Week 14 NFL DFS offered some truly great stacks. Most notably, Vikings vs Lions.
While Jared Goff was the more popular quarterback, Kirk Cousins had himself a game with 425 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Stacking Cousins with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, along with DJ Chark Jr. or Jameson Williams as a bring-back option, would have given you a fantastic start to your lineup.
After a high-scoring contest between the Vikings and the Lions in Week 14, there aren’t any games with a projected total of 50-plus points in Week 15.
The game with the highest projected total on the main slate in Week 15 is between the Chiefs and the Texans, with the Chiefs projected to score 31.75 points. Even with a limited number of games to choose from due to Thursday, Saturday, and Monday games, here are my five favorite stacks on DraftKings for the Week 15 main slate.
Justin Herbert ($7,200) + Keenan Allen ($6,800) + Mike Williams ($6,300) or Gerald Everett ($4,300)
The Titans have a pass-funneling defense as they boast the No. 1 rush NEFF defense and the No. 28 pass NEFF defense. In steps Herbert this week, who has thrown for 300-plus yards in back-to-back weeks and has scored 20-plus points in four straight games.
Herbert’s weapons are finally healthy with Allen commanding 14 targets in back-to-back games and Williams remains the vertical threat in the offense after recording 6 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 14. While the Titans are allowing the second-most points per game to WRs, they are also giving up the fourth-most points per game to TEs, making Everett a viable option. Austin Ekeler is also someone you can stack Herbert with as the Titans surrender the most receptions per game to RBs.
Bring-back options: Derrick Henry ($8,000), Robert Woods ($4,400), Chig Okonkwo ($3,100)
Nearly everyone stacking Herbert is going to try to fit Henry into their lineups as the bring-back player. The Chargers allow the sixth-most points per game and the most yards per attempt to RBs this season. As long as Treylon Burks remains sidelined for the Titans, Woods and Okonkwo appear to be the pass-catching weapons with the highest ceilings on the Titans.
Dak Prescott ($6,200) + CeeDee Lamb ($7,300) + Michael Gallup ($4,500) or Dalton Schultz ($4,400)
Prescott is underpriced for how talented of a quarterback he is and he’s in a favorable matchup this week against the Jaguars. The Jaguars are giving up the eighth-most points per game to QBs and Prescott had multiple touchdown passes in five straight games before last week’s win over the Texans.
This is a perfect bounce-back spot for Lamb as the Jaguars surrender the fourth-most points per game to slot WRs. Gallup continues to get healthier and he’s bound to have a breakout performance in a dynamic offense. Schultz remains a go-to weapon for Prescott as he posted a season-high 10 targets in Week 14.
Bring-back options: Christian Kirk ($6,600), Travis Etienne Jr. ($6,000), Zay Jones ($4,900), Evan Engram ($3,800)
If you’re stacking the Cowboys, most people are going to gravitate toward using the receiving weapons on the Jaguars. Kirk and Jones are the primary targets to use while Engram has quietly notched a modest 16% target share (eighth-highest among TEs) and he just exploded for 42.2 points on DraftKings in Week 14. Using Etienne is one way to certainly be different from those stacking this game.
Patrick Mahomes ($8,100) + Travis Kelce ($7,800) + JuJu Smith-Schuster ($5,800) or Jerick McKinnon ($5,200)
Once again, the Chiefs have the highest projected total on the main slate at 31.75. The Texans have limited QBs this season, but Mahomes isn’t any ordinary quarterback, and using the All-Pro signal-caller will give you an edge over those that use Isiah Pacheco against a terrible run defense of the Texans. Also, Mahomes gets to play in a dome.
Kelce has been quiet for two straight weeks with a combined 19.7 points in that span, so I expect him to bounce back in Week 15. Smith-Schuster produced 22-plus points for the third time this season and it remains to be seen if either Mecole Hardman or Kadarius Toney return this week. McKinnon caught seven of his 9 targets for 112 yards in Week 14, so if Hardman and Toney remain sidelined, then he’s viable to stack with Mahomes. Just don’t expect two receiving touchdowns again.
Bring-back options: Dare Ogunbowale ($4,700), Rex Burkhead ($4,600), Chris Moore ($4,200)
Dameon Pierce is doubtful with an ankle injury, paving the way for Ogunbowale and Burkhead to share touches out of the backfield for the Texans. I would lean toward Ogunbowale getting most of the passing-down work, making him the preferred choice. Assuming that either or both Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins are out again, Moore makes for a fantastic salary-relief option considering that the Texans will likely be throwing plenty on Sunday.
Trevor Lawrence ($6,000) + Christian Kirk ($6,600) + Zay Jones ($4,900) or Evan Engram ($3,800)
Everyone is torn on whether or not they should start Lawrence in their fantasy leagues this week against the Cowboys. Seeing the discourse surrounding the second-year quarterback, I’m riding the hot hand as Lawrence has scored 28-plus points in two of his last three games.
We saw the Texans have some success throwing the ball against the Cowboys in Week 14 and the Jaguars have a much better arsenal of weapons than their AFC South foe. Stacking Jones and Engram with Lawrence does allow you to afford the more expensive options from the Cowboys or other teams.
Bring-back options: CeeDee Lamb ($7,300), Tony Pollard ($7,100), Ezekiel Elliott ($6,200), Dalton Schultz ($4,400)
As mentioned above, Lamb should thrive against a Jacksonville defense that has been putrid against slot WRs this season. Pollard and Elliott are both viable bring-back options as they’ve both scored 16-plus points in three out of the last four weeks. You can certainly use Gallup as a bring-back, but I’d prefer any of the other guys listed above before Gallup.
Mac Jones ($5,000) + Nelson Agholor ($3,400) + Hunter Henry ($3,300) or Kendrick Bourne ($3,100)
I was extremely excited to get the opportunity to play Mike White against the Lions this week, but he’s been ruled out and Zach Wilson is starting for the Jets again, so I’m reluctantly pivoting to another stack. While Jones hasn’t been spectacular this season, he’s the same price as Jeff Driskel this week and he has a matchup against the Raiders, who just allowed Baker Mayfield to win NFC Offensive Player of the Week despite being with the Rams for two days.
Jakobi Meyers and DeVante Parker weren’t practicing on Thursday, so Agholor, Henry, and Bourne could all see expanded roles for the Patriots on Sunday. Tyquan Thornton is also a viable option if Meyers and Parker are ruled. Also, the Patriots are cheap across the board in a favorable matchup against the Raiders, so you’ll be able to fit in multiple star players if you stack them.
Bring-back options: Davante Adams ($9,000), Josh Jacobs ($8,100), Mack Hollins ($4,600), Foster Moreau ($3,500)
Adams leads all WRs with a massive 31.7% target share and while the Patriots will likely do everything to slow him down, he’s scored 30-plus points in four of his last six games. Meanwhile, Jacobs is posting the highest opportunity share (82.5%) among RBs and he’ll be busy again in Sunday’s contest. Hollins and Moreau are both viable bring-back options if you believe the Patriots shut down Adams in the passing game.