Pairing or stacking a quarterback and wide receiver is a fairly common daily fantasy football strategy. After all, if the duo connects on a long-gainer or touchdown, you’ll get credit for both the QB and WR on the other end. It seems pretty logical, yet it often goes underutilized by a portion of the daily fantasy population.
I’m going to list some of the obvious QB, WR, and (sometimes) TE combinations, then go in-depth with the GPP arrangements that could pay off in a large tournament setting.
Take note that we are examining the FanDuel MAIN Slate beginning on Sunday at 1:00 ET. This means no Thursday or Monday games will factor into this article.
I’m not as high on Rodgers as previous weeks, but he’s still a pretty solid DFS play in all formats. Keep an eye on Jordy Nelson’s status progressing through the week. Even if he plays, it’s tough to trust him in this matchup while less than 100%. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb are better WR targets for a cheaper cost.
Brady is playing through an injury, but facing the Jets should keep him going from a fantasy perspective. The Brady-Hogan connection is real and alive in all DFS formats. Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski are also worth consideration, but it’s difficult to pay their premium salaries while considering the game script of New England playing with a lead.
Watson has been tearing up the NFL, and he has an excellent opportunity to keep that going against one of the worst pass defenses in the league. Houston’s top receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, should be along for the ride.
The Cardinals traded for Adrian Peterson, but that doesn’t solve their offensive line woes. In other words, I believe Arizona will keep their pass-happy ways. Palmer has been slinging the ball 45-50+ times per game lately, and that should be the case against a Tampa defense that ranks 25th vs the pass and fourth vs the run. Larry Fitzgerald is the obvious top receiver in this offense, then we have a decision between the trio of J.J. Nelson, Jaron Brown, and John Brown. I’m sticking with my love for J.J. Nelson while he continues to be cheap despite seeing adequate volume and solid per-dollar output.
I really want to target players against this burnable Saints’ pass defense. However, it’s difficult to have much confidence in Stafford and his receivers outside of large-field tournaments. Stafford is dealing with an injury as well, so that should drive ownership down on top of his subpar recent performances. Nonetheless, this is a prime bounce-back spot for Stafford-Tate-Jones to resume that early season production. Assuming Stafford is a full-go, I’m keeping this stack in my back pocket for tournament consideration.
First off, who will be the Vikings’ starting QB? I’m assuming Keenum gets the nod, as he has been solid with Bradford still hobbled by injury. Double check this development through the week. Another injury situation to monitor is Stefon Diggs. His groin injury has me worried, zapping his explosiveness and subsequent fantasy upside. If he’s still hurting, Adam Thielen could step up in a big way. Kyle Rudolph would see a few more looks as well, and he’s always a dangerous red-zone option. We should see a heavy dose of passing from the Vikes while trying to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers.