clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

What Marvin Jones, Robby Anderson tell us about Week 10 WR DFS salaries

The wide receiver position didn’t bring many surprises as other position on Week 9. Steve Buchanan dives into two matchups ahead of Week 10 and how the potential outcome looks.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is tackled by Oakland Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks receivers headlined Week 9, as Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf both scored at least 30 DKFP, as they were two of three receivers to do so. The other was Mike Evans, who came away with 39 on 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown. Let’s take a look at how this position could turn out in Week 10. All salaries via DraftKings.

Marvin Jones ($6,200) vs. Chicago Bears

Jones had another huge week as he and the Lions went off against the Raiders secondary. Jones came away with 29.6 DKFP, catching eight of his 10 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders seemed like they weren’t doing much defending, allowing 287 total yards to the Lions receivers and 19.1 YPR. With a big game like that under his belt, it was a bit of a surprise to see Jones only go up $200 in salary. That is until you consider his opponent this week, which is the Bears.

For all of their offensive woes, the Bears secondary has been fantastic and will pose as a legitimate threat to this red hot Lions offense. For Jones specifically, he’ll draw CB Prince Amukamara in coverage, who’ll pose as a tough matchup for Week 10. In coverage, Amukamara has been targeted against 31 times allowing 20 receptions for an average of 12.7 YPR and has only been scored on once. We’ve seen Jones completely taken out of games already this season, scoring under 10 DKFP or less in four of the Lions eight games. While his salary didn’t go up much, it feels a bit high in what should be a really tough matchup for him in Week 10.

Robby Anderson ($4,700) vs. New York Giants

Another week, another Jets disappointment as they were the team to hand the Dolphins their first win of the season. Anderson was a non-factor in this game, seeing just four targets in which he caught two for 33 yards. Against a Dolphins team that is hardly known for their defense, this was a massive bust.

To be fair, the outlook on Anderson doesn’t look great when Sam Darnold is under center. However, this has to be considered one of the best matchups on their schedule in Week 10. One could say last week was as well but I’m still feeling optimistic. The Giants have by far one of the worst secondaries in the league. Entering this game, they’re allowing an average of 44.6 DKFP, 201 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns scored. As you can imagine, all of those are amongst the worst in the league. While we haven’t seen it recently, Anderson is still capable of those big downfield plays and this is exactly the team you can do that against, as they allow an average of 14.5 YPR. Anderson draws the best matchup against Janoris Jenkins, who has been targeted against 45 times and has allowed 24 receptions for an average of 15.1 YPR. If there was a week where Anderson could reclaim some trust, this would be the week. Dropping $800 in salary certainly doesn’t hurt either, making Anderson someone you really need to consider in Week 10.