STACK OF THE WEEK: WEEK 11

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@BestballUKNFL), will know how much of a proponent of stacking I am. In Best Ball I think it’s essential, in dynasty and redraft I believe it’s advantageous and if DFS it’s almost paramount. Each week I’ll give you one game that I’m targeting with a preferred stack and a second option that includes a bring-back. A bring-back is when you stack a quarterback and pass-catcher from one team, with an opponent from the opposition they’re facing. If we’re betting on points being scored for one team, it’s not often the opposition puts up a goose egg.

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Week 10 Results

Few stacks will work out quite as dramatically bad as Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett did in Week 10. I held firm through the snow as frequently we’ll see snow in Green Bay before kick-off and then it’s gone by game time, but the weather was the least of the problems with Russ having the worst game of his career. It cost me in several lineups and if he and Lockett had come close to their projections I’d have been in the money.

STACK IT!

Week 11


A lot of attention seems to be heading towards the Bengals or the Chiefs/Cowboys game and as such there are a few interesting routes to stacking that could be employed with chalky players in your lineup. If you play the chalk running backs you need to be different if you want to hit the upper echelons of the prize pool. Receiver is also looking to get chalkier as injury news pushes people towards the same player. Using two sites I find reliable for rostership percentages, I have a stack that features a quarterback projecting for less than 3% and a stud WR at 7%. Now, what if I told you they’re in a smash spot, with struggles at the running game… getting interesting, right? 


Ryan Tannehill - $6700

A.J Brown - $7700


Total cost $14400 (28.8% of total salary).


Tannehill faces the lowly Texans in a game that could give him his best output in several weeks. When the Rams pooped the bed Tannehill didn’t have to do very much and only threw for 143 yards in the convincing win. The next game up he took on the tough Saints defence and managed 18.62 points. Back to back games under 20 points seems to have left him a little off people’s radar but the Texans have the worst PFF pass coverage grade in the league and Houston allow the 8th most adjusted fantasy points to quarterbacks. In the Texans last three games, they’ve allowed scores of 8.46 (Brissett), 30.2 (Stafford) and 27.44 (Kyler). A.J Brown has combined for only 12.5 points in his last two games, but the previous two he saw a combined 64.8 draftkings points and this feels like a get right spot. 


Alternative Stack of The Week


Ryan Tannehill - $6700

A.J Brown - $7700

Marcus Johnson - $3500


Total cost $17900 (35.8% of total salary).



No Texans players are making their way into my lineup. Whilst Collins and Cooks are fine plays, I like the budget choice of Johnson who has led the team in targets in the last two weeks and produced well on the back of it. For more on Johnson, check out my DFS Value Plays of the week.