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NFL DFS Bargain Bin Quick Hits for Week 10 Fantasy Football

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NFL DFS Bargain Bin- Week 10 (Sun.-Mon.)

Welcome to the Week 10 edition of the NFL DFS Bargain Bin, where the goal is to provide a general overview of the ledger and touch on where there may be some mis-priced players across Yahoo, FanDuel, DraftKings and FantasyDraft in favorable Fantasy Football match-ups.

Before we go NFL DFS Bargain Bin hunting, a few particulars about format and content:

  • The nature of the beast with value plays is at least a modest amount (and sometimes substantially more) of risk. After all, these players are usually priced where they are for a reason. Therefore, the Bargain Bin may prove to be a bit more of a rollercoaster ride on some slates than your typical “tout” article!
  • Naturally, that doesn’t mean there isn’t upside to be had. All of these selections are therefore suitable for GPPs (and usually avoidable for cash games), and they can often help you accommodate multiple higher-priced studs into your lineup.
  • Typically, I’ll suggest players that are value-priced across all four major DFS sites (Yahoo, FanDuel, DraftKings and FantasyDraft).  However, there are certainly occasions where one or more site prices a player significantly lower than others. Whenever possible, I’ll typically at least note those players as a “XYZ site(s) special”.
  • In this DFS MLB Bargain Bin Quick Hits version, I’ll suggest players that are typically value-priced across all four major DFS sites (Yahoo, FanDuel, DraftKings and FantasyDraft). Naturally, check final pricing before making your lineup decisions, as I am not listing salaries in this edition.
  • This is not a position-by-position breakdown, but rather, I’m just identifying games where I think there’s value players in potentially favorable fantasy spots.
  • These players are but a sampling of who I feel are some of the best values at each position that week. However, with so many skills players in the NFL, there are certainly others worth considering, especially as late-breaking injury news comes out Sunday morning. Therefore, feel free to utilize this piece as a good guide for where some of the most prominent value lies, but not as an exhaustive list.
  • The goal is to recommend truly affordable players, as opposed to, say, a player priced just $300-$400 away from the highest-priced option at his position. I don’t have set-in-stone price limits in mind for each site, but I do consider legitimate affordability a very important criteria.

With those housekeeping items out-of-the-way, I’ll give you my thoughts on where there may be some value spots to exploit on the Week 10 slates!

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NFL DFS Bargain Bin Quick Hits- Week 10 (Sun.-Mon.)

The Cardinals figure to be throwing often against the Chiefs, and although Josh Rosen isn’t a very trustworthy fantasy quarterback at this early stage of his career, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and Ricky Seals-Jones could conceivably deliver some value through sheer volume as far as cheap Arizona plays go.

The Chiefs are expected to be without Sammy Watkins (foot) on Sunday, so Chris Conley, who’s enjoyed decent red-zone usage in the past, becomes an interesting punt play in a game KC is projected to score over four touchdowns in.

The Bills and Jets are slated for the lowest-scoring game of the day, but with Josh McCown under center for Gang Green, the viability of pass catchers Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse bumps up at least a notch. Rookie Chris Herndon has also had quite the nose for the end zone recently and is certainly a viable dart throw at a thin tight end position this week.

The Jaguars defense hasn’t quite been as sharp as last season, so they’re no longer a stay-away unit, especially with cornerback A.J. Bouye out of action Sunday. As such, a Chester Rogers or Jack Doyle flyer as far as cheap Colts are concerned isn’t out of the question, as Indy should still trend a bit more towards the pass.

The Patriots’ Sony Michel returns to action Sunday, and with what is typically a monopoly on goal-line carries in a game where New England’s projected total is over 26, he could be an interesting lower-owned play in tournaments coming off a two-game absence due to injury.

On the other side, Dion Lewis remains priced too cheap for the Titans for a back with as much of a workload as he sees through both the ground and air. Receiver Corey Davis and tight end Jonnu Smith are also worthy of consideration in tournaments, given that the Titans could be without both Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor in Week 10 due to injury.

Despite the Redskins’ slew of injuries, their game against the Buccaneers is still projected to be close. Therefore Alex Smith, Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, and even the Brian Quick/Michael Floyd duo are in play against the vulnerable Bucs secondary for large-field tournaments, considering both Chris Thompson and Jamison Crowder remain out. Vernon Davis is another consideration if you’re paying down at the unpredictable tight end spot this week.

Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and David Njoku all remain reasonably priced and are in play for the Browns against a Falcons team that can be exploited through both the ground and air.

On the other side, Tevin Coleman also sports an affordable price tag versus a Browns unit that’s been vulnerable to the run all season and that’s missing linebacker Christian Kirksey. For large-field tournaments, Ito Smith is still receiving a fair share of red-zone work and is always worth a shot if you need to pay way down at running back.

Trey Burton remains very reasonably priced for the Bears in a game where he’ll face some slow-footed linebackers on the Lions down the seam.

The Bengals’ Giovani Bernard is expected to make his return Sunday against the Saints in a game Cincy could well be trailing in, making him an intriguing and almost certainly low-owned tournament play on full-PPR sites. Speedster John Ross and tight end C.J. Uzomah could both benefit from the absence of A.J. Green (toe) as well.

 

NFL DFS Bargain Bin Quick Hits (cont.)- Week 10 (Sun.-Mon.)

The Saints’ Ben Watson is a consideration versus a Bengals team that’s been burned by the tight end position consistently. New Orleans is also back to square one on the receiving front in the wake of Dez Bryant‘s Achilles tear, making it more likely Drew Brees once again feeds Watson a handful of targets downfield.

With the Chargers quite possibly jumping out to a big lead on the Raiders, Austin Ekeler is certainly a viable option, especially considering Oakland looks increasingly disinterested on defense these days and lacks speed on the unit overall. Tyrell Williams has been ultra-efficient with his targets recently and is certainly in play against the Raiders’ burnable secondary as well.

Derek Carr is one Raider who’s guaranteed to give his all regardless of the team’s record, so he’s out there as a desperation-type tournament play if you need some savings. Impossible to know which of his pass catchers he’ll target, so playing him without any of them except perhaps Jared Cook is viable. With Los Angeles quite possibly holding a big second-half advantage in this one, pass-catching back Jalen Richard can also be considered.

No clear value stands out on the Dolphins in a game they could well get blown out in, but both Aaron Jones and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are intriguing value options on the Packers, with the latter potentially even bumping up to No. 2 receiver if Randall Cobb (hamstring) sits out.

The Seahawks’ Mike Davis is especially in play for run-heavy Seattle if Chris Carson (hip) is forced to miss, with Rashaad Penny as more of a longer-shot tournament play.

The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper make for an interesting QB/WR combo stack if you’re playing full-day or primetime slates Sunday, considering the Eagles are once again missing multiple players in the secondary.

On the Philly side, difficult to know who’ll get the lion’s share of carries week-to-week, but Josh Adams showed some promise two weeks ago in London and could be rising to the top of the pecking order. He’s a consideration against a Cowboys run defense that will be missing Sean Lee (hamstring) and defensive lineman David Irving (ankle) at minimum.

The 49ers are replete with potential value options versus the lackluster Giants on Monday night, starting with one-week rookie sensation Nick Mullens. The pass catchers for San Francisco are in play as well, considering their all value-priced and the Niners will also be without Pierre Garcon (knee). Running back Matt Breida remains reasonably priced across the industry as well and also deserves consideration.

On the Giants, their most appealing pieces are naturally expensive, but Evan Engram is one high-upside play to keep in mind for tournaments that could get downfield on the Niners defense.

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