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Fantasy Football QB-WR Stacks Today: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Quarterback-Wide Receiver Picks for Week 12

Mike Barner gives his top QB and WR stacks to consider for Week 12’s main DraftKings fantasy football slate.

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No teams will be on a bye in Week 12, leaving us with a packed slate of games. Following the Thanksgiving games and our first game on Black Friday, there will be a full Sunday main slate to enjoy. With a bevy of options to choose from, let’s highlight some of the top quarterback-wide receiver stacks to target.

The reasoning behind stacking a quarterback with his wide receiver is that both players benefit from each completion, doubling the value of that play for your DraftKings fantasy football lineup.

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4. Gardner Minshew II ($5,100), Michael Pittman Jr. ($6,800), Indianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It hasn’t been the best of stretches for Minshew. Before the Colts had their bye in Week 11, he had three straight games with 213 passing yards or fewer. He threw just three touchdown passes during that span, while also being picked off twice. Touchdown passes have been a problem for him since he only has eight of them for the season. Despite Minshew’s underwhelming production lately, Pittman has at least eight receptions in each of the last three games.

This has the potential to be a stellar week for this duo. The Buccaneers have given up the second-most passing yards per game in the league. Their 9.8 yards per target allowed to wide receivers is also the highest mark in the league. Not only that, but wide receivers have reached the end zone 11 times against them.

3. Baker Mayfield ($5,500), Mike Evans ($7,400), Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts

Mayfield’s streak of three straight games with two touchdown passes ended in Week 11 when the Buccaneers faced the 49ers. His overall stat line of 246 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception wasn’t great, but it was a difficult matchup against one of the best defenses in the league. Evans received a whopping 12 targets in the game, which he turned into five receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown. That marked his fourth touchdown over his last five games.

As difficult as last week’s matchup was, this is a great one for Mayfield and Evans against the Colts. The Colts have allowed 13.1 yards per reception to wide receivers. To put that into perspective, the Chargers, who have given up the most passing yards per game in the league, have given up 14.9 yards per reception to wide receivers. In what could be a high-scoring game between two bad defenses, Mayfield and Evans are appealing in tournament play.

2. C.J. Stroud ($7,700), Tank Dell ($6,900), Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Stroud and Dell have turned into an electric duo. Dell dominated the Cardinals last week, catching eight of 10 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown. He has reached the end zone in three straight games and posted at least 114 receiving yards in two of them. With seven games left to be played in his rookie season, Stroud has already thrown for 2,962 yards and 17 touchdowns.

This is an important matchup with the Jaguars and Texans separated by just a game in the AFC South. The Texans are 4-1 at home, with Stroud throwing for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns in four of those games. The Jaguars’ defense has given up the fourth-most passing yards per game in the league and 11 touchdown receptions to wide receivers. Don’t expect them to be able to slow down this duo.

1. Josh Allen ($8,100), Stefon Diggs ($8,800), Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles

The Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey before their Week 11 matchup with the Jets. The initial results with Joe Brady calling the plays were encouraging. Allen threw for 275 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. As bad as the Jets are on offense, their defense is one of the best in the league. Diggs didn’t fare well against their tough secondary, though, catching four of eight targets for 27 yards.

Expect Diggs to bounce back in a big way in Week 12, with Allen compiling another juicy stat line along the way. Teams usually have to throw a lot to keep up with the Eagles’ excellent offense. That has contributed to their defense allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game in the league. They have allowed a league-high 166 catches and 15 touchdown receptions to wide receivers. Allen and Diggs have hefty salaries, but it’s not difficult to make a case for them being the top stack of the week.

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