DraftKings NFL Cash Game Lineup Advice: Week 10
The NFL Week 10 Sunday slate brings us 11 games on the gridiron. There could be a bunch of blowouts this week if Vegas is right, but there could also be plenty of high-scoring shootouts to get a piece of in our DFS cash game lineup. This week is also going to be the week of the high-priced RBs with four studs all in good spots, so try to cram in at least two of them in cash games this week. To do so, you’ll need to pinch every penny at other positions but there are options.
Mitchell Trubisky (CHI): $5,600 vs. DET
In my quest to roster two of the high-priced RBs this week, I’m finding myself dropping down to save a few bucks at QB with Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky has reached at least 21 DraftKings points in four of his last five games with the lone exception coming last week in the Bears blowout over the Bills when their defense accounted for two touchdowns. This week he will be at home against the Lions who rank 30th DVOA against the pass according to FootballOutsiders and have allowed 273 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes per game over the last five weeks. In four home games this year, Trubisky has averaged 30.3 DK points per game.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB): $5,900 vs. WAS
Kareem Hunt (KC): $8,500 vs. ARI
I will be rostering two of the high-priced RB this week in cash games. Which two might just depend on overall roster construction and how much value I can find at other positions. Kareem Hunt is the cheapest of the high-priced studs this week and he gets a great matchup at home as a big Vegas favorite against a Cardinals defense that has allowed an average of 132 rushing yards and 1.25 rushing TD per game to opposing RBs this season. It should be hard to go wrong when choosing among the high-priced RBs this week. The only wrong decision would be to not get at least two of them.
Tevin Coleman (ATL): $5,400 @ CLE
I have rostered Tevin Coleman in DFS more often than I’d care to admit this season and last week was unfortunately not one of those weeks. Coleman put up 88 rushing yards to go along with five receptions for 68 receiving yards and two TDs. Yes, Ito Smith is still eating into his workload and continues to get the rushing scores more often than not, but Coleman’s 18 touches coming out of their bye week is encouraging. He is the only RB in his price range that is significantly involved in both the running and passing game and he gets a plus matchup against the Browns who rank 30th DVOA against the run and have allowed big plays to opposing RBs in the passing game allowing a league-high 11.2 yards per reception.
- Todd Gurley (LAR): $9,400 vs. SEA
- Melvin Gordon (LAC): $9,000 @ OAK
- Alvin Kamara (NO): $8,700 @ CIN
- Aaron Jones (GB): $5,000 vs. MIA
Tyler Boyd (CIN): $7,500 vs. NO
With A.J. Green out, Tyler Boyd should soak up a lot of targets on Sunday against the Saints. Assuming Boyd stays in the slot, he gets an excellent individual matchup against one of the weakest slot corners in the league. I could realistically see Boyd getting at least 15 targets as the Bengals try to keep up with the Saints who are strong against the run (3rd DVOA) and weak against the pass (29th DVOA). If you can find the $500 to get to Michael Thomas, do it. If you need to pivot off Boyd to save some salary for the high-priced stud RBs than consider Jarvis Landry.
Adam Humphries (TB): $3,900 vs. WAS
Adam Humphries has had at least eight targets in each of his last three games. He put those targets to good use last week when he caught all eight of them for 82 yards and two touchdowns. The multiple touchdown performance is probably not repeatable, but the 8-10 targets certainly are in a matchup against the Redskins who give up more production in the slot while Josh Norman roams the outside. Humphries’ salary has remained low despite his increased role in recent weeks which is exactly what we need to pay up for the high-priced RBs. Also, give strong consideration to another $3,900 WR, Maurice Harris, who saw 12 targets last week and faces the weak Bucs secondary on the other side of the ball.
- Michael Thomas (NO): $8,100 @ CIN
- Jarvis Landry (CLE): $6,200 vs. ATL
- Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB): $5,000 vs. MIA
- Maurice Harris (WAS): $3,900 @ TB
Benjamin Watson (NO): $3,400 @ CIN
Trey Burton was my early week core option at TE and he is still my preferred play if you can squeeze out $500 of salary to get to him. That said, my current lineup build has pushed me down to Ben Watson to save a few bucks. Watson had three receptions for 62 yards and a score last week and gets another good game environment this week against the Bengals in what should be another high-scoring affair. The Bengals have allowed an average of seven receptions for 87 yards and 0.5 TDs to opposing TEs over the last five weeks.
- Trey Burton (CHI): $3,900 vs. DET
Rams (LAR): $2,400 vs. SEA
The Rams D/ST feels underpriced for a team that is a 10-point home favorite against the Seahawks. The Seahawks have allowed 3.1 sacks per game this season while Rams can apply pressure to the QB and have 2.8 sacks per game over the last five weeks. Of course, working with a lead can also lead to more dropbacks, opening the door for more sacks, interceptions and fumbles.
- Bears (CHI): $3,600 vs. DET
- Chiefs (KC): $3,300 vs. ARI