Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 12

Stacking the Deck: FanDuel & DraftKings Stacks for Week 12

By Joe Holka (4for4 Contributor), last update Nov 25, 2015

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Joe is from Phoenix, Arizona and avid Cardinals fan. Played Division I Hockey at St. Cloud State University and professional hockey for both the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers minor league affiliates in the ECHL. NFL and fantasy football enthusiast. Lost a league championship by 1 point due to a stat correction and was never the same.

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This season at 4for4 we will continue to provide subscribers with not just Value Reports for the individual players at each position, but reports that valuate every stack in terms of projected points/$, or Stack Value Reports, to help you construct your tournament 

My colleague at 4for4, Jonathan Bales, did some great work this week highlighting Thanksgiving DFS strategy that I highly recommend. It is important to realize that this week is in fact different than most. With three Thursday games, six teams are playing on a short week and there are lot of different slates to choose from on both DraftKings and FanDuel. There is no shame on scaling back your exposure on a week like this if you don’t feel as confident in your lineups. Week 12 will undoubtedly see more variance than usual due to differences in both scarcity and ownership. With that said, below are my top stacks for Week 12.


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Two Man Stacks

Tony Romo ($7900 FD / $5800 DK) & Darren McFadden ($8100 FD / $5500 DK) vs. CAR (THURSDAY)

Tony Romo has come back to earth on Thanksgiving the past two years, throwing just one touchdown since his epic 2012 performance where he threw the ball 62 times for 441 yards and three touchdowns. With the exception of that 2012 game (where Dallas ran the ball just seven times with DeMarco Murray inactive), what goes unnoticed is how heavily the Cowboys have leaned on running backs not just between the tackles, but also in the passing game. In three Thanksgiving games since 2011, Murray averaged 20 touches for 75 yards and 1.33 touchdowns rushing. What is interesting to me is that in the past four Thanksgiving games, Dallas running backs have averaged seven receptions for 76.5 yards per game. This game sets up perfectly for Darren McFadden against a Panthers defense that has been vulnerable to running backs in the passing game, giving up 6.2 receptions per game on the season. McFadden should be the centerpiece of the Dallas game plan as they attempt to hand Carolina their first loss of the season. DMC is a nice contrarian stack with Romo, rather than using Dez Bryant, who will likely be shadowed by elite cornerback Josh Norman.

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