Week 10 brings a whole series of new challenges for DraftKings NFL cash games. Join The Fantasy Football Ghost as he helps us with our cash game lineups!
Last week was a little more boom than bust as we eked out an average multiplier of 2.98. Not bad but, it could have been so much better given the fact that both Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt posted multipliers of over four times value! Devin Funchess lost some prime targets to Curtis Samuel, who is starting to come into his own, while David Njoku and the Browns weren’t able to get a whole lot started against Kansas City, even in garbage time.
This week brings us a slate that’s a bit more full, with some much better values. Week 9 was always appearing to be a tough one, but at nearly three times value, I feel we weathered it quite well! Buckle in for a wild Week 10 where a lot of players will be suiting up for new teams and providing us all with some new team dynamics to consider.
As a reminder, I will put forth a few players each week that I think you should work into your cash line ups. Some weeks I might only have a single player at a position, the next week I may have three, it is all going to depend on the strength of the slate, the values present on a given week and the match ups. The following week I will recap how my picks fared. A successful week will be determined by the players I suggest averaging 2.5 times their value, while an unsuccessful week will be an average under 2.5 times value.
Another quick reminder, much of the data presented in this piece can be found in Dave Caban’s Weekly Stat Explorer, found here. Check it out to keep on top of all the week’s key match ups!
DraftKings NFL Cash Plays for Week 10
Drew Brees – $6,300
Alex Smith vs. Tampa Bay – I featured Smith last week as the quarterback to play and he paid off in a big way to the tune of four times his value! This week he meets a Tampa Bay defenses that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. The Buccaneers are also allowing the third-most passing yards to opposing quarterback and the most passing touchdowns to the position.
Philip Rivers vs. Oakland – Oakland is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and we all know how Rivers loves to dissect opponents. Well, he’ll have ample opportunity to pick on a Raiders defense that is allowing 2.4 passing touchdowns per game, the second-highest average in the league while he is throwing that same 2.4 touchdowns per game, the third-highest average in the NFL.
Nick Chubb – $5,500
Other Running Backs
Kareem Hunt vs. Arizona – Hunt gets a slight demotion this week after a two-week run as the featured running back. That said, Hunt’s opponent this week, the Cardinals, are allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, making him an even more enticing play. Arizona is allowing the second-most rushing yards per game so watch out.
Tevin Coleman vs. Cleveland – The Browns are defensive mess and Atlanta is an offensive powerhouse — expect more of the same this week. Coleman will face a Cleveland defense that is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Browns are also allowing 1.6 rushing touchdowns per game, the highest rate in the league, while also allowing the fourth-most rushing yards per game.
Tyler Boyd – $7,500
Other Wide Receivers
Michael Thomas vs. Cincinnati – As I mentioned in the Boyd write up, playing Thomas this week makes a ton of sense. The Bengals are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers and opponents are targeting the position with with 59 percent of all their passes, the sixth-highest rate in the NFL.
Jarvis Landry vs. Atlanta – Landry has three games over 20 DraftKings points and the other six games were all under 14 points. He will face off against an Atlanta defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. The Falcons are also giving up the seventh-most receiving yards and the eighth-most receiving touchdowns. With the Browns expected to be behind much of the game look for plenty of opportunities headed Landry’s direction.
Jordan Reed – $4,400
Other Tight Ends
Austin Hooper vs. Cleveland – Cleveland is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends of the teams on this slate. The Browns’ opponents have also targeted the tight end position 78 times this season, the highest total amount in the league.
Ricky Seals-Jones vs. Kansas City – Arizona will need to pass early and often to keep pace with the Chiefs, and one player who could be in for a heavy workload is Seals-Jones. You see, Kansas City is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Furthermore, the Chiefs are allowing 9.3 receiving yards per target to the position, the third-highest average in the NFL.
Maybe I’m getting a bit overconfident after surpassing the goal I set for myself with close to 90 percent success rate, but I’m about as confident with this week as I’ve been all season. I think it is not only possible, but probable, we head back over the three times value benchmark we smashed through a couple week back.