Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 10

QB START: Deshaun Watson

Yet again, Deshaun Watson makes an appearance on the start list.  After appearing on the list last week, Watson showed why he was worthy of a spot.  He had a very good game against the Jacksonville defense.  Watson had 280 yards through the air, with 2 touchdowns.  He also added 50 yards on the floor.  Watson has now proved the upside in his fantasy game when facing a poor defense.  That won’t change because this week, he goes against yet another poor defense.

The Texans will fly to Cleveland this week, and face the struggling Browns secondary who ranks 24th in the league against opposing quarterbacks.  Fire up Watson yet again this week, as he should see well more than 20 fantasy points.

QB START: Aaron Rodgers

After the Packers selected quarterback Jordan Love in this year’s NFL draft, many analysts believed this would hit Rodgers hard and he would struggle this year.  Well, Rodgers has done nothing but prove them wrong.  This season, Rodgers has been one of the best quarterbacks league-wide, and lately top 3.

Over the past 3 weeks, Rodgers is averaging above 25 ppg.  This week, we could see him top this, as he goes against the poor Jacksonville defense that surrendered 24 points to Deshaun Watson last week.  Look for Rodgers to continue his fantasy success this week.

QB SIT: Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill started the 2020 fantasy season perfectly. He had the Titans rolling and was averaging 23 points per game.  Since the beginning of the Titans hard schedule, Tannehill has definitely not been the same. Since week 7, Tannehill has not been putting up quality fantasy points, averaging just 16 ppg.

He has shown to really struggle against strong defenses like the one he’ll face this week in the Indianapolis Colts.  The Colts defense has been outstanding this year, ranking 2nd in the league against opposing quarterbacks. This week, Tannehill will struggle, and it keeps him on the bench.

QB SIT: Teddy Bridgewater

This season, Bridgewater has shown reasons why he should be started in fantasy leagues.  Last week against a strong Chiefs defense, Bridgewater had 28 fantasy points. He has been the passer not many of us believed he would be, creating a strong offense in Carolina.  Despite his successful games, he has struggled in few others.

When the Panthers and Buccaneers faced off in week two, Teddy really struggled as he barely reached eight fantasy points. In week 10, the teams face off again.  The Buccaneer’s defense has only gotten better as the season has progressed, and Teddy will struggle this week against them.  Don’t enter him into your lineups this week.

RB START: Antonio Gibson

Despite the Quarterback failure in Washington, Antonio Gibson has been starting to make his role as a clear starter in fantasy football.  Over the past 2 weeks, he has gained over 14 touches per game and has been able to rack up some very solid fantasy points averaging 14.5 ppg.

When the Redskins face off against the terrible Detroit Lions’ defense this week, Gibson will look to put together an impressive stat line. Detroit ranks last in the league in yards allowed to opposing running backs, and Gibson should be able to finish as a good RB2 this week.

RB START: James Robinson

When the Jaguars released Leonard Fournette this offseason, there was a lot of uncertainty about who the main running back in Jacksonville would be.  James Robinson was the one to break out and has been a top 10 running back this season.  He has been nothing shy of amazing, as he has averaged 17 fantasy ppg.  Even though the offense has been inconsistent due to quarterback play, Robinson has still been able to get his share of the touches.  Over the past 2 weeks, he has averaged a season-high of 25 touches.  In which should be a high scoring affair between the Texans and the Jaguars, Robinson should be able to assemble a very successful fantasy week.

RB SIT: Mike Davis

When Mike Davis took over for Christian Mccaffrey, he started red hot.  In his first 4 games as a starter, he averaged about 18ppg.  He was receiving and running well. Then, in his last four games, he averaged 7.5 ppg.  Now with Mccaffrey out week 10 as well, Davis will get another start and it is another hard one.

The Panthers have a terrible matchup against the Buccaneers. With Davis ending his starting role poorly, and returning to it against a top 12 rushing defense, he doesn’t look good for a big game. Don’t bother entering him into your lineups this week.

WR START: Robert Woods

Robert Woods has been having a relatively good season this year. He has been providing for the fantasy managers who selected him in the 3rd-4th round this season. Over 9 games, Woods is averaging over 13 points per game, which is very solid. He’s getting those big games and targets we had hoped. In a highly anticipated game this weekend with the Seahawks and Rams, Woods will aim to have a great game.

