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7 Players to Consider in FanDuel Cash Games Week 10

Fanduel Cash Game Tips: Week 10

We made it to double-digit weeks and if you are like me, I am wanting to retry week 9 again. My player selections in the article last week had some hits and some misses, however, my seasonal lineups were basically all misses. No matter the struggle, I am back at the grind and looking to hit it big in week 10. We are back to only 4 teams on bye, the Ravens, Broncos, Texans, and Vikings. There are also several teams of value that are unavailable to the main slate. Those teams are the Steelers, Panthers, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and 49ers. With some heavy hitters unavailable to the main slate, I will give some solid options this week to fill in for those heavy hitters. Here are 7 players to consider in FanDuel cash games for week 10.

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Quarterback

Philip Rivers

$8,200 at Raiders

There is only one quarterback this year with 2 or more touchdown passes in every game in 2018. That player is Philip Rivers. 2018 has been one of the best seasons that Rivers has ever had. He has been consistent throughout this season and plays a Raiders defense that is allowing the 5th most points to quarterbacks over the last 4 weeks. There is some concern that the Charges could blow out the Raiders which could lead to fewer pass attempts for Rivers. I am also concerned with this, but if it turns into a blowout, I expect Rivers to get his numbers while that is happening.

Drew Brees

$8,400 at Bengals

Drew Brees, coming off a dominant performance against the Rams, now gets the Bengals. The Bengals have allowed the most quarterback points over the last 4 weeks. The Bengals have allowed 399 pass yards per game in their last 3 games while also allowing 8 touchdown passes during that span. The Saints offense is much more dominant when Sean Payton dials up the passing game. In the 4 games that Brees has 35 or more pass attempts, he is averaging 356 yards and 3 touchdowns. With the Saints defense struggling and the Bengals showing an ability to put points on the board, Brees should have to pass often in this matchup.

 

 

Runningback

David Johnson

$6,900 at Chiefs

I am nervous even typing his name into this article. However, I have faith in Byron Leftwich utilizing the bye to his advantage to change the gameplan to get more touches in different ways for David Johnson. Johnson is the cheapest I have seen him in a while. The best way to attack this high octane Chiefs offense is to play keep away and ball control on offense. The way to do that is by running the ball and the Chiefs have struggled against opposing backfields over the last 4 weeks. They have allowed the 3rd most points to running back in that same time frame. Consider all of this, plus the fact that Johnson is dominating red zone touches. He has 53.66% of the Cardinals touches inside the 20-yard line. Johnson is in a good spot and comes at a price worth taking the chance on.

Melvin Gordon III

$8,900 at Raiders

Here is your blow out insurance. If the Chargers get up big early, Melvin Gordon should see increased touches. Gordon has been one of the best backs all season long. Even if this is a close game, Gordon will see plenty of touches as he has become the focal point of the offense. Gordon has gone over 100 total yards in all 4 of his most recent game while also scoring at least one touchdown in each game. He is receiving 40% of the red zone touches and has scored 9 times this season from inside the 20. This is in addition to the Raiders defense being the 4th worst against running backs since week 6. Gordon received 23 touches for 110 yards and a score in the first meeting with the Raiders. Since then, the Raiders have only gotten worse and a bigger game from Gordon should be expected.

Wide Reciever

Michael Thomas

$8,600 at Bengals

To expect another 200-yard performance from Michael Thomas would be silly. To expect another dominant performance with a touchdown would not be out of the question. The Bengals are allowing the 3rd most points to wide receiver over the last 4 weeks. Thomas has been incredibly efficient when targeted this season. He should see William Jackson in coverage for most of the game. Jackson has been solid at times but far from spectacular. The Bengals as a unit are allowing the 3rd most points to receivers since week 6. Brees and Thomas should connect with ease throughout this game making for another game of excellence.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

$5,400 vs Packers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling has run most of his routes from the slot this season, however, with Geronimo Allison now on IR and Randall Cobb back playing in the slot, Valdes-Scantling should slide out to play opposite of Davante Adams. With Adams drawing coverage from Xavien Howard, MVS should see Bobby McCain most of the game. Valdes-Scantling has caught a touchdown or gone over 100 yards in the last 4 games. Randall Cobb should draw coverage from Minkah Fitzpatrick, who has been excellent, in the slot. This sets up Valdes-Scantling to receive more targets in a very exploitable matchup.

Tight End

Jared Cook

$5,500 vs Chargers

I will be one of the first people to admit that I was underwhelmed by the production from Jared Cook in week 9. I think he will bounce back in a week 10 matchup with the Chargers. He is the best receiving option on the roster for the Raiders and fits into what Derek Carr wants to do. Cook has had a roller coaster season in 2018, but with Amari Cooper now out of the picture, Cook should see an increase in opportunity. The Raiders should be down by so much in this game that they should have to throw the ball often. The Chargers have also been the 6th worst team in defending the tight end position. At the price point, Cook gives you several other, more expensive, options to fill out your lineup.

Here’s to a better week for me in week 10 and a cashing week for you in week 10. Good luck and let me know what you think of my players to consider.

 

 

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Derek Wiley

Derek Wiley

Father to a daughter and son as well as a husband to a wife. I have a healthy obsession with football and not so healthy obsession with ice cream. I have been following the NFL closely for over a decade all while working full-time jobs, primarily as a police officer.

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