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Tomorrow’s Newspaper: Jonnu Smith and waiver wire prescience for week 10

A key to winning consistently in fantasy football is identifying potential breakouts before they happen. Stashing players that would become hot adds with a big game before any of your competitors have a chance to acquire them is a winning strategy in any format.

Making waiver claims or spending FAAB money based on fear of missing out on a player with more potential than current-day production is a problem that affects even the best fantasy gamers. But now that Jonnu Smith is finally showing signs of life and no one seems to care, it makes infinitely more sense to stash him for free.

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Lineup Makers for Daily Fantasy – Week 10 Edition

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the ideal value target on FanDuel for the Week 10 DFS Slate. His 97th-percentile speed score makes him a mismatch against Dolphins CB Bobby McCain. Valdes-Scantling is perfect for tournaments and is also cash game-viable with his consistent production and elevated target share.

Everyone knows Patrick Mahomes is a good play, but a sharp DFS player will see the benefits in rostering Marcus Mariota who is the 20th-priced QB for Week 10 and couples a rushing floor with a massive ceiling. The Titans will be in a shootout with the strong Patriots offense, placing Mariota in the perfect scoring environment to outperform his price tag.

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Why Duke Johnson Is Finding Fantasy Football Success in Post-Hue Jackson Era

From 2015-2017, Duke Johnson ranked first among running backs in targets (242), receptions (189) and receiving yards (1,742). After a breakout game in Week 9, Johnson needs to be owned in all fantasy football leagues.

At 5-11, 220-pounds, Penny’s 111.2 (92nd percentile) Speed Score reflects an ideal combination of size and speed for an NFL back. In his final season at San Diego State, Penny showed off his all-purpose skillset by rushing for over 2,000 yards, scoring an eye-popping 23 touchdowns, and another 19 receptions for 135 yards and two scores. It’s clear Penny is cut out to be a bell cow back in the NFL.

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Tomorrow’s Newspaper: Elijah McGuire and waiver wire prescience for week 9

A key to winning consistently in fantasy football is identifying potential breakouts before they happen. Stashing players that would become hot adds with a big game before any of your competitors have a chance to acquire them is a winning strategy in any format.

While Trenton Cannon has filled in admirably for Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire was the one threatening Powell’s role before the season began. If Cannon could turn nine targets over the last two weeks into 16.5 fantasy points, imagine what McGuire (a more proven pass-catcher at the NFL) could do as the primary pass-catching back for the oft-trailing Jets.

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Lineup Makers for Daily Fantasy – Week 9 Edition

Getting exposure to cheap players in shootout games is what wins the big money on NFL DFS. Tre’Quan Smith offers the best combo of salary, matchup, and big-play ability to pay off in a massive way in Week 9. Smith was a prolific deep threat at UCF and has already translated that into a boom week with Drew Brees. He is ready for another one.

Courtland Sutton profiled as the heir to Demaryius Thomas at the start of the year. Thomas’ recent trade to Houston has thrust him into that role early. Sutton will take on a starting role in the Denver offense in what should be a shootout with Houston. His projected target share makes him a slam-dunk value in Week 9.

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Courtland Sutton and the rookie receivers on the rise in fantasy football

Courtland Sutton posted 250 completed air yards and three separate 40-yard splash plays so far this season. Zooming out, Sutton offers excellent size-adjusted athleticism, evidenced by upper percentile Agility Score and Catch Radius. On the production side, his College Dominator Rating, College Yards Per Reception, and Breakout Age checked in above the 65th percentile. 

Post-Demaryius Thomas trade, Keke Coutee still finds himself in a favorable rest-of-season position for fantasy production for a Texans team that runs 3-wide receivers sets on 54.5-percent of snaps. While Vyncint Smith has one NFL reception to his name in limited action, Coutee commanded an astounding 15 targets in his first NFL game, and his field stretching skill set most closely resembles Fuller’s abilities.