Everyone wants the have the big time receiver to pair with their Quarterback for their fantasy teams. If you have your starting QB in a good matchup and think he will have a good game then having his top WR to pair with him would be even better. Unfortunately, this can be hard to do especially with top fantasy QB’s with elite WR’s. It could be a lot harder to get pairings like Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton or Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams, but there are some very affordable QB/WR stacks that you can get on your roster and reap the rewards from. Here are 10 affordable QB/WR stacks you can target in your drafts. I will put their current average draft position next to each player so you know where to look for them.
1) Kirk Cousins (11.03) with Adam Thielan (3.03) or Stefon Diggs (4.03)
This is a stack for the late QB drafter that could prove to be very useful for your team. Cousins struggled at times in 2018 for fantasy, but he was useful and has proven to be a quality fantasy QB in the very recent past. The Vikings have invested heavily into the offensive line during the offseason and the draft as they had a hard time keeping the pressure off Cousins. Thielan and Cousins had a special connection over the first half of the season as Thielan broke records having the most receptions in NFL history through 8 games and he tied Calvin Johnson for most consecutive games over 100 yards. He did fall off a bit at the end of the season, but the whole offense struggled through the back half and a lot of that was due to the poor blocking from the offensive line. Thielan is a great choice for your team as a whole in the 3rd round and being able to get the man throwing him the ball in the 11th makes this a great stack option. If you want even more value then Diggs going an entire round later makes a lot of sense as well. Diggs had a top 10 season as well with Cousins leading the charge and he will play the big play threat for the Vikings pairing with Thielan’s possession role.
2) Jameis Winston (9.10) and Mike Evans (2.10) or Chris Godwin (5.09)
Winston will have be given the reigns as the full time starter compared to last season when he was being constantly pulled back and forth as the starter and the backup with now Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Add that fact with a new head coach in Bruce Arians and there is a real recipe for success for Winston and he can easily be taken with confidence as your starter. Mike Evans had a phenomenal season again in 2018 and could very well end up as some teams WR2 going at the back of the second round. Winston has had a good connection with Evans and with the offense looking to take a turn in the right direction Evans will once again be the most targeted WR on the team. This is a case of being able to snag the QB late to pair with your top WR choice and it just makes sense. Now if you want to go a bit cheaper at the WR position then take a look at grabbing Chris Godwin in the back of the 5th. Godwin has already been touted by Arians as a potential “Larry Fitzgerald” type of player and he could be Winston’s go to target on short and underneath routes. Godwin has massive potential to finish as a mid tier WR2 and he should be a consistent fantasy producer to pair with Winston week to week.
3) Ben Roethlisberger (10.05) and Juju Smith-Shuster (2.05)
Big Ben had his best fantasy season in recent memory in 2018 and was top 5 in passing Touchdowns throwing 34. He did lose his best target in Antonio Brown and will likely see less consistent fantasy finishes, but he is still a valuable fantasy QB and has top 12 potential with Juju becoming his number 1 target. Juju and Ben have a solid connection and it came through last season as Juju was able to finish as the WR8 being the number 2 on the team. Now the number 1, Juju is a near lock for a top 10 finish and has upside to be a top 5 WR by seasons end. Taking Ben late to pair with him is a solid strategy as Ben should give you great weeks when Juju goes off for his monster games. Best part is you have 8 rounds in between the 2 to bolster your roster and still end up with a nice stack.
4) Dak Prescott (12.01) and Amari Cooper (3.12)
This stack has a little bit of risk attached to it, but the value is there especially for the price that you pay. Dak has struggled at times since his breakout rookie season and fantasy players are still feeling the effects. This reflects in his 12th round draft price, but this could be a great opportunity for a team that wants to wait as long as possible to take a QB. Dak is still a fantasy asset that now has a true WR1 that he connected with over the back half of the season. He has rushing ability and is always a threat to run in around 5 TD’s a season. He can bottom out and have poor games so you may need other options at points of the season when he has a tough matchup, but he has the potential for big games to pair with Cooper. Cooper is a bit of the same. He can have massive 30 plus point fantasy games with the risk of putting up a dud and catching little to nothing. You can think of this stack as a boom or bust option that can give you a week winning performance or one that could potentially eliminate you all together.
