EHafner's Lineup Walkthrough: NFL Week 10

Column Description: Each week EHafner will be breaking down the players he used for his actual lineup (for NFL Thursdays). In addition he’ll be breaking down other picks he considered using that week. This will allow you to follow along with his picks as Sunday’s games unfold, and get in the mind of one of Daily Fantasy’s best! He’ll be rotating the site and game-type each week in his column in order to cover both Head-to-Heads and GPPs across all of the major sites! Here are EHafner’s picks for this week on FanDuel Head-to-Heads, let him know you’re rooting along with him in the comments below!

Starting QB


Philip Rivers – The Chiefs fan in me is ashamed I have so much Phil Rivers this week, but I couldn’t resist. At home and catching up with Peyton puts him in a great spot. I’m pairing Rivers with a bunch of his targets this week.

Other QB play

Seneca Wallace – I haven’t been shy about taking cheap QB’s on FanDuel. I think Wallace should easily cover his 5k salary this week. He’s got nice weapons and the Eagles D is below average. I also believe the week of practice will serve him well.

Starting RBs

Adrian PetersonALL DAY! Take RBs against the Redskins all day. They rank near the bottom defending RBs.

Eddie Lacy – I hopped on the Lacy train about a month ago and haven’t looked back. He’s a lock for 20+ carries and a big chunk of the red zone work.

Other RB plays

Danny Woodhead – If Rivers stinks this week I’m in trouble, I have a lot of his targets throughout the industry. Woodhead is the Chargers pass-catcher out of the backfield and I’m speculating they’ll need to throw a lot.

Matt Forte – Forte’s been an absolute stud this year and players like him are the reason why I’m willing to gamble on a cheap QB. Forte’s matchup proof because he’ll always be involved in the offense due to his pass-catching ability. Getting Cutler back should be a plus as well.

Reggie Bush – All the stuff I said about Forte applies to Reggie as well. My amateur scouting report would say Bush is slightly better at receiving and Forte’s slightly better at running. Hopefully these two trade a couple touchdowns.

Starting WRs

Keenan Allen – When I made this pick I thought Champ Bailey would be coming back too early from his foot injury and he’d be getting burned, instead he’s out and now it’s the backup who gets the honors.
T.Y. Hilton – You know how Harry Douglas shot up when Julio went down? Hilton’s similar to that except Hilton has significantly more talent.

Eric Decker – Here’s my go-to guy on FanDuel. He’s the WR I’ve used the most this year. Most teams can’t handle 3+ viable pass-catchers but Denver is obviously special.

Other WR plays

Andre Johnson – I know there was fuss about Patrick Peterson but I didn’t buy it all the way. A lot of his hype comes from his playmaking ability in the return game and I don’t see him locking up an elite talent like Andre.

Pierre Garcon – The Redskins basically have two targets and I had a good amount of exposure to each. The Vikings have been one of the worst teams in football and Leslie Frazier seems like a good bet to get canned.

Starting TE

Jordan Reed – Only $900 over the minimum price for a guy drawing comparisons to Aaron Hernandez (on the field). Good stuff.

Other TE play

Antonio Gates – I basically shuffled Woodhead/Allen/Gates in my lineups and I never went with all 3 at once. If I remember correctly the only time I considered doing something like that was when Peyton was playing the Jags.

Starting K

Matt Prater – Denver’s offense is good

Other K play

Garrett Hartley – The Saints offense is also good

Starting DEF

Colts – Home game against a bad QB. Zac Stacy scares me a little bit because he’s pretty good, but RB’s aren’t worth much when you’re down by 14+.

Other DEF play

Titans – Don’t underestimate how bad the Jaguars are. Justin Blackmon gave them a glimmer of hope this year but now he’s in rehab. What’s Tim Tebow up to nowadays?

About the Author

  • Erik Hafner (ehafner)

  • Ehafner started playing Daily Fantasy Sports in October 2012 with small deposits on FanDuel and DraftStreet. With those deposits, he has quickly ascended to Top 5 Overall on RotoGrinders. EHafner is a 2013 DSBBC Finalist, the 2013 RG MLB Leaderboard Champion, and the 2013 RG NHL Leaderboard: Champion Before finding Daily Fantasy, he received a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Riverside. After college he took an unconventional path and became a professional poker player. He now plays both DFS and poker professionally.


  • itschavez

    Phillip Rivers really didn’t do a whole lot. I had him in one of my line ups and was left pretty dissatisfied with the overall stat line. This whole garbage time, catch up stats is starting to grow old, with me at least. I have been burned a few times with that strategy. 2 things I noticed today; As long as Eli has a productive running game, he will not throw it so having him in a line up is kind of useless until he shows otherwise, and despite Locker getting hurt, he really wasn’t getting it done prior to that. He and the Titans seem to play down to competition but will play a team like San Fran, really tough. I don’t trust anyone on that team anymore. I liked your Andre Johnson pick, I was with this pick from the jump. Keenum just finds him no matter what; something Houston has been lacking for some time now.

    …and Colston just scored. This guy is pissing me off. lol

  • cutley

    itschaves: “This whole garbage time, catch up stats is starting to grow old, with me at least”
    ….me too

  • jecarl2

    Im tired of my QBs getting hurt, 2 weeks in a row now. Chavez you are exactly right about the Titans.

  • ehafner

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    Yeah the Chargers came out and played ball control instead of letting Rivers fling it. I suppose they wanted to limit the amount of possessions in the game since they were up against a superior team. I took a small bad beat when Woodhead got stopped at the 1 for his 2nd TD catch, but all in all I can’t be happy with my Chargers plays this week.

  • Dearth_Slader

    This turned out to be one of those weeks where you best off ponying up the dough for Brees or P. Manning. I didn’t use Peyton in any of my lineups but I went heavy with Brees because sometimes you just can’t avoid an obvious matchup like “Home” Brees in a primetime game against a mediocre Cowboys pass D.

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