When it comes to NFL fantasy football, having a great quarterback to receiver combo can make all the difference in the world. If you manage to secure a top tier quarterback, and that quarterback’s favorite target, then the fantasy points are guaranteed to rack up. In the upcoming 2010 fantasy football season, there are some must have quarterback – receiver combos fantasy football owners simply can’t do without. So, who are this year’s top fantasy football quarterback to receiver combos?
Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Sure, Ben Roethlisberger & Hines Ward aren’t the best of friends, and with Roethlisberger facing a big suspension on the upcoming 2010 NFL season, this may not be the ideal combo to go with on your fantasy team. Regardless, if both are available later in the season, they are both worth picking up. Roethlisberger is a winner, and while his teammates aren’t crazy about him, and that includes Ward, the two of them make a great fantasy football combo. Roethlisberger and Ward combined for 95 receptions, 1,167 yards and 6 touchdowns, and while these numbers aren’t as good as others on this list, the two are still solid fantasy football picks.
Matt Schaub & Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans
When it comes to the best NFL quarterback to wide receiver combo, you simply can’t go wrong with Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans. For this 2010 fantasy football season, grabbing both of these superstars might just put you on top. Schaub led the NFL in passing in 2009 as he threw for over 4,770 yards with 29 touchdowns to only 15 interceptions. Schaub’s favorite target was obviously his 4 time Pro-Bowl receiver, Andre Johnson. In 2009, Johnson had 101 catches for 1,569 yards and 9 touchdowns. This was the most explosive combo in 2009, and they look to do the same for fantasy football owners in 2010.
Carson Palmer & Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals
One of the most prolific combos of this decade has been Carson Palmer to Chad Ochocinco. While Ochocinco had a down year in 2008, he rebounded quite nicely in 2009 by catching 72 passes for 1,047 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Bengals had a successful 2009 season, but a number of defenses double team Ochocinco because of the Bengals lack of a second receiver. However, the Bengals addressed this by drafting a huge tight end in this year’s NFL draft by the name of Jermaine Gresham. That signing should help reduce those double teams on Ochocinco. If so, then Palmer and Ochocinco should return to their 2007 season totals when they combined for 93 receptions for 1,440 yards and 8 touchdowns. Palmer to Ochocinco is a fantasy football hot tandem in 2010.
Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts
Fantasy football owners simply can’t go wrong with grabbing Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts. The future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and his primary receiver, have given NFL defenses fits during their time together. Wayne is Peyton’s go-to receiver and proved it in 2009 as Wayne caught 100 receptions for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns. Peyton is a perennial Pro-Bowl quarterback and a must have for any fantasy football owner. Wayne is the Colts main threat, and getting both Manning and Wayne on one fantasy football team will surely win it all.
Tom Brady and Randy Moss of the New England Patriots
One of the most prolific quarterback to wide receiver combos in today’s NFL is Tom Brady to Randy Moss of the New England Patriots. Since arriving in New England three years ago, Moss has caught 250 passes from Brady for 3,765 yards and 47 touchdowns. Both are superstars and both look to add to these totals in 2010. Brady to Moss is a sure bet for fantasy football owners in 2010, and getting both of these superstars on one fantasy football team, will surely put you at the top.
Tom Brady and Wes Welker of the New England Patriots
Not to be outdone, Brady to Welker is equally dangerous, and if fantasy football owners can’t grab Moss, then taking Welker is just as good. Much like Moss, Welker has enjoyed his greatest success since arriving in New England three seasons ago. The diminutive wide receiver works the slot position better than any NFL receiver today. While Welker doesn’t catch as many touchdowns as Moss, he more than makes up for it with the number catches. Welker and Brady have combined for 346 receptions, 3,688 yards and 15 touchdowns. No other combination in the NFL today has accounted for more receptions and completions, than Brady to Welker. If your fantasy football team awards points on receptions, then grab Welker immediately.