The hope is that everyone continues to be profitable playing NFL DFS. Regardless, that is now in the past and we have a new week of action in front of us. My intention is to help you make Week 10 of NFL DFS a week to remember as you finish in the green. With that being said, let us jump right into my top Week 10 DFS picks. This is an interesting week as all 32 teams are active which means we have plenty of choices.
Each week, I will take a look at one option at each position that can be a nice piece in your lineup. Additionally, I will provide one stud and one value option to target along with one expected bust.
NFL Week 10 DFS Picks
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions, $6,400
Even after benefitting from facing the New York Jets last week, the Los Angeles Chargers still allow the second-most DraftKings points to opposing quarterbacks. This week, Jared Goff should be in a much better position to capitalize on such a favorable matchup.
Goff and the Lions are coming off their bye week as they look to continue what has been a strong season. Through eight games, Goff has 12 touchdown passes with five interceptions. With an average of 272 passing yards per game, Goff has done a great job of managing the offense for Detroit. You are forgiven if initially thinking his production is underwhelming, but there is a lot to like here.
Due to bye weeks, we are without Patrick Mahomes, Tua Tagovailoa, and Jalen Hurts, so quarterback is not a deep pool. Between the matchup and Goff’s reliability, this is one of our Week 10 NFL DFS picks.
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers, $6,500
It took long enough, but Aaron Jones is finally healthy this season. While the Green Bay Packers are still being careful in practice, the restrictions were all but lifted last week.
Against the Rams, Jones finished with 20 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown. Jones was also a factor in the passing game as he caught for of his six passes for 26 yards. The workload was certainly a surprise, but it didn’t uncover any issues. In fact, Jones is no longer listed on the injury report heading into Week 10. It should be a busy week again for Jones, and that is a good thing. Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers means that Jones gets to go against a team that allows opposing running backs to have top-10 fantasy performances.
Calvin Ridley, Jacksonville Jaguars, $5,600
On an overall basis, it has not been a great start to Calvin Ridley’s career with Jacksonville. Coming off the Jaguars’ bye week, Ridley is in a favorable situation to begin the second half of the season.
When we last saw Ridley, he had a strong game. Against the Steelers, Ridley caught six of 10 targets for 83 yards. I would expect there to be a continued focus on Ridley in the second half of the season. The fact that Ridley gets going against San Francisco also plays a big role here. To this point, the San Francisco 49ers have allowed the fourth most DK points to wide receivers.
This is the success we have seen all season out of receivers taking on San Francisco. Following a strong Week 8 performance, Ridley has things in place to build on that this week.
Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans, $4,900
Stop me if you have heard this before, but the tight end position is rough this week. While Dalton Schultz might not jump off the page as an exciting option, he is in on the radar as one of our Week 10 NFL DFS picks.
If he hadn’t caught your eye to this point, C.J. Stroud certainly did last week. In Week 9, all we saw Stroud do was set rookie records across the board with 470 passing yards and five touchdowns. How can we ignore that?
As part of that, Schultz caught 10 of 11 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown. It was the fourth touchdown of what has been a solid season for Schultz. This week things are even better for the tight end as his opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, allow the most DK points at the position.
Additionally, with Nico Collins sidelined for Sunday, there should be an increased target share available for Schultz.
Arizona Cardinals, $2,500
In scanning the list of Team Defense, there are not many options I found comfort in. With that being said, let’s take this opportunity to save some money with the Arizona Cardinals.
For starters, does anyone truly fear Taylor Heincke under center and Arthur Smith’s playcalling?
The Cardinals have done a solid job so far this year. Through nine games they have 10 turnovers, five interceptions, and five fumble recoveries, while also getting to the quarterback. Arizona has done so with 25 sacks, and that is a solid source of production.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions, $8,300
If we are going to target Jared Goff, it makes sense to follow a theme here. That brings us to Amon-Ra St. Brown as wide receivers have also found consistent success against the Chargers this season.
Success has also been a recurring theme for St. Brown as of late. The Detroit receiver has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in five of seven games this season. This week will likely make it six for St. Brown who also has three touchdowns on the season.
Trenton Irwin, Cincinnati Bengals, $3,000
Chalk is very likely in play here, but we are also digging deep with risk. We know that Tee Higgins is already sidelined for the Cincinnati Bengals, and while Ja’Marr Chase is nursing a back injury, he should be on the field this week. If not, that obviously changes things here, but Trenton Irwin could be a great situation regardless. And the fact that he is a minimum price is a big help here.
What catches my attention though is what Irvin did the last time Higgins was sidelined. In Week 5, Irwin was targeted 10 times, and he came away with eight catches for 60 yards. Additionally, Joe Burrow does look better than he did earlier in the season, and that should benefit Irwin.
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints, $8,300
Following his suspension, Alvin Kamara has performed at a high level in most weeks. The problem quite simply though, is last week.
Kamara did not look good. While ultimately the performance goes back to the player, but the workload was throttled back as well.
Kamara had just nine carries for 26 yards. More importantly though, Kamara was only targeted five times. He did catch four of those targets for 44 yards, but it wasn’t the explosive performance that we have become accustomed to.
There isn’t a discount here, and it remains to be seen what we should make of his volume. With that being said, I’m spending my money elsewhere.