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Before we get into Week 10, let’s look again at Week 9 for a second. And it was an attention-grabbing week for this column.
I had one in all my greatest weeks ever for Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em in Week 9. Including sleepers, we talked about two of the highest three beginning quarterbacks (Jared Goff and Tyrod Taylor), 5 of the highest eight beginning working backs (Alvin Kamara, Matt Forte, Marshawn Lynch, Christian McCaffrey and Adrian Peterson), the highest two receivers (Marvin Jones and T.Y. Hilton) and two of the highest 5 tight ends (Evan Engram and Jared Cook). You can see all of these suggestions right here, amongst many extra.
But in case you click on on that hyperlink, please scroll down previous the Start of the Week, Aaron Jones, as a result of he failed miserably. And for that I am sorry.
The suggestion to begin Jones in opposition to Detroit wasn’t coming from the flawed place. I anticipated him to play properly with the Packers in a house sport coming off their bye week, and the offensive line in Green Bay was lastly wholesome.
But as soon as the Lions constructed an early lead, together with Jones not getting off to a scorching begin, it ended up being a nasty sport for him, and we will solely have a look at the outcomes. Turning to this week, these outcomes might be a lot better for our Start of the Week in Jared Goff.
The hope is the remainder of the predictions within the column might be correct as properly. I want they have been ensures and never simply educated guesses, however that is the enterprise we’re in. I am going to do my greatest to badist your Fantasy rosters, and hopefully the gamers ship.
That would make us all completely happy.
Editor’s Note: Projections are supplied by CBS Sports and never Jamey Eisenberg.
Start of the Week
Jared Goff wasn’t purported to be right here. Not but.
No one anticipated Goff to have the Rams main the NFC West heading into Week 10. No one anticipated Goff to be enjoying like among the best quarterbacks within the NFL this quickly. And nobody anticipated Goff to be among the many greatest Fantasy quarterbacks this 12 months.
I undoubtedly did not count on Goff to be on this spot. And after what occurred with Aaron Jones and the Start of the Week final week, lots of you might be in all probability wishing I did not put Goff right here.
But after a disastrous rookie season in 2016 the place Goff did not win a sport in seven begins and had one Fantasy outing with greater than 9 factors, he is rebounded in a serious manner. There are doubtless a number of the reason why – the addition of coach Sean McVay, an upgraded offensive line and receiving corps, and extra confidence for the previous No. 1 general decide – and right here we’re.
Goff comes into Week 10 in opposition to the Texans with not less than 20 Fantasy factors in 4 of his previous six begins, together with two in a row. He ripped the Giants in Week 9 for 311 pbading yards and 4 touchdowns for 36 Fantasy factors, a brand new profession greatest.
Houston is limping into this matchup defensively, and accidents have taken a toll on the protection, together with the lack of standout defensive lineman J.J. Watt (leg) for the season. Houston has allowed three of the previous 4 opposing quarterbacks to attain not less than 23 Fantasy factors, together with two in a row.
The Texans are permitting a mean of 23 Fantasy factors to quarterbacks for the season, and I am relying on Goff to exceed that threshold. As you will see beneath, I like him higher than many outstanding quarterbacks this week.
Goff has arrived. And it is time to give him credit score as a top quality Fantasy quarterback. He’s main the Rams towards a possible playoff berth, and this week he ought to do the identical on your Fantasy staff.
I am beginning Goff over: Matt Ryan (vs. DAL), Cam Newton (vs. MIA), Tyrod Taylor (vs. NO), Ben Roethlisberger (at IND) and Marcus Mariota (vs. CIN)
- Josh McCown (at TB): McCown comes into this sport with not less than 17 Fantasy factors in 5 video games in a row, together with three with not less than 22 factors. The Buccaneers have allowed not less than 21 Fantasy factors to opposing quarterbacks in three of the previous 4 video games, so McCown has the possibility for an additional good efficiency in Week 10.
- Eli Manning (at SF): Manning has 4 video games in a row with 17 Fantasy factors or much less, and there is some speak he might get benched in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future for both Geno Smith or Davis Webb. But that should not occur this week in a sport the Giants can win, and Manning ought to have the possibility to play properly at San Francisco. The 49ers are permitting a mean of 22.6 Fantasy factors a sport to opposing quarterbacks, and Manning is usually a starter in two-quarterback leagues.
