For Thanksgiving Day, DFS players get a three-game slate. To gain leverage in GPPs, stacking is a strategy that every DFS player should use. Rostering a quarterback with one or more of his pass catchers gives lineups the upside it needs to have a chance at finishing near the top of the leaderboards. The NFL DFS advice below will evaluate how to utilize NFL DFS stacks for Week 10 DraftKings and FanDuel lineups by finding the top the stacking options from Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool. The Top Stacks Tool will break down the stack in terms of its overall projection of being the No. 1 stack of the week, the ownership of the quarterback, if it is a value or not and the overall leverage on the rest of the field.
Top NFL DFS Stacks for Thanksgiving Day
Top Stack: Buffalo Bills
By a wide margin, the Bills are the No. 1 offense to stack on Thanksgiving Day according to Awesemo’s Top Stacks Tool. Visiting the Saints, Buffalo’s implied team total ranks second on the slate (25.75 points), and this game’s total is also the second largest (45.5 points). New Orleans is a prime example of a pass funnel defense, and Josh Allen should have no issues attacking them through the air. This season the Saints rank first in yards per carry allowed (3.4) but 25th in yards per pass attempt allowed (7.2). The Bills are sixth-to-last in game script-adjusted run rate, and Allen ranks fifth in touchdowns passing this season (21). He has thrown for over 300 yards and multiple touchdowns in four of his last eight starts and has the highest raw projection on the slate, regardless of position.
Per usual, Stefon Diggs is the top option to stack with Allen. Diggs leads the Bills in target share this season (24.7%) and ranks second in the league in red-zone targets (19), eighth in air yards (1,071 yards) and eighth in targets over 20 yards (18). He has found the end zone five times in his last five games and sports the highest receiver projection on the slate by a sizeable gap. While Diggs has solidified his role as the Bills’ alpha as of late, Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders have struggled to produce. With two receivers now at similar price points on both sites, taking a chance on Sanders’ big-play ability makes more sense for this short slate. Over the last two weeks, he has run 22 more routes than Beasley. Furthermore, Sanders still has a huge aDOT that ranks second in the NFL (17.7), while Beasley’s aDOT is the third lowest among all receivers with at least 20 targets this season (5.7).
Last but not least is Dawson Knox. Since returning from the broken hand two weeks ago, Knox has tied Diggs for the most routes run on the team (63). On Sunday Knox racked up a season-high 10 targets, which he converted into six receptions for 80 yards against the Colts. Knox has scored five touchdowns in only eight games this season and is an appealing cheap option for Bills stacks.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 40.7%
Awesemo QB Ownership Projection: 32.6%
Top Stack: Dallas Cowboys
‘The Cowboys rank second only to the Bills in the Top Stacks Tool for Thanksgiving Day. They will be hosting the Raiders, and this matchup’s total is the highest on the slate (51). Additionally, Dallas’ implied team total is not only the largest of this slate, but it is also the highest of the 26 teams competing this week (29.25 points). Dak Prescott struggled mightily last week in Kansas City but should get back on track this Thursday on his home turf. Throughout his career Prescott has been nearly 5 DraftKings points per game better at AT&T Stadium compared to when on the road. Even with last week’s dud, he ranks eighth in yards per attempt (7.8), third in completion percentage (69.6%) and ninth in passing touchdowns this season (20). Prescott has recorded at least 25 DraftKings points in five of nine starts this season and is averaging 24 DraftKings points per game in totals over 50 points for his career.
CeeDee Lamb (concussion) and Amari Cooper (health protocols) are both expected to sit out this matchup with the Raiders. With Cooper inactive and Lamb only available for 54% of the snaps last week, Michael Gallup operated as the Cowboys’ No. 1 receiver. He ran a route on 96% of Prescott’s dropbacks and garnered a team-high 10 targets, including two red-zone targets and three targets north of 20 yards. Relative to this elite usage, Gallup is extremely underpriced on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Dalton Schultz also saw an increased workload this past week, running a route on 94% of Prescott’s dropbacks and receiving eight targets. This season Schultz has hauled in 77.2% of his targets and is averaging 11.2 yards per reception. Facing this Las Vegas defense that has given up the third-most catches (63) and third-most touchdowns to tight ends (six), Schultz is rating as a top-five value among all skill players for Thanksgiving Day.
Cedrick Wilson ran a route on 65% of Prescott’s dropbacks and was targeted seven times last game, with one in the red-zone and two greater than 20 yards. Wilson has 13.7 yards per reception this season and should easily be able to out produce his inexpensive price tags as Dallas’ No. 2 wideout this week.
If you’re looking to differentiate your stack, Nate Otto has pinpointed a Cowboys player that is showing up well in the Awesemo Boom/Bust Tool that could take your lineups to the top of the board. Check out who that player is in his Top Thanksgiving Day NFL DFS Boom/Bust Plays.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 25.4%
Awesemo QB Ownership: 25.6%
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Value Stack: Las Vegas Raiders
Opposite the Cowboys, the Raiders also have solid upside in this slate-high total. According to Awesemo’s Advanced Stats, Las Vegas ranks 10th-to-last in script-adjusted run percentage, and they should heavily rely on their pass game as 7.5-point underdogs to Dallas. Furthermore, the Cowboys’ secondary has been vulnerable, allowing the ninth-most yards per attempt (7.1). This season, Derek Carr has been very efficient, ranking sixth in yards per attempt (8.2). Carr has thrown for multiple touchdowns and 300 yards in five of his 10 starts this season. Plus, in totals of at least 50 points over the last two seasons, he has topped 20 DraftKings points at a solid 53% clip.
As for stacking options, Darren Waller sits atop the list. Since Henry Ruggs was released last month, Waller has led the Raiders in target share (24.8%), including four red-zone targets and three targets over 20 yards, while running a route on 89% of Carr’s dropbacks. Over the past two seasons, Waller has averaged 18 DraftKings points per game in totals of 50 points or more, and he has a top-five optimal lineup score on the slate. The next-best option is Hunter Renfrow. With Ruggs absent for the last three, Renfrow has not been far behind Waller in terms of target share (20.9%), including four red-zone targets, while running a route on 78% of Carr’s dropbacks. Renfrow has been very productive this season, ranking seventh among receivers in DraftKings points per snap (0.34), and he is underpriced for his upside with Ruggs out of the equation.
Finally, Bryan Edwards is a viable dart for Raiders stacks. While his target share has been low (7.6%), Edwards is second on the team in route rate in Ruggs’ absence (86%). Just two weeks ago Edwards hauled in three of his four targets for 88 yards and touchdown, resulting in a career-high 17.8 DraftKings points. Edwards has led the Raiders in targets over 20 yards this season (13) and while his floor is fragile, he is a threat for a long touchdown in this high-scoring environment.
Awesemo Top Stack Projection: 20.3%
Awesemo QB Ownership: 17.6%
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