This Week 10 slate could get rather interesting pretty quickly. We should see a lot of points between the Chargers and Lions, and could we get a shootout with the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals? I think so! With a lot of good teams on bye this week, this slate is not short on storylines. By taking a look at projected game and team totals, as well as our NFL DFS Week 10 player projections, we’ll get a good look at how we can best optimize the wide receiver position in our NFL DFS lineups.
From superstar receivers to top NFL DFS stacks, the NFL DFS WR Coach will have multiple plays at various pricing tiers to help construct your lineups. Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s DFS WR Coach, highlighting the top plays, values, and fades at the wide receiver position to help build your NFL DFS lineups for Sunday’s main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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NFL DFS WR Top Tier Picks
We love our slot wide receivers against the Lions, and Allen just so happens to be the next man up. He’s about as reliable as they come for DFS and in a potential shootout, how can you not be inclined to play Allen this week? He has at least nine targets in four straight games and in seven of eight overall this season. The upside is there for Allen in this matchup, and while he hasn’t found the end zone since Week 6, this could be the game that snaps that streak. This game could be one of the highest-scoring games on the slate, so why not look to both of the top receivers in this game, being Allen and…
At this point, you don’t have to even think about playing St. Brown. He’s effectively matchup proof, and now draws a Chargers squad that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to receivers this season! St. Brown will command a precious chunk of your budget, but he has 100+ yards in five of seven games this season, and in those two games he didn’t eclipse the 100-yard threshold, he found the end zone! Since missing the team’s Week 5 games, St. Brown is averaging 10.3 receptions on 14.3 targets for 111.3 yards PER GAME!
Quarterbacks have been having their way with the Houston defense of late, and I’m not so sure that the Texans will be able to slow down Chase in Week 10 as the Bills were able to do in Week 9. I like this game to go over its point total, and if Houston can bottle up the run like it’s somewhat done the past few weeks, it could be a full-on aerial display from Burrow, with Chase being a major beneficiary of that.
Dak Prescott is playing some good football of late, and he should be able to pick this Giants defense apart. Lamb has been a major beneficiary of improved play from Prescott of late, as Lamb is averaging 15 targets per game over the last two weeks, including back-to-back games with at least 11 receptions and 150 receiving yards. Lamb has great historical numbers against the Giants, highlighted by at least 75 yards in three straight outings against them. Game script is a worry here, as this game could get out of hand quickly, but it may not take Lamb long to get to 15+ fantasy points.
NFL DFS WR Mid-Tier Picks
If there were any questions about who is the WR1 in Pittsburgh, they should be nonexistent at this point. Since returning from injury, Johnson has at least five receptions and 79 yards in each contest, while averaging 9.7 targets per game! The Green Bay secondary is thinned out after the trade of Raul Douglas, and Johnson profiles a high-floor option at a reasonable price point in DFS this week.
Running the ball against Tampa Bay hasn’t yielded much success, but throwing the ball? Yes, please! Did you see what C.J. Stroud just did to this Bucs secondary? Will Levis has teed up Hopkins for 168 yards and three touchdowns over the team’s last two games, and it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Bucs have allowed the most fantasy points per game to receivers over the last four weeks. While Tennessee’s slot man will also have a good matchup, Carlton Davis was abused last week, and it wouldn’t be surprising to ensure that Hopkins finds his way lined up opposite of Davis a fair amount in this one.
Imagine if Dell didn’t drop a couple of passes last week… His stat line would have been even more impressive! His 11 targets last week were a season high, and they have started to get him involved in the running game, in a pseudo-wide back role. Dell also played in a season-high 85 percent of the snaps last week, and he now has at least two carries in four straight games. His usage is favorable at his price point this week, and this feels like a game you are going to want to be invested in. No Nico Collins for this one either.
NFL DFS WR Value Picks
Noah Brown was featured in the DFS WR Coach last week and in the Playbook by Howard Bender, because slot receivers have crushed Tampa Bay this year. Brown did just that last week for Houston, and Kyle Phillips could find himself giving 3x or more ROI in this one! He caught four of five targets last week, and while the snap share isn’t elite, his usage is picking up, and Will Levis has had some success looking toward Phillips. The young Tennessee wideout won’t command a massive salary this week, so if you need a salary saver, Phillips could be a logical dart throw.
That post-bye week for a rookie remains undefeated! Since the team’s bye, Smith-Njigba has seen his snap share go up and he’s averaging 4.3 receptions on 5.8 targets for 52.5 yards per game! He’s played in at least 63 percent of the snaps in each of the four games post-bye, and this is a juicy matchup for the rookie slot receiver. The Commanders have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to receivers this season, and this is a potential spot for Geno Smith to bust through some recent struggles.
NFL DFS WR Fades
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
Listen, I’m all for a shootout in this game, but Houston has been tough on slot receivers. Chris Godwin was nonexistent against Houston last week, and I don’t envision Boyd getting heavily involved in this game. His targets have fallen off a bit of late and he hasn’t notched more than three receptions since Week 6 against Seattle. Tee Higgins being out makes Boyd a bit more interesting, but also likely very chalky. I’ll fade in GPPs, as Houston has shown to be tough on slot receivers at times, notably last week against Godwin.