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.
Marcus Mariota, QB; Corey Davis, WR; Jonnu Smith, TE
The Titans passing game has been Jekyll-and-Hyde this season, but when Mariota’s arm has been healthy, they have been productive. Mariota is set to enter this prime matchup in good health after completing every pass attempt in Week 12. The Jets have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to wide receivers and Davis just racked up 135 total yards and a score on five touches — his role will increase. Smith has now scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four games. In the current tight end landscape for fantasy football, that’s puts him squarely in the TE1 range.