Start Em Sit Em Week 10

Start Em Sit Em Week 10 NFL

Start Em Sit Em Week 10 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em & Sit Em Week 10 NFL Fantasy Football players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start Denver players at home vs the KC Chiefs- ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week!

Bye Week 10- ATL- IND- SD- SF

Quarterbacks Start Em Week 10

NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs BUFF) – Fitz is averaging 250 yards and 2 TDs a game this season. The BUFF DEF also isn’t great

OAK Derek Carr (vs MINN)–  Carr isn’t a top 10 QB, but he didn’t miss it by much. He is currently ranked #12 in the NFL with 2094 passing yards/ 19 TD passes vs 4 INTs

WASH Kirk Cousins ( vs N.O. )- This is match up Capt. Kirk has been waiting for. If you can’t put up nice stats at home vs the leagues WORST passing DEF, then you don’t belong in the NFL. I hope the Academy recognizes Rob Ryan in February for the best performance of acting like a DEF Coordinator

Deep league Option: PITT Landry Jones (vs CLEV )– If you are missing ATL QB M Ryan, SD Rivers  or IND A Luck, you could do worst than L Jones. He’s only thrown 2 picks in the 3 games that he’s played in, he has the best WR in the game and is playing CLEV

No Brainers- A Rodgers vs DET…..D Brees at WASH

 
Running Backs Start Em Week 10

James Starks ( vs DET)- RB E Lacy hasn’t been Lacy all year and Coach Mike McCarthy said James Starks is “our No. 1 back right now” heading into Week 10 against the Lions. Also ESPN is reporting that the Packers are starting RB James Starks over RB Eddie Lacy because ” Lacy is way over weight”

BALT J Forsett ( vs JACK )– With WR Steve Smith on IR, the Ravens will need to lean on RB Forsett even more. The running back is rested from a Week 9 Bye and take on the Jags at home ( Jags are #7 vs the run, but Forsett will still score)

DeMarco Murray (vs MIA)- Recommended Week 9– Murray had his best game vs his old team. (funny what a great a motivation that is for NFL players) That was on the road. Now he’s at home vs a bad MIA run DEF and he is full of confidence

Jonathon Stewart (at TENN)- This is my least favorite start of the bunch, but TENN is far better defending the pass than it is defending the run, so CAR should give Stewart plenty of touches. QB Cam newton is playing at very high level, so moving the ball down the field and giving Stewart red-zone opportunities should be there Week 10

Sleeper- Matt Jones (vs N.O.)- Jones had 11 carries Week 9 vs RB A Morris’ 4 carries. Jones did fumble in the 3rd qtr Week 9, but WASH can ill-afford to punish the more talented RB for it, because the NFC East Division is anyone’s to win

No Brainers- DeAngelo Williams vs NO…..T Gurley vs CHI

Wide Receivers Start Em Week 10

WASH Pierre Garcon ( vs N.O. )- The Saints can’t cover anyone and their DEF ranks at the bottom

PHIL Jordan Matthews ( vs MIA)- Getting this guy involved in their offense is a big reason they beat DAL Week 9 ( 12 targets/ 1333 yards and 1 TD)

GB Davante Adams (vs DET)- The Packers are stinging from 2 straight loses, and QB A Rodgers looked plenty ticked off about it after the game Week 9. He’ll take his anger out on the dreadful Lions- Bet on it

Sleeper- HOU Nate Washington (at CINN)- QB B Hoyer is going to have throw a ton to keep up with the high scoring CINN offense. In the 2 games Washington played before the Week 9 HOU Bye, he had 201 yards a 3 TDs. Even w/ WR Cecil Shorts returning soon, Washington is sure-handed and QB B Hoyer likes throwing to him

Sleeper- DAL Cole Beasley (vs TB)– TE Jason Witten was QB Romo’s safety valve, and WR Beasley is QB Cassel’s. 9 catches/ 112 yards and 2 TDs Week 9

 

Tight Ends Start Em Week 10

WASH Jordan Reed (vs N.O.)- 20 targets from Q K Cousins in the past 2 games along with 3 TDs

