FanDuel NFL Expert Survey: Week 10

Want to know who Notorious is definitely paying up for in NFL DFS this week? Wondering which value play STLCardinals84 is eyeing most? You’re in luck. Our daily fantasy sports experts will answer a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup building decisions for this week’s main slate contests.

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Week 10 – Main Slate

Who is your favorite player for cash games?

Notorious: Melvin Gordon
STLCardinals84: Todd Gurley
MrTuttle: Melvin Gordon
meansy53: Melvin Gordon
Stevietpfl: Kareem Hunt
Davis Mattek: Melvin Gordon

Who is your favorite player for tournaments?

Notorious: Julio Jones
STLCardinals84: Tyler Boyd
MrTuttle: Julio Jones
meansy53: Alvin Kamara
Stevietpfl: Duke Johnson
Davis Mattek: Alvin Kamara

Who is your favorite salary saver on the board?

Notorious: Dion Lewis
STLCardinals84: Marcus Mariota
MrTuttle: Dion Lewis
meansy53: Dion Lewis
Stevietpfl: Maurice Harris
Davis Mattek: Corey Davis

Which high-priced player will you have little to no exposure to in tournaments?

Notorious: Tyreek Hill
STLCardinals84: Tyreek Hill
MrTuttle: Tom Brady
meansy53: Davante Adams
Stevietpfl: Tyreek Hill
Davis Mattek: Kareem Hunt

Who’s your top contrarian play on the board?

Notorious: Jordan Howard
STLCardinals84: DeSean Jackson
MrTuttle: Aaron Jones
meansy53: T.Y. Hilton
Stevietpfl: Josh Gordon
Davis Mattek: T.Y. Hilton

Which low-priced chalk player are you most likely to have little to no exposure to?

Notorious: Maurice Harris
STLCardinals84: Maurice Harris
MrTuttle: Maurice Harris (if Crowder active)
meansy53: Maurice Harris
Stevietpfl: Dede Westbrook
Davis Mattek: Trey Burton

Which low-priced chalk player are you most likely to have heavy exposure to?

Notorious: Dion Lewis
STLCardinals84: Kenny Golladay
MrTuttle: Dion Lewis
meansy53: Dion Lewis
Stevietpfl: Duke Johnson
Davis Mattek: Corey Davis

Which player are you most afraid of being underweight on compared to the field?

Notorious: Joe Mixon
STLCardinals84: Travis Kelce
MrTuttle: Alvin Kamara
meansy53: Davante Adams
Stevietpfl: Leonard Fournette
Davis Mattek: Tyreek Hill

Which skill position players (if any) are you targeting versus an elite defense?

Notorious: Todd Gurley
STLCardinals84: Kenny Golladay
MrTuttle: Marvin Jones
meansy53: Marvin Jones Jr.
Stevietpfl: Adam Humphries
Davis Mattek: T.Y. Hilton

Which NFL team are you targeting players from the most?

Notorious: TEN
STLCardinals84: CIN
MrTuttle: TEN
meansy53: KC
Stevietpfl: ATL
Davis Mattek: CIN

Which NFL team are you looking to avoid most?

Notorious: BUF
STLCardinals84: BUF
MrTuttle: BUF
meansy53: BUF
Stevietpfl: BUF
Davis Mattek: BUF

What’s the best position to spend up on this week?

Notorious: RB
STLCardinals84: RB
MrTuttle: WR
meansy53: RB
Stevietpfl: RB
Davis Mattek: RB

What’s the best position to save salary on this week?

Notorious: TE
STLCardinals84: QB
MrTuttle: RB
meansy53: QB
Stevietpfl: TE
Davis Mattek: WR

Which game has sneaky shootout potential this week?

Notorious: NE/TEN
STLCardinals84: NE/TEN
MrTuttle: JAC/IND
meansy53: JAC/IND
Stevietpfl: ATL/CLE
Davis Mattek: JAC/IND

Which position will you have the most exposure to in FLEX?

Notorious: RB
STLCardinals84: WR
MrTuttle: RB
meansy53: RB
Stevietpfl: RB
Davis Mattek: RB

Which useful trend or statistic stuck out most during your research?

Notorious: Coming out of the bye, the Titans said that they were going to get Dion Lewis more involved. That was certainly the case on Monday night against the Cowboys. He played 84% of the snaps, received 19 carries, and saw four targets. He now gets to face his former team (Patriots) at home in a game where they could be trailing.

STLCardinals84: A.J. Green is not going to play for the Bengals this week. If we take him out of the mix, Tyler Boyd has more than double the targets of any other active player on the roster. He is at 49 catches and 66 targets, while the next closest in catches and targets is Joe Mixon at 19 and 28, respectively. Boyd could seriously push for 15 targets in this game, especially if the Bengals fall behind. Fire him up.

MrTuttle: Per Football Outsiders, the Packers defensive line has the fourth highest adjusted sack rate (9%).

meansy53: The New Orleans Saints have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. How will Andy Dalton fare without his top wide receiver?

Stevietpfl: Jarvis Landry is second in the NFL in targets and fifth in target share. His 48.4% red zone target share leads the NFL this season.

Davis Mattek: Corey Davis is top-5 in the league in every metric that measures volume compared to the rest of the offense. While he was not able to get it done last week against the Cowboys even though the Titans scored 28 points, his involvement in this offense overall would suggest that if Mariota is indeed healthy again, Davis is one of the most underpriced players in the entire slate.

What’s your hot take of the week?

Notorious: Marcus Mariota and Dion Lewis stack wins the Milly Maker.

