2023 Week 8 DraftKings Stacks

Ahead of our slate breakers article, I thought I’d write up some of my favorite DraftKings stacks for Week 8 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 - Baltimore Ravens (@ARI)

O/U 44

Spread BAL -8.5 (BAL implied 26 Pts)

QB Lamar Jackson ($8,100)
TE Mark Andrews ($6,400)
WR Zay Flowers ($5,600)

Total $20,100

Optional bring-back Michael Wilson (ARI) +$3,600

Jackson smashed the Detroit Lions last week, with 357 yards through the air, 3 passing TDs and 36 yards and a score on the ground. Is this the breakout of Jackson in Todd Monken’s offense? Well, a matchup against the Cardinals is a great way to follow that result up. The Cardinals secondary is struggling to limit productions to QBs all season. Combining Jackson with Andrews and Flowers gives you his main targets through the air. Andrews had a season-best game with 4 receptions for 63 yards and a TD, and works as the main redzone weapon for the team. Flowers is a target-hog for Jackson too, with over a quarter of the team targets going his way.

The bring-back of Wilson comes to try and save some salary, as the Ravens side is expensive. Wilson really fell back to earth after his huge game against the 49ers. Since then, in three games, he has caught a total of 7 passes for 106 yards. Wilson should see more targets though, with Zach Ertz placed on IR.

Stack 2 - Houston Texans (@CAR)

O/U 43.0

Spread HOU -3 (HOU implied 23 Pts)

QB C.J. Stroud ($6,300)
WR Nico Collins ($5,500)
WR Tank Dell/ TE Dalton Schultz ($4,900/ $3,900)

Total $16,700/ $15,700

Optional bring-back Adam Thielen +$6,600

The Texans against the Panthers, the first and second picks in the NFL draft. Both coming off their bye weeks, too so will have had some time to get prepared. Stroud has been fantastic to start the season, setting rookie records and throwing multiple TDs in 4 of his 6 games. The Panthers have allowed plenty of production through the air this season, and Stroud has a great chance to keep it going. The great thing about this stack is that the receivers are cheap. Collins has been solid all season, with a decent target share. Equally, Dell has been impressive and should be back from the concussion he suffered in Week 6. If he does suffer a setback, then Schultz is a nice pivot with his redzone work and current TD streak.

The only real reliable part of the Panthers offense is veteran Thielen. He has three games with over 105 yards through the air and double-digit receptions. It is tempting to go for Miles Sanders ($4,900) if he is set to return here, as a volume play against the Texans.

Stack 3 - Dallas Cowboys (v LAR)

O/U 45.0

Spread DAL -6.5 (DAL implied 26 Pts)

QB Dak Prescott ($6,100)
WR CeeDee Lamb ($7,600)
TE Jake Ferguson ($3,600)

Total $16,300

Optional bring-back Puka Nacua (LAR) +$7,900

The Cowboys and Rams game could end up being a low-key shootout. Dallas are currently favored by around a TD, but are going to need to try and move the ball through the air. The Rams secondary aren’t one to avoid when it comes to QB production. Prescott hasn’t had a big game yet this season, with his highest yardage total coming last week with 272 through the air. But Kenny Pickett and the toothless Steelers offense moved the ball for 230. Pairing him with Lamb and Ferguson gives you his primary receiver (in Lamb) and his go-to in key downs and redzone players (in Ferguson).

The bring back of Nacua is because the team are still getting him the ball, even with the return of Cooper Kupp. Kupp is going to be getting the attention of the defensive co-ordinator, which should leave Nacua the opportunity to carve up without too much difficulty.

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