Fantasy Football: Week 10

Fantasy Football: Week 10

Another week means another chance for victory. In what promises to be a great weekend of football, several players have favorable match ups and if correctly identified and started, they will give you the extra points you need to win those close games. Lets get started.


Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys – Looking to show he is completely back, Big Ben looks to record his first win since getting injured and the bye week. Dallas has a top-notch defense this year (10th in yards allowed). Ben Roethlisberger has proven time and time again he will put up yards no matter the opponent, ranking 10th as well in yards per game. This should be an interesting battle but I look for Pittsburgh to put up some yards at home via Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell

Carson Palmer (ARI) Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers – The NFL’s 5th best quarterback in yards per game looks to have a big day at home against a 49ers team that ranks dead last in the league in points allowed per game. This is a must win game for the Cardinals, who currently sit at 3-4-1 but are still in second place in the NFC West, and they are in position to do so.

Running Backs:

Jordan Howard (CHI) Chicago Bears @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The hottest running back in football just got the two most talented offensive linemen on the roster back from injury (Josh Sitton and Kyle Long) one week after their bye. Howard has averaged 5.1 yards per carry this season and has tallied 18 receptions for 177 yards on the year. Tampa gives up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Their defense, despite the presence of Gerald McCoy has allowed nine total touchdowns to the position over eight games.

Melvin Gordon (SD) San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins – The highest scoring running back in the league last week seeks to keep the trend going against a Miami Dolphins team that  ranks in the bottom five in the league in rushing yards allowed. Gordon is coming off of a game where he put up 261 total yards and one touchdown. He has back-to-back 100+ yard games. Bet on him to three-peat.

David Johnson (ARI) Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers – Taking into account the complete lack of defense explained above, this one seems a bit obvious. The NFL’s fourth leading rusher looks to add his name to a very long list of opponents that the 49ers can’t seem to keep out of the end zone.

Wide Receiver:

Dez Bryant (Dal) Dallas Cowboys @ Pittsburgh Steelers – This pick makes me nervous but with great risk comes great reward. Over the length of his career, Dez Bryant has proved why he is a miss-match on every single play. Every week Dez recovers more from a knee injury sustained earlier in the season and with each win, starting quarterback Dak Prescott gains more confidence and command of the Dallas offense. The Steelers pass defense ranks 20th in passing yards allowed per game. Look for the defensive line to be challenged every play by an offensive line that is better in every phase of the game. The more time Dak Prescott has the better it looks for Dez Bryant.

Alshon Jeffery (CHI) Chicago Bears @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The secondary of Tampa Bay has been exposed by Julio Jones and Amari Cooper the past two weeks with them both going over 100 yards and Alshon Jeffery will look to follow trend. Jeffery scored his first TD of the season in last game. With Jay Cutler back at quarterback expect him to go on a TD streak.

Jordy Nelson (GB) Green Bay Packers @ Tennessee Titans – Jordy Nelson finds himself on this list for two main reasons. The first being he has a determined Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback and the second is back-to-back weeks with 90+ yards receiving and a touchdown. Rodgers was exasperated by the Packers play a week ago and will look to strike early and often. Without a running game he’ll do it in the passing game. Its no secret the Titans struggle on defense (ranks in the bottom 50% of most defensive categories) so its unexpected they can slow down the Green Bay Packers who are on a quest for a division title.

Tight Ends:

Jordan Reed (WAS) Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings – If Washington is going to get anything going against a top three NFL defense it is going to have to come through the abilities of Jordan Reed. With Desean Jackson listed as doubtful, Reed will have to have a career game to help his team move the ball against a very sound defense looking to rebound after three straight losses.

Jason Witten (DAL) Dallas Cowboys @ Pittsburgh Steelers – After being kept out of the end zone for six straight weeks, Jason Witten has managed to find the end zone twice in as many games. The success of this offense runs through its offensive line and mobile quarterback and as long as those two constants remain, this offense should have no trouble the rest of the year moving the ball.


Arizona Cardinals (ARI) Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers


Dan Bailey (DAL) Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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