DFS Strategy: The Right Time to Game Stack, Stacking Against Stars
Hello to all my readers, its another day to play DFS but the clock is ticking as DFS Basketball season is coming to end. But luckily we have baseball to look forward to. A little recap for people that may not read my posts, I am posting advice and tips for smaller, casual players. Everyone can use these tips buts its more focused towards regular players that may only spend between $5-20 a day on DFS. I hope these tips can give some edge against some of the bigger players that can afford 100-150 entrees.
For the last few weeks I have seen people asking questions about stacking and when they should do it or not? Its not an easy answer because there are a few factors that play into it like totals in the game, number of games on the slate, injuries and pricing to name a few. With so many factors its hard to give an exact reason when to stack a game and how many players to build the stack with. What I have learned though is that when using bigger stars like James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, it makes sense to play them with players from the opposing team.
For example most of us like to get Harden or Westbrook in our lineups as often as possible because they have the safest floors and some of the highest upside in DFS. When playing these guys we want them to get their max points every night but I realized that for them to reach their max you need the other team to play well, so that the game stays competitive. It guarantees the minutes of Harden and Westbrook. This tells me that it makes sense to play guys from the other team, so that you can max out on a player like Westbrook or Harden.
You could do a stack of 3 players, 2 from the opponent to pair with a Westbrook or Harden. This lets you get the best possible outcome because if Westbrook or Harden get their max minutes, means the game stayed competitive and that ensures that someone else on the other team played well. You can use this specific strategy with many of the players above 9K because they all need to score over 50 fantasy points and that only happens with more minutes played, it gives you the best chance possible.
In DFS basketball minutes equal money. The more minutes the bigger stars play, the better, as many of them have high FP/Min ratios. It makes no sense to play players like Westbrook or Harden by themselves because for them to get the 65-70 fantasy point outing, they need to play 35+ minutes. A blow-out would not help them as that limits their upside. Stacking them with a player from the other team lets you basically take advantage of a great Westbrook or Harden game. Of course stacking comes with risks as it could become a blow-out and you miss out on all of the stack but playing DFS always comes with a risk.
You rarely see guys like LeBron, Westbrook, Davis or Harden have great games without the game staying tight. You are just taking advantage of the high and tight score by playing players from the other team. This strategy gives you a different look that most people may not consider. Play secondary or role players from the other team, it does not have to be another star. Its a way to get an advantage over the competition, when playing tournaments bigger than 1000.
Hope you enjoyed this post about stacking against star. Enjoy playing DFS and stay tuned for my next post.