DraftKings Week 10 Strategy Guide

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I had one of my better weeks last week on DraftKings and am back for more. This week’s main slate should get a tad easier as there are more players to choose from with less teams on a bye.

Diving into this week’s matchups, there will be a noticeable theme, keep picking on the defenses that struggle against certain positions. So expect to see a lot of recommendations against Colts, 49ers, and Bucs, who specifically can be bad all around on defense.

 

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Quarterback

Dak Prescott $7,300-This will be the first week without Ezekiel Elliot and I expect the obvious drop off in the run game. Last week Cam Newton had nine carries for 86 yards and a touchdown versus the Falcons. I expect Dak to run some in this game and is a good play if you decide to pay up here.

Matthew Stafford $6,800-Stafford is coming off an outstanding game, I like him again this week against the Browns. The Browns have been decent in stopping the run and Stafford will likely take what they give him through the air all day.

Jared Goff $6,700-He continues to bully bad defenses and guess what he faces this week, a bad defense. I do not love Goff in this spot however, because I do not predict Tom Savage to keep this game close. Goff could have a great start then turn to Todd Gurley to kill the clock killing his tournament value.

Ben Roethlisberger $6,600-Big Ben will likely be in a ton of lineups this week. My only concern with Ben is if this turns into a heavy Le’Veon Bell game. If Bell does not eat up all the touches Ben could have a big day.

Josh McCown $6,100-McCown and the Jets’ passing attack has been very solid thus far and has the woeful Buc’s defense on tap. The Bucs are giving up big chunk pass plays to opposing QBs and I do not envision that changing this week.

Andy Dalton $5,300-It is always a gamble picking Andy Dalton. This is usually a pick for me when I think A. J. Green will go off, this is the case here.

Ryan Fitzpatrick $4,900-A cheap and capable fill in gets the call this week and could be a bargain. The Jets have been middle of the pack in defending the pass this year yet are susceptible to the big play. With Mike Evans out this week Fitz should take his shots with DeSean Jackson down the field.

 

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Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Running Back

Le’Veon Bell $9,800-I prefaced this in Big Ben’s blurb, but the Colts are not good on defense and this could turn into a heavy Bell game. We have seen three games so far this year with 32 plus carries and in those games he was a monster going for at least 130 yards and scoring in two of the three. His high price will scare many away.

Todd Gurley II $8,700-This is not the best matchup for Gurley. I think the Rams will have no issue taking control of the game and likely means Gurley will get plenty of run.

Leonard Fournette $8,400-He’s back. Mr. consistency returns and should see his normal workload in this one. The Bengals are considered a good defense yet are giving up 100 yards a game on the ground to opposing teams. Fournette should get close to that number as long as the game is close.

Melvin Gordon $7,200-Coming off a much needed bye week, here’s hoping he comes back healthier and ready to roll. The Jag’s defense is great, but the strength is the pass defense not so much stopping the run.

Jerrick McKinnon $6,600-The matchup isn’t particular juicy here. I have the feeling of a potential back and forth game in this one and that means McKinnon could go off.

Jordan Howard $6,100-The Bears have showed they do not want Trubisky to throw it a lot. If that trend continues against the Packers Howard could be in for a huge day.

Orleans Darkwa $4,500-Orleans Darkwa has been surprising productive when given the opportunity and versus the 49ers he should get plenty. There are definitely worse places to look when choosing a cheaper option.

Ty Montgomery $4,300-This is somewhat of a gut call. He looked better than Aaron Jones last week and has the edge in the passing game. The Packers’ whole offensive unit has been a black hole since Aaron Rodgers injury, but I think Ty Money could get the catches this week to earn value.

Duke Johnson Jr. $4,100-When you think the Browns will be down early he is always a good option. He continues to get targets in the passing game and almost always looks more explosive than Crowell.

Bilal Powell $4,000-Matt Forte is likely out in this one and Powell has looked great lately. If you are choosing Powell this week you are hoping he finds the end zone and is involved in the passing game.

