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Fantasy Football QB-WR Stacks Today: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Quarterback-Wide Receiver Picks for Week 18

Mike Barner gives his top QB and WR stacks to consider for Week 18’s main DraftKings fantasy football slate.

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The final week of the NFL regular season leaves a bit of a messy slate in DFS. With some teams having nothing left to play for, we should see several players rested. Still, there are some quarterback-wide receiver stacks that stand out.

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. Tyrod Taylor ($5,300), Darius Slayton ($4,000), New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Giants made a change at quarterback last week, starting Taylor over Tommy DeVito. The veteran almost led them to an upset win over the Rams, throwing for 319 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also chipped in 40 rushing yards on six carries. Slayton benefited from Taylor playing well, catching four of six targets for 106 yards and a touchdown. He also connected on a long touchdown the week prior when Taylor came on in relief of DeVito against the Eagles.

This is a favorable matchup for Taylor and Slayton to have success again. The Eagles have been picked apart through the air, allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game in the league. They have also allowed a league-high 26 receiving touchdowns to wide receivers. Given that both Taylor and Slayton have cheap salaries, they are worth considering in tournament play.

3. Geno Smith ($6,100), DK Metcalf ($7,200), Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Despite a tough loss to the Steelers in Week 17, the Seahawks are still alive for a playoff spot in the NFC. Smith did not play poorly in last week’s defeat, throwing for 290 yards and a touchdown. It hasn’t been the best of seasons for him, though, considering that he has just 18 total touchdown passes all season. Last year, he racked up 30 touchdowns through the air. His down production hasn’t had a negative impact on Metcalf, who has 1,104 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

This is an ideal matchup for the Seahawks’ offense to help lead them to a victory. The Cardinals have allowed 27.1 points per game. They have also given up 30 passing touchdowns, which is the third-most in the league. When these teams met in Week 7, Metcalf was out with an injury. With him healthy, look for this duo to have a productive afternoon.

2. Jalen Hurts ($8,100), A.J. Brown ($8,700), Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

At the beginning of the season, it would have been difficult to imagine this game actually meaning something for the Eagles. They have clinched a playoff spot, but they are now tied atop the NFC East with the Cowboys. The Cowboys own the tie-breaker, so the Eagles will need to win and have them lose if they are going to win the division.

When the Eagles hosted the Giants in Week 16, Hurts threw for 301 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 34 yards and another score. Brown emerged from that matchup with six receptions for 80 yards. The Giants are dealing with injuries to their secondary, which included safety Jason Pinnock going down with a foot injury last week that forced him to wear a walking boot after the game. Since the Eagles are still playing for something, expect Hurts and Brown to be deployed as normal.

1. Dak Prescott ($8,000), CeeDee Lamb ($9,300), Dallas Cowboys at Washington Commanders

This is simple for the Cowboys. All they have to do is dispatch the 4-12 Commanders to take home the NFC East title. Prescott is coming off yet another masterful performance, throwing for 345 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions in Week 17. Lamb, who he targeted 17 times in the game, came through with 13 receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown. That marked the fifth straight game in which Lamb received at least 10 targets.

The stars are aligning for Prescott and Lamb to have a big performance in Week 18. The Commanders’ defense has been awful, giving up the second-most passing yards per game in the league. In Week 12, Prescott compiled 331 passing yards and four touchdowns against them. This duo comes with hefty salaries, but they could still be worth them.

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