Start or Sit Week 10

This is where many teams start getting into do or die territory.

High-end teams are looking to put themselves into a position for a bye or regular season winnings, while everyone with six or fewer wins is fighting for a playoff spot. Just because your team is 6-3 does not mean you are safe for a playoff spot.

If you haven’t already, stop looking at preseason predictions. It’s week 10. Do what this season is telling you, not what you thought you knew months ago. Todd Gurley isn’t a top running back, so if you are looking at Gurley against Devontae Booker, you’re sitting your first round pick for someone you might have grabbed off the waiver wire.

There are only a few regular season weeks left. Don’t let a player drag your entire season down just because you invested a lot in him.

If you have any players you have a question on feel free to ask in the comment section below or on Twitter.

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Tom Brady vs. Seahawks: I know, I know, everyone is starting him. But just in case some of you were considering benching him because he faces the Seahawks, don’t. This Seattle defense isn’t as good as it has been in the past and is beat up.

What you can expect: 325 yards, two touchdowns

Philip Rivers vs. Dolphins: The Dolphins have been good against quarterbacks as of late, but haven’t faced anyone great other than Roethlisberger who played a half on a torn meniscus.

What you can expect: 300 yards, two touchdowns

Carson Palmer vs. 49ers: The matchup screams play all your Cardinals. Palmer hasn’t had a great season this year. The 49ers have allowed at least two passing touchdowns in every game except the week one game against the Case Keenum led Rams.

What you can expect: 275 yards, two touchdowns


Kirk Cousins vs. Vikings: Cousins has been really consistent with a nice flow since week one and has scored at least 21 in the last two weeks. It’s a tough matchup against the Vikings who have only allowed more than 17 points once this season, and it was to Aaron Rodgers in week two.

What you can expect: 225 yards, one touchdown, one interception

Blake Bortles vs. Texans: He has had a couple nice games in a row, but the matchup is tough and I don’t see this as a game the Texans run away with and put the Jaguars in an entire half of garbage time.

What you can expect: 250 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions

Running Back


Matt Forte vs. Rams: This sets up for a Matt Forte game. Even against a tough front, Forte’s value has been really tied to how much work he gets in any week. Forte should be in line for a nice workload in a game where the Jets are a home favorite.

What you can expect: 100 yards rushing, one touchdown, two catches for 15 yards

Devontae Booker @ Saints: Lots of talk about Kapri Bibbs this week. Sure, he might get more work. Just remember four touches would be his most involved game of the season. The matchup here is fantastic and should be a great chance for Booker to earn trust back in the coaches.

What you can expect: 100 yards rushing, three catches for 25 yards

Spencer Ware @ Panthers: He is back on the field and should be back in everyone’s starting lineup. The matchup doesn’t have me worried, other than Ware goes from a top-10 running back to a solid second running back.

What you can expect: 75 yards rushing, four catches for 55 yards 


Christine Michael @ Patriots: He has gone from a sell high, to a sell, to the bench in a few weeks. The Seahawks have started to become one of the more pass heavy offenses in the league and that game plan falls more in line with rookie C.J. Prosise.

What you can expect: 25 yards rushing

Jeremy Hill @ Giants: I can never get excited about hill. His role seems to be a touchdown dependent running downs running back that even splits work in running situations.

What you can expect: 50 yards rushing

Digging deep

DuJuan Harris @ Cardinals: I think he starts again this week. The 49ers starting running back is a nice play in any matchup because of how much work he will get. Even on the bad side of a blowout the 49ers like to run the ball.

What you can expect: 60 yards rushing, one touchdown, four catches 40 yards receiving

Paul Perkins vs. Bengals: He got a huge bump in touches last week but didn’t produce. The Giants showed they want to get him more involved. The Bengals have allowed either 100 total yards or a touchdown to the lead running back in six of eight games. Perkins might have the chance to be the lead back this week.

What you can expect: 50 yards rushing, three catches for 30 yards receiving

Wide Receiver


Kelvin Benjamin vs. Chiefs: The matchup isn’t fantastic, but his consistency mixed with the potential he has a good chance to find the end zone any given week makes him a start for me.

What you can expect: Six catches for 80 yards, one touchdown

Jordan Matthews vs. Falcons: Great matchup with the Falcons who tend to be in shootouts every week. The Falcons have allowed seven touchdowns to receivers over the last two weeks. Matthews has 17 catches in his last two games and should continue to be heavily involved this week.

What you can expect: Seven catches for 85 yards

Larry Fitzgerald vs. 49ers: He has been a little hobbled since his last game but looks like he will be good to go Sunday. It is a great matchup. The only way it could turn out bad for him is if the Cardinals get up big early, and it isn’t because of Fitzgerald. If that happens we could see a lot of David Johnson in the second half.

What you can expect: Six catches for 80 yards, one touchdown


Allen Robinson vs. Texans: The Texans have been a tough matchup for opposing receivers as we have seen A.J. Bouye start to breakout and potentially turn into one of the corners we want to avoid on a weekly basis.

What you can expect: Five catches for 65 yards

Doug Baldwin @ Patriots: I think the Patriots will let the Seahawks try to beat them on the ground while taking away Baldwin and Graham.

What you can expect: Five catches for 50 yards 

Digging deep

Tyrell Williams vs. Dolphins: He has 17.7, 14 and 12.5 standard points in the last three non Denver Broncos games. Williams is the best of the San Diego receivers sitting in a great matchup against the Dolphins.

What you can expect: Six catches for 80 yards, one touchdown

J.J. Nelson vs. 49ers: Before the bye Nelson was bumped into a starting role. Rumors Friday are that Nelson is now the team’s number two receiver just in time for the great matchup. Nelson is a big play threat with his speed and should be even more involved this week.

What you can expect: Six catches for 85 yards

Tight End


Austin Hooper @ Eagles: With Jacob Tamme probably out again, Hooper is in a nice spot to get targets even if the matchup isn’t great.

What you can expect: Five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown

C.J. Fiedorowicz @ Jaguars: Fiedorowicz, if you can’t tell, is one of my favorite non-elite tight end options every week. I am not really worried that the Jaguars have been pretty good against tight ends.

What you can expect: Six catches for 60 yards, one touchdown

Lance Kendricks @ Jets: Back-to-back seven catch games. If he was a receiver people would be interested. As a tight end people should be all over it. Kendricks dropped an easy touchdown last week that could have made his nice day great.

What you can expect: Six catches for 65 yards


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3 thoughts on “Start or Sit Week 10”

  1. Start Alshon Jeffery or Jonathan Stewart at flex? I’m leaning toward Alshon due to the matchup.

    Also, as a Ajayi owner… I’m debating about picking up damain Williams. I currently have Alfred Morris (but don’t own elliott) and have Robert Kelley and Rawls on the bench… Also Corey Coleman, but he’s already played. Do u like Williams over any of those guys at this point…? Or I could just wait until next week and drop coleman for him. I’m hoping Kelley has a good game and can be a good trade piece next week as well. As always, thanks Andy.

    1. To add one more level to it…do u like ware over Stewart? I just noticed that ware is going up against the #4 rush defense

    2. Tough call on Alshon vs. Stewart. I would say Alshon but its close.

      Williams is in the same range of the guys you mentioned. Does more use for you than someone like Morris because it is your handcuff. While I would like to have Morris he is the drop here. You could also drop Kelley if he is like RB4 or 5 on your team.

      Ware or Stewart also a toss up. I like Ware even in the tough matchup though because he is going to get work in the pass game as well. He is a near lock for 20 touches every week.

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