There’s a heavy rushing quarterback angle to our favorite Week 15 NFL DFS stacks. In some ways, running QBs are harder to stack with because they’re more liable to take care of things themselves, but there are obvious situations to attack in FanDuel and DraftKings cash games and tournaments this week.
In cash games, it starts with Lamar Jackson. All the Ravens are appealing against the Jaguars, and that certainly applies to Jackson. If you’re a GPP player, you can count on a value-priced Jalen Hurts or go with Mitchell Trubisky if you want to be a bit different.
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Week 15 NFL DFS Picks: Top cash game stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel
QB Lamar Jackson and TE Mark Andrews, Ravens vs. Jaguars (FD stack)
Hopefully the only thing anyone has to talk about with Jackson in Week 15 is the way he absolutely torches the Jaguars. It’s an easy matchup against a team with nothing to play for, and there’s no reason to expect anything but a dominant performance from Jackson.
The trickier part with Lamar is figuring out whether he’s even worth stacking with anyone. Andrews is the main candidate, especially in cash games. Marquise Brown can catch the occasional long pass, but he’s too inconsistent to count on with Jackson. Andrews is Jackson’s favorite target over the middle and should spend plenty of time open against the Jaguars.
QB Tom Brady and any of WRs Mike Evans, Chris Godwin or Antonio Brown, Buccaneers @ Falcons (FD/DK stack)
Good luck picking the right Tampa receiver, but this is a matchup that you should try to exploit, even if you play two of the three wideouts with Brady. Atlanta has allowed more fantasy points to quarterbacks than any other defense this season, meaning Brady could be looking at one of his best games.
Brown’s snaps were a bit down in Week 14, so he’s the riskiest here but also the cheapest. Godwin and Brown both have DK appeal as more of possession receivers, while Evans’ touchdown ability might make him the better choice on FD. Either way, you will want a piece of this passing attack somehow.
QB Jared Goff, WR Cooper Kupp and WR Robert Woods, Rams vs. Jets (DK stack)
What’s the best way to avoid having to choose between Kupp and Woods? Play them both.
In a matchup with the winless Jets, that’s a legitimate strategy and something that most cash-game players won’t take. But both have solid floors and sky-high ceilings, and they’ve already proven this season they can have big games at the same time. Goff struggled against the Patriots, but he should return to his 300-yard form against a much-worse Jets defense.
Week 15 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournaments
QB Jalen Hurts and WR Jalen Reagor, Eagles @ Cardinals (FD stack)
If Hurts is going to run for 100 yards every week, he’s going to be a great play until the DFS sites catch up on his pricing. Of course, that’s not likely to happen, but Hurts will bring that running floor that we like so much in fantasy quarterbacks.
Hurts also looked like an adequate passer, so if this meeting with Kyler Murray results in a lot of points, Hurts could find Reagor behind the defense at least once and maybe more. There’s risk in Reagor, but he’s the most upside-laden of Philadelphia’s pass-catchers.
QB Mitchell Trubisky and WR Allen Robinson, Bears @ Vikings (DK stack)
Playing Trubisky this week is really based on him looking solid the past few weeks. He’s gone through stretches before in his career where he puts up consistent fantasy numbers, and he seems to be in one of those again. He has good pass-catchers and also runs some, the perfect recipe for unexpected upside.
Robinson might be the NFL’s most underrated wide receiver. He’s seen a total of 33 targets the past three weeks, too, meaning he’s going to bring assured volume with the upside to find the end zone. Stacking the Bears in Week 14 against the Texans made sense, but it won’t be as popular this week. Let’s take advantage.
RB JK Dobbins and DEF Baltimore Ravens vs. Jaguars (FD stack)
Hopefully, Gus Edwards’ rushing touchdowns in Week 14 knock Dobbins’ ownership down, and hopefully the Ravens defense allowing 42 points to Cleveland knocks its ownership down, too. There’s nothing crazy about playing Dobbins or the Baltimore D/ST against the Jaguars, but if ownerships are low enough, it can be a huge game-flow stack.
Dobbins has seen double-digit carries in both of his games since returning from COVID-19, and with Mark Ingram basically out of the picture, we can expect that to continue. The Ravens’ defense has a good chance of forcing turnovers against Gardner Minshew.