You Still Aren’t Stacking Enough in NFL DFS

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In the early days of DFS, most players hadn’t figured out a lot of the strategies we now consider to be pretty obvious. Some of the first players that figured out the simple concept of correlation between a quarterback and one, or multiple, of his wide receivers (or pass catchers in general), what is now obviously known as stacking, had a pretty massive advantage over the field.

But now in 2019, we’ve come a long way from those times. Pretty much everyone understands the positive benefits of stacking your quarterback with his pass catchers, and it has become extremely popular in daily fantasy football contests.

So, in the first part of our series on stacking in NFL DFS, the clear question we wanted to answer was, with stacking becoming so popular in DFS tournaments now, should players still be doing it to gain an edge on their opponents?

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About the Author

  • Erik Beimfohr (ebeimfohr)

  • Erik Beimfohr is a Product Manager at RotoGrinders and SharpSideApp. He has qualified for numerous DFS live finals, showing his skill in a number of different sports.


  • Gillik9486

    Great article!

  • dsmodi

    Nice job, look forward to the upcoming pieces.

  • tipandpick

    • 2016 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FAFC Champion

    Would love to see a historical analysis of game-stacking…

  • ebeimfohr

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    • 2018 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    We will definitely be doing this!

  • miamimanman

    Great stuff here, thanks! Would love to see a similar stats breakdown for cash games only. Are 2/3 stacks still highly profitable in those settings?

  • jeffgo33

    I so wish I had read this last Saturday. I played the $10 Week 2 preseason slate and I used a QB-WR-TE stack on the Pats. I almost added RB Damien Harris to make an “onslaught” stack and thought better of it and used Ty Johnson instead. If I had read this, I might have used the QB-RB-WR-TE stack after all. Turns out, had I used Harris instead of Johnson, I’d have finished in second place, instead of 55th. $10K instead of $60.


  • miamimanman

    oooffff. tough pill to swallow. but hey, that’s what preseason is for I guess?

  • xBigtymerBx

    @miamimanman This is a great idea and on our radar. We hope to cover a lot of ground this year.

  • miamimanman

    Cool thanks! Looking forward to it

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