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DAILY BLITZ: Week 10 (DraftKings)

Each week this season in “The Daily Blitz,” fantasy analyst Nick Pagliuca will list what players he is targeting at each position. He will also mention players who should be avoided. Price and projected stats will be considered into analysis. The key to daily fantasy is fitting players into your lineup based on price/production.

Week 10 will be focusing on DraftKings, but we have a little different setup for this week.

Favorite Play of the Week

David Johnson ($8,400) is a near must-play in cash games this week. His price tag makes him the top running back on the board, but the price is affordable. He will be heavily owned, but fade him at your own risk against the San Francisco run defense.

Best QB Value of the Week

Colin Kaepernick was our value play last week and he paid off by putting up 27.22 fantasy points. Trevor Siemian ($5,600) gets New Orleans this week in the Superdome and can be considered a great value play. I would temper expectations with him compared to Kaepernick from last week because of the running ability. However, a multiple-touchdown performance putting up 18-20 points should not be out of the question.

Best RB Value of the Week

Charcandrick West was a bust in Week 9 and there is a chance that Spencer Ware returns in Week 10. Darren Sproles ($4,300) appears to be the main back now in Philadelphia. He should have many opportunities to catch passes as he saw nine targets last week. Carson Wentz loves to check down and Sproles is a solid play with a high ceiling.

Top Plays: David Johnson ($8,400), Le’Veon Bell ($7,700)

Best WR Value of the Week

DeAndre Hopkins ($7,100) may technically not be the best value at wide receiver this week, but I like him as a possible contrarian play against Jacksonville. Houston had the bye week to hopefully figure out it needs to get its best playmaker the ball. We know the ability that Hopkins has so you never know when he is poised for a monster game.

Top Plays: Antonio Brown ($8,900), Kelvin Benjamin ($6,800), Denver WR

Best TE Value of the Week

Zach Miller ($3,600) has been a consistent tight end all season as he ranks just outside of the Top 5 in points per reception rankings. He gets Tampa Bay on the road in what could be a high-scoring affair. I am not buying into Zach Ertz after his big game against the New York Giants, who notoriously struggle versus tight ends.

Best Defense

Many will flock to Arizona ($3,700) and rightfully so against San Francisco. Carolina at $3,200 is another selection. Los Angeles ($2,900) or the New York Jets at $100 less are both cheaper options as they face each other in MetLife Stadium.

Sneaky Stacks

Denver: Trevor Siemian ($5,600), Emmanuel Sanders ($6,800), Demaryius Thomas ($6,700)

Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston ($6,300), Mike Evans ($9,000), Adam Humphries ($3,700)*

*Check the health of Winston and Evans

Pittsburgh: Ben Roethlisberger ($6,800) , Antonio Brown ($8,900), Sammie Coates ($4,000)/Eli Rogers ($3,500)

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.