Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for the Week 7 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)
This slate has more bye weeks, so there are fewer games- especially high-scoring ones. There are only 1 O/U over 50 points. We still have some nice pivots, with some players finally returning to the field.
Stack 1 - Los Angeles Chargers ( v SEA)
Spread LAC -6.5 (LAC implied 29 Pts)
QB Justin Herbert ($7,200)
RB Austin Ekeler ($8,300)
WR Keenan Allen ($6,700)
Optional bring-back Tyler Lockett (SEA) +$5,800
The Chargers game is the one with the highest game total. But, that relies on the Seattle offense not imploding as they did last week. This stack is going to be popular, as the slate is missing some of the big hitters at the QB position. Ekeler is an easy player to stack with Herbert, such is his involvement in the air and on the ground. Then it comes down to the receiver- I’m opting for Keenan Allen who is likely to see lower ownership with him suffering from a hamstring injury for weeks. If I can, I’d have a backup plan though on my lineup so I can pivot to Mike Williams ($7,200) just incase Allen is limited, or a late withdrawl.
Lockett as a bring-back is going to be popular with his price tag. This is the chalky stack.
Stack 2 - Dallas Cowboys (v DET)
Spread DAL -7.0 (DAL implied 28 Pts)
QB Dak Prescott ($6,700)
WR CeeDee Lamb ($6,800)
RB Ezekiell Elliott ($6,000)/ TE Dalton Schultz ($3,600)
Total $19,500/ $17,100
Optional bring-back Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET) +$7,100
Prescott should be back for this week, and the matchup is a nice one to return to face. The Detroit defense put up a bit of a fight against New England before the bye week, but that hasn’t been the norm. Now they face a Cowboys offense that is going to want to make a statement. The return of Prescott gives Lamb his high ceiling back, then the third option is up to preference. Elliott is likely to be given a decent chunk of work on the ground, and could score multiple TDs. Schultz is returning to fitness and has had great chemistry with Prescott.
A bring back with a Lions receiver seems logical, given the way the team are likely going to need to chase the game. I’ve gone for St. Brown, but I’d be equally happy with a cheaper play- DJ Chark ($4,800) or T.J. Hockenson ($4,800) are two I’d consider.
Stack 3 - Las Vegas Raiders (@HOU)
Spread LV -7.0 (LV implied 26 Pts)
QB Derek Carr ($5,900)
RB Josh Jacobs ($6,500)
WR Davante Adams ($8,700)
Optional bring-back Brandin Cooks (HOU)+$6,000
The Raiders offense had a week off, but the hamstring issues for Darren Waller are persisting. With a target hog like Adams he is worth having by himself, but the price tag with Derek Carr, it becomes a nice cheaper stack. You could add in Jacobs, who has been dominating the backfield for the team to complete the stack.
Bringing back with Cooks is fine, but I’d be equally happy with Nico Collins ($4,200) given the weakness in the Raiders secondary.
Stack 4 - Kansas City Chiefs (@SF)
Spread KC -3.0 (KC implied 26 Pts)
QB Patrick Mahomes ($7,800)
TE Travis Kelce ($8,000)
?? I'm cheating, I'm not sure I'd go for a third KC option
Optional bring-back Brandon Aiyuk (SF)+$6,000
Normally I’d try and avoid a matchup against the 49ers, but their defense has been massively hit with injury. As a result, I’m fine to target them here. Kelce is the obvious target to stack with, given his importance in the offense and the mis-match he creates. I’m not sure if I really want to go with a third Chief, so it’s cheating a little to add them in this article. Juju Smith-Schuster ($5,600) has been getting targets in the offense, so if forced to that’s the direction I’d go.
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