How are those NFL Week 10 DFS lineups coming along? As you may have noticed in the NFL Week 10 DFS Playbook, I've limited the plays this week, somewhat. Yes, I gave you a few extra options at quarterback, but if you've read everything through, you know I'm landing on just three for all of my own personal lineups. For the running back position, I tried to throw you some value backs for cash, but again, the descriptions will point you towards my top plays a whole lot more. But as I mentioned in the opening paragraphs, obtaining legitimate value is going to be paramount to your success. I gave you some pay-ups and pay-downs across the positions, but many of us, particularly for our GPP tournament lineups, are going to have to dig even deeper and maybe throw a few darts. I think you can still build a solid cash lineup from the Playbook selections, but if you're looking for a couple of extra DFS bargains, that's what this piece is all about.
Welcome to the DFS Dart Board for NFL Week 10!
If you're new to Fantasy Alarm, the DFS Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started a few years ago. It came about when I was building GPP lineups and realized I needed more salary relief. As I dug through my notes to see who stood out the most among those players at a more affordable price, it hit me. When I put players in the Playbook, I am thinking primarily about cash lineup plays -- guys with a high floor who I could conceivably put into my core-group and build a lineup around. After those players, I would mix in a handful of guys who had boatloads of upside and were in soft match-ups, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to their salary as I should have. And that's where the Dart Board came into play.
Every now and then, when building lineups while using particular stacks, you need some salary relief. You need a guy who may not be minimally priced, but low enough to give you the flexibility you need to get someone like Tyreek Hill or Saquon Barkley in as a flex play or something. Occasionally you may see a min-priced QB or TE in here, but more often than not, this space is reserved for running backs and wide receivers who are below $6,000 on FanDuel or $5,000 or lower on DraftKings.
Now while we call this a Dart Board, keep in mind that every player has been carefully researched. We're not up here picking players all willy-nilly, desperately hoping they hit. We're looking for the cheapest bargains possible who still have the strongest potential to give you at least a 3-5x return on what you pay.
All set? Great. Let's get to it and while you do, maybe give a listen to this week's NFL DFS Podcast with me & Jon Impemba