Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 10
It is hard to believe that we already in double-digit weeks. The fantasy football playoffs are just a month away. The best way to increase your odds of getting there is to know the top Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 10 options. FullTime Fantasy has you covered, along with some of the top tools of the trade and accurate rankings.
Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks) vs. Washington
Flat out, Geno has not been good this season. Smith has surpassed 16 points only once all year. However, given the upcoming matchup, there’s a possibility for his best game of the season in Week 10. Also, the Commanders have allowed the third-highest passing yards throughout the year and the most since Week 5.
Additionally, they’ve given up the most passing touchdowns in that period and rank third in fantasy points per game allowed to quarterbacks . Despite Smith’s recent struggles, the Seahawks still boast a roster with plenty of skilled pass-catchers. That presents an opportunity for him to capitalize on this favorable matchup.
Baker Mayfield (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Tennessee
Baker Mayfield managed to score 23 fantasy points in a shootout with the Texans. That marked the fifth time in eight games that he’s reached at least 20 points this season. While the Titans have limited opposing quarterbacks, with only two surpassing 19.1 fantasy points, Mayfield should deliver another solid stat line in this matchup.
The Buccaneers’ recent defensive struggles and uncertainties in their ground game contribute to the expectation of a potential shootout. Despite the modest 39.5 over/under for this game, it feels like there is some shootout potential. And that would favor Mayfield and the home team.
Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos) at Buffalo
Despite Russell Wilson ranking 13th in fantasy points, Week 10 may not be the best time to start him. Facing the Buffalo Bills, who have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, Wilson’s inconsistency, with half of his games as a top-12 fantasy quarterback, raises concerns.
Also, Buffalo’s clear favoritism and Denver’s tendency to run more when playing from behind or tied further diminish Wilson’s potential in this matchup.
Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) vs. San Francisco
Trevor Lawrence, having a decent season, has struggled to translate it into fantasy points. He’s averaging 17.4 Fantasy points per game. That is far below the top-5 status that many projected for the third-year signal caller.
Also, despite facing a 49ers’ defense that has shown vulnerabilities in recent games, Lawrence’s track record this year suggests a limited ceiling. Starting T- Law in one-quarterback leagues may be a tough decision, considering the uncertainty of a smash game.
Javonte Williams (Denver Broncos) at Buffalo
Returning as Denver’s primary running back in Week 8 before the bye, Javonte Williams showcased a strong performance. He played 45 offensive snaps, his third-highest in a game. Carrying the ball 27 times for 85 yards, Williams has consistently received double-digit carries in every healthy game. And that’s been irrespective of the game script.
Facing the Buffalo Bills, who possess a below-average run defense, Williams has an opportunity to exploit their vulnerabilities. Buffalo has allowed over 90 rushing yards to four different running backs and surrendered the third-most receiving yards to running backs, making Williams a potential dual-threat option.
James Cook (Buffalo Bills) vs. Denver
Despite a limited workload in the previous week, James Cook remains the lead back for the Bills. While concerns arise from his recent single-digit fantasy performances and the emergence of Leonard Fournette, Cook deserves another chance, especially given the favorable matchup against the Broncos in Week 10.
Denver has allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs, including high rankings in rushing yards, yards per carry, and rushing touchdowns. Additionally, they are among the top teams in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns allowed to running backs. Considering the bye weeks and the opponent, Cook is a crucial player to consider starting this week.
Gus Edwards (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Cleveland
While Gus Edwards has delivered fantasy success in recent weeks, with at least 17 fantasy points in three straight games, caution is advised in Week 10. Dependent on touchdowns, Edwards has not surpassed seven fantasy points in a game without a touchdown this season.
However, facing the Browns, who have allowed just two rushing touchdowns to running backs, Edwards’ usage and touchdown dependency, coupled with the challenging matchup, make him a risky start.
