FanDuel NFL Value Plays: Week 10
Welcome to the Week 10 edition of the FanDuel value plays. Week 10 features 12 games with four teams on the bye. In terms of value, I believe this week is better than what we had to choose from in Week 9, since there are multiple solid options at almost every position. With that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at my favorite value options for Week 10.
Carson Wentz (PHI): $6,800 vs. ATL
Once again value at the quarterback position is hard to come by this week. The only bargain option worth considering (under $7,000) is Wentz. Wentz didn’t have a great game last week, but it was a difficult matchup against the Giants. He has a much better matchup this week against the Falcons, who have allowed the most FanDuel points to quarterbacks this season. Vegas is projecting this game to be high scoring, so Wentz will likely have to throw a lot more than usual to keep up with the Falcons’ powerful offense.
Darren Sproles (PHI): $5,100 vs. ATL
Appearing for the second week in a row in this article, Sproles is once again a solid value option. Prior to last week’s game, head coach Doug Pederson said that Sproles would see an extended role for the Eagles. Now Pederson is saying that Sproles will be the Eagles’ lead running back. He should now consistently see about 20 touches between rushing attempts and receptions in this offense. He should be a safe option to roster since he will still be productive in the passing game, even if the Eagles end up trailing early in this game.
Jordan Howard (CHI): $6,900 at TB
Another solid, cheap running back option this week is Howard. Howard had an outstanding game against the Vikings prior to the Bears’ bye week. Howard totaled 202 yards and three touchdowns, proving that he should be the lead back going forward for the Bears. Also, he has an excellent matchup against the Buccaneers this week, who are in the bottom third of the league in defending against the run.
Tyrell Williams (SD): $5,900 vs. MIA
Williams had a solid game against the Titans in Week 9 with six receptions, 65 yards and a touchdown. He has another nice matchup against the Dolphins this week, who have been brutal at defending the pass this season.
Jordan Matthews (PHI): $5,900 vs. ATL
The third Eagles’ player to make this article is Matthews. It would probably not be wise to use both Sproles and Matthews in the same lineup, but either one can be used in cash games this week. Matthews had a decent game last week against the Giants with six receptions and 88 yards. This week he has an outstanding matchup against the Falcons, who have allowed the second-most FanDuel points to wide receivers this season.
Julian Edelman (NE): $6,000 vs. SEA
Edelman has the potential to be an excellent, contrarian GPP option in Week 10 since a lot of people will be scared to target the Seahawks’ defense. The Seahawks have struggled to defend slot receivers this season with Jarvis Landry, Quincy Enunwa, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Thomas all having success against this tough defense. The Patriots are great at exploiting their opponent’s weaknesses, so I could really see Edelman getting a heavier workload than usual this week.
Kyle Rudolph (MIN): $5,000 at WAS
Just like last week, there really aren’t many reliable, cheap options at tight end. If it was not for a touchdown last week against the Lions, Rudolph would have put up only 0.6 FanDuel points, since his only reception (for one yard) was for a touchdown. Look for Rudolph to bounce back and see much more targets this week against the Redskins, who are middle of the pack at defending tight ends this season.
Mason Crosby (GB): $4,600 at TEN
Crosby continues to be one of the cheaper kickers, despite consistently putting up decent numbers on a weekly basis. The Packers should once again be in position to put up a large amount of points against the Titans. Therefore, Crosby should see ample opportunities to put up points for your lineup.
Los Angeles Rams: $4,600 at NYJ
The Rams make for a solid GPP option at defense this week against the Jets. I’m sure many people will either spend up and roster the Cardinals or even use the Jets’ defense on the opposite side of this matchup. Therefore, the Rams may fly under the radar despite being capable of having a great game against the Jets, who have allowed the most FanDuel points to opposing defenses this season.