Week 10 DFS Locks of the Week
If you haven’t read the DFS fades of the week yet, I suggest you do so right after reading this, because it’s arguably just as important to know who not to play in your DFS lineups. And remember, just because a player is in this article, it does not mean that you have to play him.
This article is put together as a guideline of players who will offer you a solid foundation in your cash game lineups in DFS. While they may not offer tournament upside, they are options who are outside the top-five at their position, and are essentially locks to live up to their price. There are times when DFS players don’t feel great about certain players they put into their lineups, but here, you’ll understand the process of why they are considered “locks,” and you’ll feel great when you plug them in.
Marcus Mariota, Titans (vs. Green Bay)
This one remains a puzzle to me, as Mariota has been one of the best quarterbacks in all of fantasy football, yet he’s priced outside of the top 14 quarterbacks on both main sites. It’s not as if you should be scared of the matchup, as the Packers have allowed 30 or more points in three of their last four games. The only game they didn’t was in the game where Brian Hoyer got hurt, and they got to face Matt Barkley for three quarters. Add to that the fact that the Titans have scored 26 or more points in each of the last five games, and will be playing at home. Mariota is averaging 7.5 yards per attempt this year, which ranks ninth among quarterbacks, and the Packers have allowed one of the higher marks this season, at 7.9 yards per attempt. The reason they’ve allowed such a large number is because they have lost their top two cornerbacks. Because of the injuries piling up, they’ve actually allowed three passing touchdowns in three of their last six games. Mariota is the No. 1 fantasy quarterback over the last five weeks, and in that time, he’s got 10 more fantasy points than second place — the guy on the other side of the field Sunday, Aaron Rodgers. The only concern is that Demarco Murray steals some of the points, but at $5,700 on DraftKings, you won’t mind sharing.