– John Bandinelli
Welcome again daily fantasy football fans and players! For those who might be following along week to week, I apologize for not posting last week. I took a personal bye week, life has been busy and basically I can’t fall behind on school work. So! Anyways, I’m back this week and I have some more picks to help build or fill in your lineups. Week 10 has some great matchups and a nice 12 game slate.
Solid Start/High End
Cam Newton (CAR) – $6800
Kansas City has allowed the most total yards rushing from QBs through the last 4 weeks. On the flip side of that they have yet to allow a rushing TD from the QB position this season. It’s also worth noting that Carolina ranks 27th in the league for rushing yards against. This is an interesting matchup for me. I’ve been staying away from Cam for the most part this season but I’m intrigued this week.
Jay Cutler (CHI) – $5300
In the past 4 weeks the Buccaneers defense has allowed an average of 3 TDs and just over 26 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. At this price Cutler should easily hit 3 times value.
Philip Rivers (SD) – $6700
Russell Wilson (SEA) – $6200
Dak Prescott (DAL) – $6100
Solid Starts/High End
David Johnson (ARI) – $8400
Do yourself a favor this week and just pay up. He hasn’t had a game with less than 100-yards from scrimmage this season. Vegas has the Cardinals projected at 31 points this week and I’m sure David here will see his fair share of that total. The 49ers have allowed the most total rushing yards from running backs so far this season. The next worse team is Cleveland and they’ve played 2 more games than San Fran. I could keep going but I think you have the idea.
Melvin Gordon (SD) – $7100
Ajayi is the hot RB these days and most will likely be looking at him in this matchup. For $100 more I’m taking Gordon. That green 30 next to Ajayi is going to grab everyone’s attention when in reality San Diego ranks 5th in rushing yards against, allowing an average of 85 a game. On the flip side Gordon has a plain old 11 next to his name and Miami ranks 30th in rushing yards against. Honestly, either one of them could go off again this week, so that your pick. I like Melvin as a low ownership play.
Chris Ivory (JAX) – $3400
On the season the Houston Texans are allowing an average of 106-yards rushing, 1 TD and about 25 fantasy points per game to running backs. After last weeks 100-yard performance, I think Ivory has proves that with more attempts (18 last week) he can be productive. While Yeldon becomes more of a change of pace passing back. Ivory did have a goal line fumble last week and the latest news from rotowire claims that he’s had 1 in each of the last 4 games. The stat line shows only one all season so I’m assuming that the other three were recovered by the Jags. Regardless I don’t think the fumbles affect his touches this week.
Jordan Howard (CHI) – $6000
DuJuan Harris (SF) – $4100
Jordy Nelson (GB) – $7500
Jordy has a TD in 6 of 8 games this season with 7 total. The only receiver with more TDs is Mike Evans with 8 and he’s priced at $9000 this week! (I’ll pass on Mike this week.) Mr. Nelson leads the league in red zone target with 17. In the past 4 weeks the Titans have allowed 10 passing TDs, 6 of them to wide receivers. Plug him in and let Aaron Rodgers feed it to him.
Alshon Jeffery (CHI) – $6600
Jay Cutler returns and Jeffery gets his first touchdown of season. Coincidence? I think not! The chemistry is obvious and Jay will continue to keep looking to the reliable Alshon Jeffery. Also, Tampa has allowed an average of 42 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season; that’s 3rd to last in the league. If I’m playing Cutler, I’m stacking Jeffery with him.
Adam Humphries (TB) – $3700
Here’s another guy who just got his first TD of the season last week. With Russell Sheppard ruled out again this week Humphries is placed firmly in the WR2 spot this week. Chicago ranks dead last in the league to wide receivers. Through the last 4 weeks they’ve allowed an average of 59 points to wide receivers.
Ty Montgomery (GB) – $6500
Dontrelle Inman (SD) – $3400
Zach Miller (CHI) – $3600
Averaging 5 receptions and almost 1 red zone target a game Zach Miller is worth a look this week. This is my 3rd Chicago Bear pick this week so you might say that I like the matchup. Winston cleared concussion protocol and Jay Cutler is coming off a good first week back against a decent defense. As of right now Vegas has this game at 45.5 O/U and the Bears are a 2.5 point favorite on the road. Not sure I would stack Miller, Alshon and Cutler because there might not be enough to go around. But, Miller and Alshon are the clear top 2 pass catchers.
Lance Kendricks (LA) – $3000
Kendricks has put up double digit fantasy points in his last 4 out of 5 games played. He had his best performance of the season last week with 12 targets, 7 receptions and 90-yards. The Jets are in the middle of the pack when it comes to defending TEs. Lance has been pretty consistent through the past few weeks. He is $500 above minimum and needs 9-10 fantasy points to hit his value.
Jason Witten (DAL) – $4000
San Diego – $2900
Ryan Tannehill hasn’t thrown a pick in 3 games but if you look at the 4 games before that he threw 7. This had been a nice ball protection steak for Tannehill but unfortunately I think it ends this week against a Chargers defense that has 11 interceptions on the year and leads the league with 4 defensive TDs. They’re also tied with Minnesota for second in the league with 7 fumble recoveries.
Atlanta – $2600
Carson Wentz has thrown 4 interceptions in his last 3 games. Now, Atlanta only has 6 on the season but 3 defensive touchdowns to go with it. Tack on 20 total sacks for the season and hopefully you can see where I’m coming from with this pick.
Arizona – $3700
Kansas City – $3500
Good luck in all your games this week! Feel free to comment below or tweet me with questions or concerns.
– John Bandinelli (Twitter)