NFL Week 10 is here. I've put together what I feel is a decent NFL Week 10 DraftKings Classic DFS Team. Hopefully, I'll be able to cash. Check it out!
QB – Dak Prescott, $7,300, Dallas at Atlanta
Dak faces the 16th ranked defense at his position. The Cowboys are on fire having won 3 in a row after their bye. Not only has Dallas won 3 games in a row, the Boys are also 3 and 0 against the spread. When a team wins straight up, and covers the spread, it's a good sign that they've got momentum.
Ezekiel Elliott, unless something crazy happens, most definitely won't play on Sunday. What it means is that Dallas' ability to beat Atlanta on the road will fall on Dak's shoulders. He's averaging 22.7 fantasy points per game. He racked up 26.7 in the Cowboys' last game. Zeke played in that one. Dak should dominate the Falcons' D in Week 10
RB – Alvin Kamara, $6,900, New Orleans at Buffalo
Kamara had an excellent game in Week 9. He caught 6 of 7 targets for 84 yards and a TD. He also rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries. That's a 6.8 per carry average. Kamara scored a rushing TD.
Although there's always a chance that Mark Ingram outperforms Alvin Kamara, most of the time Saints' coach Sean Payton tries to evenly split the number of touches. Ingram is at a $7,400 salary while Kamara is at a $6,900 salary. I believe it's worth taking a shot on Kamra at the $500 discounted salary.
RB – Leonard Fournette, $8,400, Jacksonville vs L.A. Chargers
I love Leonard Fournette's chances of bouncing back with a huge game versus the L.A. Chargers on Sunday. Fournette and coach Doug Marrone sat down and spoke after Marrone unexpectedly benched Fournette in Jacksonville's 23 to 7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in NFL Week 9. Multiple reports said that the issues stemmed from Fournette being late.
In any case, both Fournette and Marrone said this week that the talented rookie RB is back on track. He should have no trouble dominating an L.A. Chargers team that yields 4.7 yards per carry to opposing RBs. The Bolts rank 22nd versus Fournette's position. That's a good sign that Leonard could have a monster day on Nov. 12.
WR – A.J. Green, $7,700, Cincinnati at Tennessee
I think A.J. Green has the best chance of racking up significant fantasy points of the 3 top salary-cost wide receivers: Antonio Brown at a $9,500 salary, Julio Jones at an $8,000 salary, and Green. Green threw punches at Jaguars' cornerback Jalen Ramsey in the second quarter of last week's loss to Jacksonville. Because of that, he missed the game. Green should be ready to make amends for his early departure.
How effective could A.J. Green be on Sunday? The Tennessee Titans are ranked 18th in passing yards allowed per game. Before anyone worries about Green's effectiveness, think about this, the 4 teams that Tennessee has played in their last 4 are: Miami, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Baltimore. Green could rack up plenty of fantasy points versus a Tennessee defense that has been feasting on bad offenses.
WR – JuJu Smith-Schuster, $5,600, Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
I had Dallas Cowboys' WR Terrance Williams locked in here. Then, I realized that JuJu Smith-Schuster had a much better chance of recording a decent fantasy stats game than Williams did. Williams was en fuego last week. He recorded 26.1 fantasy points while catching 9 of 9 targets for 141 yards. Williams averages 8.1 fantasy points per game.
Versus Cincinnati on October 2, JuJu caught 2 of 3 targets for 29 yards and a TD. Against Detroit on Oct. 29, JuJu caught 7 of 10 targets for 193 yards and a TD. Big Ben targeted JuJu as much as he targeted Antonio Brown in the 20 to 15 win over Detroit. Since Pitt goes into this battle after a bye, JuJu could have another big game.
WR – Taylor Gabriel, $3,500, Atlanta vs Dallas – Gabriel is definitely a hit or miss. Falcons' QB Matt Ryan is going to target Julio Jones more than Taylor Gabriel. However, Gabriel often receives the second most targets. He could have a sneaky good game versus the Dallas Cowboys because the Boys' defense ranks 27th in the NFL versus Gabriel's position. I'm hoping that the Cowboys spend so much attention to Julio that Gabriel sneaks in a decent fantasy points game on Sunday.
TE – Garrett Celek, $2,500, San Francisco vs New York Giants
The San Francisco 49'ers don't often target their tight-ends. Greg Kittle, who has been San Francisco's starter for most of the season, only has 27 catches for 277 yards and a TD. Kittle only had 3 catches for 27 yards versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9.
Garrett Celek usually starts as well in San Francisco's two tight-end offense. Celek only has 7 catches for 74 yards this season. He does have a TD catch. What I like about Celek this Sunday is that Kittle has been declared out. All of Kittle's looks, the few that they are, should go Celek's way. I also love the idea that Celek faces the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL versus tight-ends. He should have his absolute best fantasy stats day as a tight-end of the season on Nov. 12 for whatever it's worth.
FLEX – Orleans Darkwa, $4,500, New York Giants at San Francisco
Orleans Darkwa has become the Giants' top running back. Darkwa isn't going to post Leonard Fournette fantasy stats every week. He might post similar numbers this Sunday, though. First, Darkwa averages a ridiculously positive 5.1 yards per rush. Second, Darkwa faces the absolute worst rush defense in the NFL.
The San Francisco 49'ers allow 135.7 rushing yards per game. That's crazy. It's as if every running back in the NFL becomes Eric Dickerson the moment they start rushing it versus the 49'ers' D. Even Adrian Peterson had a huge rushing game versus the 49'ers. AP rushed for 157 yards on 39 carries. Arizona's QB in that game was Drew Stanton.
Darkwa could have a monster afternoon versus the hapless Niners' defense. My fingers are crossed!
DEF – L.A. Rams, $3,600, L.A. Rams vs Houston
Three teams can be added for a higher salary than the L.A. Rams' defense in NFL Week 10: the Jacksonville Jaguars at $3,900, the Detroit Lions at $3,800, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at $3,700. Pitt looks like a decent play. The Lions look like a great play. The Jags might be offering value considering how fantastic their pass rush is.
But, I like the L.A. Rams. I just feel that Houston's offense is an absolute disaster without QB DeShaun Watson. The Texans entire offense is based around Watson's specific skill set. Tom Savage threw the football 44 times in Week 9. He completed only 43.2% of his passes. What's sad is that Houston battled the Indianapolis Colts.
The Rams could have a great day on defense versus a reeling Texans' squad.