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Here are your best DraftKings values for the Week 10 games. I usually play the early slate because I like counting my winnings before dinner time. But because we only have a smaller main slate (11 games), I will make an exception. The best strategy this week with the tight salaries is to get your studs at running back (Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt) and go cheaper at the other positions. So wide receivers, quarterbacks, and tight ends will be heavily featured here.
Quarterbacks – QBs you can get for equal or less than $6,000 in Draftkings
Philip Rivers ($6,000) – LAC
Philip Rivers is my favorite cash quarterback. He is the only quarterback this season to throw for at least 2 passing touchdowns and 200 passing yards in every single game this year. He is at a great price and against that Oakland defense that allows the fifth-most fantasy points per game over the past four weeks? Lock me into him in $$$$.
Blake Bortles ($4,900) – JAX
GPP play of the week is Blake Bortles. God, I really hate this effin’ guy. But the matchup is one that I think he could expose. The Colts back in Week 8 allowed a nice fantasy outing to the hopeless Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders. The reason was the lack of pressure that the Colts were generating. Carr saw just pressure on 10.7% of his dropbacks as he was able to pick apart the Colts’ defense. Bortles could very much do the same against the Colts. Bortles in his last three games versus the Colts has thrown for 300+ passing yards.
Josh McCown ($4,300) – NYJ / Matt Barkley ($4,000) – BUF
These two quarterbacks are here for one reason: Their price. Holy shit they are so cheap. 12 plus fantasy points have Barkley hitting 3x. Both of these quarterbacks have put up decent fantasy numbers in the past, so there’s always a chance. Barkley in 2016 scored over 18 fantasy point three times, and McCown did it fives times in 2017. The real reason they are great is that they open up a ton for your lineups. With Barkley and McCown you can make lineups that feature Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Alvin Kamara and/or and Kareem Hunt.
Dion Lewis ($4,600) – TEN
If you want to pay up at wide receiver then you best grab your guy Dion Lewis. He has been a monster over his last two games. 21 plus fantasy points in two straight games, the matchup is there for Lewis to be in line for another huge day. The Patriots defense has allowed the most receptions, most targets, and most receiving yards to the RB position over the past four weeks. With Lewis dominating the Titans’ backfield in volume, he’s the cheap chalk play at RB.
Mark Ingram ($4,500) – NO
He plays running back on arguably the best offense in the NFL. At $4,500 what you do with him is stack him with Kamara in cash games, ensuring you will get all goalline touches for the Saints. @Fantasy_Mansion said it best when he recommended this strategy and I absolutely love it. The Saints could also find themselves up big in this game as well, which could lead to more snaps for Ingram as the coaches decide to rest Kamara slightly. As it stands right now, over the past four weeks the Bengals have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to the running back position.
Elijah McGuire ($3,400) – NYJ
In DraftKings full per point-scoring format McGuire has massive upside. Bills give up more targets/receptions to running backs than overall rushing. McGuire from injury last week saw 36 total snaps, which was more than Crowell.
Corey Davis ($4,500) – TEN
Corey Davis is a target and air yards machine. He has 37% of the total Titans’ air yards and 29% of the target market share. Even in a negative matchup against the Patriots with Stephon Gillmore, Corey Davis should see enough targets to be viable in cash. Especially if the Titans fall behind early and need to throw.
Jermaine Kearse ($3,500) – NYJ
With Robby Anderson sidelined and Josh McCown at quarterback here’s what you need to expect. Almost 11 fantasy points per game and 6 plus targets. I would target Kearse over Quincy Enunwa in this game because Enunwa does not have the same chemistry with McCown that Kearse does. Also, Enunwa’s splits with Kearse have been bad this season. 18 fantasy points per game without Kearse on the field, under 8 fantasy points per game with him on.
Jordan Reed ($4,400) – WAS / Vernon Davis ($2,800) – WAS
The matchup could not possibly be better for these two tight ends. Like seriously. The Falcons defense ranks fifth worst against the tight end position over the past four weeks and the Redskins have no offensive line. Smith is going to have to get the ball out quick to two of his only healthy receivers being Reed and Davis. Davis saw five receptions on seven targets and is a great player especially if Reed’s back injury flares up again. I like Reed in GPPs because he has done virtually nothing this season despite being healthy. But we all know he has two touchdowns and 100 yards upside, so I think he’s worth a look in tournaments.
Ricky Seals-Jones ($3,000) – ARI
The Cardinals are probably going to be down a lot of points in this game. And what would you know the Chiefs allow the seventh most targets, seventh most receptions, and third most yards to opposing tight ends.