DraftKings Showdown Week 10: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Week 10 of NFL DFS action on DraftKings kicks off with the Indianapolis Colts at the Tennessee Titans on the Thursday night showdown slate. For the first time in weeks, we don’t seem to be dealing with covid issues or any major injury uncertainty but there are a few decisions we have to make.
I’m going to cover creating a cash game lineup and my favourite plays that you can use in your GPP lineups. Read our Week 1 article to learn more about the different strategies for these two contests.
These are my personal opinions on the games and strategies at the time of writing this. I may employ different players and strategies if later or further information makes me reevaluate my opinions.
DFS Week 10 Cash Game Options
Let’s start with the easy side of the ball, the Titans. We know who the quarterback and kicker are and in Derrick Henry, they have the most bellish bellcow of them all.
So let’s move on to the Colts and their problem child of a running back position. They have three backs who have received the lion’s share of work on different weeks, Taylor, Hines and Wilkins. Since their bye, Wilkins has had the most rush attempts by quite a way and Hines has had the most targets. I find it very odd that Jonathan Taylor is the most expensive of the three. All three garner targets so in that respect they are equal.
All of this makes me want to take Wilkins in cash games. If you play Rivers at Captain, you can fit in all the pieces that we want: 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 Kickers. Another reason to play Rivers at Captain is that the Titans give up the second most fantasy-points-per-game to wide receivers so that should convert to a good game for Rivers.
DFS Week 10 GPP options
Let’s start where we left off. The Titans defense gives up a lot of fantasy points so Colts receivers should be a good play. However, the only problem is knowing which receiver to play. Targets get spread around fairly evenly and with TY Hilton possibly coming back, there are more mouths to feed. If you are playing a lot of lineups, I would try to have exposure to as many as possible. Here are the players I’ll be focusing on:
AJ Brown, TEN ($10.4k, Captain – $15.6k)
A more obvious pick than I usually put in this column but he’s just so dependable from a target point-of-view. Some weeks Corey Davis or Adam Humphries show up with big scores but when AJB is fit, he’s the focal point of this offense. The Colts are very good against wide receivers fantasy-wise but for me, Brown is matchup proof.
Anthony Firkser, TEN ($2.2k, Captain – $3.3k)
I like Firkser purely because of his price. I think Jonnu Smith ($7.5k, Captain – $10.5k) will be highly owned so Firkser makes a great leverage play. We have seen he is capable of a ceiling game in week 6 (28.3 Fpts) when Smith got injured. However, Firkser has out-targeted Smith in every game bar one since he came back. This is the sort of Showdown play which when it comes off, wins you a lot of money.
Marcus Johnson, IND ($5.2k, Captain - $7.8k)
Last week, Johnson was touted as a value play due to his price on the main slate and the lack of TY Hilton. He disappointed with only 3.4 fpts. However, if you watched that game, he was so close to breaking a long TD and his season aDOT of 16.63 is in the top 20 in the league. It’s not a certainty he’ll start but I think Rivers has developed a bit of a rapport with him. I’ll play him hoping he catches a long TD.
Trey Burton, IND ($5.6k, Captain - $8.4k)
Jack Doyle is unlikely to play on Thursday and Mo Alie-Cox is playing with a lingering knee issue. This means that Burton has a chance to become the focal point in the redzone for the Colts. Indy has been using him in a variety of roles around the goal line and he has more rushing touchdowns than receiving ones. As mentioned earlier, the Titans are poor against receivers from a fantasy point of view and he feels underpriced to me.