🏈 NFL DFS Stacks for Week 10
Welcome to the weekly DFS game stacking strategy article. At this point, most DFS regulars understand the concept of stacking, that is rostering multiple players from the same team on your DFS roster. The idea is to take advantage of positive correlation to maximize your potential ceiling. While this has become more commonplace, using point spreads and projected point totals to stack entire games is less prevalent. That’s what this article will focus on each week.
When game stacking, it’s important to look at the outcomes you expect and tell yourself a story about how it gets there. For each game I’m looking to stack below, I’ll include the point spread, the projected over/under point total, and the implied narrative that gets the game to that outcome. From there, I’ll explore the stacking options that would provide the biggest DFS boost if the narratives come to fruition. Let’s dive in!
Falcons at Cowboys (-8)
Narrative: Shootout at Jerry World
This matchup has the highest projected point total of the week and is loaded with stackable options on both teams. It’s a game that I’m targeting on SuperFlex slates because I like the matchup for both quarterbacks, but let’s take a look at it from each side from the point of view of the main slate.
I called out Dak Prescott as my favorite tournament quarterback in this week’s Yahoo DFS picks article, so let’s start there. I’m beginning the stack with him and CeeDee Lamb, but I’m not stopping there. Given the shootout potential of this game, I want to add multiple Cowboy pass-catchers, so after Lamb, I’m also adding either Amari Cooper or Dalton Schultz. Cordarrell Patterson is the preferred run-back option on the other side. Kyler Pitts also works, assuming you aren’t using Schultz. You could also take a shot on any of Atlanta’s dart-throw wideouts Russell Gage, Tajae Sharpe, or Olamide Zaccheaus.
Atlanta is giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs, so there’s also a chance that Zeke eats in this game. If that’s the case, it makes more sense to start with Zeke and stack Matt Ryan with a few of his pass-catchers on the other side.
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Vikings at Chargers (-3)
Narrative: Two stackable teams face off
The Chargers may be the most stackable team in the NFL. The stack needs to start with Justin Herbert, and after that, there are too many combinations to count. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both viable, with Allen being more reliable and Williams a bit riskier. Jared Cook and Donald Parham are equally involved in the red zone, so I love the idea of making multiple lineups and getting exposure to each of them. The Chargers have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs, so Dalvin Cook is the perfect option to bring it back with on the other side.
A stack with Kirk Cousins is more affordable and comes with nearly the same ceiling. He can be stacked with either Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, or Tyler Conklin if you want tight end correlation. Austin Ekeler is the best option to run this stack back with, though Allen or Williams can also work.
Seahawks at Packers (-3)
Narrative: Rodgers and Wilson both return
After sitting out last game and going through a week of scrutiny, it wouldn’t shock anybody to see Aaron Rodgers scorch the earth against Seattle in his return. A stack with him and Davante Adams has slate-breaking upside against a middle-of-the-road Seattle defense. I don’t trust bringing it back with any Seattle running back, but I like the idea of using either DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett on the other side.
Russell Wilson is even more stackable on the other side. I like double-stacking him with both Metcalf and Lockett in the hopes of a huge game through the air. This build also allows you to run it back with Aaron Jones, who’s facing a Seahawks defense that gave up nearly 30 fantasy points to Alvin Kamara in Week 7.
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Eagles at Broncos (-2.5)
Narrative: Bank on the over
This game doesn’t have one of the highest projected point totals of the week, so you probably don’t want to go full-blown game stack here. Still, there are enough appealing fantasy pieces that you can create some smaller game stacks to build around.
You can always play Jalen Hurts naked, but I love stacking him with Dallas Goedert. Over his last two games, Goedert has commanded a ridiculous 41% target share. You can also choose to stack Hurts with DeVonta Smith, who’s coming off a huge Week 9 performance, but I wouldn’t double-stack with both. On the other side, my favorite bring-back option is rookie running back Javonte Williams, who’s coming off the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. Melvin Gordon is also in play and is likely to be less popular.
Teddy Bridgewater isn’t usually mentioned as a DFS stacking option, but he’s topped 20 fantasy points five times already this season and finally has all of his offensive weapons at full strength. Denver’s offense doesn’t have the firepower to stack multiple pass-catchers with him, but I like mixing it up with Jerry Jeudy, Cortland Sutton, or Noah Fant. Jeudy is the safer option, while Sutton has more tournament appeal. Fant is a great play against a Philly defense that’s allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends. I wouldn’t waste my time targeting any Eagles running backs on the other side of this stack.