week 10: PLUG EM IN/Sit em out

Quarterbacks

Plug em in 

  • Tua Tagovailoa (LA Chargers): 
    • Tua took down the Cardinals last week posting a stat line of 20/28 248 yards and 2 Tds as well as 35 rush yards. 
    • Tua finds himself in another favorable matchup this week against the LA Chargers. 
    • The Chargers are allowing an average of 240 yards per game to opposing QBs. 
    • The Chargers are also allowing a top 10 ranked, 2.0 passing TDs per game as well.
    • This game is likely to be a shootout as well.  

Sleeper start

  • Carson Wentz (PHI Eagles):
    • Wentz played the Giants week 7 and scored 28.76 fantasy points. 
    • This is a divisional game in a division where no team has stepped up yet.
    • This game will be a shootout and a close game. 
    • Over the past three games, the Giants have allowed 396.0 pass yards per game as well. 

Desperate start

  • Nick Foles (CHI Bears):
    • Since week 3, Nick Foles has attempted at least 40 passes every game except one where he had 39. 
    • Foles has had tough matchups every game since he started and this will be the first time Foles will start in a favorable matchup versus Minnesota. 
    • This is also a must win game for the Bears as they are close to making the playoffs. 

Sit em out

  • Joe Burrow (CIN Bengals):
    • Joe Burrow has been amazing this season, having only one game with single digit fantasy points.
    • This week however, Burrow has his toughest matchup against the Steelers.
    • The Steelers are holding opponents to 317 yards per game on average and only 1.8 passing TDs on average. 

Running backs

Plug em in 

  • Antonio Gibson (WAS Football Team): 
    • The Washington Football Team plays Detroit this week in a must win situation for both teams.
    • Detroit is the third worst team against the run, allowing an average of 148 yards per game to opposing backs.
    • To make this better for Gibson, Alex Smith is likely to start and he loves throwing to his backs. 

Sleeper start

  • Jonathan Taylor (IND Colts):
    • Rough games last two games, one due to an ankle injury and another due to an early fumble. 
    • But has a great matchup this week versus the Titans who are allowing 119.0 yards per game to opposing backs. 
    • JT has only 1 fumble all year. 
  • JD McKissic (WAS Football Team):
    • I’ll keep this one short.
    • Alex Smith loves throwing to his running backs and last week he targeted Mckissic 14 times. 
    • Mckissic is a great dark horse option this week. 

Desperate start

  • Joe Mixon (CIN Bengals):
    • Joe Mixon might be back this week but finds himself in a tough matchup against the Steelers. 
    • The Steelers are only allowing 102 yards per game to opposing backs which is the 9th least in the league. 
    • Coming back from an injury Mixon might be limited as well.
    • I would be wary of starting him if he plays. 

Sit em out

  • Jerrick Mckinnon (SF 49ers):
    • The saints have allowed the second least yards per game to opposing backs at 80 per game.
    • The Niners will also be playing this game from behind.
    • Mckinnon is also in a split backfield with Hasty. 
    • I would bench Mckinnon this week in a tough matchup. 

Wide receivers

Plug em in 

  • Cooper Kupp (LA Rams):
    • Kupp faces a Seattle defense allowing a league high 455.8 yards per game to opponents.
    • Jamaal Adams is likely to play a role in stopping Robert Woods and Chris Carson. 
    • Kupp should have a nice game.
    • Kupp also saw a season high 20 targets week 8 before the Rams bye.
  • Jalen Reagor (PHI Eagles):
    • Jalen Reagor got his first start since week 2 and scored 13.70 fantasy points. 
    • Reagor has another favorable matchup this week versus the Giants who outside of James Bradberry have struggled in the secondary. 
    • Travis Fulgham should draw Bradberry. 
    • I expect Reagor to have a huge game in this divisional matchup. 

Sleeper start

  • Curtis Samuel (CAR Panthers):
    • Curtis Samuel has had two back to back 20 fantasy point performances.
    • Samuel is in line for another great performance versus Tampa Bay in a divisional header. 
    • To make matters better for Samuel, CMC is out which means Samuel will likely see more running back work. 
    • Tamba Bay does well against opposing WRs but Smauel is the WR3 for the Panthers and shouldn’t draw as much attention. 

Desperate start

  • Zach Pascal (IND Colts):
    • Zach Pascal has seen 7,6,7 targets respectively all in tough matchups. 
    • This week Pascal has a good matchup against the Titans on TNF. 
    • The Titans are allowing 394 yards on average to opposing offenses which is the seventh highest in the league. 
    • Pascal could finally have his break out this week. But he is a high risk high reward player. 

Sit em out

  • Marquise Brown (BAL Ravens): 
    • Marquise Brown hasn’t had a good fantasy performance since week 5 against the Bengals. 
    • Brown has had tough matchups however, every week except week 8.
    • Brown finds himself in another tough matchup this week against the NE Patriots who are only allowing 221 pass yards per game on average. 
    • Brown will also draw coverage from standout CB, Stephon Gilmore. 

Tight ends

Plug em in 

  • Eric Ebron (PIT Steelers): 
    • Eric Ebron has a great matchup this week against the Bengals.
    • The Bengals are allowing the second most points to opposing tight ends at 11.8 per game. 
    • Ebron has had back to back games with a touchdown.
    • Ebron has also seen 8,5 and 6 targets in the last three games. 

Sleeper start

  • Jordan Reed (SF Niners): 
    • Reed was limited last week as it was his first week back.
    • I would expect Reed’s targets and snaps to go up in a favorable matchup against the Saints
    • Reed is the better receiving tight end on the team.
    • NO Saints are allowing 9.7 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.  
  • Evan Engram (NY Giants):
    • Evan Engram has seen 9, 10 and 10 targets the last 3 games.
    • The last time Engram played the Eagles this year, he got 10.90 fantasy points. 
    • Engram has bounced back since his slump and should have another nice game this week. 

Desperate start

  • Jimmy Graham (CHI Bears): 
    • Graham matched his season high in receptions last week (6) and scored 17 fantasy points.
    • This was a game however, that Foles had 52 attempts and even Mooney saw 11 targets. 
    • Graham should take a step back this week against Minnesota who are in the middle of the bunch against tight ends. 

Sit em out

  • Jared Cook (NO Saints): 
    • Niners are one of the best teams against tight ends even with all the injuries. 
    • They are ranked top 5 and are only allowing 5 points per game to opposing tight ends. 
    • Avoid Jared Cook in this week’s matchup. 

D/ST

Plug em in 

  • Eagles D/ST
  • Saints D/ST

Sleeper start

  • Packers D/ST
  • Steelers D/ST

Desperate start

  • Dolphins D/ST
  • Browns D/ST

Sit em out

  • Bills D/ST
  • Rams D/ST

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