Week 9 of the NFL season is upon us and with it the DraftKings Millionaire contest. This $20 slate has a prize pool of $3.5 million, with a cool million going to the winner. And, as always, you can expect the winning lineup to have some form of a stack. Let’s take a look at the best stacking options on the slate:
Las Vegas Raiders at New York Giants: QB Derek Carr ($5,900), TE Darren Waller ($6,200), WRs Hunter Renfrow ($4,800) and Bryan Edwards ($4,100):
Because of the tragic events in Las Vegas this week and the perception that the Raiders’ passing game cannot succeed without its top playmaker, there is going to be reticence to play these pieces in DFS lineups this week. But losing one player, no matter how talented, should not take away from the pass-catchers that remain on the field. If anything, this should be a boost to the production of Waller, Renfrow, and Edwards, and their cheap price tags and expected low ownership make this a potentially slate-breaking stack if the Giants defense, on short rest, cannot contain them.
Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans: QB Tua Tagovialoa ($5,800), WR Jaylen Waddle ($5,600), TE Mike Gesicki ($4,900), bring-back TE Brevin Jordan ($2,500):
The Texans can make just about any offense look like the run-and-shoot that Houston knew so well. But the fact is, Tua has been playing at a high level against bad teams for the past few weeks and Waddle looked terrific when Devante Parker missed time earlier in the season with shoulder/hamstring issues that landed him on IR Friday. Gesicki has been solid with or without Parker. And with this stack, you can bring it back with a minimum-priced player in Jordan, who destroyed his salary expectation last week and should do so again with Pharaoh Brown likely to be sidelined again. This is another stack that will not attract much ownership, which makes it an ideal GPP play.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos: RB Ezekiel Elliott ($7,000), Cowboys D ($3,300):
We’re still not entirely certain who is going to start at quarterback this week, but either way, with Von Miller off the Broncos’ defense, this is a great spot for the Cowboys to ride Ezekiel Elliott to a victory while protecting either the injured Dak Prescott or the inexperienced Cooper Rush from being exposed too heavily. Couple the stacking ethos that says pair a solid defense against a shaky offense with a bell-cow running back and the Cowboys are in a perfect spot to test the theory.