Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 10 DraftKings
Digging In The Crates (DraftKings)
Week 10 (Main Slate)
Marcus Mariota vs. Patriots ($4,700)
Marcus Mariota was solid week 9 on the road in Dallas. He completed 21-of-29 passes for 240 yards two passing touchdowns, and he ran one in. He’ll get a Patriots pass defense that is allowing 274 yards per game. The Titans are nearly a touchdown underdog which would put Mariota in a spot to play catch up gunning the ball or using his legs. At $4,700 he may be the dollar for dollar best Crate quarterback so far this season. Mariota is a dual threat and if Mitch Trubisky can be elite against the Pats, so can Mariota. I’ll use Mariota in cash games and tournaments. I think he is viable to use with Dion Lewis or Corey Davis in a stack.
Josh Rosen @ Chiefs ($4,800)
Some people would say that Josh Rosen is the most talented quarterback to come out of the 2018 class but character issues allowed the Cardinals to draft him later than he should have been. Despite Pro Football Focus ranking hin 27th out of 32 for NFL starting quarterbacks, week 10 may set up well for Rosen and the Cards. The Cardinals are 16.5 point under dogs which obviously force Rosen to be throwing the ball a ton. The Chiefs are ranked right near the bottom of the NFL in passing yards allowed giving up over 300 per game. At his price point Rosen can be used in cash games and in tournaments a contrarian stack with David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald or Christian Kirk would be super low owned. I think the kid has moxie and he’s only going to get better with experience and going through bumps and bruises.
Duke Johnson vs. Falcons ($4,700)
Finally we get to see Duke Johnson used the way he is intended to be. Gregg Williams is adamant on using him the way he’s been utilized over the last three seasons. Johnson has led all running back in receptions over that span. Johnson caught all nine targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns week nine against the Chiefs. He was paid in the offseason and i’m sure he’s felt left out. It’s nice to see him form a rapport with Baker Mayfield and it would be no surprise to see Johnson get plenty of check downs from here on out. He’ll get a Falcons team at home in a game that projects to be a shoot out. I have no problem using Johnson in cash games and tournaments.
Dion Lewis vs. Patriots ($4,600)
We have gotten to see vintage Dion Lewis the last two weeks where he has averaged 16 carries and five receptions. The revenge narrative is fully in place and even if the Titans are down, Lewis will be used in the passing game. He’s second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. He has averaged over 21 DraftKings points over the last two weeks and leads the team in rushing as well. It’s not a “time share” in Tennessee, Dion has dominated touches and we could justify using him in a Mariota stack week 10 or by himself. Fee free to use him in cash games or tournaments.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. Dolphins ($5,000)
With Geronimo Allison sidelined MVS has slid into the number two receiving role nicely behind Devante Adams. He’s had 100+ receiving yards games in two of the last three weeks and has had at-least 15 DraftKings points in that span. MVS has gained the trust of Aaron Rodgers and consequently has led the Packers in with 21.1 yards per catch. His size and speed make him a match up nightmare for opposing secondaries. I’d use him in strictly cash games at this point in time.
Adam Humphries vs. Redskins ($3,900)
Adam Humphries has become a fixture in the Buccaneers offense despite the cast of super star weapons. He caught all eight targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns week 9 and his price is just to cheap to avoid him. Humphries has 27 targets over the last three weeks. He could serve as that underneath slot blanket for Ryan Fitzpatrick to pepper with intermediate targets on a consistent basis. A Fitzptrick-Humphries would be a low owned tournament stack.
Eric Ebron vs. Jaguars ($3,500)
The sea of tight end mediocrity gets deeper by the week and seeking value plays at the position can be strenuous. Now that Jack Doyle and T.Y. Hilton are back and there is semblance of a running game, Eric Ebron will not demand as much attention by opposing defenses. His targets will go down but he’s still had seven targets and two touchdowns in two of the last three weeks. He’s a red zone target for Luck and coming off the bye he’ll be a fantastic tournament play at his near free crate price tag.
Austin Hooper @ Browns ($3,800)
It’s nice to have efficient pieces on high octane offenses particularly at a cheap cost. In 2017 Austin Hooper was sixth in red zone targets amongst tight ends and this season he has picked up right where he left off. He’s had a near 83% catch rate. He’ll get a Browns defense that was just ravished week nine by Travis Kelce so even if Hooper has half the production Kelce did, he’ll pay off his cheap price. He’s a high variance player for certain but he seems like one of the more consistent tight ends in the sea of mediocrity. Use him in GPP’s or cash games.
Chiefs vs. Cardinals
Every one and their mother will be targeting the Jets against Nathan Peterman Week 10 at home and rightfully so. A good pivot is the Chiefs defense at home. The Cardinals have allowed 13 sacks over the last four weeks and are turning the ball over three times a game. Furthermore the Chiefs have 24 sacks since week 2 and have forced a turnover in all but two games.