Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet For Week 10
Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Week 10 DFS Tips for games on 11/13/16
November 13, 2016
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Here is my NFL lineup for week 10. We have some marquee matchups throughout the day in what many may argue is the best week of matchups this season. With a lot of quality games usually brings along quality performances by the players involved so let’s try to exploit that and win some cash.
Here’s my lineup for week 10.
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Quarterback: Tom Brady, NE
Opponent: vs. SEA
Analysis: I had to take a break from the Brady bandwagon as the Pats were on a bye week, but now I’m back on. Granted there are probably easier matchups on the board, however I still go back to the sense that Brady feels like he was wronged by the NFL and is playing with a chip on his shoulder the size of the state of Massachusetts. Brady has yet to throw a pick in his 4 games since returning from suspension, and has at least 30+ fantasy points in 3 of those 4 games. Brady shines his brightest in primetime and I think that rings true again against the Seahawks who have shown chinks in their armor as of late.
Running Back #1: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Opponent: @ PIT
Analysis: Elliott should be front runner for offensive rookie of the year if he isn’t already as he has been a catalyst to the Cowboys’ 7-1 start to this point while winning 7 straight. With just under 900 yards through 8 games, Elliott was just 12 yards combined away from having 6 straight 100-yard rushing games the last two weeks. Now the Cowboys get to take on a Steelers defense that is allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season despite being near the top-10 against the run.
Running Back #2: DeMarco Murray, TEN
Opponent: vs. GB
Analysis: My original thought was Murray and I thought about reconsidering to LeGarrette Blount, mainly because I realized Green Bay is the best in the NFL defending against the run. However, between the two, Murray is the only one who has had 20+ points in the last 3 games, not to mention for Murray he’s fallen short of 20+ fantasy points only once this season. However I’m backing Murray because in his lone game against the Packers in his career, Murray put up 134 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, so I’m hoping he can replicate some of that magic here.
Wide Receiver #1: Michael Thomas, NO
Opponent: vs. DEN
Analysis: I’m backing Thomas again this week but I’m a bit surprised as his price tag from last week went up $600 against one of the best defenses in the league. Now New Orleans has had just as much, if not more success offensively than the Raiders this year, and the Raiders picked apart this Denver defense last week, and I think Thomas can get a favorable matchup as Denver will probably put their best DB against Brandin Cooks who has big play threat written all over him every time he takes the field.
Wide Receiver #2: Rishard Matthews, TEN
Opponent: vs. GB
Analysis: Matthews is a solid value play in week 10 as the Titans face a Green Bay squad that is middle of the pack in terms of defending against the pass. However in my opinion, the price is way too low on a guy who is shooting up the depth chart in the Titans receiving core after logging a touchdown in 4 of the last 5 games.
Wide Receiver #3: Taylor Gabriel, ATL
Opponent: @ PHI
Analysis: Philly is the 6th best in the NFL against the pass, however I’m thinking that means they’re due to get knocked down a few pegs and it’s a perfect spot for that to happen against the highest scoring offense in the league, not to mention the same Falcons who lead the league in passing. Gabriel has been a key under the radar part of this lineup with double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back weeks and I like his chances to make it 3 in a row as a solid value bet.
Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, NE
Opponent: vs. SEA
Analysis: I find it appropriate that after Gronk hauled in his long-awaited 69th touchdown of his career, that his price tag is $6,900. Anyways, I think for the foreseeable future, the Brady-Gronk connection has to be the building blocks of your lineup and build your team around them with the cash you have left. Brady and Gronk are like PB&J, milk & cookies, bacon & eggs, they just go together. Gronk is just 7 yards away in week 7 from having 4 straight 100-yard games and has 24+ points in 2 of his last 3 games. Making him a key part of my lineup is going to be part of me winning consistently the rest of the way.
Flex: C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
Opponent: @ JAX
Analysis: Quite simply, my flex was the last spot that I filled, and of all the options available, Fiedorowicz had the best track record, with double-digit fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games, including touchdowns in 3 of those 5. Jacksonville is an improving squad, but I just think Fiedorowicz gets his share in this one.
Defense/Special Teams: Arizona Cardinals
Opponent: vs. SF
Analysis: Don’t be surprised if I back whatever defense is against the 49ers. Despite the fact that they have a win unlike Cleveland, San Fran might be the worst team in the league. That doesn’t bode well against an Arizona squad that is still in pursuit of the division leading Seahawks. Look for the Cardinals to suffocate the Niners from the opening kick in a game full of mistakes from San Fran’s end.
Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $0