Stacking in DFS contests has never been more attractive than Week 14. There are several high-level players facing lower-level teams, and the strengths of these players match the weaknesses of the teams that they are. versus. That means daily fantasy football players will have some easy options in the DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. It also means that they have to find some key differentiation in the lineup.
By stacking certain games or pairings, you can not only set yourself up for double points or correlated points, but you can also get those key differences. Some players like to spread the wealth and aim for multiple games, but if you’re targeting the highest-scoring potential games or betting everything on a showdown, that can give you a high ceiling. Of course, that sometimes comes with a low floor, but it’s still worth exploring your options in cash games and tournament lineups.
WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo!
As mentioned, this week has some mouth watering matchups for both individual players and teams. With that said, there are also some good low-end stacking options that could result in tournament play this week, as not many DFS players will want to use certain players, or combinations of them, in their rosters.
DraftKings prices are still more variable than FanDuel’s, making it easier to build stacks. That said, stacking is still a viable strategy in FanDuel. Finding worthwhile sleepers in the lower price range is important to balance your lineup.
Below are some of our favorite teammate sets for the DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Make sure to follow our Twitter account @ SN_Fantasy to see all of our DFS content on the go every week.
NFL DFS Picks of Week 14: Best Cash Game Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel
QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Raiders (DK Stack)
Let’s not make this more difficult than necessary. Yes, all of these players are the most expensive in their respective DraftKings positions, but it’s for good reason. The Raiders defense has had its share of struggles this season, and they had a particularly difficult time in their last meeting against the Chiefs.
Mahomes, Hill and Kelce had massive performances on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 10 against the Raiders. In summary, they published the following numbers:
- Patrick Mahomes: 406 passing yards, five TDs
- Tyreek hill: Seven receptions, 83 yards, two TDs
- Travis kelce: Eight receptions, 119 yards
Those numbers are among the top three DraftKings scoring results every player has had this season, and Mahomes’s departure was the best yet. The Chiefs might not exactly repeat their success, but they should at least have a good chance of landing some TDs against the NFL’s seventh-worst scoring defense.
WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
RB Javonte Williams & Broncos D / ST, Broncos vs. Lions (DK / FD Stack)
You could probably justify playing any Broncos player in this contest. The Lions are coming off their first win, and while they are likely to play tough, they are still lacking talent almost everywhere. The best way to attack them is by running the ball, as they have allowed the RBs the third most fantasy points per game (FPPG) this season in both DraftKings and FanDuel. They are one of two teams that allow at least 18 total TDs to the RBs and have allowed the second-highest number of TDs in reception to reach position seven.
Last Sunday, Williams got his first chance to serve as the Broncos’ leading running back with Melvin Gordon out due to shoulder and hip injuries. The results were solid, as Williams racked up 178 yards of hitting and a touchdown on 29 touches (six catches). Gordon’s status for this week’s game remains uncertain, but even if he does play, Williams will be a strong option, as he will get enough carries and targets to do damage against Detroit.
The Broncos defense looks like a good play here too. After all, they limited the Chiefs to just 16 offensive points last week, as a selection of six from Daniel Sorensen was responsible for six of the Chiefs’ 22 points. If Denver can do that against Kansas City, they can certainly stop Jared Goff and the Lions.
RB Alvin Kamara (or Mark Ingram if Kamara is out) & Saints D / ST, Saints at Jets (Stack DK / FD)
Remember we said that the Lions are one of only two teams that has given up 18 or more TDs to the RBs this year? Well, the Jets are the other one. And they are much worse against position than the Lions, allowing a whopping 22 TD total to RBs this season. That includes 18 on the ground.
If Alvin Kamara (knee) is back and healthy, this matchup will certainly be worth relying on. The Jets have allowed the RBs the third-most rushing yards this year and the second-most receiving yards, and that fits perfectly with Kamara’s double-threat game. Add in that you’ll be playing Taysom Hill, who’s dealing with a mallet finger, or one from Trevor Siemian or Ian Book as a quarterback, this seems like a great place for you to rack up catches and handle a near-full workload.
If Kamara is out, Mark Ingram could have a similar impact, so I could roll with him instead. Both pair well with a Saints defense that shouldn’t have a problem forcing Zach Wilson to make a few mistakes. Wilson led the Jets in three straight TD series last week against the Eagles, but still threw a pick and was sacked twice. The Saints ‘D / ST is much tougher than the Eagles’, so Wilson could be in trouble.
