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2018 Daily Fantasy: Week 10 DraftKings Picks, Predictions and Sleepers

If you tailed us and our Rams-Saints game stack (ft. Michael Thomas and Jared Goff), you likely finished the week in the green. It also didn’t hurt to get 26 points from the Bears defense, thanks to Nathan Peterman. Anyways, the past is the past and we’re #OnToWeek10.

QBs:

  • Patrick Mahomes ($7,200)
    • The Chiefs welcome the dreadful Cardinals into Arrowhead Stadium to handout another likely beat-down. The Cardinals’ pass defense (featuring Patrick Peterson) is the strength of their defense, but that’s not saying much. Mahomes is matchup proof at this point and is always worth every penny — even at the position’s highest salary.
  • Philip Rivers ($6,000)
    • We all saw what happened to Jon Gruden’s pathetic defense on Thursday Night Football when third string nobody, Nick Mullens shredded the Raiders’ secondary to the tune of 262 yards and three touchdowns. Well, the Raiders’ now have to lick their wounds and pretend to care when they get the surging Chargers’ offense this week. Philip Rivers’ is starting to connect with his No. 1 target Keenan Allen and the two look to dismantle a defense that has clearly quit on their coach.
  • Mitchell Trubisky ($5,600)
    • The Bears had their Week 9 game wrapped up VERY quickly against the Nathan Peterman-led Bills, which game-scripted both Mitch Trubisky and Tarik Cohen out of the game. Trubisky is averaging 30.3 DraftKings points at home and gets a Lions’ team that ranks near the bottom in the league. Take advantage of his low ownership percentage and cheap price after last week’s dud.

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RBs:

  • Kareem Hunt ($8,500)
    • If you’ve followed us this season, one of our favorite teams to target is the Cardinals’ run defense, which has allowed 143 rushing yards per game (31st in the NFL). We’re expecting the Chiefs to get up early on one of the worst squads in the league, allowing Kareem Hunt to get more than a fair share of touches. Hunt has been en feugo lately, putting up 30-plus DK points in three of his last four games. Expect that to continue this week.
  • Marlon Mack ($6,000)
    • The Jaguars’ defense just isn’t what it was last season, nor has it lived up to what it should be this season. They’re 24th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game with 123, and it would make sense for Frank Reich to keep a balanced attack and limit their pass rush. Mack is coming off back-to-back 30-plus DK point games and should be fresh off his bye week. For the amount of volume he’s expected to receive, this price is too cheap to pass up.
  • Tevin Coleman ($5,400)
    • Since the keys have been given to Tevin Coleman, he’s done nothing but score touchdowns. Scoring four in his last three games, the Falcons’ will look to run their way through a Browns’ defense that has gotten worse as the season has progressed. Coleman is coming off a 32 pt game and should have his way with a team that’s allowed 138 rushing yards per game. This game could be a shootout.
  • Duke Johnson ($4,700)
    • Freddie ‘The Chef’ Kitchens cooked up a game script for Duke Johnson, and it paid off right away. Johnson was finally freed from Todd Haley’s chains last week when he caught all nine targets for 78 yards. Facing a very leaky Falcons’ defense, the script should look the same for Duke — which will make his owners very happy.
  • Elijah McGuire ($3,400)
    • Once compared to LaDainian Tomlinson by his RB coach, Elijah McGuire failed to disappoint in his season debut. McGuire averaged 4.3 yards per carry and caught three-of-five targets for 37 yards. With Sam Darnold out for Week 10, he could be utilized more with Josh McCown at the helm — who consistently makes the smart play.

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WRs:

  • Tyler Boyd ($7,500)
    • With AJ Green on the shelf, it’s the Tyler Boyd show in Cincy. The second year stud gets his time in the spotlight as the team’s No. 1 wideout when the Saints come marching in. Coming off his best game as a pro (9-138-1), he will likely get a barrage of targets against one of the worst secondaries in the league. Even though Marshon Lattimore will likely be on him for the most of the afternoon, the target share will be too much to ignore. Not to mention, Boyd has scored four of his five touchdowns at home.
  • Jarvis Landry ($6,200)
    • Jarvis Landry hasn’t been the rock-solid WR2 that we thought he would be with the Browns. But if there’s any optimism for the stretch run, it’s been the amount of targets that he’s been seeing from Baker Mayfield. He’s seen double-digit targets in seven of the nine games this season and faces a very burnable defense this week in the Atlanta Falcons. This is the perfect spot for Baker and Landry to cook, and the price is too generous to pass up.
  • Larry Fitzgerald ($5,400)
    • New OC Byron Leftwich (still weird to say) resurrected the Cardinals’ offense in his debut. He made it a point to get old man Fitz going, and it worked. He saw a season-high 12 targets and recorded season-highs in both receptions (10) and yards (102). The Chiefs have gotten scorched through the air so far this season, and expect Leftwich to pull the right strings after the bye week.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($5,000)
    • If you decided to ignore us the past few weeks and didn’t add MVS to your season-long fantasy team, you can still get some of the pie on DFS. With Geronimo Allison on IR, MVS is set to be the No. 2 target opposite of Davante Adams. He uses his lightning speed to make plays downfield and has totaled 100-plus yards receiving in two of his last three games. Adams makes life easier for MVS, and he should fare well with a larger role.
  • Tyrell Williams ($4,500)
    • As mentioned above, Philip Rivers and co. get the corpse that is the Raiders’ defense. We saw Gruden’s secondary get roasted left and right by Nick Mullens, and it should be no different with Rivers and his speedster, Tyrell Williams. Williams has hit the point in the season where he exploded for a couple of 100 yard games, and it’s almost a guarantee that it’ll continue in the Black Hole.

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TEs:

  • Travis Kelce ($7,000)
    • If you haven’t gotten the hint by now, we really like the Chiefs at home against the Cardinals. As you can see, we’re going out on a limb here. Mahomes has targeted Kelce at least nine times in three of the last four games and if Peterson takes away Tyreek Hill, then Kelce and Hunt should feast.
  • Trey Burton ($3,900)
    • With no outside receivers gelling with Trubisky on a weekly basis, it’s going to be Trey Burton’s time to bounce back after catching two measly passes against the Bills last week. As we said above, it’s tough to take much away from their passing performance, and it’s a very good spot to go back in on the Bears after going through the motions against the Bills. The Lions aren’t complete sieves against opposing tight ends, but Burton should get a handful of targets.
  • Nick Vannett ($2,700)
    • We’ve been trying to figure out the Seahawks’ tight end position and it seems like the Ohio State product might have caught Russell Wilson’s eye. Vannett secured a touchdown on six receptions and eight targets — which tied for the team-lead. The Rams have been getting bent over on defense, and a sneaky shootout could be in store between the two NFC West rivals.

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Defense

  • New York Jets ($3,400)
    • Nathan Peterman.
  • Green Bay Packers ($3,100)
    • The Packers DST is one of the worst in the league, but the Brocketship is landing in Lambeau. After getting shredded by Tom Brady on Sunday Night Football, things will look elementary compared to what they faced last week. They should be able to keep the Dolphins under 20 and snag an INT or two.
  • Indianapolis Colts ($2,800)
    • When you’re paying up for a stable of workhorses, you have to go very cheap on defense. The Colts have Blake Bortles and the anemic Jags’ offense at home, where they’ve fared well this season. The Colts DST has averaged over 10 DK pts per game at home, and they should luck out with Jacksonville likely easing in Leonard Fournette in his first game back.

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