The Seahawks surrender the most points per game to opposing receivers, and that should result well for Woods this weekend.  Fire him up as he could finish with wr1 numbers this week.

WR START: Travis Fulgham

The NFC East has been the worst division in the NFL.  The Eagles have been sitting on top at 3-4-1.  They are yet to be at full strength though.  The anticipated receiving core was Alshon Jeffrey, Desean Jackson, and Jaelen Reagor.  Then, they all got hurt.  Travis Fulgham was the one to step up.  Ever since Fulgham’s first start, he has been putting up receiver 1 numbers.  He is currently averaging over 16 ppg and has been the main target for Carson Wentz.  He has four touchdowns in five games and will look to keep it up this weekend at Metlife.

The Giants’ defense has looked sharp in many aspects, but Travis Fulgham is not expected to be shadowed by star corner James Bradberry.  The defense still ranks 22nd in the league, and the Fulgham-Wentz connection should be in full effect on Sunday.

WR SIT: Justin Jefferson

Over the past 2 weeks, Dalvin Cook has been the best running back in the league.  The whole gameplan for the Vikings has been to give Dalvin the ball.  This has killed the fantasy production from Justin Jefferson.  Over these 2 weeks, Jefferson is averaging just 6 points per game.  Kirk has only thrown the ball 34 times over the past 2 weeks, and the Vikings matchup this week doesn’t benefit Jefferson at all.  They will square up against the Chicago Bears who rank the third-best in the league against the pass.  Sit down Jefferson this week.

WR SIT: Robby Anderson

When the Panthers acquired Robby Anderson this offseason, he was a perfect piece for the new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  Well, the two got off to an amazing start to the season.  Over the first 5 games of the season, Anderson was averaging almost 15 ppg.  Now, over the past 4 weeks, he has really slowed down.

Over these past four games, he has only averaged 9 ppg.  This has also been due to the emergence of receiver Curtis Samuel.  Like Teddy, Robby doesn’t have a favorable matchup.  The Buccaneers secondary is one of the best in the league, ranking 10th in the league against receivers.  Anderson and this whole Panthers offense is a sit this week, against that top Buccaneers defense.

TE START: T.J. Hockenson

Overall, I don’t think there has been a player with less appreciation this season than TJ Hockenson.  Hockenson currently ranks 3rd amongst the tight end position and has been averaging above 10 ppg.  Hockenson has formed a clear connection with quarterback Mathew Stafford and is a valuable player to the offense, just as the organization had hoped for when they selected him in the first round of the 2019 draft.

He has caught five passes in each of his last three games and will look to pass that this week against the struggling Washington defense. Hockenson could finish the top two this week.

TE SIT: Jared Cook

When Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders returned last week, Jared Cook became irrelevant.  Cook brought in two catches for 30 yards and disappointed on Sunday Night.  Before this, Cook had brought in three touchdowns in 3 games.

Now, he will face a big dropoff from this point on. It doesn’t help that this week, Cook matches up against a talented linebacker set led by star Fred Warner.  With the offense at full health and the unfavorable matchup, Cook doesn’t seem to be due for a successful fantasy week.

FLEX START: Giovani Bernard

When Giovani had to take over for the injured Joe Mixon in weeks seven and eight, he finished amongst the top of the running back position both weeks.  Bernard received carries and catches averaging 18 touches in both games.

This week, Mixon is not expected to play in the Bengals matchup against the Steelers.  The Steelers may rank 3rd in the league against the run, but in a game where the Bengals may be playing from behind, Bernard should be in line for a lot of catches and a big workload.  He is a great Flex play this week.

FLEX SIT:  Melvin Gordon

All season long, Melvin Gordon has been inconsistent and unreliable.  Before Philip Lindsay returned from injury, Gordon was playing well.  But, in the past 2 weeks with Lindsay, Gordon has failed to surpass 8 carries. Lindsay has taken away nearly all the value from Gordon and may secure the starting job soon as he has had 72 more yards than Gordon over the past 2 weeks.

Right now, neither runningback can be trusted in a fantasy perspective and should be stuck on all benches this weekend where Lindsay may out-perform Gordon yet again.

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Ari Chasman

Wow very well written article. Quality work.

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