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DRAFT NFL Lineup Advice: Week 10 (2019)

Nov 8, 2019

Drew Brees is primed to produce in a matchup with Atlanta

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.

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Player Team Opponent Round
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.

Running Back

Player Team Opponent Round
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

Player Team Opponent Round
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.

Sample Draft

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.

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1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
9Davante Adams (GB)WR
10Aaron Jones (GB)RB
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11DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)WR
12Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
13Julio Jones (ATL)WR
14Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
15Chris Godwin (TB)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
17George Kittle (SF)TE
18Mike Evans (TB)WR
19Josh Jacobs (LV)RB
20Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
21Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
22Lamar Jackson (BAL)QB
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
25Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
26D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
27Mark Andrews (BAL)TE
28Allen Robinson (CHI)WR
29Todd Gurley (ATL)RB
30Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Mike Trout (LAA)CF
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,RF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Mookie Betts (LAD)CF,RF
6Trevor Story (COL)SS
7Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
8Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
9Trea Turner (WSH)SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
12Juan Soto (WSH)LF
13Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Jose Ramirez (CLE)3B
16Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
19Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
20Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
21Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
22Bryce Harper (PHI)RF
23Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
24Starling Marte (ARI)CF
25Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
26Javier Baez (CHC)SS
27Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
30Yordan Alvarez (HOU)LF,DH
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (CLE)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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