It feels like the season just started, but Thanksgiving is already just around the corner! As cool as it may be outside, the action on FanDuel is as hot as ever (sorry, couldn’t resist). Check out one of my favorite GPP lineups for the Week 10 main slate.
Tom Brady $8,300 – Seattle @ New England (-7.5), +/- 49
The Pats are the best team in the league, and Tom is playing with his hair on fire every week. Seattle’s defense hasn’t looked quite as dominant as it has in the recent past, that speaks more to the high bar they’ve set for themselves than it is a comment meant to disparage their play this year. Despite Brady facing a good team, I think he ends up with at least 35 passing attempts, more than enough to pay off his hefty price tag.
Jordan Howard $6,900 – Chicago (-2.5) @ Tampa Bay, +/- 45.5
Howard is a low-price option that will see a feature back workload. He’s solidified his spot atop the running back depth chart with his 200-yards-from-scrimmage outing against the Vikings 2 weeks ago. This week, the Bears will be coming off their bye and facing a Bucs squad that’s been ailing on both sides of the ball. This is a must-start situation.
Rob Kelley $5,300 – Minnesota @ Washington (-2.5), +/- 41.5
Kelley, too, is coming off a bye after securing his seat at the head of the running back table. The Vikings defense has been exposed the last few weeks, and I think that continues when they face a Washington offense that is coming on of late.
Mike Evans $8,500 - Chicago (-2.5) @ Tampa Bay, +/- 45.5
As bad as the Bucs have been, Evans has been a pretty consistent play. We know Jameis is going to target Evans heavily, and Chicago’s secondary has been extremely generous this year. We might not get as good of a highlight as we did when Evans played the Falcons in prime time, but I think his score-line will be a little better against Chicago.
Tyreek Hill $4,700 – Kansas City @ Carolina (-3), +/- 44.5
This is a bit of a continuation bet for me, having disappointingly rostered Hill in a lot of lineups last week. Hill showed his speed was impressive at the NFL level (no small feat), and if any coach in the league can draw up plays to put his guys in favorable situations its Andy Reid. I’m blindly chalking up last week’s lack-luster effort to the Spencer Ware and Alex Smith absences, and I’m running out Hill again this week.
Antonio Brown 8,600 – Dallas @ Pittsburgh (-2.5), +/- 50
I feel a little under-exposed to the highest over/under games this week (the Falcons V Eagles game has a 50 point over under as well), but getting AB here is a must if you can spare the salary. Even in a down week for the Steelers offense, Brown still managed 85 yards and touchdown. I expect a bounce-back from Ben and company even in a tough matchup against the clock killing Cowboys.
Rob Gronkowski $8,000 - Seattle @ New England (-7.5), +/- 49
Stacking Tom and Gronk, because…
Matt Bryant $5,100 – Atlanta (-1.5) @ Philadelphia, +/- 50
I ended up with some spare salary so I splurged on kicker. Bryant is giving his owners consistent production with this revitalized Falcons scoring machine.
Patriots $4,500 - Seattle @ New England (-7.5), +/- 49
Seattle is giving up the most sacks per game this year, and the Pats are notorious for making things uncomfortable on an opposing offense. Even though New England hasn’t been a top sack producer so far this year, I think they get home a few times against Wilson and the ‘Hawks.