Welcome to Week 10 of the NFL season and the next edition DFS RB Coach! For a fourth straight week, I had the top scoring back. Rachaad White (27.9 points) cleared the next closest by over five points. Jonathan Taylor (17.9) was also a strong play, while Saquon Barkley (14.3) and Alvin Kamara (11.0) weren’t the best, but at least provided something. Barkley played well, but was held back by his QB getting injured, while Kamara was a ghost in the second half of the Saints game. Enough about last week though, let’s look to keep that momentum going into Week 9. It’s time to start putting those DraftKings and FanDuel lineups together and hit the big paydays! Let’s dive into my favorite RB plays!
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Week 10 Plays
NFL DFS RB Top Plays
CMC seems like a smash of a play this week, even with his hefty price tag. He is coming off the 49er bye week, so he should be feeling good and ready to go. He has been a monster this year in general, so that obviously doesn’t hurt either. He has scored 22+ points in six of eight games this season and his worst game was 14.2, so we know we are getting both a good floor and good ceiling. The Jags rank as a middle of the road matchup, but they have been hurt on passing plays to running backs, which we know there is nobody better at that than CMC. I could see CMC going for a 30 spot this week and/or being the top scoring back.
NFL DFS RB Mid-Tier Plays
I don’t think I’ve played Jones once this whole year, but I think this week is the week that changes. He has been really bad and banged up and not a big part of the Packers offense, but that finally changed last week. He carried the ball 20 times for 73 yards and a touchdown while hauling in four of six passes. It was his second straight week with at least four receptions and five targets. I like this matchup against the Steelers as it ranks as one of the better matchups in the league for backs. I wish Jones was slightly cheaper, but I do think there is enough upside here (especially with the passing work) for Jones to be a strong play this week.
Mixon hasn’t really been all that impressive this year either, averaging just 3.9 YPC, but the voume has been there and he is putting up DFS points recently. He has scored 20.0 and 17.8 dk points oer the last two games, scoring a touchdown in both games. He has at least three receptions in four straight games, which has upped his floor a bit recently after catching just one pass in each of week’s three and four. I like this matchup against the Texans, who got shredded by Rachaad White last week. I think Mixon can keep that going and do some damage himself.
Bijan hasn’t scored more than 13 points in any of his last 5 games, so this feels a bit scary. The Falcons are a terribly run team and Robinson has not been a focal point of the offense, as he doesn’t even lead the team in rush attempts. All that being said, Robinson has looked great from a talent standpoint; he is averaging 5.0 YPC this year and has made some very impressive catches as well. It sucks that Allgeier gets so much work and sees a lot of goal line work, but Robinson could still be in for a big game this week. The Cardinals rank as a top-3 matchup in the league for running backs this season and if Bijan can get a good amount of work (that remains to be seen), he could have a monster game. I’ll take the risk in GPPs, but he is not a viable cash play.
NFL DFS RB Value Plays
Harris is probably less talented than his backup, at least it certainly appears that way, and he’s actually less expensive than his backup too (by $100). However, Harris gets the workload and that is what we have to go off of. He has scored double-digits in three straight and at least 15 points in two of those games. I hated his price at the start of the year and I don’t think I’ve played him a single time yet, but his price tag has steadily dropped and he is now so cheap that I think he makes sense as a play. The Packers rank as a good matchup and this should be a gritty game, which bodes well for Najee.
NFL DFS RB Fades
A week after liking Barkley, I don’t like him at all this week. Tommy DeVito is terrible and makes this offense even worse than it was with Daniel Jones (somehow. Not sure how that’s even possible). Barkley will likely get a ton of volume, but I don’t see it amounting to much against this Dallas defense. They are going to fully key on Barkley and make DeVito beat them (which he won’t). This already ranks as a tough matchup for running backs as is, so this is just a bad spot. Dallas may just thump the Giants in this one and it could get very ugly quickly.