DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2020 Week 10 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Digging In The Crates

Week 10

DraftKings (Main Slate: 11 Games)







Drew Lock @ Raiders ($5,500)

We’re going back to the Drew Lock well week 10 and it makes sense. Lock will get a bottom 10 Raiders defense on the road that just got lit up by Justin Herbert and the Chargers a week ago. Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy are cheap, which will allow us to pay up elsewhere at running back or wide receiver. He’s getting more comfortable by the week and the chemistry with his pass catchers is evident.




Derek Carr vs. Broncos ($5,400)

Derek Carr has been a fixture in Crate columns in what feels like every week. The negative game scripts put Carr in a position to sling it and he’s been hyper efficient doing so (16:2). He’s been held under 200 yards passing in back to back games, but that should change week 10 at home against the Broncos. His pocket presence and scrambling has been been the recipe for the Raiders offensive success. Pairing Carr with Darren Waller or Nelson Agholor makes an affordable stack with upside.

Bonus: Tua Tagovailoa vs. Chargers ($5,600)





Running Backs




Mike Davis vs. Buccaneers ($4,000)

Mike Davis is the stone cold minimum on DraftKings week 10 and as of now he looks to fill in for Christian McCaffrey. We’ll take that usage 10/10 times given his near six targets per game in the passing game with anywhere from 13-18 carries. He’ll be featured again with a price tag that will allow us to construct our line ups however we want. Use Mike Davis in cash games and tournaments. It’s spots/opportunities such as this which is precisely the context of Digging In The Crates.



Duke Johnson @ Browns ($5,000)

David Johnson is in concussion protocol, which has opened up the door for Duke Johnson to start against his former team. The Browns are allowing 106 rushing yards per game and if Duke starts, he’ll be getting the ball between 15-20 times. Ordinarily we’ve used Johnson because of his role in the passing game, but he’s been able to grind between the tackles when called on. At his price point we can use him in cash games. His ceiling and upside is undetermined, leaving me hesitant in tournaments.

Bonus: J.D. McKissic @ Lions ($4,900)




Wide Receivers




DeVante Parker vs. Chargers ($5,000)

It hasn’t been the monster season we expected out of DeVante Parker yet, but there is much more football to be played. Preston Williams was just put on injured reserve and that could create massive opportunity for Parker. I cannot recall the last time he was this cheap. Tua is looking more comfortable and he’ll get an exploitable home match up against the Chargers week 10. The Dolphins run game is a mess and they’re going to keep up with Justin Herbert and the Chargers. He’s popping in optimal line ups and based on his price, target share, and upside, we can use him however we want.



Curtis Samuel vs. Buccaneers ($4,900)

Curtis Samuel has finally been used efficiently! The better news? He’s just $4,900 despite having back to back weeks with 21, and 29 Points on DraftKings. Now that Christian McCaffrey is sitting week 10, it should keep Samuel involved running, and receiving. His sporadic usage leaves concern for cash games, but his upside is undeniable. D.J. Moore is also projecting well week 10, making the decisions more difficult with the crowded Panthers receiving corps. It’ll be interesting to see if he can follow up his nine reception performance in the upcoming weeks in some games that will have high scoring. He’s a nice cheap, upside piece that we can use in tournaments.

Bonus: Diontae Johnson vs. Bengals ($5,200)





Tight Ends



Austin Hooper vs. Texans ($3,900)

Austin Hooper will return week 10 after missing two games with an appendix issue. Odell Beckham missing the rest of the season opens up much needed offense outside of their running game identity. It’s easy to forget how good Hooper was last seasons after finishing TE 6 (missed three games). In the first six games, he was targeted 33 times, and caught 22 passes for 205 yards and a TD. It has him on pace for 50 receptions in 14 games for 478 yards and two TDs. The price is right for cash games and the much needed upside is adequate enough for GPPs.



Evan Engram vs. Eagles ($4,500)

The arrow is going up each week for Evan Engram and his involvement on the vanilla Giants offense. He’s caught 16-of-29 targets over the last three weeks, giving fantasy owners some hope with his continuous involvement. He’s become Daniel Jones safety valve and the trend should continue week 10 against divisional foe Philadelphia. I treat tight end as I do with defenses, carefully. I want just enough to pay off the salary, and plug in a player (usually lower priced) with possible upside. He was recently on the trading block but it never came into fruition. Use him with confidence in cash games and GPP’s.

Bonus: Robert Tonyan vs. Jaguars ($3,600)




Defense/Special Teams




Dolphins vs. Chargers ($2,800)

It was just a week ago (same price) that we won all the money with the Dolphins defense.
They blitz a lot as they did against the Rams and take chances. Thus, creating plays and earning us fantasy points.