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Fantasy Football QB-WR Stacks Today: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Quarterback-Wide Receiver Picks for Week 16

Mike Barner gives his top QB and WR stacks to consider for Week 16’s main DraftKings fantasy football slate.

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The NFL brings another unique schedule in Week 16. There will be two games played Saturday and three games Monday. Still, with bye weeks done, we have nine games to choose from for the main Sunday DFS slate. With that in mind, let’s highlight some of the top quarterback-wide receivers stacks to consider.

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. Nick Mullens ($5,300), Justin Jefferson ($8,100), Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

With Joshua Dobbs struggling, the Vikings gave Mullens the start at quarterback last week against the Bengals. He threw two interceptions, but he also completed 26 of 33 pass attempts for 303 yards and two touchdowns. Jefferson was one of his favorite options, leaving him to finish with seven receptions for 84 yards on 10 targets. Jefferson has played in seven games this season, receiving at least 10 targets in four of them.

Mullens has already been named the starter again for Week 16. It’s an important game for the Vikings, who are in the playoff hunt at 7-7. It’s also a good matchup for Mullens, considering that the Lions have allowed the eighth-most passing touchdowns in the league. They have given up 16 passing touchdowns to wide receivers, which is the fourth-most in the league. With Mullens having such a cheap salary, this duo is interesting in tournament play.

3. Baker Mayfield ($6,000), Mike Evans ($7,600), Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Mayfield has the Buccaneers tied with the Saints atop the NFC South. He has limited his turnovers, throwing just eight interceptions this season. He is coming off his best performance of the season, throwing for 381 yards and four touchdowns versus the Packers. That marked the sixth time over the last eight games that Mayfield has thrown multiple touchdown passes. During that eight-game span, Evans has caught 36 passes for 609 yards and seven touchdowns. He has 11 total touchdowns for the season, marking the third time over the last four seasons that he has at least that many touchdown receptions.

The stars are aligning for Mayfield and Evans to have another productive afternoon when they take on the Jaguars. The Jaguars have been picked apart through the air, giving up the fourth-most passing yards per game in the league. With the Jaguars also having allowed 15 passing touchdowns to wide receivers, Mayfield and Evans have a favorable opportunity to connect on at least one score.

2. Jared Goff ($6,900), Amon-Ra St. Brown ($8,200), Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Talk about two contrasting performances. Goff was held in check by the Bears in Week 14, throwing for 161 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. It was just his second multi-interception game of the season and the first time that he threw for fewer than 210 yards. He bounced back in a big way last week against the Broncos, throwing for 278 yards and five touchdowns. St. Brown thrived with Goff playing so well, catching seven of nine targets for 112 yards and a touchdown. That marked his seventh game of the season with at least six receptions and 100 receiving yards.

The Vikings are typically a favorable matchup for wide receivers. They have allowed the fourth-most receptions and the eighth-most receiving yards in the league to the position. The Vikings are only 2-4 at home this season, so they haven’t exactly had a significant advantage when playing in Minnesota. Expect them to have difficulties slowing down Goff and St. Brown.

1. Justin Fields, ($7,100), DJ Moore ($6,900), Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

Fields struggled in what was a tough matchup against the Browns last week. Not only did he throw for just 166 yards, but he only rushed for 30. That was just the third time this season that he rushed for fewer than 46 yards in a game. The rushing production for him is key, given that he only has two games this season with multiple touchdown passes. Despite Fields’ lackluster passing numbers, Moore has recorded 80 receptions for 1,123 yards. He also has seven receiving touchdowns, which is tied for the highest mark of his career.

As inconsistent as Fields has been, this matchup is too good to ignore. The Cardinals have given up 26.2 points per game, which is the second-most in the league. Not only have quarterbacks thrown for 26 touchdowns against them, but the Cardinals have also allowed four rushing scores to the position. Moore is by far Fields’ top receiving option, so for those looking to attack this matchup, he’s the player to pair with Fields.

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