Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 10

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Sophie Atalla

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Welcome back to Week 10 of fantasy football! We are back with more excellent advice to help send your team to the playoffs. So far we’ve seen the Steelers, Chiefs, and Bills continue to annihilate their competition, making great strides in the AFC. In the NFC we have the Seahawks and Packers making noise as well. The league has shown us fans who we should expect to contend this year.   

 

Injuries: 

Kyle Allen (Football Team, QB) – Washington losing against the Giants wasn’t the only unfortunate thing to take place last Sunday. The Washington Football Team’s quarterback also suffered a dislocated/fractured ankle. This will sideline him for the rest of the season, and bring in Alex Smith to cover for him. Smith’s return to the starting lineup will be the first since his gruesome injury two years ago. 

Myles Gaskin (Dolphins, RB) – Myles Gaskin injured his knee and will be out until Week 12. It seems as if Miami can’t find a running back that can stay healthy throughout the season. Miami has a surplus of running backs in their locker room. However, while this may be a good thing for the football team, it is terrible for fantasy owners. Even though the team is doing surprisingly well, I’d stay away from Miami running backs. 

 

Starts: 

Drew Lock (Broncos, QB) – Lock has attempted at least 40 passes in three games in a row, and he’s scored at least 25 fantasy points in his past two games against the Chargers and Falcons. He could have the chance for another quality fantasy game against the Raiders, and perhaps he won’t need garbage time to make it happen. Las Vegas has allowed a quarterback to pass for at least 288 yards and two touchdowns in four of the past five games.

Kareem Hunt (Browns, RB) – Nick Chubb (knee) is expected to return this week after being out for the past four games, but I’m still going to start Hunt with confidence. As of now, Hunt looks better than Chubb in PPR leagues. They played three full games together before Chubb was hurt in week four at Dallas, and Hunt averaged 15.7 PPR points over that span. Both running backs should be good this week against the Texans, who have allowed four touchdowns to running backs in their past three games

Brandon Cooks (Texans, WR) – Another week, another good game for Cooks, and hopefully he starts to become a must-start fantasy receiver in all leagues. He’s now scored at least 13 PPR points in four games in a row, and he should stay hot against the Browns in Week 10. Cleveland has allowed four touchdowns to receivers in the past four games, and the Browns are No. 5 in fantasy points allowed to receivers for the season. 

 

Sits: 

Ryan Tannehill (Titans, QB) – Tannehill’s fantasy production has been down lately, and he’s averaging just 19.7 fantasy points per game in his past three outings against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Chicago. Those three games have been without left tackle Taylor Lewan (ACL), and Tannehill was sacked six times, which is something to factor in. The other is the Colts defense, which has allowed just 10 passing touchdowns with 11 interceptions on the season.

Devin Singletary (Bills, RB) – It’s now five games in a row that Singletary has scored single digits in PPR, and that’s even with three catches in Week 9 against Seattle. Zack Moss is the better fantasy running back in Buffalo, and Moss should be considered a potential starter in all leagues, with his value higher in non-PPR. Singletary only has one touchdown on the season and just eight catches in his past five games

Justin Jefferson (Vikings, WR) –  It’s hard to start Jefferson or Adam Thielen with much confidence these days because Dalvin Cook is dominating the Minnesota offense. In the past two games for the Vikings, Jefferson has six catches for 90 yards and no touchdowns on just eight targets against Green Bay and Detroit. Minnesota isn’t changing anything right now with how well the team is playing, and the matchup against the Bears is tough. Chicago has allowed just three touchdowns to receivers on the season.

 

Waiver Wire:

Tua Tagovailoa (QB) – After taking Ryan Fitzpatrick’s starting spot and surprising everyone, Tagovailoa had his breakout game last Sunday, beating Kyler Murray. Tagovailoa went 20 for 28 for 248 yards with 2 rushing touchdowns and no picks. The flashy QB is quick on his feet, and can sling it when he needs to. Tagovailoa  looks pretty good so far, but we weren’t sure of a complete start. Keeping him on your waivers might be the way to go. 

Curtis Samuel (WR) – While the Panthers seem like they’ve hit a few road bumps, their WR seems to have found himself in full stride, known for his choppy speed and explosiveness. HC Matt Rhule began to use him as a swiss army knife. Having him in the lineup at both WR and RB has garnered him many touches. Look for Samuel to continue to impress throughout the rest of the season.