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Ranking every QB/WR/TE stack for daily fantasy football

We rank the top 10 QB/WR/TE DFS stacks on DraftKings for Super Bowl 54.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There are tons of lineup choices to consider for Draftkings’ 2020 Super Bowl contests ahead of Sunday’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. This is the last chance you’ll get to rake in the cash before the offseason begins, so you should do your due diligence on all the pairings in the field.

This game features some of the best receivers and tight ends in football, and an effective stack is one of the best ways to maximize your fantasy potential. Their production is linked, so if you grab the Super Bowl’s top pass catcher and signal caller, you’ll be in good shape to win some money. We ranked the top QB-WR and QB-TE stacks for this weekend alongside their Showdown prices here:

10. Patrick Mahomes/Blake Bell

Bell ($1,200/$800) scored a touchdown in the Divisional Round when Travis Kelce stepped out to deal with an injury. This is a serious long shot, but Patrick Mahomes ($18,900/$12,600) will throw to anybody that can get open, and Kansas City’s offense is perfect for just that.

9. Patrick Mahomes/Demarcus Robinson

Robinson ($3,900/$2,600) had a terrible performance in the Divisional Round. He dropped three of his four targets as the Houston Texans built a 24-0 lead. But he did follow up by catching both of his targets the following round to total 31 receiving yards. It’s hit or miss with Robinson, but he gets on the field enough to warrant playing him.

8. Patrick Mahomes/Mecole Hardman

Hardman ($3,300/$2,200) is a speedy return specialist that doubles as a receiver, and Kansas City thinks he has a little bit of Tyreek Hill in him. But he’s not quite there yet. Regardless, Hardman was named a Pro Bowl player for his special teams performance and could take on back to the house. He’s returned one kickoff for a score this year and will likely get involved in some capacity at wideout.

7. Jimmy Garoppolo/Kendrick Bourne

Bourne ($5,100/$3,400) surprisingly hauled in three receptions for 40 yards and a score in the Divisional Round and has been streaky this season. He’s no stranger to the end zone, but caught his other six touchdown passes between Weeks 9 and 14. In the NFC Championship Game he only had one catch on one target for six yards. It’s all or nothing with Bourne.

6. Jimmy Garoppolo/Emmanuel Sanders

Sanders ($7,800/$5,200) hasn’t gotten a chance to flash his big-play ability in weeks, but it’s still there. The wideout split his year between the 49ers and Denver Broncos and is one of the few players who’s been on this stage before. He led all receivers with six receptions for 83 yards to help Denver win Super Bowl 50. He’s been a key cog to the 49ers offense, so keep an eye out for him.

5. Jimmy Garoppolo/Deebo Samuel

Samuel ($11,400/$7,600) has emerged as one of the league’s better players at collecting yards after the catch. Although he’s San Francisco’s WR1 and leads the team in postseason receiving yards (88), he’ll likely play second fiddle to George Kittle. He is a threat catching the ball and receives handoffs sporadically. He’ll just have to break off a couple big ones plays.

4. Jimmy Garoppolo/George Kittle

Everyone is waiting for Garoppolo to be forced to throw the ball so Kittle ($12,600/$8,400) can have a breakout game, but there’s no telling when that will happen. The past two weeks have proven that Kittle’s floor is pretty low, as he’s yet to crack double-digits in DKFP during the playoffs. But that doesn’t mean his ceiling isn’t still high. Only one San Francisco player (Deebo Samuel) has been targeted more than six times. If Garoppolo’s throwing volume doesn’t increase from the eight he tallied last game, this stack will be shot. His legs won’t contribute much.

3. Patrick Mahomes/Sammy Watkins

Watkins ($10,500/$7,000) came out of nowhere in the AFC title game to rack up seven receptions for 114 yards and a score on 10 targets. It was his best performance since he caught three touchdown passes in Week 1. Watkins might be the third passing option on the team, but he gets the edge over Kittle because we know Mahomes is going to throw the ball plenty. Kittle is too much of a wild card in this situation, and Watkins is running hot.

2. Patrick Mahomes/Tyreek Hill

Hill ($16,500/$11,000) and Travis Kelce are basically 1a and 1b. Both have high ceilings, but Kelce has been more consistent throughout the year and has built more chemistry with Mahomes. Hill does have the edge in versatility though. He’s dangerous out wide, occasionally has running plays called for him, and is used as a dynamic return man when the Chiefs need a boost. Hill’s blazing speed forces opposing defenses to keep multiple sets of eyes on him. He may act as a decoy at times, and that will open up space for other players.

1. Patrick Mahomes/Travis Kelce

Mahomes and Kelce ($14,400/$9,600) have attempted more hookups than any other duo in the field. Nearly a quarter of the passes Kansas City made during the regular season were thrown Kelce’s way. Mahomes connected with his favorite weapon 97 times ahead of the postseason, and Kelce led the team in receptions (97) and receiving yards (1,229). It’s hard to not say Mahomes will definitely score more fantasy points than Garoppolo, given his exceptional arm talent and boost in running productivity as of late. This stack is both the one of the safest and smartest plays to make — especially since his lingering knee bruise was cleared from the injury report after Wednesday’s practice.