The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 12

Nov 23, 2018
The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 12

These are the Week 12 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 11 summary: David Johnson and the Arizona defense combined for a paltry 20.5 points because the Raiders somehow looked competent against the Cardinals' defense; CMC and the Carolina defense combined for 18 points, including a cool one point from the horrid Panthers defense; and the Alex Collins-Ravens stack was blown up by Collins losing his job in the second quarter.

Let's see how we might double dip on that sweet positive game script in Week 12...

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