The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 9
These are the Week 9 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 8 summary: The KC defense faltered but our Hunt/Chiefs stack ended the week with 27 combined points; Jordan Howard indeed benefited from a heavy workload in a Bears win, while Howard and the Chicago defense combined for 20 points; the Bengals defense and Joe Mixon teamed up for 41 fantasy points thanks in large part to a world-class meltdown from Jameis Winston. Thanks, Jameis.
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