Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for the Week 5 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)
- High game total
Stack 1 - Philadelphia Eagles (@ARI)
Spread PHI -5.0 (PHI implied 27 Pts)
QB Jalen Hurts ($8,100)
WR A.J. Brown ($7,500)
TE Dallas Goedert ($4,700)
Optional bring-back Zach Ertz (TE) +$4,800
The Eagles are now the only undefeated team in the league, with an offense that is firing. Jalen Hurts is essentially Josh Allen lite, with rushing ability giving you a solid floor while his receivers give him fantastic ceiling week to week. In this one, I’d go for the bring-back of Ertz instead of Goedert though. Goedert is a fine TE, but Ertz is a better play. The Cardinals offense is alot more pass-heavy that the Eagles, and Ertz is a big part of their offense.
Stack 2 - Atlanta Falcons (@TB)
Spread ATL +8.5 (ATL implied 20 Pts)
QB Marcus Mariota ($5,400)
WR Drake London ($5,900)
TE Kyle Pitts ($4,400)
Optional bring-back Leonard Fournette (RB) +$6,900
The Falcons seem to offer value again as a stacking option. The reason is simple- they are so inconsistent on offense, but that’s exactly why I’ll consider them in GPPs. Marcus Mariota is able to air it out if needed, and Drake London and Kyle Pitts are talented (albeit frustrating for fantasy). In this game, the Falcons are heavy underdogs in this one, and so are going to need to chase points.
As a bring back, Fournette should see plenty of touches as Tampa look to control the clock. Fournette is heavily involved in the offense on the ground and through the air. Mike Evans ($6,900) is another option here.
Stack 3 - Tampa Bay (v ATL)
Spread TB -8.5 (TB implied 28 Pts)
QB Tom Brady ($6,000)
RB Leonard Fournette ($6,900)
WR Mike Evans ($6,900)
I’ll stay in the same game for another stack I’m interested in. The Tampa Bay offense found itself through the air against the Chiefs, but should be able to balance out here. The Falcons defense isn’t a great unit, and the type of defense that Brady should be able to pick apart.
Evans returned from his suspension and immediately became the focal point of the offense, catching 8 passes for 103 yards and 2 TDs. Since Brady joined the team, Evans has averaged 8 targets, 5 receptions for 83 yards in 4 games (as well as scoring 2TDs). Bear in mind that one of those games, he only played 16% of the snaps, as he suffered injury (excluding that game the average would be 9/6/95).
Fournette should also be able to bounce back against the Falcons front. Struggling against the Chiefs front before the team abandoned the run isn’t the same thing. Even if they did, Fournette has been heavily involved in the passing game out of the backfield.