CLEV G Barnidge (at PITT)- Fantasy owners might be put off with Barndge’s 2 catches/ 35 yards Week 9 and only 53 yards Week 8. Hopefuly QB McCown (practicing) comes back. PITT is 4th worst at defending opposing TEs

Sleeper- GB Richard Rodgers ( vs DET)- 9 targets/ 19 yards and 2 TDs Week 9

Sleeper- DET Eric Ebron (at GB)- Week 7 Ebron was targeted 5 times for 89 yards and 1 TD reception. The Packers are near the bottom at defending opposing TEs

No Brainers- G Olsen (at TENN)…..T Eifert (vs HOU)

What teams are good/bad defending opposing TEs? Here’s a great link w/ informative stats- LINK

 

Defense Start Em Week 10

PITT (vs CLEV)– If Manziel starts, this a no-brainer….if McCown starts he’ll be rusty from not playing since Week 8

ST L (vs CHI )- QB J Cutler’s INT week 9 went for a pick 6. He’ll likely be good for another again battling the Rams in ST L

Sleeper NE ( at NYG )– QB Eli Manning was pressured into throwing 2 INTs by the TB DEF Week 9. Pretty sure the Pats can as well

HERE’S A GREAT LINK TO ANALYZE DEFENSES- LINK

 
Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 10

BUFF Tyrod Taylor (at NYJ )- The Jets are #1 vs the run. So now all they have to do is keep WR Sammy Watkins in check, which I think they can do

STL Nick Foles (vs CHI)- The Bears rank #5 vs the pass, and QB Foles has become nothing more than game-manager. He hasn’t passed for 200 yards since Week 1

TENN M Mariota (vs CAR)– The rookie is playing great, but the Panther DEF is very good, so another option is advised

No Brainers- Sit Matt Cassel ( vs DEN)

 

Running Backs Sit Em Week 10

BUFF LeSean McCoy (at NYJ)– Two things going against McCoy Week 10….facing the #1 Jets run defense and RB Karlos Williams taking too many carries away

DET Joique Bell & the Rest (at GB)-  Unfortunately the Detroit brass didn’t get rid of HC Jim Caldwell when they cleaned house, so the WORST rushing attack in the NFL will continue

CLEV I Crowell ( at PITT)–  Crowell is averaging 37 yards per game

JACK TJ Yeldon ( at BALT)- The Ravens can stop the run, and not so good at stopping the pass. QB B Bortles is playing very well, so let him try and win the game

 
Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 10

KC Jeremy Maclin (at DEN)–  If you haven’t heard, DEN is #1 vs the pass and Maclin hasn’t had more than 85 yards since Week 4

CAR Ted Ginn Jr (at TENN)- He’s too inconsistent, hasn’t had TD reception since Week 4 and facing the 3rd best passing DEF

TENN WRS ( vs CAR)- WR K Wright is injured and likely OUT. That leaves J Hunter, Harry Douglas and rookie DGB to take on the CAR pass DEF

SEA Doug Baldwin (vs ARI)- Only 8 receptions for 77 total yards and 0 TDs since Week 5

 

Tight Ends Sit Em Week 10

DEN Owen Daniels ( vs KC)- Did You Know That….the KC Chiefs are the #1 NFL team defending opposing TEs

JACK Julius Thomas ( at BALT)- Only 4 receiving yards Week 8 and only 14 receiving yards Week 9. The Jags are at BALT Week 10, and only the Chiefs are better at defending the TE position

MIA Jordan Cameron ( at PHIL)- Only 20 receptions this entire season. ( Think he wishes that he was back in CLEV?) …The Eagles are one of the best teams. vs the TE position

 

Defense Sit Em Week 10

DET DEF ( at GB)- Even if the Packers haven’t been playing well of late, the Lions are the worst DEF in the league

TB Defense ( vs DAL )– QB M Cassel is capable and has Dez back. Look for a managed game and a lot of RB McFadden

CHI Defense ( at STL )– QB N Foles isn’t playing great but he isn’t making a lot of mistakes either. Only 1 INT since Week 5. Well coached team by HC Fisher and the Bears won’t be able to slow down RB T Gurley