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DFS Sleepers for NFL Week 10 (2020)

| November 11, 2020 8:55 am PDT
NFL DFS Sleepers for Week 10 (2020)

Last week was highly successful when it came to our NFL DFS sleepers. Drew Lock was a money play at the quarterback position, our punt defenses worked out, and five of our other value picks topped 10+ fantasy points.

You still need the big boys to win in daily fantasy football. Week 9 was a reminder of that, as Christian McCaffrey returned and topped 30 fantasy points, and Dalvin Cook dropped a 40-burger.

To get the pricey studs, of course, you need to find the right value plays to build around them. I don’t think we need to pay up quite as much as we wanted to last week, but there is still merit in finding those value picks.

With that, let’s take a look at my favorite NFL DFS sleepers for week 10 at every position.

Quarterback NFL DFS Sleepers for Week 10

  • Carson Wentz – Eagles ($5.9k)
  • Tua Tagovailoa – Dolphins ($5.6k)
  • Drew Lock – Broncos ($5.5k)

There are a lot of viable NFL DFS quarterback values this week, but I’ll start things off with Wentz, who quietly put up 31 fantasy points when he last faced the New York Giants.

Wentz is never easy to trust, but we know he has upside, and he also gets some weapons back with the return of Alshon Jeffery and Miles Sanders.

While this could be a turning point for Wentz and the Eagles, I understand you may want/need to save even more cash in week 10. That could bring you to Tua, who looked more like a franchise passer en route to 21.42 fantasy points in an upset win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Tua even showed off his escapability, and tacked on 35 yards on the ground.

He’s in an even better spot this week. The Chargers just have not been very good defensively this year, and routinely find themselves in shootouts. Just last week L.A. gave up 31 points, while the Bolts now rank 29th against fantasy passers in 2020.

You can also dip your toe back into the Drew Lock well. He was a smash hit with 33 fantasy points as one of my top NFL DFS sleepers last week, and I see little reason to go too far away from him here.

Lock’s price hasn’t gone up much, and he’ll be facing a very beatable Las Vegas defense that has allowed the 6th most fantasy points to quarterbacks on the year.

Denver keeps getting off to slow starts, but Lock’s big arm, his surrounding talent, and the past two weeks (20 and 33 fantasy points) look like fantasy gold to me.

Week 10 Running Back Sleeper Picks

  • Ronald Jones II – Buccaneers ($5.3k)
  • Duke Johnson – Texans ($5k)
  • Mike Davis – Panthers ($4k)

This could be a good week to pay up at wide receiver, as there is a lot of value at running back. Not just that, but with Christian McCaffrey already hurt again and possibly out, there’s only a handful of pricey backs worth considering.

That said, we can look at what should be a very contrarian option in Ronald Jones II. He’s been pretty useless lately, but after getting completely abused last week, the Bucs are in for a bounce-back game against the slumping Panthers.

And after making dubious history, I tend to think Tampa Bay runs the ball a bit in week 10.

If that holds up, Jones could have a sizable role against one of the worst run defenses in football. Carolina comes in allowing the 5th most fantasy points to running backs, so if the desire is there, I think the Bucs could control this game on the ground.

We’ll also want to keep an eye on the status of David Johnson, who suffered a concussion last week.

If Johnson is out, it could open up a ton of work for Duke Johnson. Johnson stepped up with 73 total yards and a score on 20 touches last week, and he has a shot at some revenge against his former Browns squad.

Mike Davis is the most obvious week 10 NFL DFS sleeper. If McCaffrey (shoulder) is indeed out again, he’s disgustingly priced at $4k and would be back in a huge role.

I don’t like the matchup with a strong Buccaneers run defense, but McCaffrey did drop 24.8 fantasy points on them back in week two. Factor in his pass-catching and goal-line work, and Davis would be a smash hit at this price.

Wide Receiver NFL DFS Values for Week 10

  • Jarvis Landry – Browns ($5.9k)
  • Brandin Cooks – Texans ($5.6k)
  • Mike Williams – Chargers ($5.4k)

Wide receiver is probably a good spot to spend your DFS cash this week, but there could be some nice NFL DFS sleepers at this position, too.

