Top 5 Fantasy Matchups to Target in Week 10

I will take a look at the worst defenses of Week 10 and provide an in-depth look on borderline names to get a bump or just overall strong matchups where we could see ceiling games from players. If you are looking for player rankings for Week 10, you can find them here, as well as waiver wire adds. Anything fantasy football related can be found here.

Arizona CardinalsArizona Cardinals Pass Offense Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Opposing offenses are averaging 293.5 passing yards per game against this Buccaneers defense. They are allowing 40.7 passing attempts per game, and have allowed 19 touchdowns. As for Kyler Murray, he is in an excellent spot this week before a very tough remaining schedule. Over the last four weeks, the Buccaneers have allowed 4, 2, 3, and 5 passing touchdown games. The quarterbacks were Teddy Bridgewater, Kyle Allen, Ryan Tannehill, and Russell Wilson. Tampa Bay ranks 26th against the pass per FO DVOA. Arizona also ranks 28th, and this game projects to be one of the highest scoring on the slate. Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald have been lackluster, but this is a great spot for them to get going. Wide receivers are averaging 29.6 PPR points per game against this secondary on the year.

Los Angeles ChargersLos Angeles Chargers Pass Offense Vs. Oakland Raiders

Philip Rivers has five passing touchdowns over the past five weeks, and this team is due for some positive regression in terms of passing touchdowns. Rivers has two games over 300 yards in the last four, and one nearly surpassing that without much touchdown production. Keenan Allen has been quiet in the fantasy department, and Mike Williams has yet to have a receiving touchdown. The Raiders are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks (23.9), and the second most fantasy points per game to wide receivers (29.5). It doesn’t stop there as tight ends are averaging the third most fantasy points per game (10.9) against Oakland. They rank 29th in DVOA against the pass, and have allowed the second most passing touchdowns this season (22).

David Montgomery Vs. Detroit Lions

No team is giving up more fantasy points to running backs than the Detroit Lions (26.4). They have allowed three straight 20+ fantasy point games to running backs, and have allowed 15+ fantasy points in all but one game this season to running backs. David Montgomery will get to face the Lions twice in the next four weeks, and overall the Lions have a tough run schedule the rest of the way. While the Bears offense has not been good this season, Montgomery has seen solid touches the last two weeks after an embarrassing coaching decision to have him touch the ball four times in Week 7. Montgomery is coming off back-to-back 20+ fantasy point games, and has three touchdowns in that span. He also has seven catches and should have had another for a big gain but dropped it. Montgomery is going to have some favorable matchups coming up against Detroit twice, the Giants, Packers, and Chiefs.

Derrick Henry Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Derrick Henry is averaging 19.9 touches per game this season, and has had four weeks with 20+. He is a guy to go back to the well with in DFS, but also a strong upside play in season long. Henry was able to take advantage of a weak Panthers defense, and that will be the case again. Kansas City ranks 4th against the pass, and 28th against the run this season. They have allowed the 4th most fantasy points per game (24.7) to opposing backs, including four 100+ yard games. Henry is currently 10th in rushing yards (644), 8th in rushing touchdowns (6), and 7th in touches (175) among running backs this season.

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers Running Backs Vs. Carolina Panthers

Just like last week, we can attack the Panthers run defense with full confidence. Aaron Jones is obviously the back with the bigger upside, but if you are in need of a fill-in option on this heavy bye week, Jamaal Williams is a great plug and play. Jones has averaged 18.5 rushing attempts + targets this season, and Williams averages 10. However, Williams is averaging 1.34 fantasy points per touch, and Jones sits at 1.24. Carolina is allowing 5.1 rushing yards per attempt this season, and have allowed 14 rushing touchdowns, both are league highs. They rank dead last in DVOA against the run, and have allowed 23.8 PPR points per game to opposing running backs. That is the 5th most in football. The Panthers have been crushed the last two weeks by Tevin Coleman and Derrick Henry. They have allowed eight double-digit scores to running backs this season, three in the last two weeks, as Raheem Mostert also got in on the action.

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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