The Top DFS Running Back and Defense Stacks: Week 10
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 9 summary: It was something short of a banner week for RB-defense stacks. The Hunt-Chiefs combo scored 39 fantasy points, with almost all of it coming from Hunt; the McCoy-Bills stack flamed out, as you may have guessed; and the Elliott-Dallas stack netted 23 points as the Cowboys saw very little of the positive game script on which we relied.