Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 10 of the 2022 season. There are a few articles you can find on why stacking is effective for DFS, so we won’t recap that here.
Instead, I’ll outline the criteria for being included:
- Main slate only
- Stack will include QB & 2 other players (optional bring back noted)
Stack 1 - Jacksonville Jaguars (@KC)
Spread JAX +9 (JAX implied 21 Pts)
QB Trevor Lawrence ($5,400)
RB Travis Etienne ($7,100)
TE Evan Engram ($3,300)
Optional bring-back Travis Kelce (KC) +$7,800
This game is expected to be the highest O/U on the slate, so is going to be attacked by the field. Most people are of course going to be attracted to the Kansas City side (more on that later), overlooking the cheaper side of this game. The Jaguars offense really flows through Travis Etienne making him a no-brainer. Then the choice comes down to a receiver. I’d be fine with most of them, but Engram just seems like a great value here in a PPR format. I mean this 3 way stack is slightly higher that just Mahomes & Kelce in the same game.
As a bring back, I’ll go with another TE- Travis Kelce. The reason being that he is the clear leading receiver on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Stack 2 - Chicago Bears (v DET)
Spread CHI -3 (CHI implied 26 Pts)
QB Justin Fields ($6,500)
RB David Montgomery ($6,000)
WR Darnell Mooney ($5,500)
Optional bring-back Jamaal Williams (DET) +$5,900
Talking about cheap stacks, Chicago feel like another option this week. To start the season their offense was just awful, slow and error-prone. But now it seems to have found it’s feet. The team run and run the ball, until Fields launches the ball downfield. This game has a decent O/U too, the second-highest on the slate. Sure, the Detroit defense managed to keep Green Bay from doing too much, but (as strange as it sounds) the Bears should be ok in this one.
My bring-back in this one had to be a running back, with the Bears front struggling to stop the run. Ultimately, I opted for Williams, as he has seen a decent amount of usage in the redzone and, unlike D’Andre Swift, isn’t carrying an injury designation.
Stack 3 - Kansas City Chiefs (v JAX)
Spread KC -9 (KC implied 30 Pts)
QB Patrick Mahomes ($7,900)
WR Juju Smith-Schuster ($6,000)/ Mecole Hardman ($4,500)
TE Travis Kelce ($7,800)
Total $21,700/ $20,200
Optional bring-back Travis Etienne (JAX) + $7,100
The Chiefs offense is humming nicely, and has a nice matchup against the Jaguars with a nice O/U. As a result, you can opt to go with a (likely chalk) stack of their top offensive talent. Mahomes is always in-play when he is on the slate, given his ability to put up points in a big-way. Then it comes down to the receivers, Kelce is the clear leader in the offense- being used far more as a receiver than blocking. The real question and option comes with the third piece. Smith-Schuster is in good form, with a string of good performances, and offers a safer floor. But, given the price of these pieces, Hardman is in play. He has carved out an important role in the offense as a gadget player, and should be able to continue his run of big-games.
The bring-back on this one has to be Etienne, as he effectively is the Jaguars offense. He runs the ball and is a leading receiver for the team. It’s pricey, but there are some nice cheaper options on this slate.
Stack 1 - Miami Dolphins (v CLE)
Spread MIA -3 (MIA implied 26 Pts)
QB Tua Tagovailoa ($6,700)
WR Tyreek Hill ($9,100)
WR Jaylen Waddle ($7,600)
Optional bring-back David Njoku (CLE) +$4,100
This game is really a clash of styles, with Miami operating through the air and the Browns opting to use their ground game. Miami’s aerial attack is really strong, with Hill and Waddle’s speed a perfect compliment to the arm talent of Tua. The Browns secondary are in the middle of the pack when defending against the WR position, but haven’t faced a receiving dup of this strength this season. It’s an expensive stack, but opting for both receivers you make yourself unique. With the way Miami’s offense has worked this season, we could see both of these receivers have 100-yard games.
The bring-back in this one needs to a cheaper option, which is why I’ve gone for Njoku. The TE is one of the leading receivers on the offense, and he is getting plenty of targets week-to-week. When you consider that the Dolphins have struggled to defend the TE position, giving up just shy of 17 DK Pts per game, Njoku is a very interesting selection.
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