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Justin Fields and Saquon Barkley Highlight the Daily Fantasy Football Cash Game Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Week 10 - Main Slate
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Fields is coming off a slate-breaking, chalky week in which he completely smashed (from a fantasy perspective) in his game against the Dolphins. He wasn’t all that efficient through the air, going only 17 of 28 for 123 yards. But he threw for three touchdowns. It was on the ground that he made it, running for 178 yards and scampering for another touchdown. He now has 602 rushing yards on the season, good for second among quarterbacks and ninth overall in the league. Now, he’ll play a Lions’ team ranked 26th on defense and allowing the 7th-most opponent plays per game. This is another smash spot for Fields and he will be a very popular play on DraftKings once again.
Though Fields will drive a lot of ownership in Week 10, it’s worth checking in on Daniel Jones who is coming almost $1K cheaper on both sites and has considerable upside as well. He’s coming off a bye week and will play the Texans who allow the third-most opponent plays per game and have the 30th-ranked defense. The Giants are -6.5 home favorites and Jones has done well on the ground, ranking 4th overall in QB rushing yards on the season. He has a higher floor in this game and you don’t have to break the bank to get him in lineups.
It could make sense to stack Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley in cash this week seeing as how they draw one of the best matchups around in the Texans and are fully rested after the bye. Barkley’s 24.75 rushing attempts + receiving targets per game is second-most in the league after only Derek Henry and he should get a steady diet of looks against a Houston team ranked dead last in the league against the rush. With the quarterback position not coming prohibitively expensive, Saquon should be one of the highest-owned plays on the slate especially after Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers got flexed to the night game.
Josh Jacobs FD 8400 DK 7600
Proj Points FD - 21.26 DK - 23.06
Jacobs hasn’t been all that consistent this season, but he still ranks as one of the higher usage backs on the season, averaging 20.65 touches (attempts + targets) per game which ranks him 9th overall. The Raiders are -6.5 home favorites against the Colts who have basically thrown in the season and just switched coaches. Even in negative game scripts, Jacobs is still the favorite to see the majority of running back snaps for the Raiders and played 69% of the plays in Week 9. He costs for sure, but makes for one of the safer plays on the week.
Travis Etienne Jr. FD 8000 DK 7100
Proj Points FD - 20.77 DK - 22.14
Few other backs in the league are seeing the same kind of usage as Travis Etienne right now and he’s touched the ball 57 total times in the last two weeks after the Jaguars traded James Robinson to the New York Jets. The good news for Etienne is that those touches came in a win and a loss meaning he isn’t going to be scripted out of his role. He’s played 80% of the Jags’ offensive snaps in the last two weeks and even as an underdog to the Chiefs should still see plenty in order to hit value in this one. The Chiefs have the 23rd ranked defense and allow above average plays from opponents.
Juju Smith-Schuster FD 7000 DK 6000
Proj Points FD - 15.06 DK - 18.62
Juju has turned into close to a WR1 on the Chiefs and has seen eight or more targets in six of KC’s eight games this season. The Jaguars rank 27th against the pass and having another weapon like Kadarius Toney on the team could only serve to open things up even more for Smith-Schuster. The DraftKings price is almost too good to pass up and he’s converted 22 of his 25 targets over the last three weeks. The floor is high enough the the Chiefs don’t want to run the ball enough to really get all that worried about the passing game getting scripted out of things.
Amon-Ra St. Brown FD 6900 DK 6900
Proj Points FD - 16.38 DK - 20.62
The Lions’ season hasn’t gone according to plan at all though they are coming off a win against the Packers in Week 9. Amon-Ra St. Brown still continues to see an elite number of targets with 19 combined in the last two weeks. He’s turned that into only 11 catches and 124 yards with no touchdowns. But he also isn’t priced in the elite tier of pass catchers either. I think we can pay down here some considering he’s facing off against the 31st-ranked defense in the Bears who are 39th against the pass.
Darius Slayton FD 5800 DK 4600
Proj Points FD - 10.98 DK - 13.4
Wan'Dale Robinson FD 5600 DK 4700
Proj Points FD - 9.49 DK - 12.02
Could we be full stacking the Giants on this week? It’s certainly possible and would make a lot of sense considering their matchup and the prices on their key players. While Slayton and Robinson aren’t WR1 types, they aren’t priced like it either and should garner a majority of the passing targets after Barkley (and along with Hudson who we will get to in a bit). Slayton has been averaging six targets a game over the last couple, turning them into 124 yards total and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, there were expectations for Robinson going into Week 8 after he’d played 70% of the snaps and saw eight targets in Week 7. But he only got three targets total against the Seahawks. We could see a bounce back here and he’s coming cheap on both sites. It’s a bit risky for sure seeing as how the Giants will likely want to keep the ball on the ground, but you mitigate some of that by not paying through the nose.
Greg Dulcich FD 5900 DK 3400
Proj Points FD - 8.1 DK - 10.01
It isn’t all that common for a tight end to come somewhat out of nowhere and take over the target share at the position for a team, but that’s been the case with Dulcich for the Broncos who’s really more of a wide receiver for this team. He has 14 total targets in his last two games, putting together 138 yards total. That’s good behind only Jerry Jeudy for most targets on the team in that stretch. He’s coming just too cheap on DraftKings and has real downfield threat potential which is more than we can say for almost anyone else at the position.
There are a number of other tight end options to consider this week with the theme being that we really don’t want to pay all that much for the position. Some of those guys include Tanner Hudson who is very cheap on FanDuel and dominated the Giants’ tight end snaps with Cody Hollister out of the mix.
There’s also Pat Freiermuth who actually ranks 8th overall in tight end targets on the season.
MIN FD 3200 DK 2200
Proj Points FD - 6.71 DK - 6.71
These guys could be a value if Josh Allen were to sit this week with the elbow issue.
NO FD 3900 DK 3500
Proj Points FD - 6.8 DK - 6.8
They are easy to like against Pickett and the Steelers.
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