USFL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings – Week 10

The final week of the USFL regular season has arrived. After this week, half the teams in the league will see their seasons end. The league will then pick up their stuff from Birmingham and head to Canton, where the playoffs will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The problem is that like Week 17 in the NFL, there will be a lot of meaningless football played this week, as the four playoff teams have clinched their spots. Maybe that means we’ll target the players on eliminated teams? IDK.

In this article I will be providing you with daily fantasy football USFL DFS picks on DraftKings for Week 10 of the USFL season. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks.

This slate locks on 6/18/2022 at 12:00 pm ET. If you have any questions, you can follow me on Twitter: @juscarts

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USFL Quarterback DFS Picks

Jordan Ta’amu (Tampa Bay Bandits) – vs Birmingham ($ 10,600)

With no playoffs on the horizon, the Bandits are just going to go out there and play some football. Despite the bad matchup, Ta’amu should have a chance to go out there and just sling the ball around as he looks to get some good tape out there. He threw for 288 yards last week on 39 attempts and also added 86 rushing yards, finishing with 22.1 fantasy points. I hate that he’s fumbled three weeks in a row, but you’ve got to take the good (his volume) with the bad.

Kenji Bahar (Houston Gamblers) – vs New Orleans ($ 6,300)

Last week, Bahar was 16-for-24 for 164 yards and a touchdown, plus added 36 rushing yards. He finished with double-digit fantasy points for the second week in a row. Bahar’s rushing floor makes him intriguing this week, especially with the passing volume he’s seen since he became Houston’s starter following Clayton Thorson’s injury. Another plus is that Houston has no reason not to play Bahar for the whole game, as backup QB Terry Wilson hasn’t thrown a pass all year.

USFL Running Back DFS Picks

Jordan Ellis (New Orleans Breakers) – vs Houston ($ 8,800)

Ellis is one of just two players on playoff teams that I’m recommending in this piece. I think the run games should be less impacted by potential resting, simply because teams are already running committees. Ellis had 14 carries and a touchdown last week, while his backup Anthony Jones had 11 carries. They play a Houston team that’s allowed the third-most rushing yards per game this season. Both Breakers running backs are in play for this one, but Ellis has the most upside of the duo.

Stevie Scott III (Michigan Panthers) – vs Pittsburgh ($ 5,600)

Pittsburgh allows the second-most rushing yards per game in the USFL at 135.3. With Reggie Corbin (arm) currently listed as out for this game, Stevie Scott should serve as the lead back. He has double-digit carries in three consecutive games, but has finished with under three yards per carry in each of those. Still, this is a good matchup and if Scott continues to get the kind of usage he has lately, the Maulers are a team can exploit and can finally deliver some solid yardage numbers against.

USFL Wide Receiver / Tight End DFS Picks

Vic Bolden Jr. (Birmingham Stallions) – vs Tampa Bay ($ 10,600)

While I’m largely avoiding players on playoff teams, I think fading them all entirely could backfire. What if USFL teams aren’t like NFL teams and value “letting their players get some more plays on tape” over “being healthy for the playoffs of the USFL?”

In that case, Bolden is my favorite play. He’s had eight or more targets in all but one game, with 10-plus targets in five of his nine games so far. Last week, he was targeted 10 times, catching eight passes for 74 yards. In his first meeting with Tampa, he had five catches for 61 yards. Ton of upside here, assuming he plays close to a full game.

Rashard Davis (Tampa Bay Bandits) – vs Birmingham ($ 6,200)

My favorite stack of this slate is Jordan Ta’amu with Rashard Davis. Davis has 12 targets over the past two games and caught all six of his targets last week for 112 yards and a touchdown. The increase in usage for him has been notable and Tampa will be without multiple receivers for this game, making him a really good value.

Tyler Palka (Houston Gamblers) – vs New Orleans ($ 3,300)

If you’re looking for a very cheap stack, I think Bahar with Tyler Palka is intriguing. Last week, Palka saw a season-high nine targets, catching six passes for 83 yards. He basically had no role on this team before that game, so there’s some obvious risk here, since he could very easily go back to the sidelines. But I think chasing the upside is worth it.

Isiah Hennie (Pittsburgh Maulers) – vs Michigan ($ 4,300)

I was high on Hennie last week after his six-catch, 60-yard showing in Week 8. He responded to that with a down week, catching two of his four targets for just 11 yards. But with no Bailey Gaither again this week and another rock-bottom DFS price, I think it’s time to take another shot on Hennie. You could also pivot cheaper to tight end Hunter Thedford though, who is $ 2,900 and has nine targets over the last two games. I think Hennie has better scoring upside, but Thedford has a safer floor.

USFL D / ST DFS Picks

Michigan Panthers – vs Pittsburgh ($ 3,600)

The Maulers have scored 126 points this season, the worst mark in the league. The Panthers defense has allowed 22.3 points per game, but yardage-wise, allows the third-fewest yards per game. When these teams last met, Michigan shut out the Maulers, scoring 14 fantasy points in the process. I think this is a good value DST to target on this weekend’s slate.

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