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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice (Week 10): Joe Flacco, Chris Johnson & More

It is time once again to get your fantasy line up set for Sunday.

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Andy Dalton - Take a passer who is on a hot streak and a defense that surrenders points to opposing quarterbacks in droves and you have a snapshot of the opportunity that awaits Dalton this weekend. The Texans should be good to give up at least 20 points, if not more, to the Cincinnati passer this weekend.

Joe Flacco - Flacco does not often make my list, but the Jacksonville defense could swap places with their counterparts in Houston and nobody would notice the difference. While Joe may not be the most consistent QB in the league, he has been good at home this season. He averages over 20 points per game in Baltimore.

Blake Bortles - Yes, you would do well to start either QB in the Jacksonville-Baltimore contest. The Ravens D is just as bad as the one in they will be facing..The Jaguars QB is not getting the attention he should this season, but we can keep that as our secret weapon, right?


Jay Cutler - Cutler is not one of those passers that is going to get you a ton of points, but he usually doesn't kill you either. That might not be the case this weekend. The Rams are tough on opposing quarterbacks. Only two teams have been more stingy to the position this season. Cutler is not they type who will be able to buck that trend.

Ryan Tannehill - Tannehill is too inconsistent to trust. This week he too will face a stingy defense in the Philadelphia Eagles. Bill Davis' boys allow just over 15 points per games to opposing quarterbacks. While he gets bonus points for being an Aggie, he still does not start for me.

Running Back


DeMarco Murray - Look who returned to my start list. Miami gives up over 23 points per game to the running back position this season. Murray may not be the back he was last season, but who is? He will look like the old DeMarco this weekend and fantasy owners should take advantage.

Doug Martin - The Cowboys have been generous to the running back position this season, and Doug Martin is the next back up to face what seems to be a great blue sieve. He is a great value this week in the weekly leagues. You don't have to like his success this weekend to benefit from it.


Chris Johnson - The Seahawks defense can be tough on running backs, especially at CenturyLink Field. Johnson has put together some pretty sweet performances this season, but against Seattle he is going to get pounded and punished for every yard he gains.

T. J. Yeldon - Yeldon is hot, but he is in the same situation as Johnson. The Ravens D is tough against the run. They allow less than 100 yards per game at home, and with the secondary being as porous as they are, the Jags will scheme away from the run anyhow.

Wide Receivers


Brandin Cooks -  Washington has faced challenges all season when it comes to stopping WR1's. Cooks is on a roll and his quarterback, Drew Brees, is red hot. Look for the two to combine for a strong outing against the Redskins depleted secondary.

Stefon Diggs - The Raiders pass defense has been atrocious over the past couple weeks. They have given up over 70 points combined in their last two outings, and that is just the total for the receivers. Imagine what the number is when you figure in QB points as well. Look for Diggs to get plenty of attention this week.

Allen Robinson - Robinson put in a hard day's work against some guy named Revis last week and put up respectable numbers. His reward? A crack at the Ravens secondary. Who says that hard work is not rewarded.


Jeremy Maclin - Maclin is a good receiver who faces a bad match up this week. Denver's secondary holds receivers in check, and it is Jeremy's turn to face their wrath. The Broncos allow about 60 yards per game to WR1s this season, and he does not have the best of passers throwing him the rock. Save MAclin for another day.

Mike Evans - Evans looked to have bounced back last week against the Giants, and a few weeks ago I would have been all over starting one of my favorite Aggies but, and her is something that might shock you, Dallas has been the sixth toughest match up for WRs in recent weeks.

Tight End


Gary Barnidge - Barnidge has been very reliable this season. You might be able to do better at tight end, but only if you have a guy named Witten or Gronkowski on your roster. The Steelers have struggles against tight ends this season and that is what gets Gary the nod over his bigger named counterparts this weekend.


Heath Miller - When Big Ben is out, Heath Miller might as well go fishing. No more than the Steelers back up passers look his way, Miller would have plenty of time to relax by a nice stream. You really have to wonder what they are thinking, but maybe that is why they are back ups.

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