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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 10 Start-Sit

Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football Week 10

November 7, 2013

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Now that we’ve passed the halfway point of the NFL season, the weekly fantasy matchups take on an extra air of importance. Adding to the difficulties are the byes and injury situations, so owners are faced with some tough lineup decisions each weekend. On that note, let’s take a closer look at the Week 10 edition of our Start-Sit recommendations so that we can help you make those difficult calls.

Start ‘Em:

Fantasy Football 2013: Week 10 Start-Sit

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Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: After his mammoth seven-touchdown performance last week against the Raiders, Foles is definitely the hot ticket at QB this week. We’re in agreement here, as his Week 10 matchup looks pretty good. He’ll be facing the Packers, who were shredded by the Bears offense (and their backup QB) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 9. You can bet that Foles won’t come close to tossing seven again, but he should get at least a couple. (That’s assuming the coaching staff doesn’t do something crazy and start Michael Vick.)

Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers: After his breakout five-TD performance in the first two games, Royal virtually disappeared from fantasy radar all together. He’s making a comeback now, however, with a touchdown in each of his last two outings. What makes Royal a contender this week is a potential shootout matchup with the Broncos. You can expect lots of passing--and maybe another TD--in this one.

Chris Givens, WR, St. Louis Rams: Givens has been a major letdown in fantasy thus far, as he’s been blanked in reaching the end zone and has only passed the century mark in yardage once. Week 10 could cure what ails him, however, as he’s got a matchup against the Colts in Indy. That defense could be a nice fit for Givens, as they’ve allowed eight touchdowns to receivers over the last four games. He’s a lower-end start, but if you’re stuck for a name, you could do worse.

Sit ‘Em:

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: You can pretty much stick a fork in the Atlanta Falcons; they’re done this season. Ryan’s receiving corps has been decimated by injuries thus far, and the defense hasn’t done them any favors, either. Over his past two games, Ryan has just two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Things won’t get much easier this week, as the stout Seahawks defense will come calling. If you have the luxury, look elsewhere at QB this week.

Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Maybe the bye week will get Boldin going…then again, maybe not. The veteran WR has shown a little life over his past two outings--nine receptions for 130 yards--but hasn’t been able to score since Week 4. To make matters worse, he’s got a pretty ugly matchup against the Carolina defense this week. Boldin will find his way to a lot of fantasy lineups given the thin week, but we’re not expecting much out of him.

Chicago Bears Defense: The only thing the Bears D has going for them this weekend is the fact that they’re playing at home. Even in a win over the Packers last week, they needed an Aaron Rodgers injury and couldn’t stop the Green Bay running game. They’ll get the same issue this weekend in Reggie Bush--who is fresh off a bye--and will have the added chore of stopping the most lethal QB-WR combo in the league in Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Yikes.

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