STLCardinals84: The Titans upset the Patriots at home in what is a classic letdown spot for New England.

MrTuttle: Packers score five touchdowns and all are accounted for by their defense and running backs.

meansy53: Facing the Jaguars, Andrew Luck finishes the week as the top scoring fantasy quarterback.

Stevietpfl: Duke Johnson goes for 100+ total yards and 20+ fantasy points

Davis Mattek: Marquez-Valdez Scantling takes advantage of Xavien Howard on Davante Adams and sees his season high in targets, yards and scores a touchdown.

What is your favorite correlation of the week and why?

Notorious: Marcus Mariota & Dion Lewis – This is one of the cheapest QB/RB combos available this week. They are playing at home against a shreddable defense of the Patriots. Mariota had ten rushes last week against the Cowboys (many of them were designed runs) and as mentioned above, Lewis was the clear workhorse in the backfield. Playing these two together will allow you to capture most of the touchdowns scored for Tennessee and the two are somewhat correlated with Lewis being so involved in the passing game.

STLCardinals84: NO/CIN Stacks – This game has shootout potential, and the good news is that we generally know where the production will come from with these teams. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara accounted for a huge percentage of the New Orleans yardage in last week’s win over the Rams, while I have already discussed how Boyd is going to be a huge part of Cincinnati’s offense. Mixon will continue to lead the ground game even with Bernard coming back. This is the most stackable game of the week.

MrTuttle: Aaron Jones / Packers DST – Even prior to Ty Montgomery leaving town, Jones has gradually seen his role in the Packers offense increase the past couple of weeks, playing on 75-of-126 snaps the Packers last two games and averaging 15 touches per game over that span. With the Packers 10-point favorites and expected to be in control of this game, Jones should see his highest touch total of the season against the Dolphins defense that has been below average against the run this season. Oh, and Brock Osweiler playing from behind on the road behind an offensive line that PFF grades fourth worst in pass blocking…enough said.

meansy53: Andy Dalton & Tyler Boyd – It will be interesting to see how Boyd adjusts to being a #1, but I would be betting on the volume here regardless of how you think the efficiency goes. With A.J. Green sidelined, Dalton almost has no choice but to lock on to Boyd as his safety valve. Even in Week 8 with Green playing, Boyd still had 31% of the target share. Against one of the worst defenses in the league and what I’d have to think are going to be double-digit targets for Boyd, I love the chances for these guys to connect on at least one score.

Stevietpfl: ATL/CLE – I’m going to have a lot of exposure to this game, and will be stacking it a lot of different ways. Cleveland’s already bad defense got worse last weekend when they lost three more players to injury. Atlanta is the worst team in the league against pass-catching backs, so my favorite stack here will be Ryan, Coleman, Duke Johnson.

Davis Mattek: Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton – While I do not think in and of themselves, they are purely optimal plays, I think that their combination of ceiling and ownership makes them incredibly interesting. Both will be core tournament plays for me this week. Jalen Ramsey is down to PFF’s #45 graded corner after being in the top 5 last year, and Hilton has very believable home/road splits due to the artificial turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. Luck is among the league leaders in pass attempts per game and if the Jags can score, the ceiling on Hilton is over 30 fantasy points.

Who is your top overall play (when considering price, matchup, projected ownership, etc.) on the board and why?

Notorious: Dion Lewis – For all of the reasons mentioned in my other answers, Lewis is my favorite point-per-dollar play on the board. He has taken over the Titans’ backfield and he gets a crack at revenge, as he’ll face his former team for the first time in his career.

STLCardinals84: It’s tough to go with anyone other than Gurley at the top in cash games, but I’m fully invested in Tyler Boyd this week. The game flow should be right for Cincinnati to be throwing, and they simply have no other reliable targets with A.J. Green on the shelf. On a points per dollar basis, Boyd is my guy in Week 10.

MrTuttle: Dion Lewis – Lewis has all but taken over the Titans backfield as Tennessee slowly kills off Derrick Henry who has only been on the field for 38-of-141 offensive snaps for the Titans their last two games. Lewis’ involvement as a pass catcher gives him a solid floor to work with and increased involvement running the ball provides him with a high ceiling as well. Lewis remains too cheap for his new role.

meansy53: Melvin Gordon – Gordon makes for a nice tournament pivot off of Todd Gurley on DK and a solid cash game option on FD if you can’t quite get up to Gurley. For starters, the Raiders are the second-worst defense in the league according to Football Outsiders DVOA. That is a large part as to why the Chargers have a 30 point team total. And Gordon himself checks all the boxes we are looking for out of a bellcow running back: game flow independent, 20+ touches, pass game involvement, goal line work, etc. He is in a phenomenal spot this weekend.

Stevietpfl: Kareem Hunt – The Chiefs are 16.5 home favorites against Arizona this weekend, and despite being a top-ranked DVOA run defense, the Cardinals are allowing the second most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. They’ve allowed over 88 rushing yards in every game this season, and at least 114 rushing yards in six of eight games. They’ve also allowed at least one rushing touchdown in six of eight games this season. With the discount from Gurley to Hunt, I really like the high floor for Hunt this weekend. I still like Gurley this week.

Davis Mattek: The correct answer is Todd Gurley. While Gurley is still valuable in game scripts where the Rams are trailing and have to throw, his real value comes in scoring touchdowns. The Rams are gigantic favorites in this game and the Seahawks are a real caveman team. While the total number of plays and possessions in this game will be lowered, Gurley has greater odds of scoring on the ground due to the fact that the Rams project for more running plays this week.

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