The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 11
These are the Week 11 running back-defense stacks on FanDuel and DraftKings. I'll pinpoint where we might be able to get a solid defensive performance and volume-driven running production.
The good folks at 4for4 have pointed out that one should not base their weekly DFS lineup composition on the RB-DEF stack, as the correlation isn’t nearly as strong as the QB-WR1 combo, for example. But considering RB1s—and only RB1s—get a decent bump in production when their team’s defense scores at least 15 fantasy points, it’s worthwhile to see where this stack might offer upside and differentiation for those who play large-field DFS tournaments.
Running backs and defenses from the same team often face positive circumstances together. It's these conditions, of course, that lead to fantasy points. Sometimes a lot of fantasy points.
Week 10 summary: It was a week to forget for two of our three RB-DEF stacks, as game script turned violently against the Jets, crushing any hope for defensive upside and ensuring Isaiah Crowell would not see a hefty workload. The Jets combo ended up with five points. I'm tilting. The Chiefs stack delivered 23.6 fantasy points and the Falcons stack netted 8.5 points thanks to Atlanta's nonexistent rush defense. Nevertheless!
Let's see how we might double dip on that sweet positive game script in Week 11...
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