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 Correlations page is also a great resource to find hidden edges in stacking positions and games.
Quarterback + Wide Receiver
- Gardner Minshew ($5000 DraftKings, $6900 FanDuel)
- Dede Westbrook ($5100 DraftKings, $5400 FanDuel)
I am officially all-in on the Gardner Minshew train.
The Jacksonville rookie quarterback has three consecutive games with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He is coming off a career-best performance on the road against a stingy Carolina defense. Despite only officially starting four games, Minshew ranks Top 10 in quarterback rushing attempts and fifth with 24.8 rushing yards per game.
Minshew is still an incredible value, sitting as only the 16th-most expensive quarterback on DraftKings. But the real value in this stack comes at the wide receiver position.
Dede Westbrook was a popular third-year preseason breakout candidate but has failed to live up to expectations through Jacksonville’s first five games. He has only one PPR WR2 or better finish during that span but has been trending up over his most recent games.
Over the last three Jaguars contests, Westbrook has seen a steady increase in routes run, receptions and receiving yards. His 11 targets, seven receptions, and 82 receiving yards against Carolina were all season-highs.
The Saints have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts, particularly struggling against slot receivers. As per Evan Silva, teams targeting the slot receivers have accumulated 410 receiving yards and three touchdowns while completing passes at a 73% clip.
With top cornerback Marshon Lattimore potentially shadowing D.J. Chark (fifth-best in WR FPPG), Westbrook is likely for another big target share.
Both Minshew (2-4%) and Westbrook (5-8%) have low ownership projections in strong home matchup against a New Orleans defense that has also allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
On a Week 6 slate where DFS players will bet on Lamar Jackson in a run-first Baltimore offense, or hope for a repeat performance by Houston’s Deshaun Watson, take the affordable and likely low ownership stack of an unlikely quarterback cult hero and his underperforming wideout on the precipice of a breakout.
Running Back + DEF/Special Teams
- Nick Chubb ($7300DraftKings, $7800FanDuel)
- Cleveland D/ST ($2800 DraftKings, $3500 FanDuel)
This is the ideal opportunity to support a talented defense coming off a horrific nationally-televised performance.
The Browns were gashed on the ground by San Francisco running backs for a total of 245 yards and two touchdowns. However, they face a Seattle offense that only ranks 19th in run offense DVOA, and a Seahawks offensive line that only sits 24th-best overall (FootballOutsiders).
Cleveland’s pass rush ranks eighth-best with 16 sacks, and should generate pressure all game behind AFC sack leader Myles Garrett. The Browns rank 11th-most efficient in pass defense DVOA and their secondary will be bolstered by the return of starting cornerbacks Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward.
Meanwhile, Nick Chubb has quietly put together a strong season despite Cleveland’s team struggles. He ranks fifth among running backs in carries, fourth in rushing yards, and is Top-20 in both targets and receptions. Seattle has allowed the eighth-most receiving yards to opposing running backs.
Both the Browns and Seahawks rank in the bottom-third in offensive pace, with Seattle currently the fifth-slowest NFL team.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield should bounce back from last week’s performance against a Seattle defense that struggles to pressure the quarterback.
As we’ve seen this season, teams are not as bad as they show the prior week and the Browns are in a prime spot to support that narrative.
The low projected ownership of the Browns DEF/ST (2-4% DK, 0-1% FD) make this a strong value play with the volume-heavy Chubb.
Quarterback + Wide Receiver + Opposing Pass-Catcher
- Dak Prescott ($6200 DraftKings, $8000 FanDuel)
- Michael Gallup ($5600 DraftKings, $6100 FanDuel)
- Robby Anderson ($4000 DraftKings, $5300 FanDuel)
This affordable stack features big-play wide receivers with tremendous upside.
Dallas wide receiver Michael Gallup looked fully recovered from his knee injury, producing the overall WR11 PPR performance in the Cowboys 34-24 home loss to the Packers. He totaled seven receptions on a career-high 14 targets, for 113 receiving yards and a touchdown. The Jets have allowed the 12th-most fantasy points and seventh-most receiving yards to opposing wide receivers.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott should feel comfortable behind an offensive line that should see the return of left tackle Tyron Smith. New York ranks a mediocre 13th-best in pass defense DVOA but fourth-worst with only four sacks. Prescott should find time to extend plays with Gallup, who ranks 23rd in yards after catch despite missing two games.
Per PlayerProfiler, Gallup ranks second among all wide receivers with 3.85 yards per pass route, illustrating his tremendous efficiency this season.
The inclusion of New York Robby Anderson is a high-variance play, but one that at his low price is worth the risk. Anderson showed instant chemistry with Darnold last season, finishing with consecutive Top-5 PPR wide receiver finishes in Weeks 15 and 16. Anderson has played every snap in each of the Jets first four games but has simply been a casualty of poor quarterback play.
Anderson drew a season-high seven targets in his only game with Darnold in Week 1 against the stout Buffalo pass defense.
To win a DFS tournament, there has to be risk, and Anderson provides massive upside at his incredibly low price tag on both sites. With tight end Chris Herndon sidelined again and Darnold back under center, this Jets home game provides the best opportunity for Anderson to start to produce in his contract season.
This is a high-variance stack, certainly not for the faint of heart, but there are clear upside opportunities for all three players.
With Prescott (5-8%) and Anderson (2-4% FD) generating low DFS interest, give strong consideration to this huge-upside QB + WR + Opposing Pass Catcher stack in tournaments.