This article is a data-driven deep dive on strategic decision-making and roster construction for DFS cash games and tournaments. It relies heavily upon FantasyLabs’ extensive suite of analytical DFS tools, as well as advanced metrics and film study. First, I walk through narrowing down the player pool at each position. Then, I lay out how to choose the highest-floor lineup combinations for cash games. Finally, I go game-by-game to present the biggest edges (stacks, pivots, leverage opportunities, etc.) in each.
Week 10 shmoney time.
- Lamar Jackson ($7,300 DK, $8,600 FD) at CIN
- Jameis Winston ($6,800 DK, $7900 FD) vs. ARI
- Patrick Mahomes ($7,000 DK, $8,400 FD) at TEN
- Drew Brees, Saints ($6,700 DK, $8,300 FD) vs. ATL
Lamar Jackson has scored fewer than 21 FanDuel points only once this season, but he sets up better on DraftKings play because of their yardage bonuses, which he’s unlocked three times on the ground and once though the air. One of those 100-yard rushing performances was against these Bengals on Oct. 13.
Jameis Winston is not ideal as a cash game play, but this week he serves as an alternative to capture the production of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who are expected to be among the chalkiest players on the slate.
Drew Brees has a matchup at home against a Falcons defense that has allowed multiple TD passes in six straight games. The Falcons defense allowed worse marks in yards per attempt (8.6) and TD rate (7.6%) than the Cardinals unit Brees just rattled off 373 yards and 3 scores against (8.3, 7.6%).
Patrick Mahomes has been the highest-floor QB in fantasy. His early exit against Denver marked the first time since taking over as starter that he’d been held under 17.9 DK points. He was 10-of-11 for 76 yards and a TD in that came with the Chiefs driving as he departed, s you now how that woud have turned out.
For more on QBs, check out Matthew Freedman’s Week 10 Fantasy QB Breakdown.