Definition of Stack

What does the term "stack" mean in the world of fantasy football? What is meant by the term "stack"?

In fantasy football, a "stack" or "stacking" refers to when you pair up a quarterback and one (or more) of the team's other top offensive weapons.

In photo: Kirk Cousins about to attempt a pass.  What is the meaning of stack when it comes to fantasy football?The most common type of stack? A quarterback and a wide receiver.

For instance, a "stack" might be something like Kirk Cousins/Justin Jefferson, or Jalen Hurts/AJ Brown.

A stack could also include a quarterback and a tight end, or even a quarterback and a pass-catching running back.

The benefit of a stack is that if a quarterback has a really good game, there is a very good chance that the other part of the stack will have a good game as well.

For instance, if Kirk Cousins passes for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns, there is a very good chance that Justin Jefferson will have a good game as well.

If you owned the Cousins/Jefferson stack, you would be looking at a large number of points, and you'd be hard to beat on that particular week.


A "superstack" refers to when you have three offensive weapons on the same team in your line-up - for instance, Josh Allen along with Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis would qualify as a "superstack".

The danger of stacking is that if your QB has an off game, you are almost certainly going to lose that week.