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Daily fantasy football expert picks for Week 10

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With Week 10 NFL daily fantasy contests starting to fill up, our experts have scouted out the players they're locking into their DFS lineups first. From the star performers to the top values, here are our expert picks for this week in DFS football.


Star performers

Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots

Gronk is always a worthwhile player to consider given his unique skill set and overall dominance on a near-weekly basis. The Patriots return from a bye week well-rested, but still dealing with an injury at wide receiver to Chris Hogan, which could lead to an even busier game than usual for Gronk. The Broncos have also been a generous matchup for opposing tight ends, allowing 20 or more points to the position during PPR scoring in four of their past six games. It's safe to say we'll see at least one "Gronk Spike" on Sunday night in Denver. -- Field Yates

The Broncos were embarrassed by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce back in Week 8 (seven receptions, 133 yards, one touchdown) and then gave up a combined 80 yards and another score to Eagles backup tight ends Trey Burton and Brent Celek this past Sunday. On the season, Denver is allowing an average of 17.4 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends (No. 30 in the NFL) and this defense lacks matchup ability at the safety position. Bet on Gronk here to work the inside seam all night and win one-on-ones when the ball is in scoring position. -- Matt Bowen

Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara might be the Saints running back who had the bigger Week 9, but Ingram remains the go-to guy, with the greater snap and touch counts of the two in each of the past three games. Opportunity makes him the pick here, as the opposing Buffalo Bills have allowed a 20-point DFS scorer in back-to-back weeks (DeAndre Washington in Week 8, Matt Forte in Week 9). -- Tristan H. Cockcroft

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Perhaps many will be thinking about the awful end zone drop from Sunday and this ends up a contrarian play, which of course is just silly. Matt Ryan isn't having a special season but he can still find Jones and Jones can find lots of open space in the Dallas secondary. For all the talk about Jones not scoring touchdowns he remains, using DraftKings scoring, one of the top wide receivers for the season. While the price doesn't reflect his somewhat disappointing performance, this week he'll be worth it. -- Eric Karabell

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

Rudolph is second on the Vikings in targets (47), receptions (32) and receiving touchdowns (3). He is facing a Washington defense that is allowing the fourth-most points per game to opponents' tight ends and has held that position to fewer than 10 points in only one contest. Rudolph is the fourth-most expensive healthy tight end in DraftKings salary, yet he should be worth the premium and could contend for the top scoring spot at that position this week.-- KC Joyner

Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

The next time Fournette plays an NFL game and doesn't reach the end zone will be ... the first. While it's bound to happen at some point, I'm betting against it being this week when the rookie faces a Chargers defense that has allowed at least 30.7 running back points during four of their past six games. When Fournette has been active, he's accounted for over 72 percent of the running back carries, carries that should translate into the vast majority of those 30-plus points. The 2017 Jags are the most run-centric offense since 2011 and I don't see that changing with the return of a healthy Fournette. -- Stephania Bell


Top values

C.J. Beathard, QB, San Francisco 49ers

While Beathard's reign as the starter in San Francisco may soon end, he projects as the starter for Week 10 in what has recently been the ideal matchup for quarterbacks. Over the past six weeks, the Giants are allowing 37.2 more passing yards per game than any other team in the NFL and are tied for the most passing touchdowns allowed during that stretch, despite the fact that the Giants had a Week 8 bye. Beathard has a banged-up receiving group, but at such a modest price point, he doesn't need a monster day to return value ... and the matchup is just right. -- Field Yates

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons-Cowboys is quite likely to be a high-scoring affair, and Sanu is one way to get in on part of the action at a discounted price. He's riding a streak of three consecutive double-digit point scores, during which time he has 20 total targets, five of them in the red zone. -- Tristan H. Cockcroft

Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets

In his last three games, Anderson has caught 13 of 16 targets for 187 yards (14.8 yards per catch), and he's scored a touchdown in all three matchups. He's a speedster, too, showing the ability to fly down the field. That creates shot zone opportunities versus a Bucs defense that has been dreadful this season versus opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 39.9 fantasy points a game (No. 31 in the NFL). Play the matchup here and the high-ceiling of Anderson to rip off some big gains versus Tampa. -- Matt Bowen

Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers

As Field Yates notes, even with a rookie quarterback the 49ers shouldn't have too many problems scoring points against the beleaguered Giants defense, and Goodwin is the team's top wide receiving option now that Pierre Garcon is done for the season. Goodwin hasn't found the end zone yet but he's averaging 19 yards per reception. At some point, and it's probably this week at home, he scores a touchdown and the price is unrivaled for any team's top receiver. -- Eric Karabell

Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Coleman has been the Falcons' breakaway back this year, as he has a 12.2-yard mark in my good blocking yards per attempt (GBYPA) metric that measures rushing production on plays with quality run blocking. The double-digit bar is considered elite in that metric, and Coleman's total is also appreciably higher than Devonta Freeman's 7.9 GBYPA. Add in Freeman battling multiple injuries and a matchup against a Dallas defense that ranks 27th in good blocking rate (GBR) allowed and it means Coleman has an excellent chance of far exceeding his salary value. -- KC Joyner

Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets

Forte recorded a season-high 18 touches last Thursday night and nice volume can be expected again on Sunday, as the Jets rank as a top 10 team in time of possession while the Buccaneers rank 27th. The muddied nature of this backfield isn't ideal, but that is baked into his price tag. There is plenty of upside when you consider the Bucs have allowed a league-high six RB rushing touchdowns over the last four weeks. Forte saw his usage spike midseason last year and if that is the case again this weekend, he stands to be a DFS difference maker. -- Stephania Bell

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