Starts and Sits: Week 10
Week 10 is here, so we need to know who to start and who to sit. Our start/sit article is not going to discuss the apparent players who should always be played. We aim to help you with the players that you might be on the fence about heading into the weekend. Good luck this week and don’t overthink it.
Here are the Starts/Sits for Week 10:
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers Vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Jimmy G is set up to succeed this week against a banged-up Chargers defense. The Niners offense is pretty much back to full strength and should have no problem moving down the field in week 10. Jimmy is surrounded by a ton of talent and should be a viable streaming option in a good matchup. Jimmy is a high-end QB2 with an upside this week.
Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants Vs. Houston Texans
The matchup doesn’t look great on paper but I believe that Jones has enough talent around him to be a solid streaming option in week 10. Saquon should be able to move the ball down the field enough to give Jones plenty of scoring opportunities and Jones ability to run doesn’t hurt either. His receiving options aren’t amazing but should be able to stretch the field and let Jones air out a few long bombs throughout the game as well. Jones is a high-end QB2 in week 10.
Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers Vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Chargers offense is really going through it this season as they have not had Keenan Allen or Mike Williams for a good chunk of it. Both WRs will be out this week and without them, Herbert’s upside is really capped. I know it may be hard to sit Herbert this week but I am really not that optimistic about him without his top two WRs, especially against a tough 49ers defense. Herbert offers a low floor this week with an extremely capped ceiling. He is a high-end QB2 at best in week 10.
Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions Vs. Chicago Bears
I know the matchup looks good but I am very worried about Goff’s potential production this week. I believe losing TJ Hockenson hurt Goff more than people had thought it would. Goff still has ARSB and his top two running backs but outside of that, he doesn’t have much to work with. The Bears have been playing a lot better as of late and could really limit Goff’s upside in week 10. This matchup could certainly be more run-heavy and that also would take away opportunities from Goff. Goff is a mid-tier QB2 with limited upside in week 10.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers Vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Packers as a whole are in a bit of a rut. They can’t really get anything going and it has capped all of their main offensive weapons outside of Allen Lazard. Most of Green Bay’s receivers are dealing with injuries and so is their lead running back Aaron Jones. That combined with the fact that the Cowboys defense is a top 5 unit makes me hesitant to start Rodgers this week. Rodgers is a low-end QB2 in week 10.
Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills Vs. Minnesota Vikings
If Josh Allen is out this week, I think the Bills will rely upon Singletary and the run game. Singletary is the most competent back on the team and although this matchup is not the best he should get enough carries/targets to be successful. Even if Allen is active, I like Singletary in what should be a high-scoring matchup. Singletary is a low-end RB2 with an upside in week 10, especially in PPR.
James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals Vs. Los Angeles Rams
It wasn’t hard to see that Conner was the lead back again after being out multiple weeks due to injury. The matchup this week isn’t the best but Conner should still receive a big enough workload to be started in all formats. The Cardinals should have no problem moving the ball downfield which should give Conner plenty of opportunities to score. Conner is a low-end RB2 with an upside this week.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, Miami Dolphins Vs. Cleveland Browns
Wilson’s value was saved when he was traded to the Dolphins and he should continue to succeed in Mike McDaniel’s offense. Wilson is currently sharing the workload with Raheem Mostert, but as we saw last week both backs should be able to receive enough work to be flex options going forward. Wilson is a high-end flex with an upside this week against the Browns.
AJ Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers Vs. Dallas Cowboys
Dillon has been a major disappointment this year and it’s not really his fault. The Green Bay Packers offense has been a mess and they haven’t been using Dillon efficiently. Dillon and Aaron Jones should be used as a 1-2 punch but it has been much more Jones this year than Dillon. Dillon is still a high-end backup but should be left on your bench until things start to change for the Packers. Dillon is a low-end flex play this week against the Cowboys.
Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Washington Commanders Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The running back situation in Washington has been nothing short of infuriating. Prior to the Wentz injury, Robinson looked like the top RB option going forward. Post the Wentz injury, it looks like a totally different game plan. One in which Robinson is now set on the back burner and Antonio Gibson is again being utilized much more heavily. This week’s matchup against the Eagles offers little to no upside for a running back that is not being used in the passing game. The Commanders should be playing catchup for most of the game, which means Gibson will be the running back to start in the Commanders backfield. Robinson is a low-end flex with limited upside this week.
Melvin Gordon III, RB, Denver Broncos Vs. Tennessee Titans
Just when we thought the running back situation couldn’t get any worse, the Broncos made a trade that included receiving Chase Edmonds. Gordon is still being touted as the lead back but we don’t really know what that really means. The matchup against the Titans is also not sublime as they are currently ranked 5th against the run. I would expect an okay floor for Gordon but I believe his ceiling is very capped this week. Gordon is a risky flex play in week 10.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers Vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Aiyuk was on fire before the Niners bye week and that should continue this week in a good matchup against the Chargers. The Charger defense is dealing with its fair share of injuries and the Niners offense is good enough to take advantage of them. Aiyuk is a low end WR2 with a high upside this week.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos Vs. Tennessee Titans
Jeudy has been the most consistent and reliable wide receiver on the Broncos and that should continue against the Titans in week 10. The Titans are arguably one of the worst teams against the wide receiver position, so that only adds fuel to the fire for why you should feel confident in starting him this week. Jeudy is a low-end WR2 with an upside this week.
Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Commanders Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
McLaurin has been a much more reliable option as of late but may need help continuing that success against one of the best defensive back groups in the league. The Eagles have been able to shut down opposing wide receivers and that should be what happens this week against the Commanders. If you have an option with a better matchup/more upside, I recommend starting them this week over McLaurin. Terry is flex play this week with a limited ceiling.
Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills, WR, Vs. Minnesota Vikings
We had all hoped that Davis would have been a consistent option this year in fantasy but that has not been the case. His production has been more on the boom/bust side of things and that shouldn’t change this week. The Bills may very well be without Josh Allen this week, if that is the case then Davis will have an extremely low ceiling and floor in week 10. Even if Allen plays I am not excited about Davis’ upside. Davis is a low-end flex option this week against the Vikings.
Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts Vs. Las Vegas Raiders
The matchup against the Raiders is as good as it gets but I am still not excited about Pittman this week. The QB situation is terrible in Indy and until we see some sort of life, I would recommend sitting Pittman on your bench. I also expect that with JT back on the field, the Colts will rely upon the run game much more than they had the past couple of weeks. Pittman is a risky flex play with limited upside this week.
Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos Vs. Tennessee Titans
Greg was a great tight-end option in his first 3 games and was as consistent as you can get at the TE position. There is no reason that shouldn’t continue this week against the Tennessee Titans. Dulcich looks like he is becoming one of Wilson’s favorite options and should receive enough targets this week to be a startable fantasy asset. Dulcich is a mid-tier TE1 with an upside in week 10.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. New Orleans Saints
Pat should once again be back in the TE1 conversation against the Saints this week. The trading of Chase Claypool should only help Pat get more targets, especially in the red zone. Pat should be one of the top 3 targets on the Steelers and should continue to be relied upon by Pickett going forward. Freiermuth is a low-end TE1 with an upside this week.
Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys Vs. Green Bay Packers
Since Dak has been back, Schultz has been a solid TE streaming option. I believe as the games go on Schultz will be back in the TE1 conversation. He is receiving a decent number of targets and should offer fantasy managers a safe floor going forward. Schultz is a low-end TE1 with an upside in week 10.
Taysom Hill, TE, New Orleans Saints Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
After having a crazy game, Hill has been underwhelming as of late. His gadget role has been limited and he isn’t being utilized in the pass/run game as we had hoped. He offers an extremely low floor every week and if he doesn’t get a good amount of carries/targets, he will leave your fantasy team with a total that is disappointing. Hill is nothing more than a boom/bust high-end TE2 this week against the Steelers.
Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers Vs. Dallas Cowboys
It may be hard to sit Tonyan this week but I would advise you to do so. Tonyan has been hit or miss this season and has only had over 40 yards once this season. If he doesn’t get into the endzone, he leaves you extremely disappointed. I would look for a TE with a better matchup and therefore a higher ceiling this week. Tonyan is mid-tier
Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins Vs. Cleveland Browns
After a couple of good games, Gesicki’s production came back down to earth. The Dolphins are a good offense but don’t necessarily need to utilize their tight end to succeed. The majority of targets will continue to go to Hill, Waddle, and their running backs, so Gesicki’s upside is limited unless he finds himself getting a look in the red zone. Knowing when he will score a touchdown will be extremely difficult and I don’t expect it to be this week against the Browns. Gesicki is a low-end TE2 with a low floor and ceiling this week.