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12 Best Ball Draft Stacks to Target by Pick (2024 Fantasy Football)

12 Best Ball Draft Stacks to Target by Pick (2024 Fantasy Football)

As stacking becomes more and more prevalent in best ball drafts, we’re seeing players align with their teammates further down the board as average draft position (ADP) lines up the stacks we’re keen to take. This means that certain stacks are available with an early pick, while others might only be available nearer the 12th pick in the draft.

We could talk in much more detail about whether, because of this trend, we should look to get different, but for now, let’s take a look at some of the premier stacks and which picks they’re available to based on current Underdog ADP.

Stacking By Pick: Best Ball (2024 Fantasy Football)

Arizona Cardinals

There’s a little bit of projection going into this one with Marvin Harrison‘s ADP already lining up perfectly with Kyler Murray‘s and Trey McBride‘s, but according to Mock Draft Database, a massive 80% of mock drafts expect Harrison to be the pick here, which is almost as many as the 87% projecting Caleb Williams to the Bears. Marquise Brown slips further away from this stack with ambiguity about his landing spot, but the key pieces are easily obtainable from the 1.01, 1.02 or 1.03.

Baltimore Ravens

No team seems to be more spread out than the Baltimore Ravens, who, despite some high-end talent, still can give fantasy football managers headaches. Lamar Jackson goes at the back of Round 3 but Zay Flowers is sitting at the 5.01 on the opposite side of the board. Meanwhile, Mark Andrews goes at the 5.06, slap bang in the middle. To obtain this stack, the best method would be to take Jackson around the middle of the third round, between picks 3.05 to 3.08, and then reach slightly on Flowers in the fourth.

Buffalo Bills

Another top-end offense when it’s in form is the Buffalo Bills, who are more spread out than in 2023, when you could take Stefon Diggs in the middle of the first and perfectly line up Josh Allen in the second. This year, though, you’ll need to hope for Allen or Diggs to slide in order to accomplish this. Dalton Kincaid and Khalil Shakir in the seventh and 10th rounds, respectively, will be easier to add with their ADP around the left side of the board. Ideally, here we want Josh Allen around the 2.08-2.10, a slight slide for Stefon Diggs into the third round and then the rest will be straightforward.

Cincinnati Bengals

With Tee Higgins and Joe Burrow both disappointing in 2023, the Bengals are a much more obtainable pick in 2024. Last year, stacking Burrow with Higgins and Ja’Maar Chase would have cost you three of your first four picks, but this year, you’re looking at three of your first seven. Higgins is set to be franchise-tagged, which might lead to a slight increase in his ADP, but he’s burned drafters enough that he may just stay in this range. The Bengals stack is obtainable from the 1.03-1.06, depending on whether Chase slides past his 1.05 ADP.

Dallas Cowboys

CeeDee Lamb has jumped up to the WR2 in current drafts and is going at the 1.03 overall, setting the table for this stack to be on the front end of drafts this year. Dak Prescott‘s ADP follows Lamb’s perfectly at this point in the offseason, with Prescott available six rounds later in the same slot. Jake Ferguson neatly follows in the eighth round, just one pick outside of perfectly lined up, and Brandin Cooks and Michael Gallup are easily added later on in the draft. This stack is easily available from the 1.01 to the 1.05 in most drafts.

Detroit Lions

With the Lions, the neutral’s favorite, all of a sudden, they are being pushed up draft boards to the point where six Lions players go in the first 10 rounds. Amon-Ra St. Brown (1.07) lines up perfectly with Jared Goff (10.06), but drafters will need to either reach a few picks on Sam LaPorta (3.12) or hope he falls further into the fourth round. Adding Jameson Williams (9.11) or David Montgomery (7.04) shouldn’t be a problem, but it will be a rare draft where you can pair Amon-Ra St. Brown with Jahmyr Gibbs, with them separated by only two players. This stack is best approached with the 1.06-1.10 picks.

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Green Bay Packers

Another team rising fast with the neutrals is the Green Bay Packers, who impressed in the playoffs and are well ahead of the expected development of this young offense. Unfortunately, with the hype, this has become a tricky offense to stack, and it’s unlikely all the pieces align for you to create a mega-stack. Jordan Love goes at the 8.04, the right side of the draft and is easily stacked with Christian Watson (7.11) and Romeo Doubs (9.08), as well as Dontayvion Wicks and his tight ends later on, but Jayden Reed is the golden goose of this stack and he presides at the 5.02 on the opposite side of the board.

In order to pair Reed with Love, you’ll need Reed to slip a few picks and the same for Love. Ideally, if you’re picking around the 1.05-1.06, you might be able to make this work. Otherwise, you’ll have to miss Reed out and stack the rest of the Packers anywhere from 1.08-1.12.

Houston Texans

CJ Stroud is the QB5 currently, being drafted ahead of Anthony Richardson, Joe Burrow and Dak Prescott, which might prove to be a heavy dose of recency bias, but his upside is inarguable. Nico Collins goes at 2.03 currently, and Tank Dell follows exactly a round later at 3.10.

Currently, you’re faced with either over-drafting Stroud at the 4.03 or hoping he falls half a round to where you got Collins and Dell. The most realistic hope for this stack would be picking from the 1.05-1.07 and seeing Collins fall to 2.05-2.07, and then adding Dell slightly ahead of ADP before getting Stroud two rounds later.

Los Angeles Rams

Matthew Stafford played at a level close to MVP caliber over the second half of the season, and he’ll be an easier click for many in 2024 than he was in 2023. Puka Nacua is the WR6 and going at 1.08, which lines up almost perfectly with Stafford at the 11.09. Cooper Kupp has fallen four rounds since this time last year, and in order to get him on your stack, he’ll either need to be taken several picks ahead of ADP or fall a round. It won’t be surprising if Kupp’s ADP climbs slightly to fall in line with this stack that will be attainable from the 1.07-1.09.

Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson has dropped off the top spot of 1.01 down to the 1.04, and if Kirk Cousins doesn’t re-sign in Minnesota soon, then he could fall a couple more spots, too. Jefferson’s ADP lines up fairly well with Jordan Addison (5.07), TJ Hockenson (9.03) and Kirk Cousins (12.08), but there is a lot of ambiguity in the injury status of Hockenson and Cousins. This stack could fluctuate plenty over the next seven months. For now, though, it’s possible in picks 1.04-1.06 if Jefferson falls slightly.

Miami Dolphins

2023’s first-half heroes are spread out across the board, with Tyreek Hill (1.02) on the opposite side of the draft board to most of his teammates. Currently, if you wished to stack the Dolphins, you’d need to reach half a round on Tua Tagovailoa to pair him with Hill but also hope that Waddle had fallen almost half a round to the back of the fourth. This is the kind of stack we can pursue if and when Waddle falls, but otherwise, it might be best to take Hill and pair him with a QB who displays some upside, unlike Tua.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have all fallen after a miserable post-bye week of 2023, where Jalen Hurts dealt with a bone bruise, Dallas Goedert missed several weeks, and AJ Brown just went missing. This fall in ADP has, though, helped them fall to an area where we can approach the Eagles mega-stack. Hurts (3.09) is the only piece of the puzzle we need to fall slightly, with AJ Brown (2.01), DeVonta Smith (4.01) and Dallas Goedert (9.12) all ending up on the 1.12 turn. This stack should be an easy click for anyone in the 1.10-1.12 range.

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