Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 11 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 - Atlanta Falcons (v CHI)
Spread ATL -3 (ATL implied 27 Pts)
QB Marcus Mariota ($5,500)
RB Cordarrelle Patterson ($6,200)
TE Kyle Pitts ($4,400)
Optional bring-back David Montgomery (CHI) +$6,100
This stack is without question the riskiest. The combination of Mariota and Patterson I’m fine with. The Falcons run the ball plenty, and those two are going to get the majority of the work- fine. The risk comes with the inclusion of Kyle Pitts. The Bears defense have been decent against TEs this season on paper. But the best they faced was probably Dalton Schultz a few weeks ago, and their defense upfront has really taken a step back. The unknown is what Pitts will do with the targets is given.
Bringing back with Montgomery feels obvious. Yes the Falcons secondary being weak makes a receiver appealing, but the Bears run the ball regularly, and are not without Khalil Herbert who has been put on IR.
Stack 2 - Chicago Bears (@ATL)
Spread CHI +3 (CHI implied 24 Pts)
QB Justin Fields ($7,600)
RB David Montgomery ($6,100)
WR Chase Claypool ($4,800)/ TE Cole Kmet ($4,100)
Total $18,500/ $17,800
Optional bring-back Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL) +$6,200
Staying in the same game, Chicago are an interesting option. The Bears started the season as a dumpster fire on offense, but they have really found themselves recently. Their need to establish the run is key to the offense working. Justin Fields is a key part of that, but Montgomery is going get a decent number of carries too. With the ‘strength’ of the Falcons secondary you can go for a receiver from the Bears and feel good about it. The field is likely to opt for Darnell Mooney, but I like Claypool is a bit cheaper.
The bring back of Patterson feels solid, with the importance that the Falcons place on the ground game too. Patterson gets the majority of touches, especially in the redzone.
Stack 3 - Dallas Cowboys (@MIN)
Spread DAL -1 (DAL implied 24 Pts)
QB Dak Prescott ($6,600)
WR CeeDee Lamb ($7,500)
WR Michael Gallup ($5,100)/ TE Dalton Schultz ($4,300)
Total $19,200/ $18,400
Optional bring-back Adam Thielen/ T.J. Hockenson (MIN) +$5,500/ $5,300
The Cowboys offense is rolling with Prescott airing the ball out. Last time out against the Packers, he threw for 265 yards with 3 scores. That Packers defense have been attacked through the air but are a stronger unit than the Vikings overall. With the weakness that they have in their secondary, the Cowboys should be able to have fun through the air. As a result, I’m looking to double stack the receiving options for the Cowboys. That could change as we get a clearer picture of the backfield, but for the time being I’m double dip with Prescott’s receivers.
With a bit of an expensive stack, a cheap bring back is needed, so I’d go with Thielen. He is getting targets in the offense, but he hasn’t really hit the same box scores as in previous seasons. If you opted for Gallup though, I’d be tempted to opt for T.J. Hockenson ($5,300) instead, I actually prefer him overall to Thielen. I just don’t like going double TE if I can avoid it.
Stack 4 - Cincinnati Bengals (@PIT)
Spread CIN -5 (CIN implied 23 Pts)
QB Joe Burrow ($6,800)
WR Tee Higgins ($7,100)
WR Tyler Boyd ($6,500)/ TE Hayden Hurst ($3,500)
Total $20,400/ $17,400
Optional bring-back George Pickens (PIT) +$5,200
The Bengals offense rolled through Joe Mixon last time out, but the offense is build on what it does through the air. Ja’Marr Chase missing here makes Higgins his primary target in the offense. Burrow struggled in Week 1, when the Steelers defensive front dialled up the pressure which limited his time in the pocket and overall production of the Bengals offense. Since then, the Bengals offensive line has improved as a unit and the Steelers defense has taken a step back. Getting the secondary aerial option in the offense could really be the key to GPP success this week. Both Boyd and Hurst are going to be in my lineups this week, as I try and get the mix right.
Pickens as the bring back gives some much needed salary relief, while giving you a decent amount of upside. He has a decent target share in the offense which should typically give him a half decent floor. If he breaks a tackle, could be a nice piece here.
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