2023 Week 14 DraftKings Stacks

Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 14 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 - Denver Broncos (@LAC)

O/U 42.5

Spread DEN +3 (DEN implied 20 Pts)

QB Russell Wilson ($5,800)
RB Javonte Williams ($5,800)
WR Courtland Sutton/ Jerry Jeudy ($6,100/ $4,700)

Total $17,700/ $14,600

Optional bring-back Austin Ekeler/ Keenan Allen (LAC) +$7,600/ $8,600

The Broncos offense lost last week to the Texans, but before that they were on a 5 game win streak. Their offense has been primarily run on the ground, and you can run on the Chargers. Williams has been the clear lead back in the offense, with double-digit carries in his last 7 games. Infact the only one this season he didn’t was when he was injured. At the price, he should be a decent option on the slate. Sutton has been the lead receiver in this lean offense, with 75 targets this season, catching 50 passes for 637 yards and 9 TDs. Sutton has only failed to score in 3 games this season- and the Chargers have struggled to stop anyone through the air. As a result of that, I’m tempted to go for the much cheaper Jeudy here. He has the ability to stretch the field and if given the opportunity, make some big plays. Wilson over the top of everything is a little risky, given some of his performances this season. But, he has made some plays through the air and has found the endzone on the ground in each of his last two games. The stack leaves plenty on the table for other positions too.

Playing against the Chargers, the bring-backs are easy-ish to work out. The way they run their offense they funnel to Ekeler and Allen. Both should be fine here in this same. Ekeler has been dominating carries on the ground and the Broncos give up a league-high 30.4 DKPts to the position this season. Allen is just a target hog in the offense- perfect for DK’s PPR scoring.

Stack 2 - Indianapolis Colts (@CIN)

O/U 41.5

Spread IND +1 (IND implied 21)

QB Gardner Minshew ($5,400)
RB Zack Moss ($5,900)
WR Michael Pittman ($7,300)

Total $18,600

Optional bring-back Joe Mixon (CIN) +$6,100

With (normal) starter Jonathan Taylor on the sidelines, this has gone back to being Moss’ backfield. Moss, when working as the starter, has been an effective runner. The Bengals defense has given up an average of 22.3 DKPts to the position, and that production should head towards Moss, as outside of Moss and Taylor the other RBs on the roster have only totaled 24 carries and 8 receptions. Minshew has been fine this season too, with 312 yards and 2 TDs through the air in his last game. Against this secondary, which gives up just under 20 DKPts on average to the position, Minshew should have an effective game. If he does, a big part of that will be the performance of Pittman. Pittman has had 127 targets this season and leads the team in receptions, yards and TDs. He has had double digit targets in 5 of his last seven, and has had over 100 yards and double-digit receptions in each of his last two games. 

The Colts defense has struggled to limit production on the ground, with their 26.5 DKPts on average putting them 4th in the league. Browning performed well in an overtime victory this week, but Mixon was still very much needed. He finished with 19 carries, and was second on the team in targets in the game. Should be a nice play on the slate as a result of his workload in this offense.

Stack 3 - San Francisco 49ers (v SEA)

O/U 46.5

Spread SF -10.5 (SF implied 29 Pts)

QB Brock Purdy ($6,500)
RB Christian McCaffrey ($9,200)
WR Brandon Aiyuk/ Deebo Samuel ($6,900/ $6,800)

Total $22,600/ $22,500

Optional bring-back Tyler Lockett/ Jaxon Smith-Njigba (SEA) +$5,600/ $4,100

The 49ers offense has been cooking all season, and have a nice matchup against this Seattle defense.  Purdy might get some criticism for all of his passing yards being YAC, but him getting the ball of his hands quickly also limits turnovers. Has been clocking up yards and scores steadily this season. CMC should be great in this matchup against this Seattle defensive line. Two weeks ago he ran all over them wit h114 yards and 2 scores on the ground, and caught 5 of 6 targets for another 25 yards. He is just an elite player. Knowing who to pair him with between Aiyuk and Samuel will be the key. Aiyuk has been more consistent as a receiver this season and leads the team in targets, yards and scores (joint second in receptions). While Samuel has had three games where he has been more productive for fantasy (including the Seahawks game two weeks ago). There isn’t a massive difference on price here either, so I’d mix in lineups with them both. 

For the bring-back you need to find some value. Lockett is one target behind Metcalf in the offense, but has managed to catch a good percentage of his passes with decent production- just doesn’t have that ‘boom’ in the offense anymore. Struggled last time these teams met, which should impact his ownership. JSN for me is the play here. Expensive 49ers plays mean you need to pay down here. JSN is getting targets in the offense, leading the team in targets and receptions against the Cowboys last week. It’s a risky play, but you are going to need to swing a little if you go this way.

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