Week 10 DFS Flex Plays DraftKings 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal On DraftKings, there is a flex spot which allows you to take different approaches in your lineup construction. Our goal every week is to find you some solid options that fit in the flex position and provide some nice upside. Let’s dive right into some flex targets for this week.

Running Back

Darren Sproles $4,300 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sproles has played in over 80 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the last two games and has yet been out-snapped by any Eagles running back all season. He has been peppered with 16 targets over the last two weeks and has come down with eight catches, while scoring double-digit fantasy points in each of those games. What intrigues me the most about Sproles, is his matchup against Atlanta. The Falcons are yielding 7.8 receptions and 60.8 receiving yards per game, while allowing three receiving touchdowns to running backs. They have also allowed +2.9 points above expectations to opposing backs, per Fantasy Labs. This contest has one of the higher projected point totals of the week and it is currently a pick em, as no team is favored. They are both expected to score over three touchdowns also. Between his recent role on this offense, the amount of snaps he is playing, and the plus matchup, Sproles is a very interesting option at a very affordable price.

James White $4,500 vs. Seattle Seahawks
White is averaging 6.3 targets and four receptions per game since Brady returned, and has also scored three receiving touchdowns. The matchup against the Seahawks may not look appealing, but they have now allowed 100+ rushing yards in three consecutive games and running backs are averaging 5.1 receptions and 43.6 receiving yards against them. The Patriots have the second highest implied point total of the week, so should put some points on the board. Keep an eye on Dion Lewis, but so long as he is out, White will continue his pass catching role for New England.

Wide Receiver

J.J. Nelson $4,200 vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Cardinals are fresh off of a bye week and have a favorable matchup against the Niners who are yielding 150 receiving yards per game and have surrendered 15 receiving touchdowns to wide outs. In addition, they have allowed +1.9 points above expectations to opposing receivers, per Fantasy Labs. Nelson broke out in his last game against the Panthers, catching eight of his twelve targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns. He has received 19 targets in the last two games and has been named a starter for the Cardinals. At this price point, he should easily attain value and has a good shot to smash it. The Cardinals currently have the highest implied team total of the slate.

Corey Coleman $5,100 at Baltimore Ravens
Coleman returned last week after missing six weeks with a broken hand and had a subpar performance, which bodes well for us as that could potentially drop the ownership a notch, due to recency bias. Last game against the Cowboys, he caught three of his seven targets for 41 yards. Despite that lack of efficiency, it was promising to see him receive seven targets. This week he faces a Ravens team that he torched in Week 2 for 104 yards and two touchdowns on five catches (eight targets). Baltimore is surrendering 162.6 receiving yards per game and has given up 14 receiving touchdowns to opposing receivers. We have seen his upside already and in a game where the Browns are expected to be chasing points, we could see Coleman get peppered with plenty of targets once again.

Tight End

Antonio Gates $3,900 vs. Miami Dolphins
The seemingly ageless Gates has played well in recent weeks. He has 28 targets in the last three games and has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games, as well as, nine red zone targets in the last three weeks. While he has lost a step or two in the speed department, he remains a red zone threat. He remains reasonably priced and faces a Dolphins defense that has allowed +1.7 points above expectations to opposing tight ends, per Fantasy Labs.
Good luck to all this week. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal