Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 14 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 (@TEN)
Spread JAX +3.5 (JAX implied 19 Pts)
QB Trevor Lawrence ($5,700)
WR Christian Kirk ($6,600)
TE Evan Engram ($3,300)
Optional bring-back Derrick Henry (JAX) +$7,900
The Jacksonville offense keeps getting underpriced, despite it’s ability to move the ball and be productive. This stack really gives you scope to attack elsewhere on this slate. Lawrence didn’t manage to do too much last week, but he has had some decent fantasy performances this second half of the season. Grabbing Kirk and Engram, you are getting a pair of reliable receiving options of the team. Kirk has a great floor (and ceiling) on the slate as the clear lead in targets. Engram is the real gamble here. He has had some games where he has just disappeared, but his price makes him worth considering.
The Titans offense has struggled to really get Henry going in the past few weeks, but his historical success and the weakness of the Jaguars defensive line make him the perfect bring-back.
Stack 2 - Detroit Lions (v MIN)
Spread DET -2.5 (DET implied 28 Pts)
QB Jared Goff ($5,600)
RB D'Andre Swift ($5,800)
WR Amon-Ra St.Brown ($7,800)
Optional bring-back T.J. Hockenson (MIN) +$5,100
The Lions keep finding themselves in good, high-scoring games. Their defense is getting better, but still has some way to go, and their offense is finding success on the ground and through the air. Swift has been getting more involved in the offense, and has looked good with the touches he has been given. The you have the constant slate-breaking St.Brown. In the last four weeks he has 41 targets, for 37 receptions, 431 yards and 3 TDs. While the introduction of Jameson Williams might hurt St. Browns target share, it’s unlikely to have a huge impact. His chemistry is too strong with his QB Goff.
The Vikings offense has worked Hockenson straight into an effective role. Justin Jefferson is the alpha receiver, but there isn’t really a way we can spend $9k here. Instead, Hockenson in a REVENGE game is the way I would go.
Stack 3 - Minnesota Vikings (@DET)
Spread MIN +2.5 (MIN implied 25 Pts)
QB Kirk Cousins ($6,100)
WR Justin Jefferson ($9,000)
TE T.J. Hockenson ($5,100)
Optional bring-back DJ Chark Jr (JAX) +$4,300
Staying in the same game, you can look to the other side of the field for another effective stack. Cousins has struggled when he has been put under pressure from the pass-rush, but he should be able to stand vertical in this one. If that happens, then Jefferson is going to be set for another great performance here. He didn’t do too much when these teams met in Week 3, and he will be wanting to make amends for that. It’s perfectly reasonable to put him down for 100 yards and a score in this one. Hockenson as I explained above has been performing in this offense.
With the cost of those pieces, you can’t really go for the top tier talent on the other side without having to really compromise elsewhere. Chark gives you a decent upside selection here. Jameson Williams could impact on this one, so it’s not without risk. But currently my head is going with Chark at the price.