Week 10 optimal Yahoo lineup: CHI-TB should help make a winner
This is a look at Week 10 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 10 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from the two main sites).
QB: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($30)
I had intended to use a Jay Cutler-Alshon Jeffery-Mike Evans correlation stack as the backbone of my lineup, but with Winston at the same price on Yahoo, Cutler simply isn’t as appealing of a value as he is on the other DFS sites, where he is significantly cheaper. Winston is, however. He is priced among the bottom tier of fantasy starters here yet is tied for QB6 in scoring in the last three weeks, since Tampa Bay’s bye. I was aiming for the contrarian angle with Cutler, who is sure to be lower owned, but Winston is simply the better fantasy quarterback all things being equal, which the price is on this site.