Stacking a quarterback and wide receiver on the same team makes sense because each duo’s DraftKings points ceiling will be linked. There’s a good chance that if you grab the top-performing wide receiver for the weekend, the signal caller paired with them will be toward the top as well. The inverse is also true.
We have some actual data to go from this week! I‘m not sure how much it will help us, as we could go overboard with a small sample size, but it’s a start. After Week 2, we’ll be able to see if there was any consistency from Week 1 to Week 2, which will add another piece to the puzzle.
Here are the top QB/WR duos from Week 1:
Phillip Walker — Kahlil Lewis (49.98)
Charles Kanoff — Nelson Spruce (44.96)
Brandon Silvers — Austin Proehl (44.88)
Jordan Ta’amu — Alonzo Russell (33.96)
Cardale Jones — Eli Rogers (33.5)
Matt McGloin — Colby Pearson (29.88)
Aaron Murray — Dan Williams (28.54)
Philip Nelson — Flynn Nagel (17.66)
We do have some injury concerns at quarterback coming into Week 2.
Landry Jones looks close to returning while Josh Johnson is back to practice but could still be a week away. Kanoff is also hurting, making the Wildcats situation shaky at best. Brandon Silvers and Aaron Murray didn’t practice on Wednesday as well. Hopefully we’ll have more clarity soon.
Landry Jones ($9,500)/Jeff Badet ($8,700), Dallas Rengades
As long as Jones is good to go, I love this duo for a Week 2 bounce back in L.A. The Wildcats were picked apart by Phillip Walker and the Roughnecks for four passing touchdowns, which ended up getting the Wildcats defensive coordinator fired. Dallas also went pass heavy with their backup quarterback last week despite a close score throughout the game, so I think Jones will have plenty of opportunities.
Jordan Ta’amu ($8,900)/De’Mornay Pierson-El, St. Louis BattleHawks
Ta’amu looks like he won’t need a strong game with one receiver to put up good fantasy points due to his rushing, but he did have a good connection with Pierson-El and Alonzo Russell in Week 1 and he will likely need to throw more against the Roughnecks and their strong offense this week. The Roughnecls defensive line led by Kony Ealy is a little scary, but Ta’amu’s mobility should help.
Phillip Walker ($10,600)/Cam Phillips ($8,400)
Walker and his multiple receivers are stackable due to their high-volume, spread out pass game. They have four receivers running routes as their base, so targets will be distributed well, but the volume should be high enough to give the Top-3 targets plenty of weekly upside. Phillips is my pick of the Top-3 targets due to his price and target-load last week, but Sammie Coates and Khalil Lewis are strong plays as well.
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