DraftKings NFL Lineup Advice: Week 10 (Full Slate)
After a terrible Week 8, we bounced back big time in Week 9. Josh Allen and Dalvin Cook were absolute gems while Diontae Johnson and Marvin Jones did well as our wide receivers. Our only major dud was Justin Jackson and a first-quarter injury is something you can never anticipate. We’re going to look to build off of that big week, so, let’s get into our Week 10 plays!
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Thursday’s game features a matchup between the Colts and Titans. This is a division game with big implications and it’s one of the better Thursday games in recent memory. The best play on the board is obviously Derrick Henry. In terms of value, Corey Davis, T.Y. Hilton, and the Tennessee D/ST are interesting options. A.J. Brown is also tough to avoid, scoring a touchdown in five-straight fixtures.
Monday’s matchup features the Chicago Bears hosting the Minnesota Vikings. Dalvin Cook has been the best player in the NFL for the last two weeks and is tough to fade as the captain. Don’t forget about Allen Robinson and Adam Thielen though. In terms of value, we like Irv Smith Jr, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Jimmy Graham.
Quarterback of the Week
Jared Goff (LAR) $6,500 vs. SEA
Using quarterbacks against the Seahawks is a cheat code. Not only do teams have to keep up with Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf, but Seattle’s secondary is also horrendous. In fact, Seattle is leading the NFL in passing yards against and fantasy points surrendered to opposing quarterbacks. That’s fantastic news for Goff, who’s averaging 44 pass attempts over his last three games. He’s also scored at least 22 fantasy points in his last four games against Seattle, which happened to be much better defenses than the one they possess this year.
Based on some of the future recommendations, Baker Mayfield could be a nice GPP play at $6,000 against a bad Texans secondary.
Cash Game Running Back
Chase Edmonds (ARI) $6,300 vs. BUF
With Kenyan Drake looking likely to miss this game, Edmonds should be in another workhorse role. That was certainly the case last week when he picked up a season-high 25 carries while playing 96 percent of the team’s snaps. That doesn’t even take into consideration that he’s one of the best receiving backs in football, making him hard to avoid at just $6,300. He’s also averaging 14.5 DraftKings points per game over his last five fixtures, doing a lot of that damage in a complementary role. It’s not like we need to fade this Buffalo run defense either, who’s allowed the eighth-most rushing yards this season.
Don’t forget about Aaron Jones facing the Jaguars as a 14-point favorite.
GPP Running Back
James Conner (PIT) $6,900 vs. CIN
A lot of people are going to be fading Conner after his dud last week but that makes him the perfect option for a GPP. Prior to that dud, Conner had at least 14 DK points in six-straight games. It’s clear he’s the workhorse back for the Steelers and the game script last week was the only thing holding him back. We happen to love this matchup against the Bengals too, with Cincy owning a 26th OPRK against opposing running backs this season. Not to mention, Big Ben could be out, forcing Conner into an even bigger workload. Don’t forget that Pittsburgh enters this matchup as a 7.5-point favorite too.
Cash Game Wide Receiver
Cooper Kupp (LAR) $6,900 vs. SEA
If we’re going to ride Goff as our quarterback, we have to love his top target. We already discussed how good this matchup is for Goff, with Seattle also surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. A great matchup is always good but we’re talking about a dude who had 20 targets in his most recent game. 20 TARGETS, HOLY CRAP! A workload like that is hard to overlook and we love that Kupp had 13 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in his two meetings with Seattle last year.
Davante Adams is on another level right now and could steamroll the Jags.
GPP Wide Receiver
Jarvis Landry (CLE) $5,900 vs. HOU
With Odell Beckham out of the picture, Landry is now the top wide receiver in Cleveland. That certainly appeared to be the case in their one game without him, leading the team with 11 targets. Double-digit targets could be a regular thing going forward without OBJ and he was an overturned touchdown away from having a huge game before the bye. This is a dude who was a top-10 wide receiver in Miami in a similar role and his price just isn’t where it should be yet. We also love the fact that Houston surrenders the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.
Brandin Cooks has been great for over a month now and should not be just $5,600.
Tight End of the Week
Austin Hooper (CLE) $3,900 vs. HOU
Hooper is yet another guy who’s benefiting from OBJ’s absence but he was starting to figure things out even when he was healthy. Before his appendix injury, Hooper had 23 total targets over his three previous games, recording at least five receptions in all of those outings. That’s a rare sight from the weakest position in fantasy football, making Hooper an incredible value below $4K. That pairs beautifully with the fact that the Texans own a 22nd OPRK against opposing tight ends.
Dallas Goedert played in over 85 percent of the snaps in his return to action last week and is definitely a great option at just $4,200.
D/ST of the Week
New Orleans Saints $3,000 vs. SF
New Orleans defense looked absolutely special against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night and we have to love them against a San Fran offense who’s a shell of themselves. Let’s start with the 49ers, who will be without Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle and could be without Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel and Jeff Wilson Jr. That means a preseason-type offense will have to face an elite defense, that held a tough Tampa team to just three points and 194 total yards on Sunday Night. All of that makes this $3,000 price tag hard to understand, especially considering New Orleans is a 9.5-point favorite in this game.
The Oakland Raiders have an underrated defense and could succeed against an underwhelming Denver Broncos offense.
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