Marlon Mack $3,800-He is my cheap option at running back this week. He has break away speed and has climbed into a time share with Gore. He could see targets as the Steelers should have no issue running away in this one.

 

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John Bazemore/Associated Press

Wide Receiver

Antonio Brown $9,500-It is almost impossible to put a lineup stack together with Brown and Bell, so you kind of have to lean one way or the other. If your not in belief that Bell gets 30 plus carries then I would be all over AB here.

Julio Jones $8,000-Julio has been coming on strong the last few games and the Falcons are starting to get close to must win games. With the season on the line it would be hard to imagine they do not look for their best player early and often.

A. J. Green $7,700-Speaking of a team’s best player, A. J. Green is back and ready to fight his way back into your hearts. I know bad pun. He should be in line for his normal bulk of looks and maybe more with the consistent lack of a running game.

Golden Tate $6,800-As I mentioned earlier the Browns are not bad at containing the run game. They are not particularly good against the pass. Tate should have no problem getting open in this one and despite Marvin Jones recent production he is the Lions target you want.

Stefon Diggs $6,500-It has been a while since we have had a chance to use Diggs and his last game he put up a clunker. The Redskins are generally solid on defense yet showed a weakness giving up a big day to Doug Baldwin last week. If healthy, Diggs can match that production.

Sterling Shepard $5,500-Shepard is the top wide out now in an inept offense. I like the Giants offense slightly more than 49ers defense and he should be able to produce value this week.

Robby Anderson $5,200-When I talked about Josh McCown and his potential, I had Robby Anderson in mind. He has scored a TD in three straight games and I don’t see that streak ending this week.

DeSean Jackson $4,800-With no Mike Evans this is almost a no brainer. I feel people will over think it and fade him mostly in lineups. His skillset matches up nicely with the Jets tendency to allow chunk plays and Mo Claiborne is questionable.

Cole Beasley $4,000-It is weird suggesting Dak and no Dez, yet here we are. I have a feeling we will see some short passes to Beasley perhaps even in close to the end zone. With Dez Bryant questionable and banged up, the majority of people will lean to last weeks hero Terrance Williams.

Dontrelle Inman $3,000-Making his debut for the Bears this week, at his price tag he is worth a flier when trying to offset expensive options. He does have the deep threat arsenal and is big enough to be a red zone target as well.

Donte Moncrief $3,000-He could be a huge benefactor is T. Y. Hilton ends up inactive with an injury. He has underwhelmed all season, but if he has a chance at targets will be tough to pass up at his price.

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Tight End

Evan Engram $6,200-Notice I said Sterling Shepard is the top wide out for the Giants. That is because I feel currently Evan Engram is the top receiving option for this team. Apparently DraftKings agrees as they made him the highest priced option for this slate.

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins $4,800-I don’t usually fall into the revenge game narrative, but this was such an ugly split. ASJ has actually been unlucky having a few touchdowns overturned recently, I would not be surprised if the Jets made an extra effort to get him one.

Kyle Rudolph $4,600-This is all about matchup as the Redskins are simply not good at stopping tight ends.

Cameron Brate $4,100-I expect the Bucs to have to pass often in this game and the Jets are currently allowing the seventh most fantasy points to the position this year.

Hunter Henry $3,900-The Jags have been great on defense all year. They specialize in containing the pass attack and if the wide outs are covered I expect Hunter to find openings and earn value.

Coby Fleener $2,600-He is incredibly cheap in a good matchup. Another spot where you can go cheap to help pay up else where.

Garrett Celek $2,500-My favorite cheapie this week is Garrett Celek mainly because he is facing the Giants. They have allowed a touchdown to the tight end position in every single game this year.

Defense and Special Teams

Rams $3,600-Facing Tom Savage may be enough said, expect a heavy dose of quarter back pressure from the Rams.

Bears $3,000-A seemingly popular pick this week as Brett Hundley has looked unimpressive thus far.

Chargers $2,700-The Chargers defense is generally solid and even though I think they lose the game, they shouldn’t hurt you at their price.

 

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