- Andy Dalton (at TEN): In the previous six video games, Dalton has confirmed that when he has matchup he can put up high quality Fantasy stats, and he is scored not less than 20 Fantasy factors in three outings over that span in opposition to Green Bay, Cleveland and Indianapolis, whereas scoring fewer than 15 factors in opposition to Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville. This is an effective matchup in opposition to the Titans. They are permitting a mean of 19.5 Fantasy factors a sport to opposing quarterbacks, and search for A.J. Green to go off this week after his uncharacteristic combat and ejection in opposition to Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey final week.
Let’s face it, this is not a terrific week to search out sit quarterback choices, and also you’re doubtless sitting Rivers no matter what I say together with his matchup at Jacksonville. But I’d sit Rivers in a two-quarterback league as properly, and this needs to be a troublesome day for him. He has to play on the East Coast for a 1 p.m. ET begin, and the Jaguars have not allowed an opposing quarterback to attain greater than 15 Fantasy factors this 12 months. For the season, Jacksonville is permitting opposing quarterbacks to attain a mean of simply 7.5 Fantasy factors a sport. Rivers additionally has gone three video games in a row with 19 Fantasy factors or much less, and he is somebody to keep away from in Week 10.
- Derrick Henry (vs. CIN): I’d elevate Henry to must-start standing if DeMarco Murray (knee) is out, however it seems Murray will attempt to play regardless of being lower than 100 %. Henry really has extra carries than Murray over the previous three video games (40-39), and he is been the higher Fantasy choice in customary leagues (31 factors to 23 factors) over that span, whereas Murray is the higher receiver (9 catches to 5). The Bengals have allowed a working again to attain or achieve not less than 90 whole yards in 4 video games in a row.
- Thomas Rawls (at ARI): Rawls will get his shot to guide Seattle’s backfield Thursday night time at Arizona with Eddie Lacy (groin) not anticipated to play. We’ll see what occurs with C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic, however Rawls needs to be 15-plus touches this week. He simply had 9 carries for 39 yards and two catches for 31 yards in Week 9 in opposition to Washington after Lacy acquired damage, and the Cardinals have allowed a working again to attain or achieve not less than 100 whole yards in three video games in a row.
- Theo Riddick (vs. CLE): We’ll see if the Lions are going to punish Ameer Abdullah for his two fumbles final week in opposition to the Packers, and Riddick would stand to learn probably the most if that occurs. He simply had his second-most carries in a sport this season with 5. He solely ran for 11 yards, however he was once more an element within the pbading sport with 4 catches for 62 yards. He now has not less than 4 catches in 5 of eight video games, which makes him priceless in PPR leagues. And the Browns have allowed three working backs to attain not less than seven Fantasy factors in a typical league simply on their receiving stats alone this 12 months.
Peterson was superb in Week 9 at San Francisco with 37 carries for 159 yards and two catches for eight yards, and he appeared to have recent legs coming off Arizona’s bye in Week eight. But now he has to play Seattle on a brief week with the sport on Thursday night time. It’s laborious to count on recent legs for the 32-year-old Peterson this week, and Seattle continues to be among the many league leaders in Fantasy factors allowed to opposing working backs (No. 7 for the season). The final time Peterson was on this spot was Week 7 in opposition to the Rams in London. He had a stellar debut for the Cardinals in Week 6 in opposition to Tampa Bay with 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns, however he adopted that up with 11 carries for 21 yards and one catch for 12 yards in opposition to the Rams, when he was doubtless fatigued. It’s laborious to bench Peterson within the majority of leagues, however I’ve him ranked as a low-end beginning choice as a result of I count on a letdown after the way in which he performed in Week 9.
- Robert Woods (vs. HOU): All of the Rams receivers are in play this week, and I’ve them ranked Sammy Watkins, Woods and Cooper Kupp. Woods simply had his greatest sport of the season in Week 9 on the Giants with 4 catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 5 targets, and he continues to be a dependable weapon for Goff. The Texans have allowed three receivers to realize greater than 100 yards previously two video games, with 4 touchdowns to the place over that span.
