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DraftKings NFL Week 10 Picks Featuring Dalvin Cook, Colts Stack

We had another up-and-down week with a couple of hits and a few misses. Aaron JonesTyreek Hill, and Amari Cooper , unfortunately, didn’t perform up to their standards, while Lamar Jackson, Hollywood Brown, and Brandon Aiyuk showed out.

Either way, we’re #OnToWeek10, and let’s get back to printing out money.

QUARTERBACKS

For Cowboys, the decision to keep QB Dak Prescott in during final moments of blowout was justified

Tom Brady $7,600

  • The current NFL MVP returns from the bye week with a plus matchup against a struggling Washington Football Team defense. Tom Brady has thrown for four touchdowns in back-to-back games and should face a limited threat from the opposing defense. His top two receivers in Chris Godwin and Mike Evans have very highly ranked WR/CB matchups this week that should be easily exploited.

Dak Prescott $6,900

  • Despite the absolute STINKER the Cowboys put up in Week 9, Dak Prescott managed to salvage his day with 232 yards and two scores mostly in garbage time. Fresh off his ankle injury, the Dallas offense couldn’t get anything going against the Broncos. Now they have a clear redemption spot against the Falcons at home in quite the ‘get right’ game script. Atlanta should be a much easier spot this week than Denver was as Prescott returns to QB1 territory.

Carson Wentz $5,900

  • Following a very solid performance during last week’s TNF shootout against the Jets, Carson Wentz has another plus matchup on hand against the Jaguars. Despite Jacksonville holding Buffalo to six points last week, I have faith that Wentz and the Colts’ offense won’t suffer a similar fate. The emergence of key Colts receivers has been huge for Wentz, who has thrown multiple touchdown passes in six straight games now.

Other intriguing QB salaries: Josh Allen $7,900 (vs Jets), Jalen Hurts $6,500 (vs Broncos), Matt Ryan $6,000 (vs Cowboys), Teddy Bridgewater $5,500 (vs Eagles)

RUNNING BACKS

Fantasy football stock watch: James Conner up, Tyler Boyd down

Dalvin Cook $8,000

  • While guys like Jonathan Taylor, Austin Ekeler, and Najee Harris are likely to be pretty highly owned (rightfully so), I much prefer having Dalvin Cook in my lineup this week against the Chargers. The Chargers have been absolutely horrid trying to stop the run, and Dalvin here is getting true workhorse treatment in Minnesota. With Kirk Cousins starting to cool down thanks to not having a cupcake schedule anymore, Cook and the run game should be the focal point of the offense going forward. He looked very good last week and has unlimited potential in this week’s matchup.

James Conner $6,300

  • Am I chasing the dragon a bit following James Conner’s three touchdown explosion from last week? Possibly. But there are so many factors working in Conner’s favor this week. The absence of Chase Edmonds leaves Conner as the true bell-cow back (Eno Benjamin shouldn’t play a significant role). And in the potential absence of Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury could choose to lean on the run game again. Big home favorites against Carolina should also put Conner into an ideal game script.

Michael Carter $5,600

  • After four straight weeks in double figures, Michael Carter had a let-down game against the Colts Thursday night. With the return of Mike White at QB, Carter gets a significant bump up in value thanks to White’s fondness of dumping it off to his rookie RB. Racking up all those receptions is big time in DK, and with the Bills defense being so good, rushing the ball and throwing deep are going to be rare occurrences. Carter is a near-lock for over 15 touches this week with a number of receptions.

Other intriguing RB salaries: Jonathan Taylor $8,100 (vs Jaguars), Najee Harris $7,900 (vs Lions), Leonard Fournette $6,100 (vs Washington), Jordan Howard $4,900 (vs Broncos), D’Ernest Johnson $4,700 (vs Patriots), Devin Singletary $4,700 (vs Jets)

WIDE RECEIVERS

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Chris Godwin $7,100

  • The owner of the highest WR/CB matchup this week, Godwin is looking to continue the success he had before the bye week. Antonio Brown is still out with his foot injury, meaning Godwin and Evans will have increased roles in the passing game. Tom Brady rarely loses twice in a row, so I’d expect the Bucs to come out and put a hurting on Washington this week. Washington does not have anybody close to matching Godwin in skill, so it’ll be open season for the Bucs WR.

Diontae Johnson $6,800

  • Diontae saw a season-low six targets last week (in games he didn’t leave with injury) against the Bears. While the emergence of Pat Freiermuth limits his ceiling, especially in the red zone, the injury to Chase Claypool boosts Johnson’s value immensely. The team is already without JuJu Smith-Schuster, and now Claypool being out should increase an already large target share for Johnson. The Lions are a very good matchup for Johnson and Big Ben to get back on the same page.

Michael Pittman $6,300

  • Talk about a sophomore jump for Michael Pittman. Pittman has scored five touchdowns over his last five games while being a consistent threat in the offense for Carson Wentz. The Colts really lack production from other receivers, allowing Pittman to play a huge role. This week, he gets the pathetic Jaguars at home and should feast.

Other intriguing WR salaries: Davante Adams $7,900 (vs Seahawks), Stefon Diggs $7,500 (vs Jets), Keenan Allen $7,000 (vs Vikings), Devonta Smith $5,900 (vs Broncos), Rondale Moore $4,400 (vs Panthers), Tajae Sharpe $3,900 (vs Cowboys)

TIGHT ENDS

TJ Hockenson $5,500

  • After a few consecutive weeks of low-level productions, Hockenson has come back into the light with 31 targets over his last three games. Hockenson has been the one consistent pass-catching option in Detroit (aside from D’Andre Swift) as his usage has spiked as of late. The Lions have continued to play in pass positive game scripts and should have another one against the Steelers this week. We saw Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham have significant fantasy games last week against the Steelers.

Pat Freiermuth $3,900

  • Similar to what we mentioned with Diontae Johnson above, Freiermuth should benefit from the absence of Chase Claypool. Freiermuth has become a huge red zone threat for the Steelers’ offense with three touchdowns over his last two games. He’s got the chemistry with Big Ben and only appears to be getting better by the week.

Other intriguing TE salaries: Hunter Henry $4,100 (vs Browns), Dan Arnold $3,500 (vs Colts), Jared Cook $3,200 (vs Vikings)

DST

Arizona Cardinals $3,700

  • The Cardinals just dominated the 49ers last week while using Colt McCoy at QB. Now, they face the Carolina Panthers at home who will be without starting QB Sam Darnold and just signed Cam Newton to a contract. Whether it’s PJ Walker or Newton, the Cardinals defense has a fantastic opportunity on hand.

Cleveland Browns $2,800

  • The Browns defense has been up and down for the most part of this year, but they have put together a solid stretch. With a maximum of 16 points allowed over the last three weeks, the Browns game against the Patriots could be a low-scoring affair as they deal with some injuries in the backfield and receivers struggling to make big-time productions.

Other intriguing DST salaries: Tennessee Titans $2,600 (vs Saints)

Do you have any early leans? Questions about which guy you should go with this week? Want to yell at me for missing an obvious play? Sound off below or hit me up on Twitter where you can follow for daily news or advice on players.

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