The 2020 NFL season is well and truly underway, meaning time for some DraftKings Week 10 selections! The weeks have seen some great action on the field and some big scoring players. Hopefully, that continues for this week and beyond!
Throughout the season, I shall be providing players that I feel you should include in your lineups, with some rationale. So, let’s dig into whom I am thinking of slotting in my lineups for Week 10!
Kyler Murray ($8,000)
It is hard not to like Murray in any matchup and at any price, to be honest. Since writing my last piece on Murray, the Arizona QB has still had no lower than 24 DraftKings points so far this season! This is mostly thanks to his vast rushing floor. As the sophomore quarterback has averaged 68 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown per game.
Arizona takes on Buffalo in a clash of the titans’ matchup in Week Ten. The game is one of the highest totals on the slate which is typically an indicator of high DK points totals, and as we mentioned, Murray is matchup-proof at this point.
By playing Murray, we are demanding of a vintage performance from Kyler in this matchup to warrant the play. Play the QB with confidence this week.
Deshaun Watson ($6,900)
If you do not fancy paying up for the highest QB on the slate, then Watson provides a nice mini-discount whose in a great matchup.
Houston travels to Cleveland in Week Ten, a team who give up 22.7 DK points per game to opposing QBs. This ranks top ten in the league. Plus Houston provides some attractive stacking options which can be exploited that we will get onto later on.
Watson, the last four games has been returning three-four times his price value, which is what we ultimately aim for value-wise with our QB plays. I would side with this trend continuing in Week Ten.
Honourable mentions: Drew Lock ($5,500) and Derek Carr ($5,400) – Two QBs who have a decent chance of returning 3.5-4 times their value this week.
Aaron Jones ($7,100)
On a supposed ‘limited’ workload, Jones still managed to get twenty touches in the win over San Fransisco, five of those coming through the air.
Jones has had over a week to rest up and fully recover from his injury issues. Now facing a Jacksonville defense giving up 28.7 DK points per game to the running back position- the fifth most in the league.
If you are looking to play Murray at QB, then Jones provides an excellent way to get involved in this game against a decent matchup.
The obvious ones: Mike Davis ($4,000) and Duke Johnson ($5,000) – Thanks to injuries, both set for large workloads in Week Ten. Both are almost immediate plays in cash lineups as allows for expensive plays elsewhere. Hard to argue with either.
Cooper Kupp ($6,900) and Robert Woods ($6,600)
Choosing between the two Los Angeles receivers was a dilemma, so I thought why not tip up both!
The WR1 of opposing teams going up against Seattle’s defense tend to excel in this matchup. The real question is who is Goff’s No.1 target out of these two? Kupp saw the huge 22 game against Miami last time out but enters this week banged up. Woods, on the other hand, has always seen a steady target share from Goff and could see more of a target share with Kupp’s status as of now.
Either way, both receivers will be going up against a Seattle defense who give up a per game average of 63.4 DK points to the wide receiver position. Which, at this point of the season, is a stat I feel I write weekly at this point.
I am leaning Woods out of the two as of writing this, but I would not be shocked to see both return excellent value for their cost.
Brandin Cooks ($5,600)
Cooks has won me over again. I was struggling to play him after his goose egg in Week Four. But I played him last week, and he won back my trust, going for 17.3 DK points.
Since Houston fired O’Brien as head coach and general manager, Cooks has been a significant part of their offense. The last four games have seen Cooks average 21.3 DK points and see at least nine targets in each of these games.
With Cleveland ranking 27th in DK points allowed to wide receivers (45.7 points per game), Cooks again is a great spot to do well in your lineups.
Cole Beasley ($4,700)
The Beasley play very much plays along the lines of my Gesicki one last week- but hopefully to more success this time around. Beasley is more of a traditional slot receiver than most, seeing 86.5% of his snaps from that area of the field.
The middle of the field has been a real weak point for Arizona this season. Allowing plenty of big games this season to receivers like Tyler Lockett (15-200-3) and Crowder (8-116-1) for example.
After a few down weeks, I like Beasley to bounce back here in a decent spot for him in an expected shootout.
Evan Engram ($4,500)
In a dart throw of a position the last few weeks, Engram has proven to be the guy to play each week, providing consistent value at his price.
The New York tight end the last three games has seen 29 targets, resulting in 16 receptions and a per-game DK average of 12.9 points. With Golden Tate on the naughty step, this target share for Engram should maintain if not increase as the weeks go on.
Engram faces a Philidelphia defense who give the fourth-most DK points per game to the tight end position.
All of the above makes Engram a lovely play in a difficult position to project on the whole.
If you are in favour of paying up for more expensive defenses, then Philidelphia could be your best option.
The two games before Philidelphia’s bye week, their defense scored 29 DK points and now have the second-highest sack rate % in the league, only topped by Pittsburgh. One of those performances was against New York, the same team they are facing in Week Ten.
Daniel Jones, New York’s QB is a turnover machine this season, throwing nine interceptions and seven fumbles this season. This is not even accounting all the sacks as well, at 28.
This defense at this price point is great value if you ask me and will be all over my lineups this week.
Los Angeles ($2,200)
It should be no surprise to you that I am targetting the turnover-prone Seattle offense and tipping up the Los Angeles defense.
Buffalo’s defense, through five sacks and two force fumbles, found ways to disrupt Wilson in Week Nine. With Los Angeles’ superior pass rush, I would expect similar results sack wise, and of course, the hope is that the fumbles occur also.
At this price, I will take the chance that Los Angeles is the budget defense to play this week.
NFL 2020: DraftKings Week 10 Selections – My lineup as it stands
QB1: Kyler Murray
RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: Duke Johnson
WR1: Robert Woods
WR2: Brandin Cooks
WR3: Cole Beasley
TE: Evan Engram
FLEX: Mike Davis
So, there are our DraftKings selections for Week 10 of the NFL 2020 season! Who have we missed out? You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. And remember, if you need some help for your season-long leagues you can find our rankings here.
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