This piece will identify some of my favorite DFS stacks of the weekend. Be sure to use our Stacking tool found within our Player Models to find the highest projected stacks, the stacks that figure to be chalky, and more. Our Correlation Dashboard is also a great resource to find hidden edges in stacking positions and games.
Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Wide Receiver
- Patrick Mahomes ($7,600 DK, $8,100 FD)
- Tyreek Hill ($8,200 DK, $8,500 FD)
- Michael Gallup ($4,200 DK, $5,400 FD)
It is impossible write a Week 11 DFS Stacks article without including Dallas-Kansas City representation.
With the highest game total on the Sunday slate (56 points), we are stacking Kansas City signal-caller Patrick Mahomes with his top wideout Tyreek Hill. Some will shy away from using the dynamic Hill due to the presence of Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs, who leads the NFL with eight interceptions. Ironically, his “feast or famine” attitude has only garnered him the 107th cornerback coverage rating per PFF. Diggs is a playmaking cornerback, but not one that Mahomes should shy away from with Hill.
Since entering the league in 2016, Hill has been a tremendous DFS play, but even better with Mahomes as the quarterback.
Those numbers represent Hill’s floor in a matchup with almost a 60-point game total. Even in a season where Mahomes has been struggling with interceptions, he has still produced three overall QB2 or better performances, including last week’s overall QB1 stat line.
I incorrectly stacked Amari Cooper with Dak Prescott in Week 10, as CeeDee Lamb produced the overall WR3 PPR stat line. However, both Cooper ($6,200 DK, $7,300 FD) and Lamb ($7,600 DK, $8,000 FD) are priced too high to stack with Mahomes and Hill. I am pivoting to Michael Gallup, who just returned from injured reserve due to a calf injury. Gallup saw five targets, three receptions, and 42 receiving yards in his first game action since Week 1. Gallup brings big-play ability a fraction of the cost of the other Dallas receivers.
Gallup savings allows us to pay up at other positions on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Using our FantasyLabs Optimizer, I created two strong lineups.
The DraftKings lineup also includes Kansas City running back Darrel Wiliams, who could also post a big DFS week at a low price.
This game has a 60 point over/under, the highest on the Sunday slate. I’m backing a big offensive performance from both teams, with Mahomes building off last week’s season-best performance.
Quarterback + Running Back + Tight End
- Baker Mayfield ($5,400 DK, $6,800 FD)
- D’Ernest Johnson ($5,600 DK, $8,000 FD)
- David Njoku ($2,900 DK, $4,900 FD)
My cheap stack of the week.
I expect Cleveland to have a big performance at home against the winless Lions, especially after the 45-7 pounding last week by New England.
This game only carries a 43.5 point over/under, which makes this trio of players very affordable. Baker Mayfield is the 17th and 20th most expensive quarterback on DraftKings and FanDuel, yet tallied the overall QB2 and QB3 performances late in the season last year. He also notched a five-touchdown game against Cincinnati in Week 7 just one year ago. Mayfield has occasional blowup weeks, and he has yet to produce one this year.
Mayfield is admittedly dealing with injuries, which should cause Alex Van Pelt to diagram several short to intermediate passes against Detroit. This puts D’Ernest Johnson and David Njoku squarely on the radar for sneaky DFS production.
Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt remains on injured reserve, and Nick Chubb is still questionable to play. Even if Chubb plays, I expect Johnson to see significant work in the Browns backfield. He tallied an impressive seven receptions last week, along with 156 total yards. There is a huge price discrepancy on DraftKings and FanDuel. If Chubb plays, then I would only support this stack on DraftKings. Johnson’s price tag on FanDuel is too high unless Chubb is ruled out.
David Njoku enters this game as the most explosive and healthy receiver on the Browns. Wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones tweaked his knee in, and Jarvis Landry has yet to practice this week. Njoku has seen a 60 percent or higher snap share in each of the past three weeks and ranks second among all tight ends in yards after catch despite only registering 22 receptions. Njoku’s $2900 price tag on DraftKings is an incredible value and moves him into a top-five rating in our FantasyLabs Tournament Model.
This stack comes with such low ownership on DraftKings that I created the following two lineups on our FantasyLabs Optimizer.
I still have room to include such big-name players as Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, and AJ Dillon.
In order to get representation from the most games with the highest point total, you need to find value plays with low ownership. This Cleveland stack in the perfect contrarian play in a get-right spot for the Browns.
Editor’s note: Nick Chubb has been activated from the COVID list.
Running Back + Opposing Running Back
- Dalvin Cook ($8,200 DK, $8,400 FD)
- AJ Dillon ($6,200 DK, $7,000 FD)
This is an unconventional stack, but one that just might work.
This game brings a 47.5 point total, with two teams that want to run the ball. Over the last three games, Green Bay (8th) and Minnesota (13th) both averaged a 43.7% or higher team rushing percentage. The Vikings are certainly going to try to feature Dalvin Cook, who has a monstrous history against Green Bay since the 2018 season.
In last season’s 28-22 win at Green Bay in Week 8, Cook exploded for 226 yards and four touchdowns, finishing as the overall fantasy RB1. Green Bay ranks just 24th in rush defense DVOA per FootballOutsiders. The Packers’ defense has improved over the past few weeks but is still shorthanded without standout players such as OLB Za’Darius Smith, CB Jaire Alexander, and LB Whitney Mercilus. In a massive NFC North rivalry game, I don’t see Green Bay shutting down Cook.
On the Packers’ side, AJ Dillon is projected for a huge snap share after Aaron Jones knee injury last week. Dillon tallied the overall RB3 stat line last week on just 51.4% of the snaps against Seattle. With 2020 UDFA Patrick Taylor serving as the backup, Dillon is one of the few workhorse RBs available on the Week 11 main slate.
Minnesota’s pass defense has improved throughout the season, while the run defense ranks fourth-worst in efficiency. The Packers play at one of the slowest and most deliberate paces in the league, which plays perfectly into their run-heavy attack.
By prioritizing both of these back on FanDuel, I was able to include representation from both of the stacks listed above.
It is rare to stack the starting running back from opposing teams, but this is one of those unique game situations that could make it work. In a league where RBBCs dominate, enjoy the volume and production of both Dillon and Cook.