Fantasy Football Week 10 Starts and Sits

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Fantasy Football Week 10 Starts and Sits

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Fantasy Football Week 10 Starts and Sits

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QB Starts

Russell Wilson – DEN 

Week 8 stats: 252 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT – 13.78 PPR points

Week 9 stats: N/A (BYE)

Week 10 matchup: @ TEN

Russell Wilson has not had an ideal start to his Broncos career, but coming off a bye week should help the Broncos offense to improve against the Titans. More importantly, the Titans passing offense was a mess against the Chiefs last week. Rookie quarterback Malik Willis was unable to generate much of anything, and Titans wide receivers looked awful as well. With the Broncos defense stifling opposing quarterbacks to an astonishing 9.2 fantasy points per game, Wilson should see many opportunities to get his offense going against the Titans, who allow the seventh most points to opposing quarterbacks in fantasy. 

Geno Smith—SEA 

Week 9 stats: 275 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT, 6 CAR, 38 YDS – 20.8 PPR points

Week 10 matchup: @ TB

After nine weeks of brilliant quarterback play, it is time to admit that Geno Smith is one of the safest QB options in fantasy football. He has played with remarkable efficiency, and has proven that he is a true starting QB in the NFL. A true front-runner for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award, Smith has lifted the Seahawks to a blazing 6-3 start, putting them atop the NFC West. Despite a matchup with the Bucs solid defense, Smith can be trusted to play smart, and consistent football. 

Jimmy Garoppolo – SF 

Week 8 stats: 235 YDS, 2 TD –17.7 PPR points

Week 9 stats: N/A (BYE)

Week 10 matchup: vs LAC

Jimmy G is not exactly a fan favorite in the Bay Area, as his inconsistent quarterback play has long been regarded as the sole weakness on the 49ers roster. However, given the wealth of weapons Garoppolo has to work with, he could be a fine bye week fill in this week. Especially since he’s coming off an extra week of rest and preparation. It also helps that the Chargers defense has allowed around 20 points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Not to mention, Garoppolo has scored at least 16 fantasy points in virtually every start he has made this year. With the Niners boasting one of the best rosters in the entire league, and Garoppolo providing a safe floor, fantasy managers should view him as a solid starter this week. 

QB Sits

BYE WEEKS: Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, Zach Wilson, Mac Jones

Marcus Mariota – ATL 

Week 9 stats: 129 YDS, 0 TD, 5 CAR, 24 YDS – 7.56 PPR points

Week 10 matchup: @ CAR

Marcus Mariota simply is what he is at this point: a volatile and untrustworthy option for fantasy football. Some games he looks like a glorified game manager, other times he fills up the stat sheet. The truth is that fantasy managers can never know whether Mariota will cost matchups, or help win them. The highs have been decent this year, but the lows have been too putrid to risk inserting him in lineups. The Panthers also have an underrated defense, which could give Mariota trouble in their second chance to figure him out this year. 

Justin Herbert – LAC 

Week 9 stats: 245 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT – 12.1 PPR points

Week 10 matchup: @ SF

This take is less about Herbert, and more about the situation he is currently saddled with. Mike Williams and Keenan Allen were both out last week, and Herbert had to drag his team to victory against the Falcons. His receivers dropped passes all game and Herbert had to put his team in range of a game winning field goal – twice. Now forced to deal with a nasty 49ers defense coming off a bye, and with health still a major issue for the Chargers, it is hard to trust that Herbert can put together great fantasy production this week. 

Jacoby Brissett – CLE 

Week 8 stats: 278 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM, 6 CAR, 12 YDS, 1 TD – 20.32 PPR points

Week 9 stats: N/A (BYE)

Week 10 matchup: @ MIA

Brissett has a favorable matchup this week, matching up with a Dolphins defense that has surrendered the most points to opposing quarterbacks. Coming off a stellar fantasy outing, and a bye week, Brissett could also benefit from the return of David Njoku, who hopes to return this week. However, Brissett has only scored 15 or more fantasy points in three games this year, and he normally plays more like a game manager in the Browns’ run-first offense. The matchup might look good on paper, but Brissett has a relatively low ceiling, regardless of matchup. 

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