FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 10
The focus this week is on high-priced running backs, with one standing out among them. David Johnson is someone we need to have exposure to. How much is debatable, as he is the week’s most expensive player ($9,400) and will be extremely high-owned. Could he suffer an abdominal strain while laughing at the 49ers’ run-stoppers, or lose touchdowns to his receivers and defense? Of course he could, and 100-percent exposure to anyone — especially expensive chalk — is unnecessarily aggressive.
While too much Johnson exposure in the desert could burn us, we’d better have some. Fortunately there are other ways to differentiate our lineups, especially given the relative lack of “free square” value plays we’d gravitate toward. Just below the four stud running backs are a handful of interesting options to help us save salary and create unique roster configurations — and a few of them are detailed below.
We also have seven matchups with projected totals of at least 48 points, in addition to a potentially fast-paced Monday night game with shootout potential. This offers us several targets for game and team stacks. The temptation to ride the four horsemen running backs of Week 10 will be great, and for good reason. Yet, come Sunday night, they will very likely not be the top four backs in fantasy scoring, and we’d be wise to not hitch all of our Week 10 wagons to them.
We’re into the double-digit weeks, so be sure to savor the flavor while it lasts. Good luck in Week 10 everyone.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, $9,000
Rodgers was three yards shy of a 300-yard, three-touchdown performance last week and it still felt disappointing. This relatively sour taste, combined with his quarterback-high salary and several attractive plays priced more affordably, will conspire to keep his ownership rate low for an elite passer. Throw in a general lack of available value this week and it’s easy to overlook Rodgers’ plus matchup and ridiculous passing volume as we descend the quarterback salary list.