The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 3

Sep 20, 2018
The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 3

I’ll highlight in this space running back-defense stacks on FanDuel and DraftKings, pinpointing 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 2 summary: Our priciest Week 2 play, Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans defense, netted 23 fantasy points against the Browns as Kamara failed to find his way into the end zone. The Washington-Peterson stack was exploded by negative game script from start to finish; that combo ended up with 14 total points. Week 2's cheapest RB-DEF stack, Tevin Coleman and the Falcons defense, combined for 17.5 points. The Atlanta defense managed a single fantasy point despite three sacks and a pick.

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