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Fantasy Football Value Picks, Bargains and Sleepers for Week 10

Fantasy Football Value Picks, Bargains and Sleepers for Week 10

Fantasy Football Value Picks, Bargains and Sleepers for Week 10

We all would like to budget wisely, and it's no different in daily or weekly fantasy football.

If you are playing in a salary capped game at either FanDuel or DraftKings, here are a few value plays and bargains at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions for Week 10 of the NFL season that should allow you to hold on to some of that money to spend on the big-name studs.

This is another big week for byes as we lose six more teams. Gone from your lineups this week are players from Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New England, San Diego, and Washington.

VALUE PLAYS (salaries in parenthesis are that of FanDuel's and DraftKings)

QUARTERBACKS

1) Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia vs. Carolina ($6600/5400)
OK. I must admit that typing this just does not seem right. But the Panthers are allowing the sixth-most points to QBs, and have allowed multiple TD passes in six games, including a four-week stretch from Weeks 4-7. Russell Wilson is the only starting QB to dip below 25 points against the Panthers since Week 3, which is normal for the Seattle QB who has five such games this season.

2) Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Tennessee ($7200/6900)
Flacco has been OK at home, OK enough to get you through a week with six teams on bye and spend your money elsewhere. He averages 274 yards with eight TDs and three picks in Baltimore. Save for the five-TD torching of Tampa Bay on the road, only three other scores have come away from Baltimore. The Titans have allowed a TD pass in all but one game this season, and have surrendered 257.4 yards passing per game. They allow just as many passing yards away from Nashville as they do at LP Field, and are 10th friendliest against QBs the last five weeks in fantasy PPG.

3) Brian Hoyer, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati ($6300/5900)
Cincinnati has allowed multiple TD passes from the starting QB in four of the last five games, and at least one TD from the starter in all but two games. The yardage has also been decent against Cicny at 265.4 yards per game. Hoyer has a TD pass in all but one game this year, is coming off his second multi-TD game of the season, and has gone 275+ yards in back-to-back games. The Bengals' cornerback situation is a little dicey with Leon Hall suffering a concussion last week and now facing a short week with a Thursday game. 

RUNNING BACKS

1) Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta ($6700/4400)
He's not fantastic, but he is serviceable on a six-team bye week against the friendliest defense to fantasy running backs. Doug Martin looks to be no threat to Rainey, who has 41 yards on the ground and 64 in the air in the Week 3 meeting in Atlanta. He has since put together two double-digit days, including 121 yards from scrimmage last week at Cleveland. The Falcons have allowed a double-digit day from a RB in all but one game this season, and that was Baltimore's Justin Forsett finishing with 9.5.

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2) Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland ($6900/5900)
As mentioned, Rainey just put up 121 yards from scrimmage against the Browns, and Hill is coming off a 154-yard rushing day against Jacksonville. He had 24 carries with Giovani Bernard injured, and Bernard is out Thursday night. The Browns are the 11th-friendliest team against fantasy RBs, and have allowed at least 80 yards from a back in six of eight games.

3) Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Tennessee ($6500/5000)
It was mix and match once again for Forsett in Pittsburgh last week. He supplemented 38 yards on the ground with 67 through the air. It is the seventh time this season Forsett has posted at least 84 yards from scrimmage. The Titans allow the sixth-most points to running backs, and have already seen three rush for at least 123 yards in eight games. 

WIDE RECEIVERS

1) Justin Hunter, Tennessee vs. Baltimore ($5400/4000)
If their connection in his first start was any indication, quarterback Zach Mettenberger loves him some Hunter. The rookie targeted the receiver 10 times in Week 8, and high targets against the Ravens has equated to pretty good results this season. Baltimore allows the second-most points to WRs, and of the 14 receivers that have seen at least eight targets in a game they are averaging 6.5 catches for 86.2 yards with six touchdowns.

2) Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay ($6600/5100)
Seems weird to have to look at White as a value play, but the ups and downs leave him as a great value play this week. He's just inside a WR2 play in both FanDuel and DraftKings and draws a Buccaneers team that allows the most points in the league to receivers. White did not suit up when the teams met in Week 2 and it was Julio Jones hauling in nine balls for 161 yards and two scores on 11 targets. White's targets have fluctuated this season, but he has seen games of 12 and 15 this season with Jones in the lineup. Eleven receivers have seen at least six targets against the Bucs this season and they are averaging 5.5 grabs for 82.2 yards with eight scores. Three receivers have seen double-digit targets, and they average 8.3 catches for 116 yards with four scores.

3) Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. New Orleans ($6500/5600)
While it has not been pretty for QB Colin Kaepernick lately, Boldin is doing just fine. He has 90 plus yards receiving in two of his last three games ans has only gone below 60 once since Week 3. The Saints have allowed 11 receivers to post at least 69 yards receiving, and are second friendliest against receivers over the last five weeks.

TIGHT ENDS

1) Larry Donnell, New York Giants vs. Seattle ($5300/4400)
The Seahawks have allowed a touchdown to a tight end in five games this season, including Oakland's Mychael Rivera grabbing two last week. Donnell continues to be a volume target for Eli Manning, having garnered at least seven in five games this season along with 12 red zone targets. 

2) Owen Daniels, Baltimore vs. Tennessee ($5400/3300)
Tennessee seems to always have a knack for allowing tight ends to succeed, and particularly Owen Daniels in the Gary Kubiak offense. With Kubiak since 2006 and playing the Titans 12 times as a Texan, Daniels averaged 4.1 catches for 52.1 yards and three scores against Tennessee. He's had three games of at least 72 yards and six catches. Daniels is coming off a 6-for-53 game on nine targets. The Titans are fifth friendliest to the position over the last five weeks and 11th for the season. 

3) Mychal Rivera, Oakland vs. Denver ($5700/3800)
Ryvera has garnered 19 targets over the last two games after having seen 24 over the first six games combined. He has turned the last two games into 15 catches for 121 yards and two scores. The Broncos have allowed four touchdowns to the tight end position over the last three games have allowing one the first four games. Yardage has been decent against Denver with four TEs going for at least 64 yards, and Antonio Gates added two touchdowns to offset his 54 yards. 

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