Thirsty 30-DFS Week 10:10 Sleepers To Fill Your Tournament Rosters

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10, Non-Chalk, Sleeper Players You Could Plug-In For Large DFS Tournaments For Week 10

Thirsty 30:

I will list 30ish players that I am using as core players to make up my rosters for DFS games.

I’ll list twenty or so chalk players, and ten players who I think would make good, non-chalk tournament plays.

*Disclaimer-These articles sometimes take up to 24 hours to publish.  Please check the official starting statuses via social media, sports websites, or pregame shows, for the players you are rostering, as players sit/start, at a moments notice due to injuries, etc. and thus can substantially affect/wreck your roster.*

The picks below are specifically for DFS large tournament rosters, Sunday Main Slates, but can be inserted into cash lineups as well. They are in no particular order of preference.


Kyler Murray and his three WRs will have top 12 or/CB matchups, according to That’s been a recipe for high scoring games.  Lamar Jackson will probably run all over the Bengals, and Brees/Mahomes/Winston all have killer weapons in very good matchups, so the chalk will be hard to fade this week.

DFS Tournament Plays:

Matt Ryan: Last week, this spot stunk, as I put Sam Darnold, who had a great matchup (and does this week, as all three of his WR and have top 12 WR/CB matchups), so I’m going to put a stud QB, this week…Matt Ryan.  Ryan is back from injury, and these games against New Orleans have been shootouts.  I fully expect the Falcons to have to keep passing, to stay in this one. Julio Jones will probably draw Marshon Lattimore so that Calvin Ridley could get a ton of targets his way (along with a ton of targets towards Hooper, as usual). Ryan will be around 5% owned.

Brian Hoyer: Similar to Darnold and Kyler Murray, Hoyer has great WR/CB matchups to exploit, this week (all 3 WRs have top 15 matchups).  He’ll be cheap and probably severely under-owned at around 3% or less. The one caveat about Hoyer is that the Colts like to spread the ball around, and with TY Hilton out with an injury, the TDs could go to anyone (Pascal is the Colts #1 receiving option, and he’ll be chalk this week).  If Hoyer can put up 3 TDs versus the Steelers D, what could he do against Miami?

The Chalk:

Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Jameis Winston


I’ve got a bunch of RBs that I think can have multi-TD games this week (Kamara, Barkley, CMAC, Bell, Henry, Ingram, Chubb, D. Montgomery, Aaron Jones, Latavius Murray).  Most of those guys will be chalk, but a few won’t be, and I’m going to put them below.


DFS Tournament Plays:

Jalen Samuels: Samuels was nearly 40% chalk last week, and this week he’ll be less than 10% owned. Samuels isn’t on my multi-TD list, but he has a chance to get a ton of touches (both on the ground and through receptions).  He won’t be as cheap as chalky David Montgomery, or newly minted (chalky) Bucs starter, Ronald Jones, but the Steelers offense flows through their RBs, making Samuels valuable.

Derrick Henry: Henry has a great matchup against a pretty bad Chiefs run D.  The game is going to have to stay close for him to rack up the yards (and TDs), but Tannehill has been an upgrade at QB and has been giving the Titans chances to score points (averaging 23 points/game since Tannehill took over at QB).

Le’Veon Bell: Bell tweeted out that he’s going to play, and as long as Sam Darnold can take advantage of some of the favorable WR/CB matchups versus the Giants secondary, then Bell should have room to run, and opportunities to score TDs.

Latavius Murray:  The over/under for the Saints/Falcons game is 51 points.  The Saints are heavily favored, and their implied scoring total is 32 points. Add to that, Alvin Kamara is coming back from injury, and the Saints could rest him if they get too far ahead (giving Murray touches).  We could see both Kamara AND Murray eat. It could be a sneaky (but expensive stack).


Mix in 1-2 of these guys with your favorite chalk plays.

The Chalk:

Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley, David Montgomery, Marlon Mack, Aaron Jones, Mark Ingram.


Michael Thomas will be close to 40% owned this week.  You’re going to see a lot of people do lineups like this (see tweet below)…and with good reason.  I expect folks will have lots of winning lineups with low owned RBs and chalky WRs.  Because of the top chalk, I’m not going to list as many WR pivots, this week.

DFS Tournament Plays:

Jamison Crowder: Crowder has THE best WR/CB matchup and seems to be the only player that Sam Darnold feels comfortable throwing to, on his team.  I’m not sure the Jets offensive line can give Darnold the time he needs to make the throws to Crowder, but he should get a ton of targets.

Calvin Ridley: As noted above with Matt Ryan, Ridley should benefit from Julio Jones drawing Marshon Lattimore.

D.J. Moore: Moore has had targets of 8, 10, 9, and 10 in his last 4 games, and the only thing missing has been the TDs.  With a Green Bay Packers team focusing on stopping CMAC, Moore could end up with another 8-10 targets and some endzone/RedZone looks.

The Chalk:

Michael Thomas, Christian Kirk, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tyreek Hill, and Zach Pascal.


Mike Geiski is chalk this week. He’ll be low-priced but highly owned.  Travis Kelce is the best bet to score 2 TDs this week.  Hooper and the Falcons will be in a shootout with the Saints.

DFS Tournament Plays:

Jack Doyle: Eric Ebron could also be in this spot–Ebron has been complaining about his snaps/playing time this week.  I’ve seen that work in player’s favor and coaches/QBs make it a point to target them, the next game. Despite that, Doyle has gotten more than twice the amount of snaps that Ebron has had, so the odds of him getting more targets than Doyle is high.  They’re playing Miami, so any player could pop off, but Doyle will be lower-owned than the chalky TEs, and the Dolphins give up above-average fantasy points to TEs.

The Chalk:

Travis Kelce, Austin Hooper, Mark Andrews, and Mike Geiski.

Hopefully, this helps with some of your DFS decisions this week.  Good luck!

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