By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro





Joe Burrow, CIN ($6800)

With Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts on bye and Josh Allen not on the main slate, the high end of the QB pool thins out considerably. For this, there’s no real reason to spend up in the Lamar/Herbert range for cash (GPP, go nuts). I’ll likely be locking in Joe Burrow as my cash QB, as his calf seems to fully healed and he’s posted DK scores averaging 25 points over the last two weeks. Houston has allowed the tenth most FPPG to opposing QBs and is ranked 24th in passing D efficiency. This game has some shootout potential, and Burrow is underpriced.

Other options - Justin Herbert, CJ Stroud, Dak Prescott

Mid-tier options - Jared Goff, Trevor Lawrence


Sam Howell, WAS ($5800)

Despite moving up the season QB scoring rankings (he’s now QB6), Sam Howell’s price tag remains static on DraftKings. Howell has thrown the ball 139 times over the last three weeks, and the removal of Washington’s top-two pass rushers on defense should give the offense a lot more dropback volume. This week, the Commanders travel to Seattle and will face a Seahawks team that gets beat through the air far more than on the ground. Howell is a high-floor/decent-ceiling play.

Other options - Geno Smith, Brock Purdy, Baker Mayfield, Taylor Heinecke




Tony Pollard, DAL ($7300)

Well, here we go. My preseason darling (and many others’) has been a colossal ADP bust this season. However, if there’s any time we should see a bounceback it’s this week. The Cowboys are currently 17-point home favorites against my beloved Giants, who showed WAY more vulnerability to the rush without Leonard Williams. The Giants are fresh off allowing three rushing TDs to the Raiders, and the game script dictates Pollard should be closing this game out by halftime. Pollard’s best game to date is his 22.2 he put against these same Giants in week one.

Other options - Christian McCaffrey, Austin Ekeler, Travis Etienne

Mid-tier options - Aaron Jones, Joe Mixon, Bijan Robinson


Rachaad White, TB ($5800)

The fantasy community seems slow to pick up on the fact that Rachaad White is a weekly viable running back, and it shows with his DFS pricing as well. White now sits as the overall RB11 in PPR formats thanks to an unquestioned lead role both on the ground and through the air. White is sixth among RBs in both snap share and red zone touches, and only Christian McCaffrey has more receptions and receiving yards out of the backfield. Tennessee is stout between the tackles, but White is so good in the receiving games (he’s actually on pace to break efficiency records), that the matchup doesn’t matter at this price.

Other options - Alexander Mattison, Jaylen Warren, Najee Harris, Devin Singletary, Tyler Allgeier




Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET ($8300)

If we get a clean bill of health on Ja’Marr Chase, I’ll move him ahead of St. Brown, but right now the Lions WR1 seems much safer in terms of both floor and ceiling. St. Brown has 77 targets which is 11th in the NFL, and he ranks 4th in the league in target rate. It’s notable that the Lions are an extreme home/road split team, but it shouldn’t matter for ARSB in this matchup. Goff feeds him early and often, and the Chargers have allowed the seventh most receiving yards and the sixth most FPPG to opposing WRs.

Other options - Ja’Marr Chase, Ceedee Lamb

Mid-tier options - Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, Tyler Lockett, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk


Marquise Brown, ARI ($5200)

Brown is currently projecting as the chalkiest WR and it’s easy to see why. He excellent as the WR1 last year when Kyler Murray was his QB, amassing 48 targets and 529 yards on a 19% target share. The matchup isn’t especially good against Atlanta’s defense, but the offense (should) theoretically open up a lot more with Kyler under center. Brown is simply too cheap to fade in cash, but I like the idea of going elsewhere in GPP.

Other options - Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Calvin Ridley, Diontae Johnson, Drake London, Quentin Johnston, Rondale Moore




T.J. Hockenson, MIN ($5000)

T.J. Hockenson was megachalk at $5,200 this past weekend and didn’t disappoint on volume with seven catches on 12 targets. For some reason, his price has gone down $200 for week 10, and he’s getting a full game of Joshua Dobbs. In eight games with the Cardinals, Dobbs targeted his TEs 78 times, and it looks like we’re at least another week out from the return of Justin Jefferson. Expect Hockenson to be fed early and often, especially if K.J. Osborn (who left the game last week) is forced to miss time as well. New Orleans is a strong defense overall but below average against TEs.

Other options - Sam LaPorta, Dalton Schultz

Mid-tier options - Evan Engram


Trey McBride, ARI ($3500)

It’s tough to know if McBride will be stock up, down, or neutral with Kyler, but his price tag of $3500 fits the DFS builds perfectly. The second-year TE has 30 targets over the last four games, and Atlanta has allowed the 12th most FPPG to the position. He SHOULD have enough of a floor for cash, and flashed his ceiling in week eight.

Other options - Logan Thomas, Cade Otton, Chig Okonkwo



Dallas Cowboys ($4400)
Cleveland Browns ($3000)
Arizona Cardinals ($2500)
Cincinnati Bengals ($2800)
Seattle Seahawks ($4100)