James’ DFS Tips – NFL Week 10 by James Platt
JAMES’ JUGGERNAUT DRAFT KINGS LINEUP Week 10
My Tips This Week
Wentz has been pretty awful this season, a lot of picks, not many touchdowns but he’s still managed some high fantasy games. One of those games, week 7 vs NYG, was his biggest of the year with over 31 points. This week he faces that same team but the Eagles themselves should be a lot healthier than they were in this matchup almost a month ago. Despite his struggles this year, Wentz has a floor of 13 points which is higher than a lot of other QBs you might think have done better this year. Pederson threw his support towards Wentz this week which means he should play the entire game against the awful Giants defensive unit.
Last week I hammered the bell for Jake Luton at $4,900 and he paid off big time with over 25 points. Tua and the Dolphins are rolling, against the Cardinals he showed what he is capable of. Although not the most natural runner, he has the legs to get himself out of trouble and keep drives alive. He threw for almost 250 yards and two TDs, Miami have to be happy with how he looks so far. This week it’s a battle between two electric rookie QBs as they face the Chargers but it looks like Herbert might have to face the better defence. The Chargers have a name-brand defensive unit but they give up the 4th most points to QBs so Tua has a great shot here to continue his ascent and he’s still just $5,600.
I tipped Robinson last week for the price of $7,000 so I’m double dipping to secure the $400 discount. He was surprisingly the 5th running back in PPR points despite scoring just 15 and was one yard off 100 so missed an extra three points on Draft Kings which made me cry. Luton was good in his first game against the Texans but this should be a much tougher matchup against the Packers who have a true shutdown corner in Jaire Alexander. This means Robinson should see more work against Green Bay and hopefully cross the 100-yard mark for that juicy DK bonus.
McKissic was the surprise No.3 RB in week 9 and Alex Smith was the QB for most of the game (and now the rest of the season.) Antonio Gibson was every fantasy players sneaky tip going into the season but it looks like we might see McKissic take his snaps. With Alex Smith under center we have a very different vision of the Washington offence and you cannot under any circumstance afford to look past the 14 targets McKissic saw last week. He probably won’t get the rushing work you’d like but in a PPR format like DK, McKissic is my wet dream.
This is the matchup that we’ve been targeting all season, this Seahawks defence will be their downfall and ultimately the reason they probably don’t win the Super Bowl. They allow the most points to receivers and even with Jamal Adams back they seem like they can’t stop anyone. Cooper Kupp is also a great tip this week but he’s a tad more expensive, $300 more, however, the Seahawks are also egregiously bad against slot receivers. Woods floor is pretty low at 6 points but that shouldn’t be the floor against Seattle, he also has a ceiling of 30 points.
Antonio Brown’s price didn’t drop despite not doing much at all in his first week back in 1.5 seasons. The entire Buccaneers offence sputtered to just three points against the Saints defence. Speedy receivers have been killing the Panthers defence all year wrong and if it was one thing Antonio Brown did show in his first game back, it was that he still has that quick twitch movement that made him an All-Pro in Pittsburgh. Brady will be aching to work his guy into the fold, especially after the roasting they’ve both got from the media this week. We didn’t really know what to expect after his extended time off but I’m pretty certain we’ll see a good week based on his price here.
My cheap as chips picks are doing a madness with Jerry Jeudy being the No.6 WR a week ago. Now this week we turn to the Dolphins, I mistakenly sat Preston Williams last week after trading for him and he put up 14 points, now he’s on IR. They traded Isaiah Ford to the Patriots just before the deadline, which may not seem like much, but this is the team that had their 3rd and 4th receivers opt-out before the 2020 season. This means they have Devante Parker and Jakeem Grant, followed by nobodies at receiver. Grant is our guy for $3,000 and he is an exciting flash in the pan player. If he can score a TD in this game, which is very possible against this Chargers D we’ve already blasted, we can get insane value from our 3rd WR spot.
I tipped Logan Thomas early in the year and he disappointed me. But…I think he has a real chance this week to score with Alex Smith at QB. The Lions defence is awful, lets just say they are disgustingly bad against tight ends on specific routes and I think Washington will probably take advantage of it. The Lions have given up four TDs to TEs on those routes over the past two weeks and if Alex Smith gets them down in the RedZone with McLaurin, which he should, Thomas is in a good position to split out quick and benefit from his short area accuracy.
I’ve said how much I love Wentz and Goedert should finally be fully healthy. The Giants are woefully bad at defending tight ends, allowing a TDD to the position in six of their last seven games. The one game they didn’t allow a TD was this same matchup against the Eagles three weeks ago when their 3rd stringer Richard Rodgers put up over 80 yards and 14 fantasy points on them. Goedert only managed a single target in his first game back in week 9 but I’d suspect a lot more targets in this excellent matchup for him. The Eagles might be getting healthy at just the right time.
The Saints seem to be the Achilles heel of Brady and the Bucs this year, but the defence has been poor. However, they’ve certainly improved, and they do have several playmakers on the defensive side that can take over a game on any given Sunday. The 49ers struggled mightily against the Packers defence on Thursday Night Football without most of their starters on offense. They should have most of them back in week 10 but I don’t think it’ll matter too much and Mullens won’t be able to find much success.