Here’s a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the Week 10 Sunday Night Football matchup featuring the Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.
Cash Game Strategy
Dalvin Cook is the top projected player in our DK Showdown Models, with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott within tenths of a point. Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs are a notch below and there no viable punt plays guaranteed to see snaps among guys like C.J. Ham, Ameer Abdullah, etc., so the best bet is to optimize around Cook-Dak-Zeke by going with both kickers and one of the DSTs.
You can also go with Olabisi Johnson, Irv Smith and Laquon Treadwell, which gives you a chunk of the Vikings passing game. But I think it’s riskier because you’re also taking Cook out of the Captain spot, and Cook has never scored fewer than 13 DK points, while Dak did fall into the single digits once (at New Orleans in Week 4).
FanDuel’s scoring system gives Dak a 2-point edge in median projection, so he’s a better bet in the MVP spot there. Zeke and Cook both project to outscore Cousins, so you again have to fade the Vikings passing game and optimize. In this case, the top combination is Brett Maher and Kyle Rudolph, with Dan Bailey–Irv Smith coming in right behind it if you want to diversify.
Core GPP Plays