Jerome Ford (Cleveland Browns) at Baltimore
If you couldn’t tell I am off this Browns/Ravens game. Jerome Ford’s previous encounter with the Baltimore defense resulted in a rough performance, managing only nine carries for 26 yards and five catches for 19 yards on six targets. Despite Deshaun Watson’s return, the loss of standout left tackle Jedrick Wills and a difficult matchup against the Ravens raise concerns for Ford.
Also, sharing workload with Kareem Hunt further diminishes Ford’s fantasy outlook, positioning both running backs as flex options at best in Week 10. At just 43.5 points, this AFC rivalry has the lowest over/under for Week 10. That makes it a game to avoid, if at all possible.
Nathaniel “Tank” Dell (Houston Texans) at Cincinnati
Tank Dell has showcased a mix of excellent and subpar performances this season. In his successful outings, he has been targeted at least seven times, catching at least five passes for over 70 yards and a touchdown. However, in less favorable situations, he has been limited to four or fewer targets with no touchdowns.
Dell’s performance is closely tied to the number of routes he runs, excelling when running more routes and facing man coverage. With a favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have the third-lowest team coverage grade this season, Dell is poised for success. Despite facing man coverage on only 29 routes, he averages an impressive 3.48 yards per route run. As the underdog against the Bengals, the Texans are expected to have ample passing opportunities, presenting a favorable scenario for Dell.
Jahan Dotson (Washington Commanders) at Seattle
Jahan Dotson has finally started living up to expectations, with 26 targets in his last three games, scoring at least 16.9 PPR points in each of his past two outings, including two touchdowns.
Approaching must-start status in all leagues, Dotson, alongside Terry McLaurin, faces a Seahawks defense that has allowed 11 receivers to score at least 13.7 PPR points this season. With the potential for a solid week against the Seahawks, Dotson continues to be a reliable option in fantasy lineups.
Jakobi Meyers (Las Vegas Raiders) vs. New York Jets
Jakobi Meyers has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy managers this season. However, he faces a daunting matchup in Week 10 against the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season, making it challenging for Meyers to maintain his consistent scoring.
While Meyers has spent the majority of his snaps lined up out wide, the Jets’ defense has excelled in limiting receiving yards to perimeter wide receivers and preventing touchdowns. Despite Meyers’ overall season performance, this unfavorable matchup may hinder his chances of a rebound.
Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints) at Minnesota
Michael Thomas, coming off a disappointing Week 9 with no catches on one target, faces uncertainty heading into Week 10. With an average of 9.8 PPR points per game in the season and limited opportunities for significant yardage or touchdowns, Thomas’ fantasy outlook is questionable.
Also, the Saints’ diverse offensive weapons, coupled with Thomas’ recent struggles, make him a risky start. Especially in three-receiver leagues. Finally, Thomas has topped 50 receiving yards only once in his last four games. Week 10 looks like it could be another dud.
Cade Otton (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Tennessee
Cade Otton delivered a breakout game last week with 70 yards and two touchdowns, accumulating 23 fantasy points. With three consecutive games of topping eight fantasy points and six targets, Otton has established himself as a consistent option in the Buccaneers’ passing attack.
Given the absence of a couple of starting tight ends due to byes, Otton remains a viable option in Week 10. Despite the matchup against a Titans’ secondary that ranks third against tight ends, Otton’s 97.1% snap share leads all tight ends. Also, that makes him a good bet for plenty of targets in a close-fought battle.
Kyle Pitts (Atlanta Falcons) at Arizona
While Kyle Pitts has displayed solid performances this season, his fantasy success has not been as prominent. Despite ranking sixth in receiving grade among tight ends, Pitts’ limited touchdown production and lower reception totals place him 16th in PPR points for tight ends.
Facing the Arizona Cardinals, who have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends, Pitts may struggle to deliver a standout performance. While he is expected to garner 3-4 passes for 35-50 yards, there are potentially better tight end options available in Week 10. Plus, do you really want to pin your fantasy hopes on Arthur Smith?