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Fantasy Football: Start/Sit Week 10

Hi, it’s Aaron Truesdale and I’m back and ready to give you the fantasy advice you need for the upcoming NFL season. Also, I answer any fantasy questions you may have every Thursday morning through Sunday on Facebook under various fantasy football groups. Be sure to follow me on Twitter.

Now, let me tell you a little bit about my start/sit column. Each week I will be giving my top 3 starts & my top 3 sits at each position. There will be a start & sit of the week at each position with projections. My column will not include the automatic starters. Automatic starters are guys you don’t bench unless they’re injured or on a bye week. I am going to give 2 examples of automatic starters at each position. QB: Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes, RB: Christian McCaffery & Dalvin Cook, WR: Tyreke Hill & Stefon Diggs, TE: Travis Kelce & George Kittle, K: Justin Tucker & Harrison Butker. For defenses, Pittsburgh Steelers & Los Angeles Rams. Now, I’ve added a twist to my article that will mention a sleeper of the week at each position who did not make my top 3 starters list. Also, a player that is most likely on the waiver wire that you can stream if you’re in a jam at a position. Let’s get it going with Week 10!

START

Tom Brady vs WAS

Buccaneers vs Saints: Tom Brady's Tampa Bay stunned by New Orleans - CNN

Projection: 35/45|328 YDS|3 TDS

Brady is fresh off a bye week. The Football Team defense hasn’t lived up to what they should have been this season and that will show again this week as Brady will poke more holes into Washington’s defense. For the most part, the Goat can be trusted every week.

Russell Wilson vs GB

Wilson makes his long-awaited return against the Packers. The Packer’s defense will not know what hit them. Wilson will come back with a bang and make a huge statement to the Packers and all other NFL teams.

Carson Wentz vs JAX

Tada Wentz is back again and it is well deserved for as good he has been playing the last few weeks. So continue to ride the hot hand and continue to trust Wentz until he gives you reason not to trust him.

SIT

Jalen Hurts vs DEN

Projection: 29/43|204 YDS|5 CAR|27 YDS|1 TD

Jalen Hurts collects most of his fantasy points in trash time. There is nothing wrong with that but don’t expect that this week against a stout Broncos defense. They shut down the Cowboy’s offense last week and I believe it will be the same for the Eagle’s offense this week.

Mac Jones vs CLE

Jones is a good game manager but game managers don’t put up good fantasy football numbers. Avoid Jones in fantasy football for now.

Tua Tagovailoa vs BAL

It’s up in the air if Tua will play this week but if he does play avoid him because he is nursing an injury and with the short week his productivity will be off. Also, the pressure the Ravens defense will put on Tua makes for even more reason to be concerned.

SLEEPER

Ben Rothelisberger vs DET

Big Ben has been awful this season and more of a game manager but if there is one week to trust Big Ben to have a huge game it is this week against the pitiful Lions defense. So if your need of QB take the risk and trust Big Ben.

START

Melvin Gordon vs PHI

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Projection: 16 CAR|109 YDS|2 TDS|2 REC|11 YDS

Gordon has had a couple of good weeks and this week it will continue. Plus you got to trust the hot hand and by doing that you can then watch with a smile on your face as Gordon tears up the Eagle’s defense.

James Connor vs CAR

This is a no-brainer because Edmonds is going to be out a few weeks due to injury which makes Connor the main back in Arizona. With the uptick in volume, he will receive he will be an RB1 in fantasy football moving forward at least until Edmonds return and maybe even after that if Connor plays lights out while Edmonds is out.

Cordarrelle Patterson vs DAL

Dallas defense has been much improved this season but Patterson is a very handy weapon for fantasy football owners because he’s the swiss army knife of that Falcons offense. So due to all the volume, he sees that makes Patterson one of the most consistent guys in fantasy football. With all the injuries in fantasy that consistently is great for his fantasy owners. So as long as Patterson stays consistent continue to start him.

SIT

Josh Jacobs vs KC

Projection: 14 CAR|58 YDS

This week’s game against the Chiefs will be a shootout which means it will turn into more of a passing game for the Raiders. This means less opportunity for Jacobs. For that reason Avoid Jacobs this week.

D’Andre Swift vs PIT

Swift is going to have fresh legs but unfortunately, he is running into a tough Steelers defense. For that reason, if you have better options then go ahead and sit Swift against the Steelers.

Antonio Gibson vs TB

Gibson is also coming out of a bye week and will have fresh legs but unfortunately for Gibson, the Buccaneers defense is weak against the pass but top-notch against the run. Gibson hasn’t lived up to his fantasy football hype this season so because of that there are better options than Gibson.

SLEEPER

Kenyan Drake vs KC

Now I know Jacobs is my sit of the week but here me out. As I said before this game will be a pass-first game for the Raiders because it will be a shootout. So therefore it will mean more opportunities for Drake because is their pass-catching RB. So if you want a sleeper and need an RB this week due to injury or bye week then I suggest picking up and starting Drake.

