DraftKings NFL Lineup Advice: Week 10 (Full Slate)
Our Detroit stack worked wonders last week, and it’s a nice bounce-back after a poor showing in Week 8. What makes this week fascinating is that we have fewer teams than ever. With six teams on bye, we have just 10 games in the main slate and that should make for some fascinating lineup building. With that in mind, let’s discuss the other slates first.
The Thursday game is an AFC West showdown between the Chargers and Raiders. The best plays in this game are the running backs and tight ends. Both Josh Jacobs and Melvin Gordon are coming off huge games and should continue that success here. That goes for Hunter Henry and Darren Waller too.
The Sunday Night Game is a matchup between the Cowboys and Vikings. This features two of the best running backs in football, and it should make for a low-scoring battle. The Monday Night Game features the Seahawks and 49ers. That’s probably the best Monday Night Game of the season so far, and it’s tough to know what to expect. The player I’d bank on is Emmanuel Sanders, as he’s seemingly the only player in this game with a good matchup.
Quarterback of the Week
Jameis Winston (TB) $6,800 vs. ARI
Winston doesn’t provide pretty fantasy production with his turnovers and silly throws, but he produces nonetheless. That’s evident when you see that he has at least 21 DraftKings points in five of his last six games while averaging 24 fantasy points per game in that span. That’s one of the best totals in the league, and it’s really no surprise when you see that he’s averaging 44 pass attempts in those five games. Usage is really all you can ask for, and we absolutely love that he faces a Cardinals’ defense who owns a 30th OPRK against opposing quarterbacks, according to DraftKings.
Cash Game Running Back of the Week
Marlon Mack (IND) $7,000 vs. MIA
Mack has truly developed into one of the best running backs in football and this sort of matchup is definitely a recipe for success. Let’s begin with Mack, as his 159 carries for 679 yards both rank top 10 at his position. That stellar form is one thing, but facing the Dolphins is the main reason why we like him. This Miami team is currently allowing the second-most rushing yards in the NFL while owning a 31st OPRK against the running back position. That doesn’t even take into consideration that he should see extra carries with the Colts entering this matchup as an 11.5-point favorite.
GPP Running Back of the Week
David Montgomery (CHI) $5,300 vs. DET
Montgomery is coming off the two best games of his career, and it’s clear the Bears are starting to realize just how good this rookie can be. Across those two games, Montgomery has 41 carries for 175 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Those rushing numbers don’t even take into consideration that he has an additional seven catches for 48 yards, making him one of the best dual threats in the game. The best part about all of this is the matchup, with Detroit allowing the most fantasy points in the league to opposing running backs.
Cash Game Wide Receiver of the Week
Michael Thomas (NO) $8,300 vs. ATL
Thomas is an easy choice for cash game receiver of the week. He has an absurd floor, scoring at least 16 DraftKings points in all eight games this season. That’s even less surprising when you consider he leads the league in receptions and targets per game. All of his usage has led to an average of 24.5 DraftKings points per game, the best mark at his position. The icing on the cake is this matchup, though, with Atlanta ranked 31st in total defense while allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
GPP Wide Receiver of the Week
Zach Pascal (IND) $5,300 vs. MIA
Pascal is one of the best plays on the board, and I’d argue that he should be above $6,000. He’s the new number-one receiver with T.Y. Hilton sidelined for the next few weeks. That was clear in Week 9 when he played 94 percent of the team’s snaps while leading the Colts with five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. That was backed up by six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7, indicating he’s finding his form in his sophomore season. Getting the top receiver for any team at this price is big news, and we haven’t even discussed this brilliant matchup. Not only does Miami rank 30th in both points allowed and yards surrendered, but they also own a 24th OPRK against wide receivers as well.
Tight End of the Week
Austin Hooper (ATL) $5,500 at NO
Picking tight ends has been my weakness over the past few weeks, so let’s go with one of the most reliable guys out there. We’re talking about a player who has at least 14.6 DK points in six-straight games. No other tight end in the league can say that. He’s averaging over 20 fantasy points per game in that span while leading all tight ends in targets and catches. That means he should be above $6,000, and it’s hard to understand why he remains so affordable. We’re not worried about this matchup either, as we’re looking at a massive 52-point total between these teams.
D/ST of the Week
Buffalo Bills (at CLE) $2,900
This price makes no sense. Buffalo has been one of the best defenses in football, and they get to face one of the worst offenses in the league. In fact, the Bills rank third in both points allowed and yardage surrendered this season. That’s bad news for a Browns’ offense who ranks 25th in points scored while committing the third-most turnovers in the league. These statistics make this price tag downright silly, and it opens up the door to get studs like Mack and Thomas into your lineup.