After an NFL offseason filled with quarterbacks and wide receivers switching teams, here’s a look at the top-five combinations heading into the 2022 season with each player’s regular season MVP odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Top 5 NFL Quarterback – Wide Receiver Duos
5. Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott (+1600) and CeeDee Lamb (+20000)
The Cowboys were confident enough in Lamb to deal veteran Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns during the offseason, and now the third-year receiver is positioned as Prescott’s No. 1 target in the potentially high-powered Dallas offense.
Prescott and Lamb connected 73 times last year for 990 yards and six touchdowns on 112 targets across 16 games, and with Cooper out of the picture, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback should be looking Lamb’s way even more in 2022.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Brady (+800) and Mike Evans (+20000)
Brady paced the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns last season, and Evans has scored 27 times over the past two seasons with the three-time MVP behind center. For comparison, Evans found the end zone just 21 times over the previous three years.
Looking to 2022, while the Buccaneers have a deep and talented collection of wide receivers, expect Brady to continue leaning on his connection with Evans – especially near the goal line, as they’ve converted 19 of 38 red-zone targets into touchdowns the past two years.
3. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen (+700) and Stefon Diggs (+15000)
It was a dominant first two seasons in Buffalo for Diggs, as Allen helped his go-to receiver pace the NFL in receptions and receiving yards in 2020, and then Diggs scored a career-high 10 times last year.
Allen adding the rushing dynamic to the Bills offense makes Diggs and the rest of the Buffalo pass-catchers all the more dangerous, and there’s a reason Allen’s the consensus favorite to be the league’s MVP this season. Bank on Diggs’ having a prominent role in his quarterback taking a run at the feat, too.
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2. Los Angeles Rams: Matthew Stafford (+1500) and Cooper Kupp (+6000)
Everything went right for Stafford, Kupp and the Rams last season. Stafford’s 41 touchdowns tied his career-high mark from 2011, Kupp paced NFL receivers in almost everything you can think of, and Los Angeles won Super Bowl LVIl.
This Hollywood sequel is off to a concerning start, though. Stafford is currently nursing a nontraditional right elbow injury that’s being reported as tendinitis, and Kupp’s almost certainly eyeing negative regression. Still, even with a little statistical correction, the Stafford-Kupp connection can hang with the best in the league.
1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow (+1200) and Ja’Marr Chase (+10000)
After piling up an absurd 84 receptions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns at LSU during the 2019 season, Burrow and Chase proved it was no fluke by connecting for an 81 reception, 1,455 yard, 13 touchdown statline with the Bengals last year.
The chemistry is obvious, and considering how quickly Burrow and Chase were able to post gigantic NFL numbers, we might be entering the second season of one of the best duos in recent memory.