Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 11 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 - Houston Texans (@ARI)
Spread HOU -4 (HOU implied 26 Pts)
QB C.J. Stroud ($7,000)
WR Tank Dell ($5,900)
WR Nico Collins/ Noah Brown ($6,700/ $4,800)
Total $19,600/ $17,700
Optional bring-back Trey McBride (ARI) +$4,400
The Texans and Stroud are balling out right now. Two weeks ago, Stroud threw the team to victory with 470 yards and 5 TDs. Followed that up last week against the Bengals with 356 yards through the air and one score. This week he faces up against the Cardinals who have given up an average of 19.4DKPts to the position. Stacking Stroud with his receivers gives you the obvious majority of the offense, with the running game only producing 5 TDs (2 of those are Stroud’s). Dell is a full go here, so is a lock. The other option is a little in the air, with the choice between Collins and Brown. Brown has looked good in recent weeks, but that was partly due to Collins being out. If he returns, he should be a decent option here in what has been thought by Vegas to be a tight high-scoring game.
The bring-back of McBride is riding the wave of his recent performances. Since Zach Ertz has been injured, he has had 34 targets in four games. One game with 100+ yards (last week- first game with Kyler Murray) and one score. The pricing has increased, but still gives you a leading receiver for the Cardinals.
Stack 2 - Detroit Lions (@CHI)
Spread DET -10 (DET implied 28 Pts)
QB Jared Goff ($6,600)
RB David Montgomery ($6,500)
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown ($8,800)
Optional bring-back Cole Kmet (CHI) +$4,100
The Lions offense is putting up points and production. Jared Goff has been great at pulling the strings at QB, with 3 games over 300 yards through the air, and 4 games with multi-TDs. The Bears defense have allowed an average of 21.0 DKPts to the position, the 6th highest in the league. Nice price too, which leaves a chunk on the table to be used elsewhere. The backfield I’ve opted for Montgomery REVENGE GAME. But seriously, Montgomery is getting double digit carries in all games (didn’t manage against Tampa Bay, but was forced to leave the game early). Jahmyr GIbbs ($7,000) is getting touches, but Montgomery has been used on early-downs and will be used to control the clock here. The final piece doesn’t need much explaination- St. Brown is just beasting this season. Has 100+ yards in 6 of 8 games, with a massive target share. Safe floor and decent ceiling.
The bring-back of Kmet gives you the upside in the Bears offense, as well as a position that the Lions have struggled to defend (giving up 13.5 DKPts to the position). Kmet has had 25 targets in his last 3 games, with multiple TDs in that time too.
Stack 3 - San Fransisco 49ers (v TB)
Spread SF -10 (SF implied 26 Pts)
QB Brock Purdy ($5,800)
WR Deebo Samuel ($6,300)
RB Christian McCaffrey/ WR Brandon Aiyuk ($9,300/ $7,200)
Total $21,400/ $19,300
Optional bring-back Mike Evans (TB) +$7,400
The 49ers offense did what it need to do last week, as the defense put them in the position to succeed. Purdy has been priced down again this week, despite a 296 yard and 3 TD performance. His pricing allows you to stack his (expensive) options. Samuel looked like he was back to being used in a variety of ways, getting into the endzone on the ground last week on one of his carries. The Tampa Bay secondary is a weak unit, so fine going with him here. The second really comes down to how you are feeling about cheaper options on the slate. If you feel good, McCaffrey (despite the bad matchup) is always worth considering with his scoring ability. Unfortunately, he didn’t manage to get the consecutive scoring record, but he has 13 scores in nine games this season. Aiyuk is the leading receiver for the team, leading in targets (joint first in receptions with CMC), and yards.
The bring-back here feels like it has to be expensive. Rachaad White ($6,000) is getting plenty of volume in the offense, with double-digit carries in 7 of 9 games this season. But, this matchup really isn’t one to target for RBs. Same thing for Cade Otton ($3,400). This isn’t the matchup for TEs. So that leaves WRs. Chris Godwin ($6,600) has struggled to develop chemistry with Baker Mayfield, and Evans has been lighting it up with big-plays all season. The price-tag hurts, but unless you want to roll the dice on a