5 Solid QB-WR Combos

Some fantasy players have quarterbacks that they must have, others have receivers they need to get, then there are those who are set on drafting a QB-WR combo from the same team. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it does not. I grabbed Romo-Austin last year and it worked well until Romo went down. I not only lost Romo, but I also lost Austin. There is a lot of risk involved with making this move, but there is also a lot of reward. Here are 5 QB-WR combos that I like this season:

Philip Rivers-Vincent Jackson: Rivers is one of my favorite fantasy QBs. The guy puts up consistent numbers every year. San Diego has a good enough running game to open up the pass, giving way to the Rivers-Jackson combo. Rivers has thrown for at least 28 TD the last three years, and did it last year without Jackson. Jackson will grab some of those touchdown passes in his return year. The Rivers-Jackson combo should be good for over 1000 yards and 9-11 touchdowns.

Eli Manning-Hakeem Nicks: According to Eli himself, he is in the same class as Tom Brady. I hope he lives up those “expectations” because fantasy owners will be relying on him.  As owners rely on Manning, Manning will be relying on Nicks as his favorite target. Now that Steve Smith is out of town, Nicks will easily become the favorite target, over Mario Manningham. Eli has thrown for over 4000 yards the last two years, but 25 INTs is a bit shaky. This is another combo that should top 1000 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

Josh Freeman-Mike Williams: Josh Freeman is one of my favorite quarterbacks for the upcoming season. Freeman came on strong last year and has the opportunity to build on that success. Mike Williams is in the same boat, as he is a favorite target. Williams just missed 1000 yards receiving in his rookie season, but had 11 touchdowns. The touchdown numbers may not be as high, but this combo should be good for 1000-1050 yards and 8-10 touchdowns.

Joe Flacco-Anquan Boldin: The way I view the Ravens goes like this: A bruising team that pounds the ball and plays hard-nose defense. I think this could be the year that the Flacco-led passing attack of Baltimore could get them over the hump in the postseason. Flacco now has some help around Boldin, which should open things up for him more. His numbers were a little down last year, posting a line of 64 REC/837 YDS/7 TD. This combination will not put up gaudy fantasy numbers, but you can expect to see Boldin grab more passes, get around 900-950 yards, and 7-9 touchdowns.

Colt McCoy-Greg Little: McCoy is starting to prove a lot of people wrong. In his first two preseason games, he has looked great. He apparently worked hard in the offseason and is coming out strong. McCoy’s, or Cleveland’s, only issue is the lack of real depth at WR. Josh Cribbs and Mohammad Massaqoui are not cutting it, so the Browns got a great value pick with Greg Little. In two preseason games, Little has been targeted 8 times, getting 4 receptions and a touchdown. The McCoy-Little show could become popular in Cleveland, and I expect to see 800-850 yards and 6-8 touchdowns for the season (this is a solid combo for deeper leagues).


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