3 Must Start RB’s in Week 10 NFL DFS Lineups

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Week 10 is here and I’m going to give you some running back options to anchor your lineups. If you have been paying attention to fantasy numbers throughout the first half, you would have noticed that we may be shifting away from the big point totals we’re used to running backs giving us and focusing on more receiver based builds, so finding guys to anchor your lineups is very important. For my builds at the running back position I like to look at defensive rush DVOA and project usage from the top end backs. Here are the 3 players to take in your OwnersBox week 10 NFL DFS lineups.

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Jonathan Taylor $6,000 @ Raiders

Jonathan Taylor was taken off of the injury list on Thursday this week, which is good news for everyone who took him in redraft leagues, but this game has two dumpster fire teams locking heads. The Colts fired their head coach, and hired Jeff Saturday, and if you know one thing about offensive lineman, they love to run the ball, so I expect Taylor to get a healthy workload in this one. On the other side, two of the best Raiders players went on the IR in Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, they cut first rounder Johnathan Abram and LB Blake Martinez retired four days after leading the team in tackles against the Jags.

The Raiders are in the bottom half of the league in Rush DVOA, giving up 116 rush yards a game and a rushing touchdown per game. With a new offensive play caller, and limited help on the offensive line, this is a perfect spot to pound the rock, and see what this team can do. In an ugly spot, I think Jonathan Taylor is on his way to a big game.

Travis Etienne $5,900 @ Chiefs

Travis Etienne has been an absolute dog the past two weeks. Combining for 52 carries in the last two weeks, and 265 yards with 3 touchdowns Etienne has been booming in DFS. Although the Jaguars don’t run the ball at a crazy rate, they are one of the most efficient when they put the rock on the ground. The Jaguars are running for 5.1 yards/rush, running the ball 29 times per game for 146.8 yards and 1.2 rushing TDs/game.


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The Chiefs have a solid front defensively, but showed last week that they can still be exploited on the ground, ranking 20th in rush DVOA. They are only being run on 36% of opponents plays which is 3rd least in the league but give up 4.4 yards/rush. Last week Derrick Henry and Malik Willis gashed the Chiefs for over 160 yards when they knew they had to run the ball. I think Trevor Lawrence is going to be able to open it up more passing the ball which will allow for a better chance at running the ball with Etienne.


Tony Pollard $5,800 @ Packers

Tony Pollard has by far been the best back in the Cowboys backfield, and we just so happen to be having some football weather in Green Bay on Sunday. In his previous two matchups he faced the Lions and Bears who rank 26th and 28th in rush DVOA respectively. Now, he gets to face an even worse rush defense in the Packers who rank second last in the league in rush DVOA. Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott are both very good coming off a bye week, and although Packers stock couldn’t be lower, I think Pollard will run all over them.

Teams are running the most against the Packers in the NFL, for almost 5 yards/carry and 140 yards/game. The Cowboys should know how to beat this Packers team and that will be on the ground with Tony Pollard.

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