FanDuel NFL picks, Week 10: Best FanDuel DFS fantasy football lineup

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FanDuel DFS NFL Week 10 picks and lineup advice: Running Back

The pricing this week at the running back position is a little strange, with Najee Harris ($9400) being the most expensive back on the slate, but not anywhere close to the top running back in my mind.

At $9400, I would much rather play Jonathan Taylor ($9400) as the more efficient and talented runner behind a better offensive line in a game where the Colts should be able to find the end zone with ease.

It is also always weird to see Christian McCaffrey ($9000) with a four-digit price tag, but I am willing to play him this week against a Cardinals defense that has been average against the run. While he may be a little risky for my cash lineup with the injury risk that he carries, he should account for the majority of Carolina’s offense with Darnold sidelined.

Dalvin Cook ($8500) is still seeing strong volume and rushing totals but has only found the end zone twice on the year. In my eyes, Cook is probably the strongest running back play on the board this week against an awful Chargers run defense in a game with a 52-point over-under. Considering he is priced as the sixth most expensive running back, I will have more lineups with Cook in it than without.

On the other side of the ball, Austin Ekeler ($8600) certainly warrants consideration for your lineup in a nice buy-low spot after only scoring 9.7 fantasy points last week on twenty touches.

Ezekiel Elliot ($8000) is another play that is way too cheap for how high scoring their game is projected to be. If the game goes as Vegas projects it with the Cowboys playing with a large lead in a high-scoring affair, Elliot is going to be the player you want rostered. At this price point, get him in as many lineups as you can, although do keep your eye on the injury report as he is dealing with a knee injury.

Looking at cheaper running backs, D’Ernest Johnson ($5400) will likely be the most popular play of the slate if Nick Chubb is to miss due to COVID. At that salary, it is hard for me to recommend anything but locking him into every single one of your lineups, as the chances of getting left in the dust by the likely 75%+ people that will are too high.

On a similar note, Devin Singletary ($6000) becomes a very interesting play if Zach Moss ($6000) is to miss due to a concussion, especially considering he gets to face the New York Jets. Singletary will likely come in with a much lower roster percentage than Johnson and could be a nice pivot play if they are both available as starters.