in week one, and the Rams just allowed 6.75 YPC to David Montgomery. Hines led the Colts in targets with eight, and would stand to see the same work if IND is playing from behind. Either back can be used as a bringback to Rams stacks.

Stack ideas:
Stafford/Kupp/Woods w/ Taylor or Hines
Stafford/Kupp/Higbee w/ Taylor or Hines
Stafford/Kupp/Jefferson or Jackson w/ Taylor or Hines



With all eyes on the DAL/LAC 55 O/U, it seems as though this one’s total of 54 is completely flying under the radar, which means GPP gold for us. The Titans’ secondary just allowed 10.3 YPT and four receiving TDs to Arizona WRs after allowing the fourth most FPPG to the position last year. Both DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett only had five targets each in week one, and there are going to be inconsistencies with who is the WR1 there on an almost weekly basis. That said, it should keep ownership nice and low in GPPs and both are viable against this secondary. Outside of these two, no one else in the SEA passing attack is really worth mentioning yet, as the WR3s and TEs had an almost even split in both snap share and targets.

For Tennessee, their entire offense should improve after busting completely against Arizona. Seattle completely shut down the IND WRs in week one but their receivers are nowhere near the caliber of Tennessee’s. AJ Brown and Julio Jones should be set for a target increase after (checks notes) Chester Rogers led the Titans in receiving in week one. Anthony Firkser only played 47% of snaps, so I’d keep a wait-and-see approach before using him anymore. Rogers’ 4-62 line seems too fluky to chase.

Each squad’s main RB is a fine bringback in this one, but I would still be careful about going all in on Derrick Henry as game script is not in his favor in this one either (TEN +6), and Seattle allowed under 3.5 YPC to Jonathan Taylor in week one. Carson, on the other hand, has everything working in his favor with a positive game script, and a 78% snap share which propels him to bellcow status. He also had three targets in the passing game.

Stack ideas:
Wilson/Lockett/DK w/ Julio or Brown
Wilson/Lockett/DK w/ Henry

Tannehill/Jones/Brown w/ DK or Lockett
Tannehill/Jones/Brown w/ Carson