Week 10 Fantasy Football Preview

Jeff Pratt
Head of NFL/Podcast Host

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This is the 10th installment of my weekly all-in-one fantasy football article which consists of recaps from the prior week, start/sit advice and waiver targets. Stay tuned for new updates every week! Now, let’s get into this Week 10 preview:

Week 9 Recap

*All fantasy stats are based on PPR scoring*

Best Performers:

Dalvin Cook – 39.2 points

Kyler Murray – 37.9 points

Christian McCaffrey – 37.1 points

Josh Allen – 36.0 points

Richie James Jr. – 33.4 points

Biggest Busts:

James Conner – 4.0 points

JaMycal Hasty – 3.3 points

Melvin Gordon – 3.7 points

D.J. Moore – 3.8 points

David Montgomery – 5.2 points

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9

Start: Lamar Jackson (@ NE)

Lamar came alive on the ground last game, rushing for 58 yards and a touchdown. He’s now carried the ball 13+ times in back-to-back contests. If that streak continues this week against the Patriots, he should have a monster game. New England just allowed 35-year-old Joe Flacco to rack up 20+ points against them, so this is about as enticing a matchup as it gets for Lamar.

Sit: Joe Burrow (@ PIT)

Burrow has been impressively effective as a rookie quarterback this year, racking up 18+ points four times. I don’t expect him to add to that tally this week against a stout Pittsburgh defense. T.J. Watt and company are a huge reason the Steelers are undefeated, and they should dominate Cincinnati’s weak offensive line on Sunday. Burrow has all the talent in the world, the matchup is just too risky this week.

Start: Antonio Gibson (@ DET)

Backfield mate J.D. McKissic has been a thorn in Gibson’s side for the entire year, but this week’s matchup against Detroit is too salivating to leave the rookie on your bench. The Lions allow 148 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses. Even if Gibson splits touches with McKissic, his workload should be enough to produce solid numbers.

Sit: Melvin Gordon (@ LV)

Gordon essentially split touches with Phillip Lindsay last week, and neither Broncos back was able to produce. Gordon has the receiving upside, but Lindsay has been far more efficient running the ball. At this point, it’s too difficult to predict Gordon’s workload, so you should sit him with hope that he’ll establish a clear role moving forward.

Start: Will Fuller (@ CLE)

Fuller has scored in six straight games for the Texans. The veteran receiver has a solid chance of extending that streak against a weak Browns secondary on Sunday, making him a must-start fantasy asset. This is the healthiest Fuller has been in a while, so take advantage of it while you can.

Sit: Tyler Lockett (@ LAR)

Don’t be fooled by Lockett’s WR5 ranking, he’s as inconsistent as fantasy WRs come. The Seahawks veteran has scored 37+ points twice this year, but he’s also racked up less than 10 on four separate occasions. A matchup with the Rams — and potentially Jalen Ramsey — awaits Lockett this week. L.A. has an elite pass-defense, so all signs point towards another disappointing outing for the Seattle receiver.

Start: Eric Ebron (vs. CIN)

Ebron has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games, finally emerging as the red zone threat many believed he could be in Pittsburgh. Cincinnati has been the second-easiest matchup for fantasy tight ends this year, which should inspire enough confidence to fire Ebron up on Sunday.

Sit: Jonnu Smith (vs. IND)

After an electric start to the season, Smith has scored 10+ points just once in his last four games. This week, he’ll take on the Colts, who boast a top-3 pass defense in the league. A.J. Brown and Corey Davis are the only pass-catchers you should consider starting until Jonnu proves his worth again.

Waiver Wire Target of the Week

Duke Johnson

After David Johnson exited last week’s game with a concussion, Duke Johnson stepped in and produced, scoring 15.3 points. Assuming David is unable to play again this week, Duke immediately enters RB2 territory as the clear starter for Houston. He’s worth picking up in all leagues.