Week 10 features just four teams on byes (Bills, Lions, Colts and Raiders). Several games pop out on the card including Falcons-Eagles, Packers-Titans and Cowboys-Steelers. Expect to see high ownership in both of those games. Speaking of high ownership, I see no way to fade Cardinals RB David Johnson in any game. If there was ever a “lock” for big points, Johnson would be it.
Four of our five quarterbacks come from the three featured games mentioned above. The other is a flier (and one that will make you sweat) in a great matchup – one Jay Cutler. Any QB playing against the Bucs needs to be considered.
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||GB||7600||Another good matchup - still no running game|
|QB||Matt Ryan||Atl||7300||Another high total for QB on a roll all season|
|QB||Ben Roethlisberger||Pit||6800||Should be fine one week back off injury|
|QB||Marcus Mariota||Ten||5700||15 TDs in past five games|
|QB||Jay Cutler||Chi||5300||Big risk, great matchup|
Cheap Charcandrick West did not work out so well last week. In searching for cheap options for Week 10, I stumbled on Chris Ivory at only $3400 coming off a big game under the Jags new offensive coordinator. Ivory also scored a TD in real life which replay fails to overturn to make it count.
|RB||David Johnson||Ari||8400||Only injury keeps him short of scoring 30|
|RB||Ezekiel Elliott||Dal||7900||Consistently earning 3x salary|
|RB||Le'Veon Bell||Pit||7700||36 catches in five games - no TDs is a pure anomaly|
|RB||Jay Ajayi||Mia||7000||High price but great past three games|
|RB||DeMarco Murray||Ten||6900||Consistently excellent|
|RB||Devonta Freeman||Atl||6800||Stopped several times at goal line last week|
|RB||Chris Ivory||Jax||3400||High-risk off one good game|
We have a long list of viable wide receivers in Week 10. The challenge is that you are almost forced to pay up at running back, making it very difficult to construct a roster with any of the three highest priced receivers.
|WR||Julio Jones||Atl||9500||Disappeared too many times this season|
|WR||Mike Evans||TB||9000||At least 11 targets in every game except the first one|
|WR||Antonio Brown||Pit||8900||Worried owners for three quarters but was just fine|
|WR||Demaryius Thomas||Den||6700||Ten targets in each of past four after four straight with seven|
|WR||Alshon Jeffery||Chi||6600||Another high risk, high reward candidate|
|WR||Randall Cobb||GB||6400||Have to consider Packers receivers when healthy|
|WR||Davante Adams||GB||6300||See Cobb|
|WR||Stefon Diggs||Min||6200||Was a target-monster last week|
|WR||Michael Thomas||NO||6100||Has been just a monster all season - tough matchup|
|WR||Julian Edelman||NE||6000||Salary keeps dropping - will break out soon|
|WR||Chris Hogan||NE||4500||Been making big plays in Pats offense|
Finally some potential value at the lower end of the tight end list. Just remember what Zach Ertz did in the games prior to Week 9. Austin Hooper is a nice cheap TE play if Jacob Tamme is out again and does not need to do much at his price to earn 3-4x his price.
|TE||Rob Gronkowski||NE||6900||Steep price to pay but getting his targets|
|TE||Jordan Reed||Was||6200||In-game concussion is always a concern|
|TE||Greg Olsen||Car||5900||Belongs in the upper-tier of tight ends|
|TE||Delanie Walker||Ten||4600||Good chemistry with Mariota|
|TE||Zach Ertz||Phi||3700||A wakeup call - can he repeat?|
|TE||Austin Hooper||Atl||3100||A very cheap option if Tamme is out again|
Hitting on a defense continues to be a challenge. We were fortunate last week with the late TD kickoff return by the Dolphins. The Cardinals seem like too obvious of a choice.
|DST||Cardinals||Ari||3700||Should force plenty of SF turnovers|
|DST||Redskins||Was||3000||Minnesota has not been protecting QB very well|
|DST||Rams||LA||2900||Game vs. Jets could end up 3-3|
|DST||Chargers||SD||2900||Been generating a lot of points on defense|
|DST||Jets||NYJ||2800||See Rams comment above|
Here is my DraftKings GPP game lineup as of today: