DraftKings DFS Tips for Week 10
By Doug Eddy
Hello all and welcome to week 10 of the NFL! Last week was hit or miss on my picks for DFS success but no fear, we are going to rebound this week! I entered the millionaire maker and didn’t make any money, thanks Tom Brady and Dion Lewis! I did however double up in a 50/50 so not all was lost. Pick your team and keep it under $50,000 and enter it into weekly contests to earn real money! I will be writing this column weekly with my suggestions for DraftKings lineups and cash game strategies. I will cover three options at each position who I think will break out and not have a high ownership percentage which means you have a better chance to win!
Blake Bortles @Bal. $5600
My boy Mr. Poppin bottles himself! This week begins a very nice stretch of games for the Jags. I expect Bortles to be throwing early and often in a high scoring matchup. Baltimore’s DBs can’t match up with Robinson and Hurns, who I believe will play. He’s a tough dude. Mix in some Julius and Yeldon and you have a recipe for 300 yards and three TD’s this week. Ownership should be slightly lower than most QB’s in this price range.
Ryan Tannehill @Phi. $5300
Despite not throwing for a touchdown last week Tannehill almost piled up 300 yards on the Bills. Alot of publications are down on him this week so he is a classic zig while other people zag play. The front seven is still very good for Philly but there secondary can be exposed pretty easily. If Tannehill stays upright look for 300 yards again with two scores and some rushing yardage.
Kirk Cousins VS. NO $5200
This is a dream matchup for the Redskins offense. One part of me says start Cousins in all my DraftKings matchups. The other part says not to as his ownership will undoubtedly be high after the Saints have given up ten passing TDs in their last two games. The value is there. The decision is up to you!
Darren Mcfadden @TB $4900
There are quite a few good value RB plays this week and McFadden tops the list. He’s running hard and he’s getting allll the touches in the Cowboys backfield. I look for them to feature him a bit more in the passing game as well. Tampa doesn’t give up many rushing TDs but the yardage and receptions should be enough to earn back his value this week.
Legarette Blount @NYG $4900
Call it a hunch but I’m betting the Pats use Blount alot again this week. The Giants lost their best lineman in Hankins for the season and already had issues against the run. Brady and crew will have the secondary on their toes so good ole Bill will let Blount run free. Don’t expect much in the passing game but Blount could have a multiple TD game and 100 yards this week.
Antonio Andrews VS. Car. $3700
Here is another guy who is getting the majority of his teams reps at running back. Andrews looked good against the Saints last week and piled up close to 100 yards from scrimmage. Carolinas rushing defense has been middle of the road but the name will scare people off from Andrews. He’s a great flex play and a way for you to get a feature back at a matinee price!
Brandin Cooks VS. NO $6
Cooks has strung together three nice games in a row and now has a favorable matchup versus the Redskins. It’s been the Snead and Cooks show and Cooks has benefitted from Sneads emergence. No longer a forgotten part of the passing game for Brees look for 6-7 receptions, 90 yards and a score for too many Cooks.
Martavis Bryant Vs. Cle. $5500
The lack of Big Ben this week will drive down Bryant’s ownership but Bryant has produced his best stat lines with Landry Jones under center. The Browns secondary is very banged up and even coming off a performance where they quieted AJ Green, Marvin Jones put up nice stats at the WR2 spot. Look for more of the same this week.
Davante Adams VS. Det. $4200
Remember this guy? Adams finally looks healthy and received double digit targets last week on the road. Adams should have a break out game against Detroit this week at home. James Jones is becoming less and less of a factor and Adams is rising to the occasion. I wouldn’t be shocked to see 120 yards and a score this week. Great value.
Gary Barnridge @Pitt. $4800
Barnridge is a great value this week but only if Josh Mccown suits up this week. If its Johnny football time avoid Barnridge like the plague. Keep an eye on the situation and adjust accordingly for the number two fantasy TE this season.
Jordan Reed Vs. N.O. $ 4600
Love, love, love me some Jordan Reed this week. He’s Cousins favorite target and has an unbelievable matchup at home against the Saints. Reed snuck in a garbage time TD last week vs. The Pats in a tough matchup. No garbage time needed this week! Potential for double digit receptions, good yardage and one if not two scores makes him a great play even if his ownership percentage is rather high.
Eric Ebron @GB $3300
Eric Ebron is my sneaky value play this week against a GB defense that gives up the eighth most points to the TE position. Fresh off the bye and another week with Jim Bob Cooter will make Ebron owners very happy. He should pile up yards in the middle of the field and will be a redzone threat as well.
Steelers Vs. Cle $3000
Solid start only if Manziel starts. Mcown could do some damage if he gets the go so I would fade them in that scenario.
Philadelphia Vs. Mia. $2700
Didn’t I just recommend Tannehill? I did! I still like the Philly D because of sack potential amd maybe a defensive score.
Oak Vs. Minn. $2100
Bargain basement play of the week! The bottom line on defense is the difference between the top defense and the bottom typically isn’t a ton of points. The red hot Raiders return home to face the concussed Bridgewater. Minn. Offense hasn’t exactly been work beaters even with a healthy Teddy so imagine if Shaun Hill start. Save some money and stack your skill players this week and trust Oak.