Bold Predictions for Week 10
With A.J. Green out for at least 2 games, Ross is a lock for Week 10. After missing last week, he is now the #2 receiver on the Bengals depth chart. He is set up for a great matchup against the Saints who give up the second-most receiving yards per game as well. The Saints have scored 40+ points in 4 games this season and 30+ in 2 games which means this one will follow the same format giving Ross a chance for big play/deep ball potential due to high scoring. People forget this man ran the fastest 40 time in NFL history (4.22 at the Combine). With this speed, the Saints secondary will struggle immensely.
Finally! It’s about time the former fourth overall pick is back and healthy. The Jags are in desperate need of their best offensive player after missing him for 6 of 8 games due to a hamstring injury. I wouldn’t get too excited just yet because hamstring injuries linger and he’s been dealing with this injury ever since his senior season at LSU, but he’s still a RB2 this week in a good matchup against the Colts. The Colts have given up the 8th most fantasy points to running backs this season.
After a poor showing last week, the Bears host the lackluster Lions this week who have given up the second most yards to running backs in fantasy this year on 42 less carries than the Dolphins – who currently hold the worst spot in the rankings. The cherry on top for this matchup is that the Lions give up 11.5 yards per catch to running backs that catch the ball out of the backfield. In the words of John Mozeliak…”Not Great.” The Lions defense also allows 5.1 yards per rush and at least 4 passes to opposing RBs which gives Cohen bounce-back potential.
Start or Sit
- Tyler Boyd – Start…with A.J. Green out with a foot injury, Boyd will turn into a target monster in a pass heavy matchup against the Saints.
- Duke Johnson – Start…with former RB coach Freddie Kitchens promoted to OC, there was a noticeably higher usage of Johnson who led the team in targets, receptions, and yards. He has his best matchup of the season against the Falcons defense who’s the league’s worst team defending backs out of the backfield.
- Doug Martin – Sit…he had the opportunity to own the backfield in OAK with Lynch going down “most likely” for the year. The moral of the story: he hasn’t and the Raiders suck.
- TY Hilton – Sit…he’s facing off against one of the strongest secondaries in the NFL. He’ll be matched up against Jalen Ramsey which makes him an even tougher start. The Jags have also given up the fewest fantasy points to WR this season.
- Mike Williams – Start…he’s a TD or bust WR but I still like him this week even though the Chargers face off against the OAK defense who’s allowed the third fewest receptions to fantasy WR. Rivers will throw the ball and expect Williams to be the favorite deep target.
- T.J. Yeldon – Sit…he is done and won’t have more than 6-8 carries unless the hammy injury aggravates Fournette again.
Watching the Waiver
- Tre’Quan Smith – NO WR – he’s emerged as the true #2 in NO over the past 4 weeks and with Dez “dying” two days into practice, Smith will stay in that role. The rookie has a chance at continued success against a Bengals defense allowing the most passing yards per game over any other team at 319 yards.
- Brandon Marshall – FA WR – he has begun working out with the Saints. There is some indication of him signing, so he’s worth keeping an eye on now that Dez can’t play.
- C.J. Uzomah – CIN TE – he continues to be the only TE in the Bengals offense who is consistent and healthy. Even though his production has been scarce, he’s worth an add in a league where your starting TE still has his bye week.
Week 10 Picks
Not good last week…(8-6) and this week I chose the Panthers (ugh) on Thursday Night.
More next week…Good Luck!
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