Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
Week 10: 4 teams on a “bye’ this week, Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis and Oakland.
Heading into Week 10 with players from any of these teams, you may be having a shortage of options to Start and Sit. You also may be dealing with some fantasy football injury concerns in your line ups (such as WASH WR DeSean Jackson, NYJ QB R Fitzpatrick or KC WR Jeremy Maclin). Regardless of the league, the waiver wire has likely been picked over. Fantasy sleepers are NFL players who may exceed their statistical expectations, and may be available and options for your fantasy football team roster this week.
Each week Utter-Fantasy tries to find the sleepers which may be available for you, leading up to the NFL Week 10 regular season game. Here are a few player suggestions that may still be available in your fantasy football league.
Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football
QB Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football
CHI QB Jay Cutler ( vs TB)- Should be forced to throw a lot if the running game doesn’t catch on early.
DEN QB Trevor Siemian ( at NO)- The Saints are 28th vs the pass. Siemian doesn’t make a lot of mistakes.
Deep League consideration: HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( at JACK )- QB Osweiler will be missing WR Will Fuller.
RB Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football
TB RB Peyton Barber ( vs CHI )- With RB Antone Smith now on IR, who else is there? RB J Rodgers isn’t back and RB D Martin isn’t ready. Barber generated 31 yards on 11 carries and caught 4/5 targets for 24 yards in Week 9 loss to the Falcons.
WASH RB Rob Kelley ( vs MINN )- Coach Jay Gruden called the Washington’s RB Kelley the ‘ “1st-string” running back. Tough match up but at home with opportunities.
JACK RB C Ivory ( vs HOU )- Easily had the most action last week over RB Yeldon, and is playing at home vs the Houston #28 run defense .
WR Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football
PIT WR Eli Rogers ( vs DAL)- Calling WRs Wheaton and Coates “disappointments in 2016″ is an under-statement. WR Eli Rogers is healthy now and caught 6/10 targets for 103 yards in the Steelers’ Week 9 loss to the Ravens.
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( at CAR )- WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) has been ruled out for Week 10. Expect Tyreek Hill to see the biggest bump in playing time in three-receiver sets alongside Albert Wilson and Chris Conley.
JACK WR Marqise Lee (vs HOU)- Brutal match up in Week 10 but WR Allen Hurns is in the league’s concussion protocol and QB Blake Bortles has preferred WR Lee all season so far.
LAR WR Kenny Britt ( at NYJ)- The Jets will be without QB Fitzpatrick, so the Rams should have the ball a ton. The Jets are #30 vs the pass.
Also consider NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CINN)- 3/6 targets for 50 yards and a 1 touchdown in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Eagles.
TE Week 10 Sleepers Fantasy Football
CHI TE Zach Miller ( at TB )- Miller is a favorite of QB Cutlers and should see 7-9 targets Week 10, including shots in the end zone.
SF TE Vance McDonald ( at ARI )- Vance McDonald snagged 3/6 targets for 84 yards and a 1 touchdown in Week 9. Tough match up in Week 10.
Week 10 Fantasy Football DEF Sleepers
CHI ( at TB )- The Bucs are without so many weapons due to injuries, and QB J Winston will likely try to do too much and make mistakes.
GB ( at TENN )– QB M Mariota isn’t 100%.
I also like KC ( at CAR)