Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 10 of the 2023 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 - Cincinnati Bengals (v HOU)
Spread CIN -7 (CIN implied 27 Pts)
QB Joe Burrow ($6,800)
RB Joe Mixon ($6,200)
WR Tee Higgins ($6,500)
Optional bring-back Dalton Schultz (HOU) +$4,900
Joe Burrow has really put his poor start to the season behind him, with his last 4 games all having multiple TDs through the air, and two games with 300+ yards. Chase has been given day-to-day status with a back injury but is expected to play. With that injury, I don’t think he is going to be able to have his normal levels of production. Instead, I’ll save a chunk and go for Higgins who should be able to get a bump in targets and production here. The addition of Mixon comes from just pure volume in the offense. Getting all of the work he can handle out of the backfield, and getting plenty of work in the passing game too.
The bring back of Schultz feels like a no brainer. The Bengals are the worst team at defending the TE position, and Schultz is a big part of this Texans offense. Has scored 4 TDs in his past 5 games, with plenty of receptions and yards to back that up. Should be inline for another big game here.
Stack 2 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (v TEN)
Spread TB -1 (TB implied 20 Pts)
QB Baker Mayfield ($5,100)
WR Mike Evans ($7,200)
WR Chris Godwin ($6,700)
Optional bring-back DeAndre Hopkins (TEN) +$6,000
Tampa Bay lost an exciting game against the Texans last week, ultimately won with a FG from the backup RB. But, they were able to move the ball through the air against a tough Texans secondary. That really should give them confidence in this matchup against a Titans secondary that just made Kenny Pickett look comfortable. Think you can go with both of their receivers here, as they are both heavily targetted in the offense. Evans has been using his size and speed to good effect this season, putting up decent numbers and finding the endzone. Godwin just feels due, had one game of over 100 yards, and a single score this season, something that should change given his ability.
Hopkins fell back to earth after a Week 8 performance that led to 3 TDs. Getting plenty of targets in this offense, that has shown itself as one that is fine to throw the ball with Will Levis. The Buccaneers secondary should have its hands full, giving up an average 45.7 DKPts to the position (second highest in the league).
Stack 3 - Seattle Seahawks (v WAS)
Spread SEA -7 (SEA implied 26 Pts)
QB Geno Smith ($5,800)
WR DK Metcalf ($6,800)
WR Tyler Lockett ($6,100)
Optional bring-back Terry McLaurin/ Jahan Dotson (WAS) +$5,800/ $5,000
The Seahawks offense has on the whole struggled to move the ball through the air. But, with the talent they have, that should change sooner rather than later- and this matchup is a great opportunity. The Commanders secondary haven’t been able to find an answer to limiting the QB this season, with 22.6 DKPts on average given up to the position. Playing in Seattle, Smith will be wanting to air it out and use his talented receivers. Grabbing both Metcalf and Lockett gives you around half of the targets in the offense, and most of the production. I don’t (if you are feeling spicy) mind mixing in some Jaxon Smith-Njiba ($4,100) instead of Metcalf/ Lockett, given his recent involvement in the offense.
The bring-back of Commanders receiver is in a similar spirit to selecting the Seahawks receivers. Seattle are giving up plenty through the air. McLaurin is getting huge target numbers, and hasn’t yet had that ‘boom’ game that should follow (no games of 100+ yards, and only 2 TDs this season). While Dotson has been in great form in the last two weeks, with 12 receptions for 177 yards and 2 scores in those two games.