WEEK 14 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 14 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks – Best Stacks for Daily Fantasy Football GPPs / Tournaments
QB Baker Mayfield, WR Jarvis Landry and WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns vs Ravens (DK / FD stack)
There’s nothing sexy about trusting Baker Mayfield as he deals with a host of injuries, including a torn labrum on his shoulder that doesn’t pitch, but it may be sensible to do so in this showdown. It has a lot to do with the Ravens’ injuries.
Baltimore is dealing with a battered secondary that just lost its best cornerback Marlon Humphrey (pectoral) of the season. John Harbaugh said the team was “pretty out of place” late in the game against the Steelers, so that’s not the best sign.
Mayfield and the Browns have also had an extra week to bounce back because they were free in Week 13. They just played the Ravens in Week 12, so they have had a lot of time to explore themselves and find ways to beat them. As such, Mayfield could have a good day, especially considering the now porous nature of Baltimore’s high school.
Pairing Mayfield with his best pass-catching weapon, Jarvis Landry, seems like the way to go. Landry has averaged 7.6 goals per game in his last five outings, and while he hasn’t found the end zone yet, he could in this matchup. Either way, it is a threat in full-point and half-point PPR formats due to its target volume.
Finally, Peoples-Jones can join the fray too. He tied for second with the Browns’ most goals in his last game against the Ravens and is averaging 18.9 yards per catch this season, so perhaps he can rip off a long one and pay off his value on a catch.
QB Ryan Tannehill, WR Julio Jones (if healthy) and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Titans vs. Jaguars (DK / FD stack)
This seems like a good place to keep targeting the Jaguars. They haven’t played well for most of the season with Urban Meyer, and the Rams just crushed them, 37-7. The Titans don’t have the same kind of passing attack as the Rams, but they do have a few sleepers to target that could be key in adding differentiation to the lineup.
We recommend going after the Jaguars pass defense in this one. They rank in the middle of the group in the NFL in terms of yards allowed, but have been worse when Shaquil Griffin has been sidelined. He missed last week’s game with a concussion, so if he continues out, the Titans can easily pitch in this one.
That’s why Ryan Tannehill is worth trusting here. Sure, he hasn’t posted multiple TDs in his last four games, but he’s run five TDs this season and the Titans could use him more at the goal line with Derrick Henry out with a broken foot. Quarterbacks with an upward accelerated TD are always good to rely on in DFS contests, especially when they’re not too expensive.
As for Jones (hamstring) and Westbrook-Ikhine, they’re the Titans’ two best receiving weapons. The Jaguars have allowed the fourth most DraftKings points and the eighth most FanDuel points in WR this season, so each should have a chance to do well. Nor will it be high-end. Jones is still technically on IR, but should be back this week. Still, his designation will scare some away. Meanwhile, Westbrook-Ikhine isn’t a big name, but he led the Titans with six goals against the Patriots and found the end zone.
If Jones doesn’t play, you can take a big chance and play Westbrook-Ikhine with Dez Fitzpatrick or Cody Hollister, but whatever happens, this seems like a good place for Tennessee.
QB Russell Wilson, RB Adrian Peterson, & Seahawks D / ST, Seahawks at Texans (DK stack)
The Seahawks will likely be a popular stack this week against the lowly Texans. Houston is going to start Davis Mills once again as Tyrod Taylor suffered a wrist injury that will knock him out of action. That will make the Seahawks’ defense a good play.
The Texans have averaged 12.2 points per game in Mills’ six previous starts. They have scored 22 twice, but other than that they have been limited to single digits or have been excluded. Can the Seahawks stop the Texans? It will not be easy on your defense, which has its share of problems, but it is certainly doable. And let’s not forget that the Seahawks almost excluded the Jaguars earlier this season, so they could pull off a similar feat here.
So, we go to defense and we point out that the Texans’ defense has been weak against running backs. Peterson costs just $ 4,700 of our salary cap, and it appears to be the finish line in Seattle. He may still part ways with Alex Collins and Rashaad Penny, but Peterson is worth flying as many will drift away from him.
Wilson also makes the cut. We want a piece of the Seahawks passing game in case they pitch too early to get on track. However, what we are seeing is Wilson’s legs around the goal line. The Texans have given up five rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season, tied for the most in the NFL. That should give Wilson a nice scrambled floor and this counter stack will give our lineup a key differentiation.