The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 16
These are the Week 16 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 15 summary: The Dalvin Cook/Vikings stack lit up the scoreboard, combining for 45 fantasy points; the Jags-Fournette stack ended with 22 points; and the Ravens stack posted 27 points against the Bucs.
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