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FanDuel DFS Football Tournament Plays for Week 10

Armando Marsal goes over some tournament plays to consider in Week 10.

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Stud: Aaron Rodgers $9,200 vs. DET

The Lions are surrendering 269.6 passing yards per game and have yielded 14 passing touchdowns. Rodgers is an exceptional quarterback anywhere he plays, but plays even better in Lambeau Field. Last season he didn’t throw a single interception in Lambeau. He’s averaging 269.5 yards per game and has thrown 11 touchdowns and two interception in four home games this season. He has played well against the Lions in his career, averaging 245.6 passing yards per game, while throwing 22 touchdowns and five interceptions in 12 games. The Packers’ implied point total this week is 29.5 points. They have lost back-to-back games on the road, so I’m expecting them to come out with tons of energy and hungry to win. In the $1 Dive on Thursday, Rodgers ownership percentage was just 8.90 percent. He has the potential to be this week’s highest scoring quarterback and could be fewer than 10 percent owned. This is a great time to pay up to be contrarian.

Other Studs: Tom Brady $9,100, Drew Brees $8,600, and Cam Newton, $8,200

Value: Kirk Cousins $6,500 vs. NO

If you look at Cousins’ stat line for last week, it’s not impressive. However, if you watched the game, his play did not match his bottom line as the Redskins receivers dropped a good amount of passes. This week the Redskins take on the Saints who have been abysmal against the pass. The Saints surrender 306.3 passing yards per game and have surrendered 24 passing touchdowns. In the last three games, opposing quarterbacks have topped 330 passing yards in each game and have combined for 13 touchdowns. Cousins has topped 300+ passing yards twice this season and has only one multiple touchdowns game, but if he’s going to hit his ceiling in a game, it would be this one. This game has the second highest over/under of the week at 50 points and the Redskins have an implied point total of 24.5. This is a great spot for Cousins and it only costs 11 percent of your salary.

Other Values: Matthew Stafford $6,900

Running Backs

Stud: DeMarco Murray $7,700 vs. MIA

With all the major injuries to running backs this season and considering that one of the league’s leading rusher is on bye this week, it’s slim pickings at running back. That being said, while Murray isn’t a "stud," he certainly has the potential to be this week’s top performer at his position. As a Miami Dolphins fan I’m well aware of how poor they are against the run. They’re surrendering 120.63 rushing yards per game, a 4.53 YPC and have allowed seven rushing touchdowns. Murray started off the season slow, but has picked it up in recent games. He has topped 20 fantasy points in three of his last four games. He’s averaging 119.25 total yards per game, has scored three touchdowns, and has caught 18 passes in the last four games. His ownership percentage in the $1 Dive on Thursday was 9.3 percent which was the 10th highest running back.

Other Studs: Todd Gurley $9,200 and Adrian Peterson $8,600

Value: Mark Ingram $7,500 at WAS

This matchup doesn’t appear to be favorable, but if you look closely this is a great spot for Ingram. The Redskins have struggled immensely against the run in their last four games. In that span, they’ve surrender over 150 rushing yards per game and three rushing touchdowns. Ingram had four red zone rush attempts last week, two of those were within five yards, but he was unable to convert them. This week he faces a much more vulnerable run defense, so if he receives 80 percent of the red zone carries once again, he should be able to get in the end zone at least once. He should continue to see 25+ touches this week, which will create plenty of opportunity. This game has a 50 point over/under and the Saints are favored. That’s a good sign for Ingram.

Other values: Darren McFadden $7,000 and James Starks $6,000

Wide Receivers

Stud: Demaryius Thomas $7,900 vs. KC

Thomas’ mom will watch him play football for the first time on Sunday. She was in prison since he was 12 years old and has never seen him play. I’m taking this narrative and running with it. Thomas has topped 100 receiving yards in two of the last three games. He’s averaging 11.6 targets per game and has caught 61 passes for 745 yards, but just one touchdown. He’s an elite receiver and the only thing that he’s lacking this season is touchdowns. However, the red zone targets have been there for him as he has received 20 percent of Peyton Manning’s pass attempts in the red zone. Thomas has converted just 10 percent of his red zone targets for touchdowns, but in the second half of the season that number should increase. It can start as early as this week as the Chiefs have surrendered 13 touchdowns to opposing receivers. The Chiefs are also surrendering 15.3 receptions per game and 215.3 receiving yards per game to receivers. This is setting up to be quite the story line and I’m on board.  

Other Studs: DeAndre Hopkins $8,900, Odell Beckham $8,800, A.J. Green $8,300, Julian Edelman $8,000, and Calvin Johnson $8,000

Value: Allen Robinson $7,500 at BAL

After his performance against the Jets defense last week, it’s tough to not consider Allen Robinson every week moving forward so long as the price is reasonable. To be honest, he’s the chalk play at receiver this week and to win tournaments chalk is needed. Robinson has 15 fantasy points in four straight games and has scored four touchdowns in that span. He has caught six or more passes and topped 70 yards in each of the last four games. He is averaging 10 receptions per game and has 11 or more targets in four games. This week he has a favorable matchup as he takes on the Ravens who have allowed the most receiving touchdowns to opposing receivers (14). They’re surrendering 207.9 receiving yards and 14.6 receptions per game, while yielding 14.2 yards per reception. He’s a high volume receiver that is very efficient in a plus matchup, there’s not much to dislike here.

Other Values: Randall Cobb $7,700, Stefon Diggs $6,600, Jordan Matthews $6,600, Willie Snead $6,500, DeSean Jackson $6,000, and Davante Adams $5,800

Tight Ends

Stud: Rob Gronkowski $8,000 at NYG

It’s only a matter of time before Gronk has a Gronk game. He’s $500 cheaper than he was last week and has a much better matchup. The Giants are allowing 76 yards per game and have surrendered five touchdowns to opposing tight ends. Keep in mind, they held Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ tight ends to zero catches last week, which helps their season average. This game has a 54 point over/under and the Patriots have an implied point total of 30.75, which means that they’re projected to score four touchdowns. Coming off his worst game of the season, Gronk will likely be looking for a big performance. He offers multiple touchdown upside on any given week and is in one of the best possible spots accomplish.

Other studs: Greg Olsen $6,300 and Gary Barnidge $6,100

Value: Jordan Reed $5,800 vs. NO

Reed averages the second most targets per game amongst tight ends (9). He’s been targeted fewer than seven times in a game just once this season. The Saints are yielding six receptions and 80.6 yards per game to opposing tight ends, while allowing seven touchdowns. Vegas has this game at a 50 point over/under and the Redskins have an implied point total of 24.5. Essentially, a shootout is expected. Last week, the Saints surrendered over 150 yards and three touchdowns to the Titans tight ends. Reed should have a field day against this defense and he costs less than 10 percent of your salary. He’s underpriced in a great matchup so take advantage of that.

Other values: Travis Kelce $5,800 and Richard Rodgers $5,400