The concept behind stacking a QB with his WR is simple; both players benefit from each completion, doubling the benefit of that play for your fantasy lineup. It’s simple enough math, but picking the right stack is half of the battle.
Here, we’ll rank the QB/WR stacks that fantasy managers can consider in DraftKings DFS Contests for Super Bowl 55.
1. Patrick Mahomes ($18,000) & Tyreek Hill ($15,600)
Really gutsy call making this the No. 1 stack, right? Hill won’t go off for more than 200 yards in the first quarter of Sunday’s game simply because the Buccaneers will defend him differently than they did for most of their Week 12 meeting. But Hill has racked up at least 20 DraftKings points and has seen at least 10 targets in each of the Chiefs’ two playoff games. Sometimes, he’s just unstoppable, no matter the defense. He will continue to be peppered with targets. Even though this is a pricey stack, it’s No. 1 on this list and it’s not close.
2. Tom Brady ($15,000) & Mike Evans ($12,600)
This is a really tough matchup for all of the Buccaneers’ wideouts. Kansas City’s defense ranks inside the top five in many categories against WRs, including the fewest receptions allowed to the position. However, if you’re looking for the best blend of big-play ability and touchdown prowess, this is the Bucs duo to bet on. Evans scored twice against the Chiefs in Week 12.
3. Tom Brady ($15,000) & Chris Godwin ($13,200)
Godwin carries the fifth-highest price on the slate. He continues to see a good number of targets — at least seven in each of the past five games — and he has a much safer floor than Evans. Yet, his matchup with Tyrann Mathieu provides a little trepidation. Plus, Godwin hasn’t caught more than five passes in a game since Week 12. He’s much more dependable than any of the WRs beneath him, but I wouldn’t consider him a safe tournament play for the Super Bowl.
4. Patrick Mahomes ($18,000) & Mecole Hardman ($8,400)
The Chiefs have found ways lately to accentuate Hardman’s on-field strengths. Quick screens, reverse runs, maybe a deep shot; KC is scheming ways to get this speed demon out in space. He has just eight touches in the two playoff games, but he reached double-digit DraftKings points in each. With Sammy Watkins coming back from a calf injury and Demarcus Robinson’s practice week halted by COVID protocols, Hardman should continue to be a factor in this offense. In a high-scoring, pass-heavy Super Bowl, Hardman will get a couple of chances to make a Super Bowl highlight.
5. Tom Brady ($15,000) & Antonio Brown ($9,300)
Brown is considered questionable for Sunday, but he practiced fully on Thursday and Friday. He should be close to 100% by the time kickoff arrives, but after missing the NFC Championship Game because of his knee injury, there is still a measure of risk that comes with rostering Brown at a pretty considerable price. Considering the unfavorable matchup as well, that doesn’t really feel like a risk worth taking. Brown posted a 2-11-0 line against the Chiefs in the first meeting.
6. Patrick Mahomes ($18,000) & Sammy Watkins ($6,300)
Watkins, like Brown, is coming off of a lower-body injury. Watkins has been out of action since suffering a calf strain in Week 16, and although he practiced in full on Friday, he is much more unlikely than Brown or Hardman to provide a big play. There’s a reason why he is the cheapest WR on this list, but even so, his injury concerns and low upside make him pretty unattractive.