Top FanDuel Week 10 NFL DFS Contrarian Picks
Jake Ciely @allinkid of RotoExperts.com deals up his top FanDuel NFL DFS picks for Week 10.
Week 10 Blind Spot Players
In case you're new to this, the Fantasy Blind Spot refers to players that you want to target in tournaments, such as the Millionaire Maker, etc… contrarian players if you will. They usually have one of the following characteristics:
1) have been performing well but haven't had a breakout game or big enough numbers to get Fantasy players talking, and/or
2) are in a price range of other more popular option, and/or
3) have frustrated with disappointing performances but have a great matchup to finally break through
FanDuel Week 10 Sleepers
Ben Roethlisberger $7700 – You know the potential of Roethlisberger with his four, five and six-touchdown games, but you also know the inherent risk of a performance such as last week. Big Ben definitely wasn't 100 percent, and his numbers are quite poor both in games after an injury and ones in Baltimore. The Cowboys secondary was already weak and lost more pieces of late, and with Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates (good play too) and Eli Rogers all 100 percent, this could be one of those monster weeks for Roethlisberger.
David Johnson $9400 – No, Johnson isn’t in a blind spot or a sleeper at all. I just want to point out that you should do everything you can to fit him into your lineup against the 49ers!
Matt Asiata $5800 – Overall, I suggest paying up at running back this week. Trying to mine for value leaves you picking from options such as Asiata. Bleh. In Asiata's defense, as with Big Ben, he has multi-score potential, and the Redskins have given up 10 rushing touchdowns in eight games (none receiving to running backs). Asiata finding the end zone twice would make him a huge value, especially with a basement level ownership percentage.
Alshon Jeffery $7,200 – This pricing is adjusting slowly to Jay Cutler's return and Jeffery bouncing back. Otherwise, given the talent and the Bears matchup, Jeffery should be in the $8,000 range. Jeffery managed 14.3 points on 63 yards and a touchdown last week, and that was against the Vikings. The Buccaneers allow the third most FPPG to receivers with 12 touchdowns in eight games. In fact, the last two games have seen Amari Cooper go for 12/173/1, Michael Crabtree 8/108/0 and Julio Jones 8/111/1.
John Brown $6200 – There is a hesitancy when it comes to rostering Cardinals receivers, and it's understandable. It's often tough to predict which one (or two) of the three will have a big game, but as with David Johnson, we're talking about the 49ers here. Brandin Cooks "only" posting 66 yards was a bit of a disappointment when you see Michael Thomas' day and after Mike Evans and Russell Shepard both scored right before the 49ers bye, as did Robert Woods and Justin Hunter in Week 6. This matchup is promising enough for Larry Fitzgerald and Brown to both post good games, and John Brown did have a mini run of 16 receptions and 214 yards in Weeks 3-4 earlier this year.
Tyrell Williams $5900 – If you look at Williams' last five games (20.2, 4.3, 17.5, 0.9, 15.5) you might think, "Well, he's inconsistent, and hey, he's in line for a down week." That's until you realize that the two down games were against the Broncos. The Dolphins allow the eighth most FPPG to receivers and have given up at least one receiver touchdown in every game except one this year, and that one game just happened to be when Terrelle Pryor put up 144 yards on them.
Zach Ertz $4600 – This is another matchup play, and it's actually a good opportunity for Ertz to score for the first time this year. The Falcons started the year allowing a tight end touchdown in four straight games before keeping the Broncos, Jimmy Graham (still had 89 yards) and Chargers out of the end zone. The Bucs likely started a new streak, as Cameron Brate had 43 yards and a touchdown last week. A simple game like that would give Ertz close to 3x value.
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