It’s that time again. Here are your fantasy start and sits for Week 10.
NOTE: This is a list of players who are on the bubble when it comes to deserving a starting spot for the week. Obvious choices won’t be mentioned, and likewise - some under-the-radar guys, will. Advising you to start Tom Brady offers no value to you as a fantasy owner.
Jared Goff vs. Texans- He absolutely went off last week for almost 30 points against the Giants. This week is favorable as well as the Texans have given up the most points to quarterbacks on the road.
Josh McCown vs. Buccaneers- Start the wily veteran this week as he faces a Tampa Bay team that has allowed five quarterbacks to finish in the Top-10 this season and Case Keenum was one of them.
Jerick McKinnon vs. Redskins- Minnesota should find that it’s not that hard to run the ball on Washington. They have allowed three Top-6 finishes this season and are also vulnerable to running backs that catch out of the backfield.
Alvin Kamara vs. Bills- Ride with the hot-hand as Kamara has been performing quite well in the Saints’ offense. In the last four games, the Bills have allowed four Top-20 finishes to running backs.
Jarvis Landry vs. Panthers- He’s been a big part of the Dolphins offense as of late, scoring in four of the last five games. Against a weak Carolina secondary, expect more of the same as they have surrendered seven touchdowns to receivers out of the slot.
Robert Woods vs. Texans- He caught the Giants napping on a third and 33 last week but he should be successful once again. The Texans have surrendered almost 250 yards per game and the most PPR points to the position.
Cameron Brate vs. Jets- Without Mike Evans, Brate is your only chance of getting some production from the Bucs. Also, the Jets are allowing the sixth-most points to the position.
Kyle Rudolph vs. Redskins- Rudolph has scored 9+ points in the last four games and is up against a Washington defense that has allowed six tight ends to finish 11th or better in points this season.
Detroit Lions vs. Browns- Six teams have finished Top-10 in defense against the Browns and nobody has finished less than 13th.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Colts- The last three defenses to face off against the Colts have finished in the Top-10 with six top finishes allowed overall this season.
Sit Them Down
Philip Rivers vs. Jaguars- This is a no-brainer as Jacksonville hasn’t allowed a single quarterback to score more than 13 points this season.
Kirk Cousins vs. Vikings- With a suspect offensive line and going up against a solid defense, don’t expect much from Cousins. The Vikings have only allowed one quarterback finish in the Top-12 this season.
Joe Mixon vs. Titans- The rookie was on fire last week but don’t expect it to happen against the Titans. They have only allowed two decent running back finishes in the past six weeks.
Aaron Jones vs. Bears- This rookie has dominated the touches for the Packers as of late but he’s about to run into a wall of Bears. Ty Montgomery split carries with Jones last week and it’s too risky even in a Flex position.
Jordy Nelson vs. Bears- It’s hard for anyone to sit him but you just have to at this point. Brett Hundley is struggling and the Bears have only allowed one receiver to have a noteworthy performance this season.
Kelvin Benjamin vs. Saints- He may be familiar with the Saints’ secondary but they’re much better now surrendering the sixth-fewest PPR points to the position. Plus, in five meetings, Benjamin has less than 40 yards and one touchdown.
Coby Fleener vs. Bills- He’s a disappearing act at this point and the Bills run a tight ship against tight ends, leave him on the bench the rest of the year.
Austin Hooper vs. Cowboys- He’s had some good production for the Falcons but Dallas has been pretty good at keeping opposing tight ends at bay. They gave up one touchdown to Travis Kelce last week which was out of the norm.
Denver Broncos vs. Patriots- The Broncos defense has been a lot worse than folks expected and are now outside the Top-20 fantasy defenses on the season. Now, they get a matchup with Tom Brady? No thanks.
Houston Texans vs. Rams- Don’t be fooled by their 12-point performance last week. The Rams have made defenses look bad this year with five finishing 21st or worse.
Must-Start Dallas Cowboy of the Week:
Dak Prescott- He’s one of the top quarterbacks in all of fantasy football, he’s finished Top-10 in five of the last six games. This week, he’s up against a Falcons’ defense who has allowed Top-10 finishes the past two weeks in a row.
Must-Sit Dallas Cowboy of the Week:
Cowboys defense- They may have done well against the Chiefs at home but on the road against the Falcons, I would be a bit more cautious.