Carson Wentz, QB Philadelphia Eagles: DraftKings - $5,400
The rookie has certainly had his ups and downs in 2016 and that should be expected to continue throughout the remainder of the season, but a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons this week should be beneficial for the young gunslinger. While the Atlanta Offense is running like a fine tuned machine the defense certainly is not. Giving up just about 300 yards a game to opposing quarterbacks and the fact that the Eagles will have to air it out to keep up with the with the previously mentioned Atlanta offense Wentz should be able to put up QB1 numbers at a very discounted daily value.
Eli Manning QB New York Giants : Draftkings - $5,900
I’m looking for cheap Qb’s this week and Eli fits that bill. Cincinnati has given up 16 touchdowns to opposing passers this year and Eli is fresh off a 4 touchdown game against Philly. He could be heating up at the right time for this Monday night showdown and we know he has big games in him. If AJ Green and Andy Dalton do their thing this one could easily get into a shootout. With all the money You’ll need to spend on Mike Evans Eli gives you a great chance a saving some budget while maintaining upside.
Jordan Howard RB Chicago Bears : DraftKings - $6,000
Another rookie gets my nod in week 10 as he should provide a top 10 possibly top 5 rushing performance against a hapless Tampa Bay defense. The return of Jay Cutler as the Bears signal caller in week 8 seemed to spark an offense that had been sputtering since his injury and Howard was a big benefactor. Defenses now must pay close attention to the deep ball to Alshon Jeffrey and that will allow Howard to see some open lanes from here on out. I don’t see him reaching the 200 plus total yards this week, but 125 yards and a score is not out of the question.
James White RB New England Patriots : Draftkings - $4,500
Little bit of a gut call / contrarian play here but the Seattle defense has given up nearly 300 receiving yards to opposing running backs this year. I expect Blount to get shut down and the Seattle secondary to try their best to take away Gronk and the Wr’s so who does that leave? James White and his high ceiling, thats who. Getting a high upside back in your lineup for under $5k leaves a lot of budget for other positions.
Alshon Jeffrey WR Chicago Bears : DraftKings - $6,600
It almost hurts me to write this but I am throwing out another Chicago Bear this week in Jeffrey. He is a stud without question, but without Cutler running the show he was an afterthought because well…no one could get him the ball. Cutler will at times lock in on Alshon and just about everything will head his way so I see a big target number this week. With the aforementioned Howard breaking off some good runs I see Jeffrey benefiting with some lighter coverage and snagging a score or two in week 10. Top 5 play in my eyes this week.
Mike Evans Tampa By Buccaneers : Draftkings - $9,000
I know he’s expensive, I know I’m recommending him two weeks in a row but this guys has 103 targets and he’s already had his bye week! He’s match up proof but even if he wasn’t Chicago is the nicest pound for pound match up for opposing wide receivers in the NFL. they are even worse than the Falcons who Mike Evans torched for 150 and two TD’s a week ago. spend here, pinch pennies elsewhere.
Zach Ertz TE Philadelphia Eagles : DraftKings - $3,700
Well I am doubling up on Eagles this week too, so what? Last week Carson Wentz finally realized that he had a big, sure handed TE to throw the ball to and Ertz caught 8 of 8 for 97 yards against the New York Giants. Knowing that Ertz is going to be that security blanket is going to drive his value up over the rest of the season as Wentz will be able to develop much more confidence hitting him on some shorter routes. I see similar numbers to last week along with a score and that puts him at the top of his position in week 10.
Dennis Pitta TE Baltimore Ravens : Draftkings - $4,000
I need a reason to watch TNF this week. Seriously, what a terrible matchup? Only the Detroit Lions are worse against opposing Tight ends. The Cleveland defense in all its splendor has given up nearly 600 yards and 6 TD’s to opposing tight ends. Pitts himself accounted for about 18% off that yardage by himself back in week two and is second on the team in targets. Start Pitta with confidence this Thursday night.
Arizona Cardinals Defense: DraftKings - $3,700
I know they are one of the more expensive options this week, but it is all about the matchup. With Carlos Hyde still having a hard time the San Francisco 49ers are going to as well. Not being able to set up a decent ground game they will be forced to go to the air with Colin Kaepernick and that doesn’t scare anyone. Get them in your lineup and expect big things this week.
Green Bay Packers Defense: Draftkings - $3,000
The Titans are in the bottom 5 in the league in turnover differential. The Strength of the Green Bay defense is their run stopping which happens to be the strength of the Titans offense. I like Green Bay to force Mariota to beat them with his arm which I’m not sure he can do without his run support loosening things up. He is fresh off a two pick game so even if he is scoring (which could easily happen) the chance for a pick 6 is always there to balance things out. This one could blow up on me but wth all the money spent of Mike Evans we had to make budget cuts elsewhere.
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