Week 10 has a lot of good matchups for Sunday’s NFL DFS slate, and our FanDuel GPP lineup is looking to take advantage of that. Games like Saints-Bengals, Cardinals-Chiefs, and Browns-Falcons should produce a lot of solid scorers, and there are a handful of undervalued sleepers in those games who make sense as targets in tournaments. Our lineup picks feature a bunch of boom-or-bust playmakers, but our strategy should have a chance to pay off.
This week, we went with a traditional QB-WR stack in one of the aforementioned solid matchups, but we also went with a contra-stack at RB-WR that could pay off. It’s a bit of a risk to target the Cardinals, but it will give us a good chance to differentiate our lineup significantly as we try to come out on top in this GPP format. Also, it’s notable that we spread our money around and didn’t pay more than $8,800 for any player.
Week 10 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
Week 10 FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS tournament lineup
QB Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Saints ($7,900). So far this season, the Saints have allowed the most FanDuel points to QBs. They’re tied with the Bucs at an average of 25.7, so Dalton looks like a solid play this week. He should have to pass a lot in what might be a shootout, so the game script is positive for him. As the eighth-most expensive QB on the slate, he’s a good value and should allow us to spend up at other positions this week.
RB Alvin Kamara, Saints @ Bengals ($8,800). There are a couple of chalky plays at RB this week that a lot of fantasy players will have in Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt. In this GPP lineup, we’re looking to avoid them and get some other lower-owned top options. Kamara qualifies as one of the better backs, as the Bengals have given up the fifth-most FanDuel points to RBs this season. They also have allowed four receiving TDs to the position this year, so Kamara could be in position to do some damage through the air. That, coupled with the fact that the Kamara has five TDs in his past two outings, makes him a high-upside play despite the fact that he may be lower owned compared to other similarly priced backs.
RB David Johnson, Cardinals @ Chiefs ($6,900). I’m not wild about trusting Johnson given what we’ve seen from him to this point, but his sub-$7K price in a great matchup makes him a potentially solid option. The Chiefs have been gashed by RBs in recent weeks, allowing a combined 62.9 fantasy points to the position in the past two games. Johnson can do damage as a runner and a receiver, so he should get an opportunity to touch the ball a lot. And after a bye week, the Cardinals should have a better Johnson-centered game plan on the offensive side of the ball.
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WR Jarvis Landry, Browns vs. Falcons ($6,400). Through nine games this season, Landry has seen 101 targets and has had consistent opportunities to produce. The Falcons defense has struggled to contain receivers, allowing the sixth-most FanDuel points to the position. They’re also fresh off a game that saw Maurice Harris grab 10 catches for 124 yards against them, so Landry — a very rich-man’s Harris — should have a chance to match or exceed that production. For that reason, we like him as a low-risk, high-reward receiver.
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals @ Chiefs ($5,800). Having a contra-stack of Cardinals is dangerous, but I like the value on Johnson and Fitzgerald too much this week to pass on them. Fitzgerald is starting to come on, and had over 100 yards and a TD last week. It was his second-straight week with a score. The Chiefs have given up the fifth-most yards to receivers this season, so Fitzgerald could have another solid week. Of players in the sub-$6K range, I like his upside more than most.
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WR Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Saints ($7,800). A.J. Green is out because of a foot injury, and Bengals wide receivers across from Boyd have 12 catches this season. Needless to say, he will be targeted a lot. Given that the Saints have allowed an average of 41.7 FanDuel points per game to WRs this season, which is the highest in the league, Boyd could be in for a massive game and may post a line similar to his 9-138-1 from his last game.
TE Trey Burton, Bears vs. Lions ($6,100). In four of the past five games, Burton has notched a TD. Considering that the Lions have allowed TDs this season to Garrett Celek, Geoff Swaim, and Lance Kendricks, Burton should have a chance to reach the end zone again. He’s only the fifth-most expensive TE, and saving $1,900 on the positional ceiling really helps us spend up at other positions in this lineup.
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FLEX Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers vs. Dolphins ($5,400). Geronimo Allison is now out and may be gone for the season. That leaves the door open for Valdes-Scantling to take over as one of the top options in the Packers’ passing attack. In the past four weeks, MVS has either 100 yards or a TD. At this price level, few players have more upside than Valdes-Scantling, so we’ll take a chance on him.
DEF New York Jets vs. Bills ($4,900). If Nathan Peterman is starting, this is a no-brainer. If Derek Anderson is on the field, it’s an easy decision, as well. If Josh Allen plays, that might be a bit tougher, but the Bills still are prone to turning the ball over and don’t do much on offense. For that reason, I’m comfortable rolling with the Jets — even as the second-highest priced defense for the week.
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