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Week 10 DFS Tiers

by Hayden Winks
Updated On: November 13, 2018, 6:31 am ET

If you aren't familiar with this new game mode on DraftKings called ‘Tiers’, all you have to do is select one player from each basket of players. Just like in the other DraftKings' game modes like 'Classic' and the single game slates, you can enter 'Tiers' tournaments, 50/50s, Head-to-Heads, and more. This column will help you build your own lineups for each type of contest.

 

Expect updates to the rankings until lock when news starts flowing in. Please reach out to me on Twitter (@HaydenWinks) if you have questions about the game mode or about this slate.

Strategy for Week 10

 

 

The first two steps in allocating tournament exposures in Tiers are figuring out what to do with Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley. There are some weeks where I am comfortable going #FullSend and rolling with 100% exposure to both. This is very close to one of those weeks. Patrick Mahomes playing at home against the Cardinals is a smash spot, so I’ll go with close to 100% tournament exposure and make one of the three other quarterbacks have top-20 percentile outcomes to beat him. Todd Gurley isn’t as easy of a decision with Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt also in great spots, but having 100% exposure to Gurley is certainly viable. I’ll be close to it.

 

Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 are where we typically stack up players with the quarterbacks we choose in Tier 1 and Tier 2, and this week is no different. Check out the game stack rankings on Page 2, but the Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, Falcons, Chargers, and Bengals are the teams we should be looking at.

 

My cash considerations are on Page 2, but I want to eat up all the high volume running backs. Tier 3 has a few options, but Todd Gurley is king. Tier 4 has Joe Mixon and James White, while Ezekiel Elliott is sitting down in Tier 5.

 

If you are trailing after the morning games and you need to pivot to lower owned players to have a chance at a comeback, here are some options: from Todd Gurley to Melvin Gordon in Tier 3, from Ezekiel Elliott to Brandin Cooks or Zach Ertz in Tier 5, from Robert Woods to Amari Cooper in Tier 6, from Cooper Kupp to Doug Baldwin or Kenyan Drake in Tier 7, and from Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Aaron Jones to Tyrell ‘The Gazelle’ Williams in Tier 8.

 

 

Tier-by-Tier Tournament Rankings

 

The ‘DK Salary’ rankings are pulled from DraftKings’ Classic player salaries. The ‘Winks’ rankings come from myself (@HaydenWinks), while the ‘Daugherty’ rankings come from the one and only Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat), who is the author of Rotoworld’s Week 10 Rankings column. His rankings aren’t directly built with DraftKings Tiers in mind, but they are a great tool in finding value and eliminating some players from consideration. Please note that I have to massage some of those rankings since Daugherty’s rankings are position-by-position and Tier’s 3 through 8 have players from different positions. The 'Hribar Worksheet' comes directly from Rich Hribar's (@LordReebs) weekly Worksheet column.

 

Tier 1

DK Salary

Winks

Daugherty

Hribar Worksheet

Patrick Mahomes

7200

1

 Coming Soon!

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Aaron Rodgers

6400

Stack Only

 

On the Cusp

Jared Goff

6100

Stack Only

 

On the Cusp

Philip Rivers

6000

Stack Only

 

Trust

 

Tier 2

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Drew Brees

6300

1

 Coming Soon!

Trust

Matt Ryan

6200

2

 

Trust

Tom Brady

6000

4

 

Trust

Ryan Fitzpatrick

5900

3

 

Trust

Andy Dalton

5800

Stack Only

 

Bust

Mitchell Trubisky

5600

Fade

 

Bust

 

Tier 3

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Todd Gurley II

9400

1

 Coming Soon!

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Melvin Gordon III

9000

2

 

Trust

Alvin Kamara

8700

3

 

Trust

Kareem Hunt

8500

4

 

Trust

Julio Jones

8300

Stack Only

 

Trust

Michael Thomas

8100

Stack Only

 

Trust

 

Tier 4

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Davante Adams

7800

1

 Coming Soon!

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Joe Mixon

7700

2

 

On the Cusp

Tyreek Hill

7300

4

 

On the Cusp

James White

7300

3

 

Trust

Keenan Allen

7100

Stack Only

 

Trust

Travis Kelce

7000

Stack Only

 

Trust

David Johnson

6800

Fade

 

On the Cusp

 

Tier 5

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Tyler Boyd

7500

1

 Coming Soon!

Trust

Mike Evans

7000

2

 

Trust

Brandin Cooks

6700

4

 

On the Cusp

Jarvis Landry

6200

5

 

Trust

Josh Gordon

6000

6

 

Trust

Ezekiel Elliott

NA

3

 

Bust

Zach Ertz

NA

7

 

Trust

 

Tier 6

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Julian Edelman

6800

1

 Coming Soon!

Trust

Robert Woods

6600

2

 

On the Cusp

Adrian Peterson

5700

Fade

 

On the Cusp

Nick Chubb

5500

Fade

 

On the Cusp

Tarik Cohen

5500

4

 

Bust

Tevin Coleman

5400

3

 

Trust

Alshon Jeffery

NA

6

 

On the Cusp

Amari Cooper

NA

5

 

On the Cusp

 

Tier 7

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Cooper Kupp

6400

1

 Coming Soon!