5) Cam Newton (9.04) and D.J. Moore (7.04)
You will need to be very alert with this stack as they are going very close to each other. Your going to need to watch the rosters around you to see what their needs are or if they are bullish on Newton or Moore at this point of the draft. Newton seems to have fallen here due to the uncertainty of his shoulder. This will be a situation to monitor over the offseason, but if all systems are go then Newton will be a great option as usual for fantasy. He can slot in as your starting QB and his top target will be new number 1 WR D.J. Moore. Moore had some solid outings with Cam last season, but things were cut a bit short when Newtons shoulder became an issue and ultimately led to him missing the end of the year. The Panthers have not added much in terms of competition to Moore and with former number 1 WR Devin Funchess now in Indianapolis, Moore should very easily be Newtons top target going forward. Moore is a much more versatile WR than Funchess and should give Cam a much better top target to throw to. This stack might be a bit tricky to pull off, but it could be a great sneaky one that you wont have to spend high draft capital in.
6) Jared Goff (8.09) and Brandin Cooks (4.07), Cooper Kupp (4.10), or Robert Woods (4.11)
This stack is unique as you have the most options to chose between. The Rams supported 3 top fantasy WR options in 2018 until Cooper Kupp went down. Cooks and Woods were still great fantasy assets after this and with Kupp aiming to be ready for week 1, the Rams could very well be setting up for a season of producing 3 top 24 WR’s for fantasy. You will need to spend higher draft capital with this stack and their is some risk to Goff who struggled at times after losing Kupp, but things should be better for him with Kupp back in the fold. If you are ok with spending an 8th rounder on Goff then be sure to grab one of his WR’s to pair with him in the back of the 4th round.
7) Aaron Rodgers (4.02) and Geronimo Allison (10.12)
As I mentioned in the intro, it is much harder to grab a top QB and WR stack like Rodgers and Adams. While that may be a bit easier to do this season with Rodgers slightly reduced price, you might miss out on having good RB depth if you take Adams in the first and Rodgers in the 4th. Instead of spending all of that capital why not take who I see as Rodgers number 2 WR in Geronimo Allison? He will not cost you much as end of 10th round pick and Rodgers number 2 target has always been valuable for fantasy. He will have top 24 upside if he can stay healthy and will give you a great unexpected stack that you can throw in your flex spot and put you over the top if the 2 have a big game together. If you take Rodgers at his discount, why not pair him with his late round number 2 WR?
8) Kyler Murray (11.11) and Christian Kirk (8.05)
This one may be subject to change in terms of draft price as Murray may rocket up the boards before late August, but this is a stack that could prove very fruitful. There is obvious unknown as Murray is a rookie starter and we do not know who is top target will be in 2019. Kirk is a solid bet as he was able to have success on the Cardinals horrid offense in 2018 and will be looking at a much better situation in 2019. The HC change to an offensive minded Kliff Kingsbury could only mean good things for Kirk and while the Cardinals did add more WR’s for Murray to throw too Kirk will have the opportunity to be the top target for Murray and could very well finish top 24 if things go his way. This is a stack with a lot of questions around it, but one that may not cost you to much to take the chance on.
9) Jimmy Garoppolo (10.08) and Dante Pettis (8.11)
My Dante Pettis hype train will never stop rolling! In all seriousness, I know all to well the hype around rookie WR Deebo Samuel and this could make Pettis even more of a value than he already is. To make this short, I feel Pettis will be Garoppolo’s top target in 2019. He gives him the more versatility in my opinion and with the talent surrounding him he can very well emerge as Garoppolo’s top WR target and finish inside of the top 24. Garoppolo is a great late round target that can give you a plug and play QB that you can shift from if things go wrong. These are the type of value picks that when paired could give you some big weeks.
10) Mitch Trubisky (12.11) and Allen Robinson (8.01)
Another value stack to round out the list here that may not seem to flashy, but is worth mentioning especially for those who like to take their QB late. Trubisky had some big games for fantasy last season and showed enough of a connection with Robinson to give him a WR40 finish through 13 games. Trubisky missing time also factored into Robinsons lower finish, but this is a true prove it year in fantasy for Robinson. If he does not produce as a top 24 option this year then I will be off of him for the foreseeable future, but until then I think that he could be valuable in the 8th round and if your looking to play waivers with QB taking Trubisky as your main option if you take Robinson could prove valuable. This stack could fall apart quickly, but there is not much risk to it which is nice.
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By Ryan Larrison, Contributor, Fantasy Football for the People