If you are in doubt about some players in a tough spot this week, or players that haven’t produced yet this season, you have come to the perfect spot. We dive into a few names to start in borderline matchups, and also talk about players to fade. You can also check out our rankings area to see where players on your team rank and their projections heading into Week 10. Be sure to check out the rest of our weekly fantasy football content.
Zach Pascal Vs. Miami
The banged up Indianapolis Colts have been hurting all season long. T.Y. Hilton missed last week, and at the moment still has yet to practice. Against a Miami team at home, Indy might play it safe. Zach Pascal is a start for me, and I actually have him ranked fairly high this week. In the two games Hilton has missed this season, he has seen seven and six targets. On games with over five targets this season, he has posted 5-76-1, 6-106-2, and 4-72-0.
Jamison Crowder @ New York
I’m not the biggest Jamison Crowder fan, but it is another week where he is playable due to the matchup. He will get the Giants, who rank 27th against the pass, and have allowed the third most fantasy points per game. Crowder is averaging 7.4 targets per game, and over the last five weeks has seen 9, 5, 5, and 9 targets. If Bell is out, this would also be a slight bump for Crowder.
Christian Kirk @ Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay ranks first against the run, and 26th against the pass. We have targeted them heavily in fantasy, and I am expecting big things from both Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk this week. The Buccaneers are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. They have a 23.25 implied total this week and are touchdown dogs.
Mike Williams @ Oakland
Mike Williams went from negative regression candidate of the year to positive regression candidate of the year real quick. Still without a receiving touchdown, there is a good chance he can get his first this week. Oakland has allowed 12 receiving touchdowns to opposing receivers, and the Chargers still are looking his way. Oakland ranks 29th against the pass, and the passing game as a whole gets a major bump.
DeVante Parker @ Indianapolis
The Preston Williams news is extremely disappointing, as Miami’s duo of wideouts have been great over the last few weeks with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. DeVante Parker has been an under the radar start in most weeks, with a touchdown in four of the last five games. He has 6, 8, and 10 targets over the last three games. With Miami playing from behind with a below average rushing attack, Parker should continue to get this workload. I like him to continue this hot streak.
Green Bay WRs Not Named Davante Adams Vs. Carolina
There are not a lot of names to sit this week due to there being six teams on bye, and mostly favorable matchups or volume for everyone going. With Davante Adams back and a really good spot for the running backs, I am not loving the wideouts in Green Bay. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison can’t be relied upon, especially if Lazard is starting to sneak in more often. Carolina also ranks third against the pass, and have allowed just five touchdowns to wideouts all year long. MVS saw just two targets this past week, and has not surpassed three in the last four games. Allison has a total of give over the last two weeks. Lazard has seen 18 over the last four weeks.
Corey Davis Vs. Kansas City
The Chiefs secondary has actually been strong this season, and they rank 4th against the pass. The run defense has struggled a lot. While the Titans might be in a favorable game script, I am not buying into Corey Davis. While we got excited against the Chargers, he put up a dud against Tampa Bay, and has seen just 11 targets over the last two weeks. Not great, and Tannehill isn’t exactly chucking the ball downfield to utilize Davis’ strong points.
Jarvis Landry Vs. Buffalo
If you have plenty of options at wide receivers, or a waiver wire that has options out there, take a look at replacing Jarvis Landry this week. Now if you are limited, or are in deeper PPR leagues, he is still a start. Buffalo is the 5th best defense against the pass, and have allowed the second fewest fantasy points per game. He had a decent line last week, but overall he has been below average despite the volume. Given the state of this offense I will be looking elsewhere. It is another tough spot for OBJ, but hard to bench him.
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