Trust

Calvin Ridley

5900

2

 

On the Cusp

T.Y. Hilton

5700

3

 

Bust

Marvin Jones Jr.

5500

4

 

On the Cusp

Doug Baldwin

5200

6

 

On the Cusp

Kenyan Drake

5100

Fade

 

On the Cusp

DeSean Jackson

4900

5

 

On the Cusp

Duke Johnson Jr.

4700

Fade

 

On the Cusp

 

Tier 8

DK Salary

Winks Rank

Daugherty Rank

Hribar Worksheet

Larry Fitzgerald

5400

2

 Coming Soon!

On the Cusp

O.J. Howard

5300

1

 

Trust

Kenny Golladay

5100

3

 

Bust

Aaron Jones

5000

5

 

On the Cusp

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

5000

4

 

On the Cusp

Jordan Howard

4700

6

 

On the Cusp

Tyrell Williams

4500

Pivot Only

 

On the Cusp

Isaiah Crowell

4200

Fade

 

On the Cusp

 

 

 

Winks’ Game Stacks Rankings

 

For full game-by-game breakdowns, read Evan Silva’s Matchups column and Rich Hribar’s Worksheet column. John Daigle also posts two columns per week dissecting targets and touches, which are obviously important in all decisions.

 

1. Chiefs (33.25 implied points)

 

Players: Patrick Mahomes (Tier 1), Kareem Hunt (3), Tyreek Hill (4), Travis Kelce (4)

Run It Back Options: David Johnson (4), Larry Fitzgerald (8)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Patrick Mahomes (1) + Travis Kelce (4) + Larry Fitzgerald (8)

 

2. Rams (30.75)

 

Players: Jared Goff (1), Todd Gurley (3), Brandin Cooks (5), Robert Woods (6), Cooper Kupp (7)

Run It Back Options: Doug Baldwin (7)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Todd Gurley (3) + Cooper Kupp (7)

 

3. Bengals (24.75)

 

Players: Andy Dalton (2), Joe Mixon (4), Tyler Boyd (5)

Run It Back Options: Drew Brees (2), Alvin Kamara (3), Michael Thomas (3)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Joe Mixon (4) + Tyler Boyd (5)

 

4. Buccaneers (27.25)

 

Players: Ryan Fitzpatrick (2), Mike Evans (5), DeSean Jackson (7), O.J. Howard (8)

Run It Back Options: Adrian Peterson (6)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Ryan Fitzpatrick (2) + Mike Evans (5) + O.J. Howard (8)

 

5. Falcons (27.25)

 

Players: Matt Ryan (2), Julio Jones (3), Tevin Coleman (6), Calvin Ridley (7)

Run It Back Options: Jarvis Landry (5), Nick Chubb (6), Duke Johnson (7)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Matt Ryan (2) + Calvin Ridley (7)

 

6. Patriots (26.5)

 

Players: Tom Brady (2), James White (4), Josh Gordon (5), Julian Edelman (6)

Run It Back Options: None

Favorite Tournament Stack: James White (4) + Josh Gordon (5)

 

7. Bears (25.75)

 

Players: Mitch Trubisky (2), Tarik Cohen (6), Jordan Howard (8)

Run It Back Options: Marvin Jones (7), Kenny Golladay (8)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Marvin Jones (7) + Jordan Howard (8)

 

8. Chargers (30.25)

 

Players: Phillip Rivers (1), Melvin Gordon (3), Keenan Allen (4), Tyrell Williams (8)

Run It Back Options: None because the Raiders are horrible.

Favorite Tournament Stack: Melvin Gordon (3) + Tyrell Williams (8)

 

9. Packers (28.75)

 

Players: Aaron Rodgers (1), Davante Adams (4), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (8), Aaron Jones (8)

Run It Back Options: Kenyan Drake (7)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Davante Adams (4) + Marquez Valdes-Scantling (8)

 

10. Saints (29.25)

 

Players: Drew Brees (2), Alvin Kamara (3), Michael Thomas (3)

Run It Back Options: Andy Dalton (2), Joe Mixon (4), Tyler Boyd (5)

Favorite Tournament Stack: Drew Brees (2) + Michael Thomas (3) + Tyler Boyd (5)

 

 

 

Winks’ Cash Game Considerations

 

There are 4,214,784 different ways to build a Tiers roster this week. These cash game considerations will help you narrow down your options for H2Hs, 50/50s, and Double Ups.

 

Tier 1

1. Patrick Mahomes (vs. ARI)

 

Tier 2

1. Drew Brees (@ CIN)

2. Matt Ryan (@ CLE)

3. Andy Dalton (vs. NO)

4. Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. WAS)

 

Tier 3

1. Todd Gurley (vs. SEA)

2. Melvin Gordon (@ OAK)

 

Tier 4

1. Davante Adams (vs. MIA)

2. Joe Mixon (vs. NO)

3. James White (@ TEN)

 

Tier 5

1. Tyler Boyd (vs. NO)

 

Tier 6

1. Julian Edelman (@ TEN)

2. Robert Woods (vs. SEA)

 

Tier 7

1. Cooper Kupp (vs. SEA)

 

Tier 8

1. Larry Fitzgerald (@ KC)

2. Aaron Jones (vs. MIA)

3. O.J. Howard (vs. WAS)