The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 4

Sep 27, 2018
The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 4

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 3 summary: While Jordan Howard and the Bears defense came through for us with 32 combined points against the embarrassment we lovingly call the Cardinals, the week's low priced option of Corey Clement and the Eagles defense tanked thanks largely to their commitment to a three-headed running back committee (which we knew was a possibility). They combined for 16 fantasy points. The Jaguars stack was a mess as Leonard Fournette sat for a second straight week, though T.J. Yeldon managed 15 points, to go along with nine points from the Jacksonville defense.

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