The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 6

Oct 11, 2018
The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 6

These are the Week 6 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 5 summary: Long live the good and productive Mixon-Bengals stack, which gave us a combined 45 fantasy points in Week 5 thanks to some fluky defensive production (we'll take it). The CMC-Panthers combo wasn't altogether terrible, finishing with 30 total fantasy points. We looked to be on to something with the Breida-49ers combo until Breida was carried off the field in the second quarter. That stack ended up with 29 fantasy points. It was a banner week for double dipping on that sweet, sweet positive game script.

Let's see how we might double dip on that sweet positive game script in Week 6.

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