Wednesday - Apr 24, 2019

Home / Commentary / DraftKings Roster Breakdown – Week 10 ($1.25 Million Contest)

DraftKings Roster Breakdown – Week 10 ($1.25 Million Contest)

Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend and a sample lineup to use in your tournaments this weekend!

DraftKings hosting a $1.25 Million Dollar Tournament this week. Here are some of the contest details:

  • $1.25 Million prize pool
  • $100,000 first place prize
  • FREE for new players
  • Starts Sunday at 1PM

The Thursday night game is not included either so you have until Sunday at 1PM to set your lineup. You can also make individual game time changes for players in the later games.

Sign up through this link now!

Let’s recap Week 9 before we move on to a quick Week 10 breakdown.

 WEEK 9 HITS

Ben Roethlisberger (25pts before left w/ injury)
DeAngelo Williams
Chris Ivory
Antonio Brown
Emmanuel Sanders
Randall Cobb
Michael Crabtree
Willie Snead

 WEEK 9 MISSES

Dion Lewis (injury)
Ronnie Hillman
Malcom Floyd (injury)
Heath Miller

 QUARTERBACK

There are a few strategies to employ this week. I will surround my team around Patriots, Packers, and Jaguars’ stacks. Here are the top three connections:

Tom Brady ($8,600) – Rob Gronkowski
Aaron Rodgers ($7,500) – Randall Cobb
Blake Bortles ($5,600) – Allen Robinson

Another option would be Andy Dalton ($6,500) – A.J. Green, but I am leaning on the ones above. You can also add in the 2nd option on each team in a mini stack.

RUNNING BACK

This is the toughest position for me to fill this week. I don’t have a stone-cold pick at running back this week so I will look for a few cheap options to fill my lineup once the rest of it is locked in.

I was left with the following plays:

Darren McFadden – $4,900 – matchup isn’t great, but he can overcome
James Starks – $4,900 – new starting RB, limit expectations, but can do the job
LeGarrette Blount – $4,900 – only fear is Brady will throw all game
Tournament Play: Shane Vereen – $4,300 – vs. former team, Pats will focus on ODB

I have no problem locking in two of these RBs and then stacking up a few WRs to match your QB.

WIDE RECEIVER

 I mentioned this in the quarterback’s section, but I will be stacking WRs this week.

*New England – Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell
Green Bay – Randall Cobb, James Jones, Davante Adams
Jacksonville – Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns (inj)

*I would only take 2 receiving options and Gronkowski is one of them. So only pick one Patriot WR.

Keep an eye on the Allen Hurns injury. If he is out, Robinson should be a sure-fire pick, but could have high ownership.

 TIGHT END

This could be the week Rob Gronkowski ($8,000) goes bananas. It will cost you a hefty salary, but if you can save on RBs and at another position, it could pay off. The Giants are one of the weakest teams in the league against tight ends and this game has the makings of a Tom Brady shootout.

Jordan Reed ($4,600) would be another option that is safe with upside. If you need to punt the position, take a look at Richard Rodgers ($3,000).

DEFENSE

There is not a significant drop off in the price of the defenses that I would consider this week. Rams ($3,600) & Packers ($3,200) would be my two selections and at these salaries, I will lean towards St. Louis.

SAMPLE LINEUP

QB: Aaron Rodgers, GB
RB: James Starks, GB
RB: Shane Vereen, NYG
WR: Davante Adams, GB
WR: Brandon LaFell, NE
WR: Randall Cobb, GB
TE: Rob Gronkowski, NE
FLX: Allen Robinson, JAX
DEF: Rams, STL

Mix and match with the players noted in this article to build a lineup this week. For example, McFadden could replace Starks if you do not want to load up on four Packers.

Follow me on Twitter @nick_pags.

About Nick Pagliuca

Nick has been competitively playing fantasy sports for over ten years and has recently become very active in daily fantasy in the last three years. Nick participates mainly in fantasy football followed by fantasy baseball and basketball.