Last Sunday night’s AFC slugfest between the Bengals and Bills practically sold itself. This week’s edition of SNF — the Jets and Raiders in Las Vegas — might take a little more salesmanship. But this is NFL football, and both diehard fans and DFS enthusiasts alike will obviously be watching. So, today we will share our optimal FanDuel single-game tournament lineups for this AFC clash in Sin City, and hopefully help you close out the weekend with some daily fantasy winnings.
What a difference 10 weeks makes! At the start of the season, both these squads looked quite different from top to bottom. Aaron Rodgers and the Jets had their eyes on a run at the AFC Championship, while Josh McDaniels’ Raiders were hoping to ride Jimmy Garoppolo to riches in the Mojave Desert. This Sunday, McDaniels will be watching from home as Zach Wilson duels Aidan O’Connell in what is sure to be as ugly as a tipsy grandmother on tilt at a Black Jack table.
Luckily, we don’t care whether games appear ugly or pretty — all we care about is the bottom line. Just like our approach with finding the best bets each NFL week, we scour FanDuel for the best DFS values ahead of every Sunday night game and assemble what we deem to be an optimal lineup. Our approach each week is simple: Research, compare values, and make roster-building moves that will separate us from the rest of the DFS pack.
We’re pumped for every primetime game, so let’s get to our FanDuel lineup for Raiders vs. Jets and explain our strategy with each draft selection. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy what should be a wild one in Vegas!
Before we break down our picks and strategy, here are the most notable scoring rules for FanDuel contests: four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.
Jets-Raiders FanDuel Picks Week 10: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments
$60,000 budget, must include at least one player from each team
MVP (1.5x points) Breece Hall, RB, Jets ($16,500)
We’re avoiding both QBs in our MVP spot, out of respect for the Jets’ secondary and the Raiders’ pass-rush. This should be a ground-and-pound game that will be sloppy at times, so we’re not messing around. The Raiders’ Josh Jacobs may be the reigning rushing champ, but Hall has been a better fantasy asset over the past month than anyone else in this game. During that span, he has averaged 17.8 FD points despite boatloads of long runs getting called back because of awful holds and illegal blocks from his offensive line. Breece Lightning will be striking fast and furious against the Raiders, who have surrendered the fourth-most FD points per game this season. Other than maybe JJ, we can’t imagine drafting anyone else in this spot.
FLEX Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders ($16,000)
We always knew Jacobs would make our squad — the only question was whether we would make him our MVP over Hall. Ultimately, though, we went with the upside the younger back offered against the more susceptible run defense. But don’t start thinking the Jets have been anything close to good against RBs. Gang Green can stifle opposing passing games, but they rank among the ten most generous run defenses in terms of FD points to running backs. We can now say with confidence that we have drafted the fantasy stars from this game with the highest floors and ceilings to anchor our lineup.
FLEX Greg Zuerlein, K, Jets ($9,500)
A doozie of a game calls for a doozie of a DFS lineup. We now have two RBs and a kicker, a ringing endorsement of the quality we expect from this primetime affair. But, hey, would you rather roster a kicker averaging 9.7 FD points on the season and 15.6 over the past month, or a back like Dalvin Cook averaging 2.5 on the season and 1.5 over the past month? It’s a no-brainer. Again, it doesn’t need to be pretty to make us money.
FLEX Raiders DST ($9,500)
Yes, we’re drafting a defense in addition to a kicker. And we ultimately went with Vegas over New York because it saved us $500 and the Raiders have actually scored nearly 2.5 times more D/ST points per game over the past two weeks than the Jets (32 to 13). Wilson has been very turnover prone all season, and Maxx Crosby bearing down on him all night should lead to sacks and some forced throws. The upside is there — don’t worry about it looking ugly.
FLEX Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders ($7,500)
Dart throw Renfrow! The veteran slot-man ended up sticking around past the trade deadline, and he quietly worked himself into the Aidan O’Connell/Antonio Pierce picture last week. With Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed most likely dealing with Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers all night, Renfrow could be a sneaky-good source of value if O’Connell looks for him over the top and underneath throughout the night. Don’t expect any gargantuan numbers from the little guy, but don’t expect a goose egg, either. We project him at 8.4, double the number he put up last week. This is his chance to show prospective suitors this offseason that he can still ball, and we doubt he squanders the opportunity.
Best Jets-Raiders SuperDraft DFS Picks
As we have every week, we’re also listing our favorite single-game DFS plays on SuperDraft.
For those unfamiliar, SuperDraft’s DFS scoring involves point multipliers as opposed to traditional salary-capped or tiered contests. A winning lineup will likely feature a strong mix of stud fantasy contributors with 1x-1.6x boosts, as well as matchup-based sleepers with larger multipliers. Each player is assigned a scoring multiplier based on their value as determined by SuperDraft. Users can roster any player in their lineup with no restrictions.
Here are the most notable scoring rules for SuperDraft NFL contests: Half-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, two-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.
MORE SUPERDRAFT DFS: How to play SuperDraft
- Champion (+50% points): Breece Hall, RB, Jets (1.6x)
- Super FLEX: Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders (1.65x)
- Super FLEX: Garrett Wilson, WR, Jets (1.9x)
- Super FLEX: Zach Wilson, QB, Jets (2.05x)
- Super FLEX: Tyler Conklin, TE, Jets (2.55x)
We employed a fairly similar approach with our SuperDraft DFS lineup, but SD doesn’t include D/ST so we replaced our defense with Wilson and swapped Zuerlein with Conklin. That ensures us two high-ceiling Jets pass-catchers with pretty strong value boosts. We like our odds of cornering the majority of the scoring market for this game, and coming away with some pretty decent value with nearly every one of our boosts.