As I was scouring the airwaves for my NFL DFS plays this week, I discovered there are a plethora of wide receivers I like in Week 10. I then discovered that all these guys are pretty cheap compared to what they can offer. So why not put them all in a list? Everyone loves a good list, right? So here are five guys to consider in Week 10, with FanDuel pricing as our guide. Let’s get it.
Josh Gordon, Patriots ($6,700)
As has been much discussed this week, Gordon draws the best matchup of Patriots receivers heading into a tilt against the Titans. While Julian Edelman must contend with Logan Ryan in the slot, Gordon gets the burnable Malcolm Butler in a much more favorable matchup. According to PFF, Butler has allowed a league-high seven touchdowns in coverage (the most of any corner in the NFL). Some might tell you to fade the chalk, but I am jamming Gordon into plenty of lineups against the undisciplined Butler. If you get embarrassed by Allen Hurns and Dak Prescott, Josh Gordon and Tom Brady are going to flame you. Furthermore, Gordon logged 10 targets last week and has been removed from the injury report—so it’s all systems go for this duo. If you must pivot off the mega-chalk, consider the next guy on the list...
Cooper Kupp, Rams ($6,500)
Kupp roasted the Seahawks in Week 5 (6-90-1) and came back strong last week from his knee injury (5-89-1). This Rams/Seahawks affair doesn’t even low-key look like a shootout—it just plain looks like a shootout. Roster all three Rams receivers in my opinion, but especially Kupp on FanDuel. He still ranks second on the team in red zone looks (only two behind Gurley) despite missing a pair of games this year. I think his return also helps Brandin Cooks, as other teams can’t just focus on taking the speedster away. But Kupp is the cheapest of the three elite Rams receivers this week and a full $1,200 less than Cooks. Give me all that scoring upside, please.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals ($5,800)
The insertion of Byron Leftwich as offensive coordinator paid immediate dividends for future Hall-of-Famer Fitzgerald. Fitzy (8-102-1) had a whopping 12 targets against San Francisco in his last tilt, twice that of the next-closest Cardinal (Christian Kirk had six). Fitzgerald also had three red zone looks in that game and converted one of them. His price is laughable on FanDuel, as he is only $200 more than the next guy on this list…
John Ross, Bengals ($5,600)
A.J. Green is out and the Saints allow the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Tyler Boyd is going to be chalky, but Ross was practicing in full as far back as Wednesday and he should draw plenty of looks against a beatable defense. While Boyd gets to see if he can handle the defensive attention due that of a team’s No. 1 receiver, Ross should have plenty of opportunities to exploit a beatable pass defense.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers ($5,400)
You should not be paying up for wide receivers this week. Just find the right mix of cheap guys. “MVS” is everyone’s favorite sleeper heading into Week 10, and for good reason. Geronimo Allison is on the shelf (groin) and Randall Cobb (hamstring) was “downgraded to limited” in Thursday’s practice. Whether Cobb is full-go or not, MVS is still going to be too tall (6-4) and too fast (4.37 dash) to contend with. For this price, you can’t pass him up. The Dolphins had a reprieve against the anemic Jets offense in Week 9, but in Week 8 they got roasted by speed-maven Will Fuller V (5-124-1). Taylor Gabriel (5-110) in Week 6 is another good example. I think it is Valdes-Scantling’s turn.