WATCH: JORDAN HOWARD AND THE BEARS – A TEAM TO STACK?
Week 9 of the NFL is officially in the books! We now turn our attention to Week 10, which features an 11-game main slate. Let’s jump right into all the info, and as always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Highest Scoring Game
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons – 53 projected points
Dallas at Atlanta is our highest projected game of this 11-game slate with the Falcons opening as slight favorites. Matt Ryan ($6,500) is coming off his best performance of the season, posting 22.42 DKFP by completing 24 of 38 passes for 313 yards and two scores. Surprisingly, this was only the second time this year that Ryan has exceeded 300 passing yards in a game. He’ll take on a Cowboys team that’s allowed an average of 18.44 DKFP to opposing QBs in eight games this season. Opposing teams have also targeted their wide receivers the most in the red zone against this Dallas defense with 29 targets, which leads the NFL by three. With receivers Julio Jones ($8,000) and Mohamed Sanu ($5,100) drawing a combined 23 targets in the red zone, they should have plenty of opportunities.
One last factor to keep in mind is the availability of Ezekiel Elliott ($8,800), as he’s set to have hearing on his suspension on Thursday, Nov. 9. His status could change the projected scoring of this game dramatically.
Lowest Scoring Game
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears – 38 projected points
Green Bay at Chicago is currently tabbed as the lowest projected score of the week, with the Bears favored by nearly a touchdown. The Bears have been fantastic defensively, holding opposing QBs to an average of 13.8 DKFP and even more impressively, just 10.3 over the past four games, which include games against Cam Newton and Drew Brees. Packers QB Brett Hundley has now failed to throw a touchdown in two straight games, and it won’t get much easier in Week 10. Overall, this will be a fairly tough game to get excited about regarding DFS production with the exception of Bears running back Jordan Howard. Heading into Week 10, the Packers are averaging 104 rushing yards allowed to opposing backs with six touchdowns scored.
Format: Team vs. Opponent, Defense vs. Position Ranking
Worst QB Matchups
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1st
Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 3rd
Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4th
Best QB Matchups
San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 31st
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 30th
Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans, 29th
Worst RB Matchups
Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans, 1st
Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 2nd
Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns, 6th
Best RB Matchups
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 32nd
Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams, 31st
Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts, 30th
Worst WR Matchups
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1st
Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd
Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams, 5th
Best WR Matchups
Team, OPP, DvP Rank
New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30th
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, 28th
Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans, 27th
Worst TE Matchups
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, 1st
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 2nd
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, 3rd
Best TE Matchups
San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 32nd
Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns, 30th
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins, 29th
Target Leaders – Last Week
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Target Leaders – Last Three Weeks
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Lineup Quick Hits
QB To Build Lineups Around…
Matthew Stafford ($6,800) – Stafford is fresh off his third straight 20+ DKFP performance, posting 25.44 against the Green Bay Packers. The Lions are huge favorites against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and this game could easily become a blowout. With that being said, Stafford could still reach value on his $6,800 salary, even if he doesn’t have to throw as much in the second half. The Browns are allowing an average of just under 20 DKFP to opposing quarterbacks, a number that Stafford should be able to obtain with ease.
WR To Pair Him With…
Marvin Jones ($6,200) – Jones is coming off another monster game in Week 9 that saw him score 32.7 DKFP against the Packers. While Golden Tate ($6,800) has been the reliable target for Stafford, Jones has seen double-digit targets in three straight weeks, with 36 in his last three games. Jones has scored three times in that span as well, while Tate has scored only twice this season. The $500 discount from Tate is always a plus as well, as Jones is easily seeing the same, if not more, production as of late.
The Top Running Back Will Be
Leonard Fournette ($8,400) – After sending a harsh message to Fournette and benching him in Week 9, he should be back with a vengeance in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Fournette is averaging a whopping 23.2 DKFP in six games this season, scoring at least one touchdown in every game. He faces a lackluster Chargers defense that’s averaging 119 rushing yards to opposing backs but with only three touchdowns scored. Nonetheless, Fournette is carrying the ball at least 20 times per game and should have plenty of chances to put up a big score this week.
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