It’s DFS tournament season and everybody wants in on the fantasy football action in Week 12. Whether you’re about to join the Millionaire Maker or a single-entry tournament, it’s important to consider the stacking strategy.
Just like any strategy option in DFS, there are multiple ways to grab value from stacking. You can pay up for your stack and find two of the highest-scoring players in all of DFS that week. Sometimes, you can even find two of the highest scorers without paying up and instead finding value in the middle range. And of course, you can win using my favorite strategy — bargain stacks that allow you to find game-winners in the rest of your lineup.
Every week we’ll break down all of my favorite stacks overall and make the case for why you should be using them in your DFS tournament and cash games.
These stacks are not specific to FanDuel or DraftKings unless signified in the writeup.
Nick Mullens, QB; Matt Breida, RB; George Kittle, TE
When searching for a high-upside GPP stack in 2018, a general rule you can follow is to target the Tampa Bay defense. After another terrible performance in Week 11, it’s safe to say the Buccaneers have the NFL’s worst pass defense. Tampa is No. 30 in pass coverage, No. 31 in pass rush, and they have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. It doesn't get much better for the Tampa run defense who has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. They have also allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends and Kittle has settled in as Mullens’ No. 1 target. Everyone in this stack but Kittle is priced down, so enjoy the savings and hope to hit the ceiling in a prime matchup.