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DRAFTKINGS SLEEPER DEFENSES: Week 10

One of the nice things about Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is that having a bad week this time of year doesn’t have the devastating effect that it can in year long formats.

You can surmise by that opening that we didn’t exactly clean up last week with our bargain basement picks. After having three teams reach double digits in Week 8, we put up a goose egg last week in regards to reaching double-digit scoring. It wasn’t a completely lost week as two of our picks did manage to post nine points. That being said, we need to bounce back in Week 10 and have some very nice cheap options to roll out.

Without further ado…

 

TENNESSEE TITANS vs. Green Bay – cost $2400. The Titans D/ST was miserable last week in a shootout with the Chargers managing to put up just a single sack. Despite that stinker, this unit has still been a decent play in recent weeks having racked up 11 sacks in the last four games. The Packers offense still looks out of sync these days and is far from the dominant unit it once was. They have struggled to keep QB Aaron Rodgers upright having given up three sacks in back-to-back games. With Derrick Morgan, Brian Orakpo and Jurrell Casey having combined for 15 ½ sacks this season, we see them getting to Rodgers often this week. They will force him to rush throws or to roll out where he hasn’t been himself lately. The Titans are a sneaky-good cheap defense at home in Week 10.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS at San Diego – cost $2400. Since the Dolphins have decided to put their offense in the hands of RB Jay Ajayi they have won three straight games. Led by Ndamukong Suh, who has put up a sack in consecutive games, the Dolphins defense has also stepped up during the winning streak. In the last three games, they have put up nine sacks along with four interceptions and a D/ST score. This is a nice matchup for the defense in the hopes of another big week as the Chargers have allowed double-digit fantasy points to the opposing D/ST in two of the past three games. Even with RB Melvin Gordon having a banner year, this offense also loves to throw the ball averaging 36 pass attempts per game. The Chargers have allowed 22 sacks, turned the ball over 18 times and given up a pair of D/ST scores on the season. This is a good week to roll with the Miami D/ST.

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin