DFS NFL Money Makers Week 10 | Break the Slate

by Jared Michelizzi · Strategy

Welcome to the Week 10 DFS Cash Game breakdown and picks article! If you’re new to this article or DFS cash games, please check out my ’10 Rules to Live By’ article.

We are back! I apologize that there was no cash game article for Week 9 as I had an emergency come up late last week. I am fully invested, in producing good content for you all. As such I did not feel like I could give the article the attention it deserves. I am sharing this with you, so you know when you read this article you are getting my best. We have been fortunate the article has produced winning plays all year, and I plan to keep that up for the rest of the season. I did manage to have another winning cash game week last week bringing the season record to 7-2.  

On to the Week 10 DFS cash game picks!

Week 10 DFS Cash Game Picks:


Joe Burrow

FanDuel: $8200

DraftKings $6800

It is strange to not have Jalen Hurts in this spot. He has literally become an every week staple of cash games this season. I played him in my cash game lineups last week and he again got the job done. This week we have to look elsewhere. First up for me is Joe Burrow. He is my top QB on both sites. I am not overly concerned with Tee Higgins likely being out. Burrow’s price on Draftkings is great. On FanDuel he is a bit more spendy. I definitely prefer rushing quarterbacks for cash games but Burrow has been on fire the last month and a half. For a week without Hurts he is the top option.

Dak Prescott

FanDuel: $8100

DraftKings $6700

The other option I would look at is Dak Prescott. Dallas has clearly started to emphasize the pass game more over the last few weeks. Tony Pollard and the run game has been abysmal. Cue up Mr. Prescott. Dak has delivered back-to-back games above 30 fantasy points and three in a row over 20. It is a close call between him and Burrow. If I happen to need $100 more in salary, I am fine moving over to Prescott in my lineups.

Rest of Quarterback position

Geno Smith is popping up as a value on both sites. I just can’t go there with the way he and the Seahawks have been playing lately. Smith had 3.68 Fantasy Points last week. He has only scored 20 fantasy points once this season and over 16 twice. Enough said. Lamar Jackson is the dual threat quarterback that is in play this week. The reason I am passing on him is the matchup. The Browns defense has been outstanding this year. I don’t want to pay top dollar to go against the top defense.   

Running Back

Overall thoughts on running back position

Running back this week is absolutely disgusting! When I first looked at the slate, I accidentally set my projections to the Sun-Mon Slate. At that point I was going to write up Josh Jacobs and Breece Hall. Fun stuff…. Neither are on the slate. Instead Bijan Robinson, Tony Pollard, and Joe Mixon are all popping in the projections. Until Pollard shows us something I just can’t go back there. His salary has actually risen this week because of the matchup.

Mixon was a decent play when Higgins was out earlier in the year, but the passing game is doing far better now than it was during that stretch. I love the talent of Robinson and I played him last week. I still managed to cash despite his poor performance. What worries me about Robinson is Tyler Allgeier appears to be the goal line back. I watched the Falcons against the Vikings last week, and whenever the Falcons were inside the two-yard line they put Allgier in. 

For cash games that is a role I want my player to have. I would like to pass on all three, but realistically, I probably have to play at least one of them. Robinson is the one I am most likely to play because of his home run hitting talent. It takes just one break for him to pay off. The next option would be Mixon. It will probably be the rare week on DraftKings where I only play two running backs. On FanDuel, you still need to play three running backs due to the difference in scoring systems.

Rachaad White

FanDuel: $6500

DraftKings: $5600

The running back I am most comfortable with this week is Rachaad White. On DraftKings he has a great price at $5800. On FanDuel he is still very affordable at $7000. There is concern with how good the Titans defense has been against running backs. However, coming into this week, White’s 33 receptions for 279 yards rank No. 2 among qualified running backs. He gets the goal line work and so he has several ways he can be successful. 


Tank Dell

FanDuel: $6400

DraftKings: $5500

The Texans have been the most pleasant surprise in the NFL this season. C.J. Stroud is legit. The undersized Dynasty darling Tank Dell is producing as a rookie. After having a big week last week, we are going right back to Dell. Nico Collins is out this week giving him even more of a boost. This one is a no brainer plug and play.

Marquise Brown

FanDuel: $6600

DraftKings: $5200

I like Marquise Brown as a player, but he has always been a bit of a disappointment. I have played him a few times this year, and he hasn’t killed me. However, he hasn’t had a blow-up game either. Enter Kyler Murray. The hope here is Murray comes back and breathes life into this offense. Brown has the exact profile we look for in NFL DFS Cash Games.

He is the WR1 on the team, which gives him a good floor, and has the elite speed to have the upside of a blow-up game. Let’s hope this is the week it comes!

Amon-Ra St. Brown

FanDuel: $8600

DraftKings: $8300

The best raw points play at wide receiver this week is Ja’Maar Chase. This is a salary cap game though. Amon-Ra St. Brown has been amazing this year and is about a $1000 cheaper than Chase. The only thing holding him back from being at the top of the wide receiver fantasy points for the year is his injuries. This week though he should be a full go. Considering he hasn’t scored below 16 PPR points this year, he starts with an amazing floor. If we get word Chase is a full go, I may still pivot to him. 


Evan Engram

FanDuel: $6400

DraftKings: $5500

I am loving the Evan Engram resurgence. The guy has so much talent, but injuries really derailed him when he was with the Giants. With the Jaguars, he has stayed mostly healthy and as such has been a top five tight end. He is way too cheap this week particularly on FanDuel. 

Trey McBride

FanDuel: $6400

DraftKings: $5500

If you need to save a bit of salary you can go down to Trey McBride at tight end. We Dynasty gamers have been waiting a year and a half for McBride to do something. Well, folks our prayers have been answered. With Ertz’s most recent injury, he is now the TE1 on the Cardinals. He has already had one blow up game and seems to have a decent floor. Given a bit of uncertainty about how things will play out with Murray at quarterback, and the fact the Cardinals have flat out sucked this year, I would not play both Brown and McBride together in cash games.


Defense is actually really tough this week. This is the first week all year I don’t have a go to I feel super comfortable with. Dallas is the team that rates out the highest in my models. The problem is they cost far more than I like to spend in cash games. If you can find the money though, fire them up against whatever the Giants are putting out at quarterback this week.

For DraftKings, the defense that comes up in my model is the Bengals. I have a hard time going there as I like that game for tournaments, but I have to give you something. On FanDuel, Seattle would be next up after Dallas. It is still more than I like to spend, but there aren’t any other great options.


Week 10 has been one of the harder weeks to come up with DFS cash game picks in recent memory. Running back is an absolute abomination. Defense is also tough. This does set up to be a good tournament week in my opinion. Given that I hate the chalk running backs, it makes it super easy to get unique in tournaments as I would fade them all. 

The game stack I would go to is the Bengals against Texans and Seahawks against Commanders. As mentioned in the quarterback section, Geno Smith has been bad lately. However if he is going to bounce back, this would be the game. The rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba has gotten more targets lately and might be ready to break out. He makes a good option for your Seahawk stacks.

Good luck this week!

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