Easy Money: Week 10 DFS Advice
Yikes, last week was a rough one. Joe Flacco flopped, Isaiah Crowell couldn’t crack fifty yards, and D.J. Moore gathered only one reception. This week should be much different. The salary cap expenditure from this group will be a bit higher, but their improved performances should more than make up for it. Even with the inflated prices, these four players will take up less than half of your 55,000, giving you the freedom to add a few more big names to your Fanball lineup.
Best Value, QB: Philip Rivers @ Oakland Raiders – $6,800 – 12% of Cap
Talk about amazingly consistent, Philip Rivers has thrown for at least two touchdowns and 225 yards in all but one matchup this season. Just as important, Rivers has never had a game with multiple interceptions thrown. Both hot streaks are extremely likely to continue against a porous Raiders defense. Oakland is in the bottom five of passing touchdowns surrendered, and bottom ten of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. In their last three contests, they’ve allowed three passing touchdowns in each of them, and have only forced one interception. These two met in week five, and as expected, Rivers shredded this defense, gathering 339 yards and a pair of scores.
Best Value, RB: Tevin Coleman @ Cleveland Browns – $6,700 – 12% of Cap
Tevin Coleman has an opportunity to put up berserk numbers in this matchup. Cleveland has been terrible against backfields all season long, giving up the third-most rushing touchdowns, sixth-most rushing yards, and third-most fantasy points to running backs. Four running backs have already rushed for over 130 yards against them, and five backs have gone for at least two touchdowns. Over their last four games, the Browns have allowed an average of 128 rushing yards, and 2.0 touchdowns to opposing backfields. Tevin Coleman is coming off of his best performance of the year, totaling 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Best Value, WR: Tyrell Williams @ Oakland Raiders – $4,800 – 9% of Cap
Tyrell Williams has been among the hottest players in the NFL. Even with his 23-yard performance in Seattle, his three-game average of 86 yards and 1.3 touchdowns is enough for him to a must-start until further notice. Williams is still yet to catch five passes in a game, which severely limits his floor, but his upside, as we have seen, can pay off big time. Oakland is in the bottom half of yardage, and bottom ten of touchdowns allowed to wide receivers. Surprisingly, no receiver has been able to reach 100 yards against the Raiders, but over the past three games, the touchdowns have really been pouring in for wideouts, at 1.7 per game. In their matchup earlier this season, Williams had a solid 66 yards receiving but was unable to find the end zone.
Best Value, TE: Greg Olsen @ Pittsburgh Steelers – $6,000 – 11% of Cap
I’ve got high expectations for a lot of players on Thursday Night, and Greg Olsen is right at the top of the list. Olsen now has three straight games with a trip to the end zone, and over his last two games, he’s averaged 5.0 receptions and 66 yards. Pittsburgh is very friendly to opposing tight ends. They allow the second most receptions to tight ends at just under seven per game, and in terms of yardage, touchdowns, and fantasy points surrendered, they rank in the bottom ten of each of them. Already against the Steelers, six tight ends have reached the fifty-yard marker, and five tight ends have caught at least five passes. At home this season, Pittsburgh is allowing an average of 82 yards and .8 touchdowns to the tight end position.
Bradley Ylitalo (@BradleyYlitalo) is a freelance contributor for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.