“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 10 2022 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2021, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 10 of the 2022 season!
As usual, before we get to winning you more bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
As per usual, I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome.
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games and player props for Week 9 contests, along with they’re prices.
- For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position for DFS. We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey are probably going to have the most consistent upside in terms of potential fantasy points from week to week. But remember that DFS is a salary cap game. You can feel free to sprinkle high priced players into your lineups, but you can’t pay up at every position because there’s simply not enough salary to go around. I try my best each week to provide my thoughts on how you might want to balance your cash lineups in terms of points potential and salary.
- My approach to DFS in Week 10 is to get value at WR and otherwise pay up for a stud RB or TE. I’m paying down a little at QB and looking at upside plays based on matchup.
- No “Free Square of the Week”™ this week but do like the value you get from Donovan Peoples-Jones. He’s been averaging 52.1 receiving yards per game and now gets to face the Dolphins’ 23rd-ranked pass defense (245.9 yards allowed per game), plus he’s near minimum salary across industry which gives you plenty of room to pay up elsewhere.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars @ Kansas City Chiefs game has the highest over/under (50.5) of any game this weekend, the Chiefs have just the 20th ranked defense in the NFL and the Jaguars have just the 22nd pass defense in the NFL. This all adds up to me being in on players on both sides, in particular Travis Etienne, Trevor Lawrence and Christian Kirk for the Jaguars and Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Patrick Mahomes, in those orders.
- Lawrence has been great against bottom 12 passing defenses, averaging 261 passing yards against those teams.
- Since James Robinson was traded, Etienne has been absolutely on fire averaging 126.3 rush yards and 1.3 TDs per game.
- And Kirk has become the number 1 target in Jacksonville averaging 8.67 targets over the last 3 games.
- I probably don’t need to make a case for Kelce or Mahomes, but Smith-Schuster has averaged 108.3 yards and 0.67 TDs per game over his last 3. It sure looks like he’s becoming Mahome’s second favorite target.
- At QB, I’m all in on Justin Fields. Over the last 3 weeks, he’s been absolutely amazing for fantasy, actually being the top QB fantasy scorer in Week 9 when he ran for 178 yards (the most ever by a QB in the NFL during the regular season) and a TD on 15 carries also attempting a season-high 28 passes for 123 yards and 3 TDs. He’s had 4 games in a row with at least 60 rushing yards, 3 of which with a rushing TD. The Lions are allowing 268.5 passing yards per game, 4th most in the NFL, and are also allowing a league-worst 29.3 points and 417.3 yards per game. You couldn’t ask for a better matchup, particularly now that Fields has Chase Claypool and has rediscovered Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet.
- UPDATE (11/13/22) – If you’re looking to save money on defenses, now that both Matt Stafford and Kylar Murray are unlikely to go, depending on whether they’re ruled out, I’d consider both the Rams and Cardinals Defenses.
Good luck everyone with your Week 10 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 11 Cash Lineup suggestions!