Week Ten – Start ‘em or Sit ‘em

MThomas

Teams on the bye: Ravens, Broncos, Texans, Vikings

Start ‘em

Quarterbacks

Phillip Rivers (Chargers):

Rivers and the Chargers travel to Oakland to face the worst team in the NFL. Last week, the Raiders made first start QB Nick Mullens, look like a hall of famer. The defense has completely given up and Rivers will have a day out.

Prediction: 300+ yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Bucs):

The Redskins might have had a good start to the season, but they have been decimated by injury in recent weeks. Fitz-Magic is coming off a huge game last week and will reproduce those numbers again. Expect him to go big this week with the Bucs in front of their home crowd.

Prediction: 250+ yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions

Wide Receivers

Tyler Boyd (Bengals):

The Bengals are without AJ Green this week, this means plenty more football for Boyd. They face a Saints team who loves surrendering touchdowns to wideouts on the road. Expect Boyd to have his hand in everything in this one.

Prediction: 12 catches for 150+ yards, one touchdown.

Amari Cooper (Cowboys):

Even though the Cowboys QB is a bag of potatoes, Cooper can catch a football. He produced solid numbers last week for his new team and will continue the upward trend against the Eagles. The Eagles defensive backs, Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones are playing injured, this will help to increase Coopers value for week ten.

Prediction: 10 catches for 100+ yards, one touchdown.

Running Backs

Aaron Jones (Packers):

Jones has been a regular for the Packers in recent weeks and received 60 per cent of the snaps last time out. These numbers will increase against a Dolphins team who have given up the sixth most rushing yards this season.

Prediction: 100 + rushing yards, one touchdown.

Melvin Gordon (Chargers):

Gordon has been a superstar in 2018, tearing opposition defense apart in the first nine weeks. This week he faces a Raiders outfit who have completely given up on the season and don’t care what happens to them. Expect Gordon to have his biggest game of the season.

Prediction: 150+ rushing yards, two touchdowns.

Tight ends

C.J. Uzomah (Bengals):

Another player who will benefit from the injury to AJ Green, Uzomah has been on the field for 94 per cent of snaps for the Bengals this season. He currently sits on 17 catches for 187 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers will increase this week.

Prediction: Six catches, 80 yards, one touchdown

George Kittle (49ers):

Kittle has a chest injury and was limited in practice this week. He has played through injury all season and is expected to play. He has produced some incredible numbers to be among the best tight ends in the game in 2018. This week he faces a rubbish Giants side who are already playing for draft picks. This will be a huge game for Kittle.

Prediction: 10 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns

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Sit’ em

Quarterbacks

Dak Prescott (Cowboys):

Do not trust Dak Prescott. He has been a terrible QB for years and should never feature in anyone’s line-up. EVER. This week they play the Super Bowl Champion Eagles and will have their hands full from the get go. Best to stay away from Prescott who is unpredictable.

Prediction: 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception

Derek Carr (Raiders):

Carr is not even trying this season. He has a terrible line in front of him, a team that is not willing to try and offensive targets who look better at training. The face a tough division game against the Chargers who have already disposed of Carr and his men this season. Best to give him a miss this week and forever.

Prediction: 150 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and one pick six.

Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson (Raiders):

It has not been a good year for Nelson or the Raiders in general. He has posted less than 10 fantasy point every outing and this will not change against a resurgent Chargers side this weekend. He has 25 catches through eight games for three touchdowns. This is poor by anyone’s standards.

Prediction: Three catches for 30 yards

Kenny Golloday (Lions):

The Lions meet the Bears in Chicago this weekend and its not going to be pretty for Golloday and co. The Bears haven’t allowed wideouts much in the way of fantasy points this season and this won’t change this time out. Expect Golloday to struggle.

Prediction: Three catches for 40 yards.

Running Backs

Corey Clement (Eagles):

Clement has had a few ordinary weeks as well as sharing the load with Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams. This week they face a solid Cowboys defense who have only had one off game this season, last week against the Titans. Expect Dallas to bounce back and Clement to leave the field with no much at all.

Prediction: 40 yards rushing, zero touchdowns.

Carlos Hyde (Jaguars):

Hyde was solid at the Browns, he comes across to the Jags as a replacement for the injured Leonard Fournette. Hyde has been pushed further down the pecking order and now Fournette returns this week. I would expect Hyde to see much action this week if any.

Prediction: 20 rushing yards.

Tight Ends

Jared Cook (Raiders):

Another useless Raiders player in fantasy football. Let’s be honest, he is useless in real football too. His 38 catches for nearly 500 yards and three touchdowns, seem like ok numbers, but he is on a team without Cooper and a rubbish Jordy Nelson. He should be the main target, but he is not. Stay away from him again this week.

Prediction: Three catches for 40 yards.

Geoff Swaim (Cowboys):

The Cowboys haven’t been productive with tight ends since Witten retired last season. I wouldn’t expect that to change this week. Swaim has 19 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown. That is generous. Stay away from him this week.

Prediction: Three catches for 25 yards.

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