Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 13 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 - Las Vegas Raiders (v LAC)
Spread LV +1.5 (LV implied 24 Pts)
QB Derek Carr ($5,600)
RB Josh Jacobs ($7,900)
WR Mack Hollins/ TE Foster Moreau ($4,600/ $3,600)
Total $18,100/ $17,100
Optional bring-back Keenan Allen (LAC) +$6,500
Josh Jacobs is doing plenty in this offense, with a huge amount of carries from the backfield, and dump-off targets too. The team are now set to play against one of the worst rush defenses in the league. Feels like an almost automatic choice in the circumstances. Carr is a decent (cheap) QB option on the slate, which is fine by me with how he has performed recently (his last four games he has totalled 1,109 passing yards for 9 TDs and 2 INTs). Hollins and Moreau give cheap exposure to the receiving group too.
The bring back of Allen comes with the need to get a reliable target share to cover Hollins/ Moreau. He didn’t lead the team in targets last time out, but he looked good upon his return from injury. Plenty to build upon as he matches this Raiders secondary.
Stack 2 - Cincinnati Bengals (v KC)
Spread CIN +2.5 (CIN implied 25 Pts)
QB Joe Burrow ($6,900)
WR Ja'Marr Chase ($7,900)/ Tee Higgins ($7,200)
TE Hayden Hurst ($3,500)
Total $18,300/ $17,600
Optional bring-back Isiah Pacheco (KC) +$5,700
This Bengals/ Chiefs game is prime for targetting with the high O/U expected in the game. Burrow’s favored target, Ja’Marr Chase could be back here, which puts him immediately back into consideration. If he isn’t able to go, then Higgins is a fine substitute, as he has performed extremely well as the lead target. Hurst has also had a decent target share, and the Chiefs have given up an average of 11.2 DKPts to the position.
If this game does have as many scoring opportunities as expected, it could lead to some carries for Pacheco to finish drives. He isn’t involved in the passing game reliably, but at the price is worth consideration.
Stack 3 - Detroit Lions (v JAX)
Spread DET +1.5 (DET implied 25 Pts)
QB Jared Goff ($5,300)
RB Jamaal Williams ($6,000)
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown ($7,100)
Optional bring-back Zay Jones (JAX) +$4,900
Detroit’s offense is a great one to target in DFS, because it is so concentrated. Williams has been given a solid workload with the injury concerns of fellow RB D’Andre Swift. Where Williams does really excel is in the redzone. He has scored consistently in this offense to finish drives. St. Brown has really established himself in the offense as the leading receiver for the team. With DK’s PPR scoring, he has a solid floor and a great ceiling, with 2 100+ yard receiving games in his last 3.
Jones as a bring back comes from his target share in the offense. He blew up last week, much as he did all the way back in Week 3. The thing is he is getting solid usage and targets. At the price, a nice option.
Stack 4 - Kansas City Chiefs (@CIN)
Spread KC -2.5 (KC implied 28 Pts)
QB Patrick Mahomes ($8,300)
RB Isiah Pacheco ($5,700)
TE Travis Kelce ($7,900)
Optional bring-back Hayden Hurst (CIN) +$3,500
It’s expensive, but the combo of Mahomes and Kelce is just too good. It really doesn’t matter who the matchup is either, Kelce is going to get production. He has just shy of 40 more targets than Juju Smith-Schuster who is second on the team with 67, with great yardage and TD totals. Pacheco has established himself as the lead back for the Chiefs too, although he isn’t really used in the passing game at all. With this stack you are able to get (near-enough) the entire offensive production for the Chiefs.
With the stack being expensive, you need to try and save some money. I don’t often go for a double-TE lineup, but so I’m not killing myself elsewhere I need to here. Hurst is getting decent usage in a pass-first offense, with 60 targets on the season.