DRAFT NFL Lineup Advice: Week 10 (2019)
Here’s a look at my 10-team DRAFT lineup advice for Week 10 Sunday-only NFL contests. As a reminder, this contest doesn’t include the Thursday game, Sunday night game, or the Monday night game. I provide my rankings per position, a summary of each position, and I conclude the article with a sample draft to give you a sense of how to approach your DRAFT contests.
|1. Lamar Jackson||BAL||vs NE||2|
|2. Patrick Mahomes||KC||vs MIN||2|
|3. Drew Brees||NO||vs BYE||2|
|4. Aaron Rodgers||GB||@LAC||3|
|5. Jameis Winston||TB||@SEA||4|
|6. Kyler Murray||ARI||vs SF||4|
|7. Matt Ryan||ATL||vs BYE||5|
|8. Josh Allen||BUF||vs WAS||5|
|9. Matthew Stafford||DET||@OAK||5|
|10. Jared Goff||LAR||vs BYE||5|
Drew Brees burst back onto the scene in Week 8 against the Cardinals. He torched them for 373 yards and three touchdowns. This week he faces off with the Falcons, who have allowed the third-most points per game to quarterbacks. With Matt Ryan likely to play on the other side, this could turn into a shootout. Brees generally goes in the late-second or early-third round and I am willing to nab him in the early third round.
Aaron Rodgers is coming off his worst performance of the season and gets a perceived tough matchup against the Panthers at home. Because of this, Rodgers is being taken at the end of the third or early fourth in most drafts. I will target Rodgers in the third.
|1. Christian McCaffrey||CAR||vs TEN||1|
|2. Saquon Barkley||NYG||vs DAL||1|
|3. Alvin Kamara||NO||vs BYE||1|
|4. Aaron Jones||GB||@LAC||1|
|5. Nick Chubb||CLE||@DEN||1|
|6. Mark Ingram||BAL||vs NE||1|
|7. Marlon Mack||IND||@PIT||2|
|8. Derrick Henry||TEN||@CAR||2|
|9. Le’Veon Bell||NYJ||@MIA||2|
|10. David Montgomery||CHI||@PHI||3|
|11. Damien Williams||KC||vs MIN||3|
|12. Todd Gurley||LAR||vs BYE||3|
|13. David Johnson||ARI||vs SF||3|
|14. Jaylen Samuels||PIT||vs IND||3|
|15. Devin Singletary||BUF||vs WAS||4|
|16. Latavius Murray||NO||vs BYE||4|
|17. Ronald Jones||TB||@SEA||4|
|18. Devonta Freeman||ATL||vs BYE||4|
|19. Jamaal Williams||GB||@LAC||5|
|20. Kenyan Drake||MIA||vs NYJ||5|
Christian McCaffrey is on pace for 414 touches, 2,488 yards, and 26 touchdowns on the season. Until his workload lightens up, I need to stop ranking him anywhere outside of number one. The matchup doesn’t matter. Missing practice on Wednesday doesn’t matter. Cam Newton being out possibly only makes him stronger. Take him number one overall every week.
Last week, Damien Williams played 72% of the offensive snaps for Kansas City, while LeSean McCoy played 10%. Williams carried the ball 12 times for 125 yards and a touchdown to go with two receptions. This week, Kansas City faces off against the Titans. Tennessee is close to average against each position in fantasy points allowed. With Mahomes coming back, Damien Williams could easily vault back into the RB1 conversation if he gets the lion’s share of the backfield touches. He has often been drafted in the fourth round this week. I will likely take him in the fourth round enough times to make him my highest owned player.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
|1. Michael Thomas||NO||vs BYE||1|
|2. Julio Jones||ATL||vs BYE||1|
|3. Mike Evans||TB||@SEA||1|
|4. Davante Adams||GB||@LAC||1|
|5. Chris Godwin||TB||@SEA||2|
|6. Tyreek Hill||KC||vs MIN||2|
|7. Cooper Kupp||LAR||vs BYE||2|
|8. Kenny Golladay||DET||@OAK||2|
|9. Allen Robinson||CHI||@PHI||3|
|10. Travis Kelce||KC||vs MIN||3|
|11. Odell Beckham Jr.||CLE||@DEN||3|
|12. John Brown||BUF||vs WAS||3|
|13. JuJu Smith-Schuster||PIT||vs IND||4|
|14. Christian Kirk||ARI||vs SF||4|
|15. D.J. Moore||CAR||vs TEN||4|
|16. Calvin Ridley||ATL||vs BYE||4|
|17. Golden Tate||NYG||vs DAL||5|
|18. Curtis Samuel||CAR||vs TEN||5|
|19. Robert Woods||LAR||vs BYE||5|
|20. Zach Pascal||IND||@PIT||5|
Michael Thomas is making a case for himself as the best receiver in the league. Through eight games, he is on pace for 146 receptions on 178 targets for 1,750 yards and eight touchdowns. He has done nothing but increase his receptions and yardage every season in the league after starting with 92 receptions for 1,137 yards as a rookie. This week, he goes up against the Falcons, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers. I have him as the fourth overall pick after my top three running backs.
Last week was a week to forget for the Packers’ offense. Davante Adams did make his return and was force-fed the ball. He saw 11 targets, which was good for a 31.4% target share on the team. The Packers get the Carolina Panthers this week, who have a beatable secondary. I expect Rodgers to heavily feature his top option again. He often goes in the mid-to-late second round. I will take him anytime in the early second round or later.
My pick: 1st
1st round – Christian McCaffrey (RB – CAR)
Always take him at 1.01.
2nd round – Mark Ingram (RB – BAL)
Mark Ingram gets an excellent matchup against the Bengals this week. There is a very real chance for multiple touchdowns.
3rd round – Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB)
Allen Robinson was my top wide receiver left on the board. He sometimes goes in the late fourth round. I also figured I had a good chance to get two out of three from the grouping of Odell Beckham, John Brown, and JuJu Smith-Schuster with my last two picks. I took my top remaining quarterback here.
4th round – John Brown (WR – BUF)
He was my top-ranked wide receiver on the board.
5th round – JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – PIT)
I was able to get the wide receivers I had hoped for when reaching a little bit for Rodgers in the third.