It’s Week 10 of the Fantasy Football season, time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Just five weeks to go until the Fantasy playoffs begin. To paraphrase Monty Python, every start is sacred. Line ‘em up, it’s the Week 10 start ‘em and sit ‘ems.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (vs. DEN): Rivers is averaging over 300 yards a game and no QB has more 400-yard passing games this season than Rivers. Did Rivers find a hot tub time machine and head back to 2008? He gets a Broncos D this week that has given up the 4th most Fantasy points to QBs the last 5 weeks. Rivers won’t win the real football game, but who cares, this is a Fantasy Football blog.
Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. MIA): Since taking over for the Muscle Hamster Doug Martin, James is averaging 12+ Fantasy points a game. This week he gets a Dolphins defense that has given up the 2nd most points to RBs this year. I’d start James over Ray Rice, Trent Richardson and Tony Dorsett. None of those three belong on a football field.
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears (vs. DET): Jay Cutler is back, the Lions D is giving up the 4th most FPPG and Jeffery has put up double-digit Fantasy points in four of his last five games. Brandon Marshall can’t catch every pass.
Tim Wright, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (vs. MIA): Why is Wright only owned in 34% of leagues? He has double-digit Fantasy points the last two weeks and has over 9 points in three of his last four. Two Bucs on the start list? It’s Bizarro World!
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, (vs. SEA): Ryan has two touchdowns with seven interceptions in his last two games. Ryan gets the Seahawks D this week. Matty Ice is melting.
Ray Rice, Baltimore Raven, (vs. CIN): Ray Rice is averaging 2.67 YPC and has three TDs this season. Rice has been receiving death threats from frustrated Fantasy owners. Score a TD Ray and I’ll stop calling!
Any Green Bay Packer WR: Green Bay plays the Eagles this week which should have Packer owners salivating. However, with Aaron Rodgers out and Senaca Wallace in, cheesehead’s are looking for a place to hurl. Leave the GB receivers on the bench this week.
Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams, (at IND): Since putting up 30 Fantasy points in Week 1, Cook has scored double-digit points in just one game. That happens when Kellen Clemens is trying to throw passes.
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