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.
This stack is really expensive on FanDuel, but they’ll still garner plenty of attention. Watson and his receivers have been on fire as of late, and now they’ll face one of the worst pass defenses in the league. The only hindrance comes from finding enough value plays to make this stack work.
Wilson and company were amazing last week (with the exception of Doug Baldwin). You can go back to the well without hesitation, considering a promising home matchup vs Washington. The best course of action may be to stack Wilson with Paul Richardson ($5800) or Tyler Lockett ($5500) for value. Washington ranks 26th in DVOA against WR2’s.
The past three games have been somewhat underwhelming for Brees and company, but they should get back on track this Sunday. The Saints are facing a Tampa defense that ranks 31st in DVOA against the pass. This is a great spot for Thomas and Ginn to take a leap forward with Brees. Playing at home certainly doesn’t hurt.
As I seemingly always say, you don’t have to pair Dak with any of his wide receivers. However, there may be more emphasis on the throwing the ball if Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. A home date with Kansas City represents the highest scoring game of the week, a potential shootout between two quality offenses. The Chiefs rank 29th in DVOA against the tight end position, so don’t forget about Jason Witten as a stacking option along with the obvious-likes of Dez Bryant.
Most people will be staying away from Newton given his top receiver Kelvin Benjamin is out of town. On top of that, Newton hasn’t inspired much confidence with 9 and 14 FP respectively over the past two weeks. However, I’m viewing this is as a nice situation for large-field tournaments. Cam still has one of the highest ceilings of any fantasy QB, and facing Atlanta has sneaky shootout potential. Christian McCaffrey has been seeing near double-digit targets out of the backfield, a role that may grow with Benjamin out. Devin Funchess has shown glimmers of upside this season, and he’ll step in as the top target with Benjamin traded and Greg Olsen still hurt.
Oakland at Miami won’t break any records for ratings on Sunday Night Football, but I’ll certainly be watching for DFS considerations. Unsurprisingly, all of my action will come from the Oakland side, as Miami ranks 28th in DVOA against the pass. Despite that, the public will still have reasons for talking themselves out of backing the Raiders’ passing game: Carr has been spotty this season, better recent performances from similarly priced players, etc. While most people will avoid the cross-country road trip to Miami, I’ll be gobbling up shares in tournaments.
Doyle himself may be popular in this spot, but not too many people will stack him with Brissett. These two make for a nice, economical pairing that allows you to build upside throughout other positions. The Colts will likely fall into pass-heavy mode while trying to keep pace with Houston’s red-hot offense. I’m envisioning plenty of garbage stats for these two … Doyle is the only Indianapolis pass catcher I’m looking towards, even in large-field tournaments. The Colts have been trying to get T.Y. Hilton the ball, but it has fallen into the “square peg into a round hole” proverb with Brissett’s inability to accurately push the ball downfield.