Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 10

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Welcome back to Week 10 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! The league had many upsets across the board this past week with the most unexpected one being the Jaguars besting the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills. The Broncos decided to show up against the Cowboys and calmly took care of business in a 30-16 blowout. The other Super Bowl favorite, the LA Rams, lost to the Titans in an exhilarating Sunday Night Football game. This following week highlights Taylor Heninke and Tom Brady’s Wild Card rematch as the Washington Football Team takes on The Buccaneers. The Buffalo Bills will take on the New York Jets this week as backup Mike White has emerged as the new starting QB for the Jets. Without a doubt, there are many fun games to watch this week, and even better matchups for your fantasy lineup. 



Nick Chubb (RB) – The Browns star RB was placed on the Inactive/Covid-19 list this past week. His teammate and fellow running back, Kareem Hunt, was also ruled out of week 10 with a calf injury. This leaves both of Clevleand’s big name running backs on the bench, and with them out of action, twenty carries have just fallen into D’Ernest Johnson’s lap. He’s not a big name, but expect him to make big plays this Sunday. 

Odell Bechkam Jr (WR) – The former star receiver has officially made his priorities clear. He wants to hoist the Lombardi. After being released by the Browns and clearing waivers, he fancied many different teams as viable options to sign with. In the end, the diva ended up in LA — funny how that works out, right? The team was already one of the most complete teams without him, but now Beckham will be catching passes from Matt Stafford on the 7-2 LA Rams. We can’t wait to see how this one plays out. 

Cam Newton (QB) – There’s no place like home, and make no mistake, Carolina is Cam Newton’s home. After a few lackluster performances, and now a shoulder injury, starting QB Sam Darnold has found himself at home, missing the next few games. The Panthers, in desperate need of a QB, decided to call up an old friend — Newton is back and he will rightfully be sporting Number 1 this coming Sunday. 



Michael Pittman Jr. (WR)– The second-year receiver has started to show the potential the Indianapolis Colts were looking for when they drafted him, as Pittman has scored 17+ fantasy points in four of his last five games, including a couple 20+ point performances. As the Colts take on the Jaguars, who have been known as a struggling franchise, Pittman’s performance should not slow down. Their defense has allowed multiple receivers to rack up at least 16 fantasy points, so Pittman is an easy WR1 this week and should look to smash some big numbers. 

Matthew Stafford (QB) – Coming off the worst performance of the season, Stafford only put up 13 fantasy points, throwing two interceptions against the strong suited Tennessee Titans. With this being said, Stafford should have a bounce back week, going against the shaky 49ers defense. The Niners defense has allowed six quarterbacks to put up at least 19 fantasy points, many of them putting up 20+, so this week’s matchup is one made in heaven for Stafford. Look for the Rams to bounce back as a whole and show the league why they are still Superbowl contenders. 



Antonio Gibson (RB) – Gibson, who has been dealing with shin splints for the past couple of weeks, has failed to put up more than 9 fantasy points. With his production declining weekly, his shared carries has dipped to an underwhelming 30 percent, losing playing touches to J.D. McKissick. With all this being said, Gibson has a tough matchup this week, as the Football Team will be taking on the reigning champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This Bucs defense has been stellar this year, only allowing one running back to rush for over 70 yards. Gibson is most likely a must sit for fantasy owners, as his production has not been reliable. 

Jarvis Landry (WR) – We are sitting Landry this week. The Browns are a very run-heavy offense, so Landry already sees a decrease in production. The Patriots defense, who Landry will face, has been keeping New England’s postseason alive. For these reasons, we are sitting Landry this week.


Waiver Wires:  

Mark Ingram (RB) – Starting Saints’ running back Alvin Kamara has been dealing with a knee injury. If he can’t play, Mark Ingram should be an automatic RB2 and should be in your lineups this week.

D’Ernest Johnson (RB) –  The Browns have battled injuries all year. This time both of their top backs are likely not playing Sunday. In his last spot start, Johnson impressed with 24 PPR fantasy points. In a run-heavy offense Johnson would see a big workload and should be in RB1 territory once again.