The NFL ‘byepocolypse’ is here. Week 10 of the NFL season puts fantasy players on edge as six teams approach their bye week.
The Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Redskins, and Texans have the week off, while the Seahawks and 49ers clash in a divisional matchup on MNF. There are only 10 games to choose from on Sunday and fantasy studs such as Russell Wilson, George Kittle, and Deshaun Watson cannot be slotted into your lineups.
But don’t worry – there are plenty of quality options to choose from. You just have to dig deeper.
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Here are some under-the-radar players that can help you dominate Week 10.
Drew Brees – QB, NO
Opponent – Atlanta Falcons
Price – $6,700
Brees came back after thumb surgery like he never left – throwing for 373 yards and 3 TDs in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.
On Sunday, Brees and the Saints will host the wounded Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome. The Falcons’ defense has been injury-plagued the entire season and it won’t be getting better anytime soon. They rank 27th against opposing QBs and allow 30.5 points per game.
Brees will have no trouble lighting up the scoreboard and providing an immediate boost to your lineup.
Jamaal Williams– RB, GB
Opponent – Carolina Panthers
Price – $5,200
Jamaal Williams has become an intricate piece of the offense in Green Bay. He’s logged 13 or more fantasy points in his last 4 games and has found the endzone 5 times in that span. Most of his production has come from catching the ball out of the backfield, but fantasy points are fantasy points and we need to accept that.
The Packers welcome the Panthers into Lambeau on Sunday – and in Green Bay, winter is here. The Panthers’ defense has been generous to opposing RBs both on the ground and through the air – ranking 28th against the position.
Williams’ price is a great value this week as he provides both a safe floor and a high ceiling.
T.J. Hockenson – TE, DET
Opponent – Chicago Bears
Price – $3,900
It’s crazy to think that we’re attacking the defense of the Bears two weeks in a row, but here we are. Chicago is still great on the defensive side of the ball. However, their Achilles heel has been opposing TEs – ranking 32nd against the position.
While T.J. Hockenson hasn’t exactly been dominant, this matchup has promise. The rookie saw 7 targets last week against the Raiders and is going up against a Bears defense that let Zach Ertz do as he pleased last Sunday.
With the lack of a true running game from the Lions, Stafford will be forced to throw early and often. This should bode well for Hockenson, who will see plenty of targets in the Windy City.
Christian Kirk – WR, ARI
Opponent – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Price – $5,200
If you have watched the Arizona Cardinals play this season you may have noticed something different than past seasons. They have a competent QB under center who’s allowed their offensive weapons to showcase their skills.
Christian Kirk may be the greatest beneficiary of the QB change in Arizona, as he and Kyler Murray have linked up 34 times in the 6 games that Kirk has played. In his past 2 games, Kirk has seen 16 targets. He was stymied by the 49ers, but then again who hasn’t been?
Kirk has a much easier matchup this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a defense that ranks 32nd in passing yards allowed and 31st against opposing WRs. Christian Kirk should put up big-time numbers on Sunday in what will likely be a good old fashioned shootout.
Listen & Learn
For a full rundown of our under-the-radar Week 10 DFS picks, listen to this week’s Sneaky Plays Podcast – Got More Mack Than Craig – on your favorite podcast platform!
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