The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 8

Oct 25, 2018
The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 8

These are the Week 8 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 7 summary: Our top stack was blown to smithereens before Sunday kickoff, as Melvin Gordon was declared out with some sort of hamstring injury. If you deployed Austin Ekeler along with the LA defense, you got a not-horrid 17 fantasy points. Our Week 7 stack with the widest range of outcomes—the Colts-Mack combo—exploded for 48 points. The process, the process, the process, as the kids say.

Let's see how we might double dip on that irresistible positive game script in Week 8.

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