NFL Daily Fantasy Stacking Advice: Week 11
With only two teams on bye this week, we once again have a full 12-game slate. This helps out with the myriad of injuries, oddities, and shenanigans going on with a handful of players. This week has some really exciting matchups that should be heavily invested in. For example, the highest implied point total on the slate is the Cowboys versus the Chiefs, which should be an exciting game throughout.
Here we are going to cover some stacks to target for both DraftKings and FanDuel, and both cash games and some tournament plays. Let’s jump right into it.
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Stacks to Target
How does Dak Prescott like his rust? Shaken, not stirred. Prescott returned after a whiff of a week nine outing that left him with a season-low 48.7 completion percentage. He shook the rust off and played magnificently last week totaling 296 passing yards and three total touchdowns. This week, the Cowboys travel to Kansas City to face one of the worst pass defenses the league has to offer. It's a perfect time to return to form.
The Chiefs are allowing 291 passing yards per game and surrendered 25 passing touchdowns. With an offense that can keep up, Prescott is in line to be forced to throw quite a bit in this one to keep it close.
CeeDee Lamb is the ideal stacking target in this matchup. Lamb leads the Cowboys in targets, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. His 18.6 DK points per game is the sixth-highest among the position on this slate.
This is a chalk type of a stack, perfect for cash games. Multiple lineup players who want more exposure to this game can safely pivot to Amari Cooper ($6200) or add pieces from the Chiefs to maximize scoring output.
We shall no longer talk about the week nine wackiness that occurred and left Josh Allen managers frustrated. He also returned to form last week putting up a healthy 24.9 DK points against a hapless NY Jets squad. Up to this point, Allen has only failed to hit at least 20 DK points in three games. He's reliable and the Colts defense is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Allen can safely be rolled out into lineups by himself, or with a variety of stacking options. The top tier of those options is none other than Stefon Diggs, who finished with 162 yards and a score last week. At just under $8K this week, he is a decent spot for a solid return on investment. For players wanting to get cheaper, Cole Beasley is only $4800 and is averaging 12 DK points per contest. Dawson Knox was a reliable ancillary piece of this offense with touchdown upside prior to his injury. He fits the mold of a value-priced tight end that allows players more flexibility with the rest of their lineups.
This game has cash appeal with Allen and tournament builds with some of the other affordable pieces to mix and match in multiple lineups.
This will be more of a tournament play than a cash one but could be a sneaky, low-rostered stack option. While we may never talk about Jimmy Garoppolo as a top-tier quarterback, he has been serviceable from a roster-construction perspective. He is averaging 17.7 DK points per game but has been over 23 DK points in two of the last three games. Facing an exploitable Jacksonville defense, he is in a good spot to return value at a low cost.
The anchor of this stack is Deebo Samuel, who is the WR5 on this slate in terms of cost while being the WR3 in fantasy points scored. He has done everything this season a young receiver can do. He's avoided injury, been productive even in negative game scripts, and showcased his incredible yards-after-the-catch ability to maintain excitement while watching the games. The great thing about Deebo is that he does not need high volume to be productive. He currently leads all receivers in YAC and broken tackles.
Another solid piece to utilize is George Kittle. His $6300 price tag is not breaking the bank to get him into lineups while offering plenty of upside both in terms of YAC and touchdown potential.
Brandon Aiyuk is a usable pivot at a $5000 salary and perfect for the contrarian lineup. What secondary the Jaguars have will spend most of their focus on both Deebo and Kittle, which could free Aiyuk up to make some plays as well.
Honorable Mentions: Joe Burrow (QB, CIN) $6600 / Ja'Marr Chase (WR, CIN) $7200 / Joe Mixon (RB, CIN) $7600 - Tua Tagovailoa (QB, MIA) $5500 / Jaylen Waddle (WR, MIA) $5600 / Mike Gesicki (TE, MIA) $5200
As stated before, pieces of this game are going to be chalky but should be in lineups as it is the highest implied point total on the board. Patrick Mahomes returned to form last week and politely reminded everyone of why he can't be left out of the upper tier of quarterbacks. His 23.2 FD points per game are the third-highest among the position. In a game that could hit the over, taking the quarterbacks on either side of this matchup is a good start.
Tyreek Hill is the current WR2 in all of football in .5PPR scoring. His eight touchdowns are tied for third among receivers. His 17.51 FD points per game are second on this slate only to Deebo Samuel. In a game where scoring should be bountiful, he should be in lineups, especially if looking for a high-end stack.
That brings us to Travis Kelce and his annual stranglehold on TE1 status. He unsurprisingly leads all tight ends in targets, yards, and fantasy points per game. While not the current touchdown leader at the position, he is still returning high-end wide receiver type of numbers.
Building a roster by stacking all three would be more complicated due to each being at the top of their respective salary requirements, however, multiple lineup players can diversify and spread them throughout their rosters.
Fresh off of the bye, the Bengals travel to Vegas to battle with the recently struggling Raiders. Joe Burrow is averaging 19.4 FD points per game and is fifth in passing touchdowns with 20 on the year so far. What's impressive is that he is accomplishing this without the hyper-volume we saw last season before his injury. Only Burrow and Dak Prescott have 20 or more passing touchdowns on less than 300 attempts. The Raiders are allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
After a week of rest, the expectation is for Joe Mixon to return to his massive workload in this matchup. He is averaging 16.6 carries and 2.8 targets thus far this season and maintaining a healthy 16.4 FD points per contest. The Raiders are equally generous to running backs and Mixon has hit paydirt nine times this season. Mixon's PPG average is higher than Ezekiel Elliot or Dalvin Cook up to this point in the season, while his salary is $800-900 lower. This is a prime game to exploit that difference and stack it with Burrow.
Despite some obvious miscues and a few drops along the way, Ja'Marr Chase has come a long way from the reports out of camp and into the forefront of impressive production. He has finished with 50 or more receiving yards in all but two games this season and is boasting a healthy 16.2 FD points per game average. His last game was his lowest fantasy output of the season, despite the heavy target volume. While some may shy away from him a little after a disappointing previous outing, he's in a good spot to return value in a game that should feature scoring on both sides.
After battling through Covid-19 and admitting to feeling more fatigue because of it, Aaron Rodgers is still a solid producer to look at for this slate of games. At the time of this writing, he has been a non-participant in practice with fatigue and a vague toe injury. His practice reports should be monitored heading into this weekend, as he is currently expected to suit up and play. Assuming he is ready to go, he is in a good divisional matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers is averaging 18.7 FD points per game and has thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven of nine games this season. While the Vikings' defense is showing signs of improvement, they are a long way from a shut-down unit.
Davante Adams also spent some time on the injury report this week, so make sure to monitor his status prior to Sunday. While Adams has not had the gaudy stat lines lately, he remains the primary, and secondary, read for Rodgers. The Vikings have surrendered 100-yard receiving games six times this season, including three such occurrences in the last four weeks. Adams could easily keep that trend rolling.
While Aaron Jones being out is bad news, the good news is that it appears to be a minor injury that should only sideline him for a couple of weeks. In that time, A.J. Dillon will have an elevated role, something he has been getting groomed for throughout the season. He has seen double-digit carries in four games this season, including 21 totes last week. The fact that he gets a handful of targets is a delightful little bonus. Based on how this offense operates, Dillon has a safe opportunity floor and is in a good potential spot to return value based on salary.