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Week 10 Fantasy Football

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The fantasy football season is really starting to come to a close.  Now is the time for your team to begin its final push to get into the playoffs.  Week 10 is a very crucial week, and it will be vital to know who to start and who to sit in your oh-so-important Week 10 matchup.  To begin, here are some Week 10 starters:

  • Darren Sproles – Sproles is one of the most explosive backs in the league.  In the past few weeks, he has also been given the role of feature back, but with limited redone carries.  His versatile ability in the run game, pass game, and return game put him as a RB2 in standard leagues and a must-start in PPR leagues against a weak Atlanta Falcon rush defense.
  • Jameson Crowder – Similar to Sproles, Crowder is very versatile.  He earns many of his points from punt returns, but has really turned into the top receiver in Washington.  He is also running into a Minnesota defense that has been great throughout the year but struggling in recent weeks.  Crowder is a good start in leagues where return yards count as points.
  • Ty Montgomery – Versatility has been a theme today.  Montgomery has been a leading receiver for the Packers in recent weeks, but that is not what stands out about him.  He has also been listed as a running back in fantasy, as he has taken the lead rushing role for the cheese heads once Eddie Lacy went down for the season.  Start Montgomery in a favorable matchup against the Titans.
  • Doug Baldwin – Baldwin has not had the year that people were expecting.  The targets and receptions are there, but the touchdowns just have not been.  The ace wide receiver for the Seattle offense had a good game last week, as the Seahawks offense finally exploded.  The Seahawks offense is looking eerily similar to last season’s, and, if that’s the case, Baldwin is in for a very increased role, as it was only at this point last year when Baldwin’s points began to add up, and targets turned into fantasy numbers.

Here are the Week 10 sitters:

  • Tim Hightower – Despite leading the Saints in touches last week, it was Ingram who broke his slump with a huge game.  It is clear that New Orleans would rather give the ball to Ingram, and since he had proved himself as an elite back last week, look for Hightower’s touches to decrease.
  • Carlos Hyde – Hyde is still a RB1.  However, he hasn’t played in weeks, and although he is likely to play this week, he is listed as questionable.  An injured Carlos Hyde and a top defense in Arizona is cause for rough numbers in his first week back.
  • Allen Robinson – I am a firm believer that AR15 is on the come-up.  After a good performance last week, he has regained his star-status in my eyes (probably sounds like a starter, right?).  But he plays Houston, ranking third against opposing wide receivers.  I am by no means saying that Arob is a poor starter in weeks to come, but he isn’t a good start this week.
  • Brandin Cooks – Another theme is devolving through the sitters: star players recommended bench positions.  Cooks faces the toughest challenge for a wide receiver in “no fly zone” as the Saints take on the Broncos.  Look for Cooks’ boom-or-bust potential to drift toward the bust side as he is locked up by Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr.

I wish you the best of luck in Week 10!