Double-digit weeks of the NFL season, why does it always fly by? As sad as it is, we have no time to sit back and complain because time is money and we got work to do! Entering Week 10, you have to applaud FanDuel because their pricing has improved from the last couple of years. Even with pricing getting a little tighter, we still have some players that are way too cheap this week given a couple of circumstances. Let’s get straight to it.
QB- Marcus Mariota (Priced as the QB 19):
He is coming off one of his better games of the season against the Dallas Cowboys last week, putting up 240 pass yards, 32 rush yards, and 3 total touchdowns. This week, he gets a home matchup against the New England Patriots. Last time he faced the Patriots, was in the AFC divisional showdown last season where the Patriots held their own and won 35-14. Although it was a blowout, Mariota still had 254 pass yards, 37 rush yards, and 2 touchdowns. I think he has a similar role and could do even better considering that they have a new coach, emerging weapons in Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, and Dion Lewis, and not to mention Mariota has a good rushing floor roo boost his fantasy performance.
RB-Dion Lewis (Priced as the RB25):
Lewis is coming off his best fantasy performance yet, racking up 122 total yards and a TD last Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis now has 3 18+ Fanduel point performances this season, 2 of them come from his last 2 games. The best stat to know about Lewis is that he played a season-high 84% last Monday as well. If Derrick Henry isn’t getting a TD, he’s irrelevant at this point. Next up, boy do I love some revenge game narratives. Players like Lewis have played with a chip on their shoulders throughout their respected playing careers. He will get his chance to prove his worth to his former team, the New England Patriots this Sunday. The Patriots also have given up the 2nd most receiving yards to RB’s this season, just saying.
WR- Marvin Jones Jr. (Priced as the WR22):
He’s been tearing it up the last 2 weeks and they have been against tough matchups. 2 weeks ago, he had 7/117/2 on 10 targets against the Seattle Seahawks. Last week, he put up 6/66 on 8 targets against the Minnesota Vikings. What is making him a volume stud now? Golden Tate being shipped to Philly sure helps but how about the fact that Kenny Golladay only has FIVE total targets over the last 2 weeks. Jones gets a middle of the pact matchup against the Chicago Bears this week. In 2 matchups against corners Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller, Jones averaged 83 yards against them last year and scored in one of those games. With Tate gone, Golladay getting no love, no capable receiving TE’s, Jones could have a big game this week.
WR- Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Priced as the WR44):
With Valdes-Scantling being simply only $5,400 this weekend, Fanduel is essentially giving us a free space. With Geronimo Allison out for the season due to the fact that he will undergo core muscle surgery. This catapults Valdes-Scantling into the starting lineup for a high scoring offense. But Dylan what about Randall Cobb? Nope, not a chance. Cobb has 41+ yards only once this season and that was going all the way back to week one. HARD PASS for me. Anyway, did you know that Valdes-Scantling has over 100 receiving yards or a TD in each of the last 4 games? That’s what happens when you prove your worth to the legend, Aaron Rodgers, you get looks and volume. With Davante Adams expected to get shadow coverage from Xavien Howard (Who has been really good this season), Valdes-Scantling should be locked into 8+ targets in a must-win game for the Green Bay Packers.
TE- David Njoku (Priced as the TE13)
This guy continues week in and week out to be one of the most consistent fantasy TE’s in the league and we haven’t seen his price change at all this season. He has 5+ targets in each of the last 5 games, 4+ receptions in each of the last 5 games, and 52+ receiving yards in the last 5 games. Travis Kelce is the only other TE to consistently record numbers like that this season and he is $2,600 more expensive than Njoku. Lastly, the matchup this week against the Atlanta Falcons isn’t bad either. They are allowing an absurd 70% catch rate to the TE position. This same unit allowed 9/96 to the tandem of Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis last weekend. With the volatility of TE’s this year, you want consistency and volume and Njoku is your guy.