Let’s start with Landry, who could be looking at a huge role with Odell Beckham Jr. out for the year with a torn ACL. We haven’t gotten a good look at that yet, as Landry has been hurt, and the Browns played in really bad weather prior to last week’s bye.

Landry could pop in week 10. He did draw 11 targets in that windy game in week eight, and he’ll get a Texans defense that has given up the third most touchdowns to wide receivers in 2020.

On the other side of that game, we can potentially save and hit big with Brandin Cooks, as well.

A full game stack is honestly in play with most NFL betting sites setting this total at a cool 53, but Cooks has been very good the past two weeks, and gets the 5th worst defense against wide receivers.

Lastly, don’t overlook Mike Williams.

Keenan Allen gets all of the work for the Chargers, but due to that, he could also draw shadow coverage from Xavien Howard. After seeing DeAndre Hopkins held to just three catches in the same spot last week, we need to be prepared to make some adjustments.

Week 10 NFL DFS Sleepers at Tight End

  • Dallas Goedert – Eagles ($4.2k)
  • Robert Tonyan – Packers ($3.6k)
  • Jordan Reed – 49ers ($3.5k)

Tight end is a total wasteland this week. It may make sense to just pay up for Darren Waller and move along. Not everyone will want to do that, however, and Waller hasn’t been amazing lately, anyways.

If you want to save some cash, consider starting things off with Dallas Goedert, who obviously has a big role with Zach Ertz out. Just keep in mind that Philly is getting healthier, so he may not get the volume he did earlier in the year.

Tonyan is another cheap play we can look at. He may also have his role reduced a bit as the Packers get healthy, but he’s a scoring threat and he gets a Jaguars defense that has allowed the second most touchdowns to tight ends.

We should also note that Jordan Reed might be a bit too cheap for his role.

A date with the Saints looks bad on paper, but that probably means San Francisco will be throwing all day. Reed wasn’t good in his first game back from injury last week, but perhaps he deserves a mulligan.

Best Defense Sleepers for Week 10 NFL DFS

  • Miami Dolphins ($2.8k)
  • Buffalo Bills ($2.7k)
  • Cincinnati Bengals ($2.1k)

Going the cheap route has worked out when picking team defenses, and you probably felt sick if you ended up rostering a pricey Steelers defense in week nine.

I think we can punt the position for the most part in week 10, and it all starts with a Miami unit that is still under-priced.

The Dolphins host a talented Chargers offense, but they’re still at home and facing a rookie quarterback. Don’t be too shocked if they force some turnovers in another big win.

Buffalo takes on another dangerous NFC West offense this weekend, but they’re too cheap based off of what they displayed last week. When you can force Russell Wilson into four turnovers, you know you’re doing something right.

The Bills aren’t a safe play on the road against an explosive Cardinals offense, but I won’t be surprised to see some sacks and turnovers in this one.

Cincinnati offers a full punt, and they’re interesting with Ben Roethlisberger being placed on the COVID-19 list.

Even if Big Ben suits up, he is operating at less than 100%, and this Steelers team has been playing with fire lately. I talked about it in my week 10 NFL upset picks breakdown, and if any of that plays out, punting with the Bengals could be rewarding.

Summary

There should be plenty of NFL DFS sleepers to covet in week 10, and for the most part, I think we’re hitting on them in this week’s breakdown.

For more value, keep tabs on Big Ben, Chris Carson, Joe Mixon, and Kenny Golladay. Overall, though, I think you have enough NFL DFS sleepers to work with here, and this doesn’t feel like a week where we need to seek low-priced options so much.

You can roll with some of these value plays and load up on some studs, but a straight down the middle lineup approach may not be such a bad idea, either.

Whatever you do, hopefully my week 10 NFL DFS sleepers help you in some regard. For my favorite NFL DFS plays and some betting advice for the week, hit the links below.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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