- Mohamed Sanu (vs. DAL): Slot receivers have executed properly in opposition to the Cowboys this 12 months, and Sanu has performed properly of late with 15 catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 20 targets in his previous three video games in opposition to New England, the Jets and Carolina. Julio Jones ought to proceed to be the focus of the pbading sport, however Sanu is clearly the No. 2 goal for Ryan. He’s a must-start receiver in PPR and a good starter in customary codecs as properly.
- JuJu Smith-Schuster (at IND): We hope the return of Martavis Bryant this week would not decelerate the momentum for Smith-Schuster, who was enjoying properly previous to Pittsburgh’s bye in Week 9. He had 9 catches for 232 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets within the two video games previous to Week 9, and he has developed a stable rapport with Roethlisberger. Even with Bryant again in motion, I nonetheless take into account Smith-Schuster a No. 2 Fantasy receiver this week.
- Marqise Goodwin (vs. NYG): In the primary sport with out Pierre Garcon, Goodwin acquired eight targets in Week 9 in opposition to Arizona. He solely had two catches for 68 yards, however it seems that Goodwin might be a focus of the pbading sport shifting ahead, and he is price utilizing as a No. three Fantasy receiver this week in opposition to the Giants. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins returns for the Giants this week, however their secondary has allowed 5 touchdowns to receivers previously two video games in opposition to Seattle and the Rams.
Hilton’s good video games have change into considerably predictable with Brissett beneath middle this 12 months, and we anticipated him to play properly in Week 9 at Houston, which he did with 5 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets. His different good outings this 12 months have come in opposition to Cleveland in Week three (21 Fantasy factors in a typical league) and in opposition to San Francisco in Week 5 (17 factors). We thought he would play properly in Week 6 at Tennessee, however he failed with only one level in that outing. This is among the dangerous matchups for Hilton for the reason that Steelers have allowed the second-fewest Fantasy factors to opposing receivers this 12 months. It’s laborious to bench Hilton given his upside when he is on, however when the opponent is hard, he has faltered. Aside from the video games in opposition to Cleveland, San Francisco and Houston, Hilton has mixed for 14 Fantasy factors in his six different outings in a typical league.
- Eric Ebron (vs. CLE): Ebron has seemed competent of late, with 5 catches for 93 yards on 10 targets during the last two video games, and he might have the possibility for a sneaky good sport this week given the matchup with the Browns. They enable the third-most Fantasy factors to opposing tight ends, and Ebron is a good streaming choice this week.
- Garrett Celek (vs. NYG): Celek will get the dream matchup this week with the Giants, who’ve allowed a good finish to attain in each sport this season. Last week, Tyler Higbee had one catch for eight yards and a landing for the Rams in opposition to the Giants, and he saved the streak alive. It’s dangerous to belief Celek, however the matchup suggests it may very well be price it.
- Ed Dickson (vs. MIA): Dickson hasn’t scored but this season, however he additionally has a terrific matchup this week in opposition to the Dolphins, which makes him a streaming choice. Miami has allowed a good finish to attain or achieve not less than 100 receiving yards in three video games in a row. Like Celek, it is dangerous to belief Ebron, however he may very well be price it.
There are three issues probably working in opposition to Davis this week. He’s coping with accidents to each arms, and having wholesome arms is form of essential to somebody who catches the ball. Jordan Reed (hamstring) might additionally return this week, and if that occurs then Davis will return right into a secondary position. And the Vikings protection is hard, with solely three tight ends scoring greater than 4 Fantasy factors in opposition to them this season. If Reed is out then take into account Davis only a low-end beginning choice at greatest this week.
Lions (vs. CLE) – 13.7 projected factors
I discussed a couple of weeks in the past that the Lions DST had a terrific schedule developing, and we’re in the course of it now. Detroit performed Green Bay in Week 9, will get the Browns this week after which faces Chicago in Week 11. That’s three straight video games in opposition to dangerous quarterbacks, and the Lions DST was good in opposition to the Packers. They had three sacks and held Green Bay to 17 factors, however it may very well be higher this week at house in opposition to Cleveland. The Browns are permitting a mean of 13.9 Fantasy factors a sport to opposing DSTs, and Cleveland’s quarterbacks have thrown an interception in all however one sport this 12 months. They even have surrendered 23 sacks. The Lions DST has the possibility for enormous sport in Week 10.
