Fantasy Football- Week 10

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Nathaniel Yemma, Sports Columnist

*Projected points are top 3 at each position based on standard leagues

Teams on Bye: Bills, Lions, Raiders, Colts

QB- Tom Brady-NE (Projected 25.40 points) SUN 8:30 PM vs SEA

Aaron Rodgers-GB (Projected 23.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM @TEN

Matt Ryan-ATL (Projected 20.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM @PHI

Sleeper: Joe Flacco- @CLE

RB- David Johnson-ARI (Projected 22.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs SF

Le’Veon Bell-PIT ( Projected 21.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs DAL

Melvin Gordon-SD (Projected 20.00 points) SUN 4:05 vs MIA

Sleeper: Rashad Jennings- vs CIN

WR- Julio Jones-ATL (Projected 17.50 points) SUN 1:00 PM @PHI

Odell Beckham-NYG (Projected 16.40 points) MON 8:30 PM vs CIN

Antonio Brown-PIT (Projected 15.30 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs DAL

Sleeper: Davante Adams- @TEN

TE-Rob Gronkowski-NE (Projected 17.00 points) SUN 8:30 PM vs SEA

Jordan Reed-WSH (Projected 15.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs MIN

Greg Olsen-CAR (Projected 13.50 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs KC

Sleeper: Jason WItten- @PIT

K-Dan Bailey-DAL (Projected 13.00 points) SUN 4:25 @PIT

Stephen Gostkowski-NE (Projected 11.00 points) SUN 8:30 PM vs SEA

Justin Tucker-BAL (Projected 10.00 points) THU 8:25 PM vs CLE

Sleeper: Will Lutz- vs DEN

DEF-Baltimore Ravens (Projected 15.00 points) THU 8:25 PM vs CLE

Arizona Cardinals (Projected 13.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs SF

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Projected 10.00 points) SUN 1:00PM vs CHI

Sleeper: Kansas City Chiefs- @CAR

 

Waiver Wire Targets Week 10

James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

Starks has not played since Week 5, the team remained cautious with Starks and held him out of the Week 9 loss to the Colts. However, if Starks improves in practice this week, he very well could return to a heavy workload in Week 10 when the Packers travel to face the Titans. Green Bay lacks a running game right now, with Don Jackson, Ty Montgomery, Aaron Ripkowski, and even Aaron Rodgers. The team will likely revert back to a more traditional approach if/when Starks gets healthy. Hopefully for fantasy owners that’s Week 10. Regardless, Starks looks like a priority add this week as he’s proven capable in the past of being productive with the featured role.

Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints

Hightower backed up his strong Week 8 performance with a 23-carry, 87-yard, one-touchdown effort against the 49ers in Week 9, This marks the second week in a row Hightower has received 20-plus carries, while Mark Ingram hasn’t done that since Weeks 10 and 11 in 2014. Now, Ingram had a big role on Sunday as well with 15 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown rushing, and also posting 2 catches for 13 yards with an additional touchdown receiving, which speaks to the offensive shift happening for the Saints, as well as a match up against a historically bad 49ers run defense. In Weeks 1-7, the team ran on 42 percent of their offensive plays, while that number jumped to 50 percent in Weeks 8 and 9. New Orleans now tries to control the clock and keep their shaky defense off the field, and its worked. They’ve won both games while out-possessing their opponents by over 30 minutes. All of this means both Hightower and Ingram will have fantasy value moving forward as part of a new committee backfield.

Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots

James White’s role has diminished in recent weeks as he has seen just six touches since Week 7. The bad news for White, is that this is occurring right as Lewis is set to return. He isn’t guaranteed to see the field in Week 10, but there’s a good chance he could. Lewis was an every-week RB2 last year, and that upside is worth chasing on the waiver wire this week. There are obvious concerns, as Lewis has undergone two knee procedures in the last calendar year, but he’s a dynamic player attached to one of the league’s best offenses. With Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola not offering a ton in the short-area passing game, Lewis could slide right back into a sizable role.

Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans

Over the last five weeks, two players have five receiving touchdowns: Mike Evans and Rishard Matthews. Matthews’ production has finally earned him the top spot in the Titans wide receiving core as he’s led the group in snaps each of the last two weeks. Marcus Mariota has done a pretty fine job of spreading the ball around, but Matthews nose for the end zone shouldn’t be ignored. Next up for him is a date with a Packers secondary that has been burned by opposing wide outs this season.He’ll have some flex appeal from here on out as long as this Titans offense remains hot.

Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers

Williams was already pushing to be the leader in the Chargers pass-catching corps, but with Travis Benjamin now battling a torn PCL it looks as if Williams will have that role on lock down moving forward. Over the last four games he leads the team in receptions (17), and receiving yards (237), while his two touchdowns are tied with Antonio Gates, who is the only player he trails in targets (34 to 26). Next up for the Chargers is date with the Dolphins’ atrocious secondary. ¬†