START

CeeDee Lamb vs ATL

Cowboys activate CeeDee Lamb, Damontae Kazee from COVID list, send six  players to injured reserve - CBSSports.com

Projection: 6 REC|121 YDS|1 TD|1 CAR|26 YDS

The Cowboys had a rough game against the Broncos last week. Now I believe they will bounce back with a huge offensive explosion against a terrible Falcons defense and Ceedee will be a huge part of that offensive explosion. So don’t bench Lamb this week or you will live to regret it.

Michael Pittman vs JAX

Pittman has been solid the last couple of weeks and that is due to Wentz’s outstanding play lately. So look for Pittman to continue his good play as Wentz continues his hot play. Michael Pittman should be trusted as a WR1 going forward in fantasy football.

Terry McLaurin vs TB

Tampa’s pass defense is one of the worst in the NFL and for that reason alone Scary Terry is a must-start. Also, Scary Terry is a target monster just in case you needed another reason to start McLaurin.

SIT

D.J Moore vs ARI

Projection: 4 REC|44 YDS

Moore has been in a downward spiral for a while and Now Darnold is going to be out for a few weeks. So it is time to bench Moore in all fantasy football formats.

Deebo Samuel vs LAR

Now I know Samuel has been a WR1 in fantasy football and is the only weapon in the 49ers wide receiver core and no I didn’t forget about Kittle he is a tight end, not a wide receiver but I got just one name for you, Jalen Ramsey. For that reason, Samuel should be benched this week.

Devonta Smith vs DEN

Smith has been hit or miss this season and truly unpredictable in fantasy football and I believe he will be a big miss against a hardcore Broncos defense.

SLEEPER

Elijah Moore vs BUF

Moore has been really good and has started to show his talent and he is getting better every game. So if you need a plug and play I would pick up Moore and start him.

START

Dawson Knox vs NYJ

Dawson Knox dealing with broken hand as Bills hit the bye week | News 4  Buffalo

Projection: 5 REC|60 YDS|2 TDS

Knox should return this week and he should automatically become a TE1 again. Also, Knox has a sweet matchup against that horrid Jets defense. Welcome him back to your fantasy football lineups.

Dalton Schultz vs ATL

Dalton Schultz has been unpredictable so far this season but I believe he will be one of the main targets this week and will exploit the middle of the field against a sketchy Falcons defense. Schultz will have his best game of the season.

Hunter Henry vs CLE

Henry is a main target in the red zone for Jones. He is good for at least a touchdown. Henry’s touchdown upside is a good enough reason to start him.

SIT

Zach Ertz vs CAR

Projection: 3 REC|29 YDS

Ertz had a good first game with the Cardinals but since then he has been a ghost in that offense and you can expect that trend to continue against a decent Panthers defense. Avoid Ertz in fantasy until further notice.

Dallas Goedert vs DEN

Even with Ertz gone Goedert is still not being productive enough to be fantasy relevant. Avoid the frustration with Goedert leave him on your bench.

Dan Arnold vs IND

Arnold has been a good target for Lawrence in that Jaguars offense but that Colts pass rush will be too much for Lawrence which will lead to fewer targets and less production for Arnold this week.

SLEEPER

Pat Freiermuth vs DET

Freiermuth is starting to break out so pick him up before it’s too late and start him with no hesitation. He is a sleeper right now but he won’t be for long.

START

Chris Boswell vs DET

Chris Boswell injury update: Steelers kicker gets full practice on  Thursday, on track for Week 14 return - DraftKings Nation

Projection: 2 XP|3 FGS

Boswell is going to see plenty of field goal opportunities and will capitalize on all of them. So Boswell is the kicker to start this week.

Dan Carlson vs KC

Mason Crosby vs SEA

SIT

Younghoe Koo vs DAL

Projection: 3 XPS|2 MFGS

It will be just an extra point day for Koo. This means a low-scoring fantasy football day for Koo. He will also miss a couple of field goal opportunities as well.

Greg Joesph vs LAC

Robbie Gould vs LAR

SLEEPER

Chase McLaughlin vs NE

If you play matchup at kickers and need a plug and play go pick up and start Chase and it won’t be a mistake.

START

Arizona vs Carolina

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Projection: 3 PTS|221 YDS|4 SKS|3 INTS|1 FF|1 FR|2 TDS

Arizona is a tough defense and they are salivating over playing against a struggling Panthers offense. Arizona will trample all over that Panthers offense. Start Arizona’s defense with confidence.

Buffalo vs New York Jets

Indianapolis vs Jacksonville

SIT

Washington vs Tampa Bay

Projection: 29 PTS|3 SKS|1 FF|1 FR

Brady destroys just about every defense he sees and that will be no different against a Washington defense that isn’t playing up to their potential this season. Just bench Washington defense or any other defense playing against that Tampa offense.

San Francisco vs Los Angeles Rams

Miami vs Baltimore

SLEEPER

Tennessee vs New Orleans

Tennessee defense has been so dominant lately and they seem to be getting better and better each week. So if you need a defense this week I would pick up and start the Titans defense. Also, they are a defense to hold onto and ride with for the rest of the season.

I had a lot of fun writing this and I hope all of my week 10 start/sit advice helps everyone. I’ll be back next week with more fantasy start/sit advice.

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