I must say, Week 9’s bargain plays were pretty good!
You had a few misses if you followed along and went with Carson Wentz, Royce Freeman or Robby Anderson in any of your lineups; but I should of followed everyone when they were zigging away from Wentz and his lackluster 6.1 YPA. But he benefited greatly with Zach Ertz getting well north of 20 DraftKings points for his best week of the season.
We found consistency with Phillip Lindsay, D.J. Moore and Jarvis Landry putting up nice stat lines, and the Panthers DST getting us 11 points rounded out a nice week of bargain plays.
I know some of you may have had a rough week, but like I always say, with DFS, you brush off last week’s losses and come into Week 10 with a new, fresh lineup.
So crack a beer with me and let’s get into some Week 10 bargains!
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback, Miami Dolphins ($5,200)
Would you look at that – the Miami Dolphins won a game! Things are on the up and up this week for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins’ passing game, and with Mark Walton being suspended for four games, you have to think the Dolphins will rely heavily on the passing game. The Colts may have Brian Hoyer at the helm in this one, but don’t underestimate the Colts here. They will put up points and I have faith in Fitzpatrick (crazy, right?) to put some Fitzmagic up this week and top his 23.72 points he put up last week as he gets more comfortable with DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.
David Montgomery, Running Back, Chicago Bears ($5,300)
It wasn’t pretty last week for David Montgomery, but thanks to his two rushing touchdowns, he had a good, viable fantasy day. Montgomery has surpassed 20 DK points both of the last two weeks and his value from last week to this week has only gone up $100. Thanks DraftKings for being nice to us this coming week. The Detroit Lions are coming to town and will more than struggle in this division rivalry that should be well fought with the struggles of Mitch Trubisky. The Bears will want to control this game and the best way to do so is control the clock. How will they do that? Not with Trubisky’s arm, but that of the legs of Montgomery.
Devin Singletary, Running Back, Buffalo Bills ($5,000)
YES – it finally happened! The Buffalo Bills finally gave Devin Singletary the RB1 type of touches he deserved and it paid off. I have been a Singletary truther since he was drafted, so seeing Sunday’s performance was like Christmas morning to me. Thanks Frank Gore for finally showing your age and not being able to score from the 1-yard line three times. It’s Singletary’s backfield now and I’m jumping with joy as the Bills get to take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are a bottom-10 rush defense and look what Phillip Lindsay just did to them (9/92/1).
Zach Pascal, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts ($5,300)
Last week T.Y. Hilton was ruled out 3-4 weeks with a calf injury that he sustained during practice and we entered a situation with a committee of wide receivers to replace him. Enter Zach Pascal. He filled in perfectly for Hilton last week and this week facing the Miami Dolphins at home should return wonders. Any time he gets over six targets, he tends to be over 70 yards with a 66% chance of scoring a touchdown. I like those odds this week as wide receivers tend to do exceptionally well against Miami’s secondary unless you’re the *cough* Jets *cough*.
Christian Kirk, Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals ($5,200)
What do you do when you play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? You throw on them and then you throw on them some more. The Arizona Cardinals have nothing left to play for so you might as well let Kyler Murray build chemistry with his top wide receiver (so I think…) and let Larry Fitzgerald just chill on the sideline. Everything thrown to Kirk has been short and sweet, nothing really to brag about. But if he can get 9+ targets this week against this Bucs’ defense, it’ll result in a great game for Kirk. You can’t run against the Bucs as they are a top run-stopping defense, so come on Kliff Kingsbury, do what you know is right this week!
Ted Ginn Jr, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints ($3,700)
The ultimate of bargain plays this week. Ted Ginn Jr. has not done much outside of week 1, when he was involved a shoot-out against the Houston Texans. The nice thing about this week is he gets to face a worse defense than what the Texans have. Seriously, we know Michael Thomas is going to get his and go off per usual because he catches everything thrown his way. Drew Brees is at home and you know that he is going to throw the deep ball. Ginn can out run this defense. Hell, all of us can. Ginn is the perfect bargain if you need that cheap play because you’re playing someone like Christian McCaffrey ($10,500) in your lineup.
Mike Gesicki, Tight End, Miami Dolphins ($3,100)
Wow, two Dolphins in the same article? What the hell is in my beer? When Ryan Fitzpatrick took over, Mike Gesicki finally started to make an appearance and will fill in a massive void left by Preston Williams, who was just put on IR this week. With his 6/95 stat line last week, he should only improve, especially with Fitzpatrick getting more comfortable with him. He’s a wide receiver who lines up at tight end. Cheers to hoping he scores his first touchdown this season.
New York Jets DST ($2,700)
This game against the New York Giants should be a low-scoring, defensive-battle (scary right?), that should turn more into a turnover and sacks kind of game. Sam Darnold is better than Daniel Jones, but the rookie likes to throw picks, which is why I like the Jets this week. All we need is a Jamal Adams pick-6 and we may have a top defense this week. If they lose, it’s time to fire Adam Gase.
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Be sure to check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast as we get you set for Week 10 in fantasy football with our start/sit debates and DFS stacks, bargains and must-use/avoid players.