- Bears (vs. GB): Since Hundley took over for Rodgers in Week 6, opposing DSTs are scoring a mean of 12.zero Fantasy factors a sport in opposition to Green Bay. The Bears have been robust at house and have 14 sacks and permit an common of simply 15.eight factors a sport in Chicago. The Bears DST is a superb streaming choice this week in Hundley’s first highway begin.
- Patriots (at DEN): The Patriots DST has not performed properly this 12 months, however this can be a nice week for them to badist Fantasy homeowners. Denver has allowed opposing DSTs to attain a mean of 14.5 Fantasy factors a sport, and three of the previous 4 Broncos’ opponents have scored not less than 22 Fantasy factors. Denver has eight interceptions and 15 sacks allowed previously 4 video games.
- Jets (at TB): The Jets DST is coming off a powerful sport in Week 9 in opposition to Buffalo with a season-high seven sacks, and it held the Bills to 21 factors whereas additionally getting three fumbles. Fitzpatrick beginning for Tampa Bay needs to be factor for the Jets DST since he is recognized to throw an interception or two, and this can be a nice streaming choice this week.
- Giants (at SF): We normally simply record three sleepers right here, however we’ll offer you a bonus one this week. The Giants DST has not been good this season and comes into this sport after scoring no factors in opposition to the Rams at house. But going through the 49ers is a superb scenario, and the previous three DSTs in opposition to San Francisco have scored not less than 15 Fantasy factors. I just like the Giants DST as a streamer this week.
Broncos (vs. NE) – eight.three projected factors
The Broncos offense has been horrible this 12 months, however the Broncos DST has additionally been a disappointment. It comes into this sport because the No. 17 DST, and that is removed from the expectations many Fantasy homeowners had in 2017. You can reduce the Broncos this week and decide up a streaming choice (Lions, Bears, Patriots, Jets or Giants), and that should not be a hesitation for many Fantasy homeowners. This week in opposition to New England needs to be a nasty efficiency for the reason that Patriots have allowed simply 21 sacks on the season and 5 whole turnovers. They are permitting simply 6.62 Fantasy factors a sport to opposing DSTs, and it is not price trusting the Broncos DST on this matchup.
We get the uncommon kicker revenge sport this week since Forbath spent three seasons with the Redskins (2012-14), and hopefully he’ll proceed to carry out properly after Minnesota’s bye in Week 9. He comes into this sport with not less than 13 Fantasy factors in every of his previous three video games, and he is made 15 area objectives on 15 makes an attempt in his previous 4 outings. Forbath is a top-five kicker this week.
- Chris Boswell (at IND): He’s made seven area objectives in his previous two video games, and he is scored not less than eight Fantasy factors in 4 of his previous 5 outings. The Colts are also No. 2 in Fantasy factors allowed to opposing kickers.
- Mike Nugent (at ATL): The Falcons have allowed a number of area objectives in six video games in a row, with 16 made area objectives over that span. Nugent has 19 Fantasy factors in two video games since taking on for the injured Dan Bailey (groin).
- Josh Lambo (vs. LAC): Two kicker revenge video games in a single week? Lambo kicked for the Chargers from 2015-16, and he is executed properly since taking on because the Jaguars kicker in Week 7. In two video games (Jacksonville had a bye in Week eight), Lambo has made 5 area objectives and 5 further factors and has scored 22 Fantasy factors. He’s a No. 1 kicker this week.
As the Packers offense has fallen aside with out Rodgers, so has Crosby’s Fantasy manufacturing. In the 2 video games with out Rodgers in opposition to the Saints and Lions, Crosby has mixed for simply 10 Fantasy factors. He really wasn’t enjoying properly earlier than Rodgers acquired damage and has no video games this season with double digits in Fantasy factors. He needs to be ignored in all leagues this week on the highway at Chicago.