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Fantasy Football QB-WR Stacks Today: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Quarterback-Wide Receiver Picks for Week 17

Mike Barner gives his top QB and WR stacks to consider for Week 17’s main DraftKings fantasy football slate.

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We’ve reached the final two weeks of the regular season. While some teams have already locked up playoff spots, many still have a lot left to play for. With that in mind, let’s highlight some of the top quarterback-wide receiver stacks for Week 17.

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. Derek Carr ($5,500), Chris Olave ($6,800), New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After not having thrown more than two touchdown passes in a game all season, Carr has three touchdowns in both of his last two games. In Week 16, he also threw for 319 yards against the Rams, which was his second-highest mark of the season. He was happy to welcome back Olave, who sat out Week 15 with an ankle injury. He stepped right back into a leading role, catching nine of 13 targets for 123 yards.

Carr did not play well against the Buccaneers in Week 4, throwing for 127 yards and no touchdowns. However, this is a Buccaneers defense that has given up the most passing yards per game in the league. They have also given up the fifth-most receptions to wide receivers. This duo won’t do a number on your budget, so they could be worth the risk in tournament play.


3. Matthew Stafford ($6,600), Cooper Kupp ($8,100), Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants

The Rams are making a playoff push with Stafford leading the charge. In his first nine games of the season, he threw a total of nine touchdown passes to go along with eight interceptions. Over the last five games, he has 14 touchdowns and just one interception. During that span, he also threw for at least 279 yards three times. Kupp hasn’t been putting up monster numbers on a regular basis like he did last season, but he does have 22 receptions for 278 yards and two touchdowns over the last three games.

The Giants’ defense has had problems most of the season getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Their 25 sacks are the second-fewest in the league, behind only the Panthers. Stafford can pick apart even the toughest of defenses when he has time in the pocket, leaving him with a favorable opportunity to continue his recent run of success. Kupp and Puka Nacua ($7,900) are both viable stacking options with Stafford.


2. Brock Purdy ($7,000), Deebo Samuel ($7,700), San Francisco 49ers at Washington Commanders

Monday’s game against the Ravens proved to be a disaster for Purdy. He threw for 255 yards, but he didn’t record a touchdown and was picked off four times. It was his first multi-interception game since Week 8. To make matters worse, he left the game with a neck injury and did not return. With Purdy struggling, Samuel finished with only four receptions for 47 yards. On the positive side of things, he was targeted 12 times.

49ers’ head coach Kyle Shanahan has already said that he is confident that Purdy will be available for Week 17. It’s a great bounce-back spot for him against the Commanders, who have allowed the second-most passing yards per game and the most passing touchdowns in the league. Of their 33 passing touchdowns allowed, 23 of them have gone to wide receivers. The Commanders have also generated just seven total interceptions. Don’t expect them to slow down the duo of Purdy and Samuel. If Purdy does have to sit out, then stacking Samuel with Sam Darnold ($5,200) is also a viable strategy.


1. Jalen Hurts ($8,300), A.J. Brown ($8,600), Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals

It wasn’t easy, but the Eagles knocked off the Giants in Week 16 to end their three-game losing streak. Hurts threw for 301 yards in the victory, marking his fourth game of the season with at least 300 passing yards. He also did plenty of damage on the ground again, rushing for 34 yards and a touchdown. Over his last seven games, he has nine touchdowns on the ground and seven through the air. Brown caught six of 11 targets against the Giants, finishing with 80 receiving yards. While he hasn’t scored in any of the last four games, he received at least 10 targets in each matchup.

The Eagles have already clinched a playoff spot, but they still have a lot left to play for. Their 11-4 record is tied with the 49ers and the Lions for the best mark in the NFC. They also sit just one game ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East. That should mean they continue to keep their pedal to the metal against the Cardinals, who have allowed 26.9 points per game. They have given up the fourth-most passing touchdowns and the fifth-most rushing touchdowns in the league. Hurts and Brown could feast in this matchup.


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