Fantasy Football Picks: Week 10

14:29 November 11, 2016
By: Taylor Lust

QBs to Play in Week 10:

Fantasy Football Picks: Week 10

  1. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Atlanta Falcons): If Wentz can get his seemingly constant habit of interceptions under control (he’s averaged one per game over the last 5 games), he may actually be a viable option against a Falcons secondary that has become increasingly open. As of week 10 they’ve allowed an average 68.06% completion rating to opposing quarterbacks. Not to mention to second most passing yards per game (just 11 behind New Orleans at 289).
  2. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (vs. Cleveland Browns): The Browns are just sad, and that shouldn’t be a surprise, they always have been kind of depressing. They haven’t won a game yet, despite their big draft in Corey Coleman.  It’s due in large part to their barren secondary and pass defense, as they’re only second to the third to the Lions and Flacons in most fantasy points given up to opposing quarterbacks this year.  Don’t expect any kind of rise from the ashes this week against a fairly powerful Ravens offense.
  3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Dallas Cowboys): Although the Cowboys are on a hot streak offensively and statistically, they’re still listening in the middle to the bottom of all pass defense related lists, anywhere from 15-32.  While this isn’t normally a red flag to play someone who’s going against them, it’s definitely an opening for Big Ben at home to explode.  During his first week back from injury, he put up 18 points, not great, but also not horrible.  I’d expect Big Ben, with even more time to heal, to put up big points this week.

RBs to Play in Week 10:

Fantasy Football Picks: Week 10

  1. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos (@New Orleans Saints): Although he did extremely subpar last week against the Raiders (22 yards on 10 carries), Booker should share the field this week with Kapri Bibbs against the Saints, and I’d expect them both to get a good amount of looks for all kinds of situations, especially with C.J. Anderson on injured reserve.  The Saints run defense hasn’t improved at all, and they’re still leading the league in giving up anything and everything run related.  With Trevor Siemen not really impressing, I’d expect the Broncos to stick with the run this week.
  2. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins (@San Diego Chargers): Ajayi has continued to impress us over the past few weeks, as he’s averaged 21 points a game over the past four weeks.  This week he’s up against the Chargers, who have allowed 20 points per game to opposing backs, which is right on par with Ajayi’s weekly average.
  3. Mark Ingram and/or Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints (vs. Denver Broncos): You could honestly go either/or, or even both here.  Last week, Ingram was semi-benched due to his increasing fumble habit.  However, when he came in the game, he proved he’s still a force to be reckoned with.  Hightower seemed to be the short gain workhorse, while Ingram put up some huge runs.  If you want to take a risk, I’d say put them both in and see how it goes, the Saints are known for spreading the ball around the entire field as much as possible.

WRs to Play in Week 10:

Fantasy Football Picks: Week 10

  1. Alshon Jeffrey, Chicago Bears (@Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Before last week, Jeffrey hadn’t put up more than 9 points since week one.  Underwhelming, I know.  But, this week he has hope.  With a Buccaneers defense that has opened up to 18 passing touchdowns, and an average of 12.7 yards per completion so far this season, Jeffrey is poised for a potentially double digit game again.
  2. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Atlanta Falcons): As I’ve stated many times in past columns, the Falcons pass defense is atrocious this season, and they continue to be.  They’ve allowed almost 30 completions per game, 16 passing first downs per game, and an average of 26 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers.  If there’s a time for Matthews to shine, I’d say it’s this week.
  3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (vs. Denver Broncos): Although I’d normally never push a receiver to be played against the wall that is the Broncos pass defense, I think if anyone can break it up, it’ll be the Saints.  With such a variety of weapons in their arsenal (i.e. Thomas, Cooks, Snead, Fleener, etc), they should be able to spread the ball around enough to keep the Broncos just past “on their toes”. 

TEs to Play in Week 10:

Fantasy Football Picks: Week 10

  1. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints (vs. Denver Broncos): Picking Fleener for the same reason I picked Michael Thomas.  Although the Broncos have a stellar pass defense, I firmly believe that the huge Saints receiving core can break it up.  Expect Fleener to get plenty of looks from Brees this week against Denver.
  2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (@Carolina Panthers): Even though Kelce threw his towel at a referee in defiance and got ejected last week, the fact remains that he’s a main target on the Chiefs, and that the Panthers have allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this year.
  3. Will Tye or Larry Donnell, New York Giants (vs. Cincinnati Bengals): Although the New York Giants tight end game in general has been subpar, they’re going against a Bengals defense that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this year.  In addition, they’ve allowed the 7th least fantasy points to opposing receivers, so if anything, the Giants will be looking for that hole the Bengals have allowed against tight ends.
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