Draft Strategy

5 High-Upside Best-Ball Stacks

By Jared Smola 10:07am EDT 7/21/20


Stacking a QB with 1 of his pass-catchers is a profitable strategy in best-ball leagues. (We had the numbers to prove it way back in 2015.)

Simply put, stacking increases your team’s upside — both weekly and for the entire season. If a QB has a big game or big season, it boosts the odds that his teammate has a big game or season.

You should go into every best-ball draft looking to stack your QBs with his pass-catchers. That doesn’t mean you should reach well beyond ADP to make it happen. That negates any edge you would have gained from the stack. But you should certainly prioritize the stack when it’s within range.

What are the top stacks for 2020? Here are our 5 favorites, taking price and upside into account:


Dak Prescott (best-ball ADP: 6.09)

with

Amari Cooper (3.10)

Michael Gallup (6.08)

CeeDee Lamb (9.11)

Blake Jarwin (13.07)

Prescott is easily the most expensive QB on this list. But he gives you flexibility with multiple stacking partners. Miss out on Cooper? Target Gallup a few rounds later. Miss on Gallup? Lamb and Jarwin are still good options. We even like stacking Dak with 2 of his pass-catchers.

Dallas’ passing game was awesome last year, ranking 2nd in yards, 3rd in yards per attempt and 5th in TDs. That resulted in Prescott finishing as QB2, Cooper WR10, Gallup WR24 and Jason Witten TE11.

With Prescott, Cooper, Gallup and OC Kellen Moore all back, this unit will benefit from continuity. Lamb could easily prove to be an upgrade over Randall Cobb, who ranked 42nd at his position in PPR points last year. And Jarwin is plenty capable of matching and even exceeding Witten’s numbers.


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