After a week where we saw some popular plays fail, it is back to the drawing board for week ten. There are some decisions to be made in regards to paying up all the way to Pat Mahomes at quarterback and possibly even paying up for a defense. Let’s look at some Week 10 DFS value.
QUARTERBACK – Alex Smith
13th Priced Quarterback on Fanduel ($7,600 out of $60,000)
14th Priced Quarterback on Draftkings ($5,300 out of $50,000)
If you are really looking to pay down at quarterback this week, Alex Smith could be your guy. This week he faces the porous Tampa Bay defense as the Redskins go on the road to face the Bucs. Last week Smith tied his season high in pass attempts with 46 and posted his highest fantasy score this season. If the Redskins find themselves down to this high-octane offense of the Buccaneers like they were last week to the Falcons, Smith could be forced to throw the ball even more.
RUNNING BACK – Duke Johnson Jr.
31st Priced Running Back on Fanduel ($5,600 out of $60,000)
20th Priced Running Back on Draftkings ($4,700 out of $50,000)
Of course, Duke Johnson Jr. will be a popular value option this week after finally breaking out in week nine. He can be a PPR gold mine when given opportunity. This week’s matchup against the Falcons could bode well for him as Atlanta has been susceptible to pass catching backs for quite some time now. Vegas expects the Browns to be trailing in this game which would also lead to a favorable game script for the receiving back. I expect the rapport between Johnson and Mayfield to continue to grow as the second half of the season unfolds.
WIDE RECEIVER – T.Y. Hilton
12th Priced Wide Receiver on Fanduel ($7,000 out of $60,000)
16th Priced Wide Receiver on Draftkings ($5,700 out of $50,000)
Week ten brings an AFC South matchup between the Colts and Jaguars. The Jaguars have stumbled for the majority of the season, while the Colts look to be rounding into form. One player I will have my eye on in this game is T.Y. Hilton. Hilton’s price is way down on Draftkings and is always capable of seeing double digit targets from Andrew Luck. Last year a matchup against the Jaguars would have scared me, but their defense has not been the same. If people still believe in the nasty Jacksonville defense, then Hilton’s ownership could end up being lower than it should be.
TIGHT END – C.J. Uzomah
12th Priced Tight End on Fanduel ($5,400 out of $60,000)
10th Priced Tight End on Draftkings ($5,400 out of $50,000)
The Bengals can’t seem to catch a break with injuries this season. First Tyler Eifert suffers a season ending injury, and now A.J. Green is slated to miss the next few weeks with a toe injury. This means more targets in the directions of Tyler Boyd, John Ross and C.J. Uzomah. Uzomah is currently questionable for the game against the Saints. If Uzomah is able to play, he would become a solid option at tight end. He has not been much of factor in Eifert’s absence, and now with no A.J. Green the Bengals could be forced to get him more involved.
DEFENSE – New Orleans Saints
16th Priced Defense on Fanduel ($3,200 out of $60,000)
14th Priced Defense on Draftkings ($2,200 out of $50,000)
The Saints will go on the road to face the Bengals this week after snapping the Los Angeles Rams undefeated season a week ago. Of course, New Orleans is not known for their defense, but this is more of a play based on the opposing offense. With A.J. Green now on the shelf for a little while, the Bengals are really lacking offensive weapons. New Orleans’ strong front seven should be able to put pressure on Andy Dalton, which will hopefully result in a couple of turnovers on Sunday.