Week 10 NFL DFS DraftKings Stacks & Lineup Picks

Written By Nate Lawson on November 9, 2017 - Last Updated on November 12, 2017

DraftKings.com NFL DFS Week 10 Stack Picks for Cash and GPP Lineups

Week 10 of NFL DFS is upon us, and everyone is looking to cash in on the big money daily fantasy football contests at DraftKings. Every week, we’ll take a look at the top stacks for players over at DraftKings, finding optimal combinations based on matchup, usage, and recent performance, among other noteworthy metrics.

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Now, let’s dive into our Week 10 stacks.

Week 10 DraftKings.com NFL DFS Top Stacks

Jordan Howard ($6.1K), Chicago Bears D/ST ($3.0K) vs. GB – Cash/GPP
I talked about both these plays yesterday, but I think Jordan Howard and the Chicago Bears D/ST are even better together, in both Cash and GPP. The Packers are middle-of-the-pack against the run, and the Bears’ offense runs through Howard. I mean, they tweeted out a photoshopped picture of him and Walter Payton standing next to each other in honor of Howard becoming the fastest Bear to reach 10 100-yard games. He’s going to get around 20 touches, with upside for more (specifically thanks to his inclusion in the receiving game). Plus, the Chicago Bears should control this game, having allowed 23 points combined the past two weeks. Expect plenty of run from Howard, while the Bears D should cruise against Brett Hundley and the Rodgers-less Packers, who are underdogs against the Bears for the first time in almost a decade.

Matthew Stafford ($6.8K), Eric Ebron ($3.1K) vs. CLE – GPP
Eric Ebron hasn’t performed well recently, but that likely has more to do with matchups against the likes of the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers in three of his last five games. This week, he and Matthew Stafford get a Cleveland team that is basically just a depressing drama between the front office and coaching staff trying to get the other fired. As for the Cleveland defense, they rank 28th and 30th in DVOA against the pass and tight ends, respectively. Detroit is expected to win this game by 12 points and carry an implied total of 27.75. The Browns are good against the run, and I don’t expect Detroit to establish much of a ground game. But this does add up for Stafford and Ebron.

Leonard Fournette ($8.4K), Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST ($3.9K) vs. LAC – GPP
I said yesterday I don’t believe much in Leonard Fournette this week. At the very least, I’m wary of him entering the week after nearly four weeks without playing a game. That said, he has GPP-winning upside, and the Jaguars are up against the Los Angeles Chargers this week. The Jags boast the best defense in the NFL, and their secondary is outrageously good. I really don’t expect the Chargers to get much going offensively, and Vegas doesn’t either, giving them an implied total of 18.5 points. That should mean Fournette will see plenty of work, and he could do some serious damage against a defense ranked 26th in DVOA vs. the run. I’m sticking to GPP though, just because there should be concern about the layoff, coupled with the extremely high salary.

Jared Goff ($6.7K), Robert Woods ($5.0K) vs. HOU – Cash
Like Jordan Howard and the Bears D/ST, I wrote about these two yesterday. And I like them better together, also. Jared Goff and Robert Woods connected for two scores last week, and this week they get a defense that Jacoby Brissett and T.Y. Hilton torched on multiple occasions last week. Look, Todd Gurley is great, but Houston is most easily defeated through the air, as Kareem Jackson is a terrible liability in coverage. I don’t think these two will connect for multiple scores, but Woods is averaging more than six targets per game in each of his past four outings, and Goff absolutely obliterated the New York Giants last week. Houston is better than New York, but there’s little reason to suggest Goff isn’t looking at another excellent matchup. And I think they’ll need him; I don’t expect Gurley to do much on the ground (at least relative to his normal output).

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Le’Veon Bell ($9.8K), Steelers D/ST ($3.7K) @ IND – Cash/GPP
While I think you can justify playing Fournette, if you can afford him, Le’Veon Bell is a better play, though he comes in at a whopping $9.8K. But the Colts are not a good team, and the Steelers’ defense really should have their way with Jacoby Brissett. That should lead to a heavy, heavy workload for Bell, who is fresh off a bye week. Indianapolis is 21st against the rush but dead last against RBs in the passing game. The Steelers are 10-point favorites and carry an implied total of 27 points. That all adds up for a big Bell game, and I expect him to get into the end zone at least one time, though I have a sneaking suspicion this week might be an even bigger statement week in what has been a strange season for Pittsburgh.

Ryan Fitzpatrick ($4.9K), Cameron Brate ($4.1K) @ NYJ – GPP
Ryan Fitzpatrick is such a tempting play this week, as he has the narrative working in his favor (as I wrote about this week) and the Jets aren’t a good team. Though missing Mike Evans does ding his upside a bit, at just $4.9K, and up against an exploitable Jets secondary (21st in DVOA vs. the pass), he really doesn’t have a difficult path to hitting value. Last week, in limited action, he managed to register a touchdown and more than 60 yards on eight completions. He’s a competent veteran with something to play for.

As for Cameron Brate, though he did turn in a dud last week, Tampa Bay never really got anything going at all against New Orleans. But Brate is a legit scoring threat, and Fitzpatrick will almost certainly look to give him the ball in man coverage. Also, prior to the last two weeks—two weeks in which Jameis Winston was a shell of himself—Brate had himself a three-game stretch with eight, nine, and eight targets. I expect his target volume to return to the 6+ range with upside for more, and I expect Fitzpatrick to lean on Brate, who is arguably the best touchdown threat in that passing game.

Matt Ryan ($6.5K), Devonta Freeman ($6.0K) vs. DAL – Cash
I normally do not entertain rostering Matt Ryan, as he very rarely carries the upside I look for in a quarterback. However, in Cash, his perfectly boring output isn’t a bad thing, not when you can couple him with a position player he often targets. Listen, this is a hedge of sorts, as I love Devonta Freeman this week. But I think Ryan has 300-yard, three-touchdown upside in what should be a competitive game against the Dallas Cowboys. Now, I don’t expect him to do that (I think 275 yards and two scores sounds more likely), but I do think Freeman’s upside is very good.

The Cowboys rank 30th in DVOA against the run, and Freeman is capable of also contributing via the air, as he had five targets last week. In a game expected to be decided by a field goal, the Falcons will need Freeman in an effort to control gameflow. Further, I think it’s much more difficult to predict where Ryan’s passes will go. Do you pay up for Julio Jones or chase the Mohamed Sanu bubble? Or maybe pivot to Austin Hooper at tight end? It’s much safer to avoid the Falcons’ pass-catcher roulette wheel and instead pair Ryan with Freeman, a combo that could connect for a touchdown of their own.

Other Stacks to Consider:
Josh McCown, Bilal Powell, Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adam Humphries
Eli Manning, Evan Engram or Sterling Shepard
Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown
Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis

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Nate began playing DFS back in 2013, focusing on low stakes MLB contests over at DraftKings. Now, the vast majority of his DFS time is spent identifying optimal picks and player exposure for NBA and NFL GPPs, though MMA and eSports are his DFS guilty pleasures. With a focus on constant iteration, Nate spends a lot of his non-DFS time reading books and essays by leaders in finance and entrepreneurship for application to his DFS strategies...with a bit of cryptocurrency trading on the side.

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