Fantasy Football 2014: Week 10 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 10 Waiver and Matchup Trends
November 5, 2014
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time once again to start looking forward to the new week in the NFL. There are several tasty matchups on the schedule for Week 10, and in a bye-heavy fantasy football week like this you can’t afford to overlook anyone. Let’s take a moment to check out some of the notable names trending as adds this week and see what we can be expecting.
Caleb Sturgis, K, Miami Dolphins: We don’t normally give kickers too much love in this space, but with Sturgis trending so heavily we’ve got to take a look at him. He’s been as solid as anyone this season, posting fewer than nine fantasy points just twice. That total includes 10 against Jacksonville and 13 last week.
Sturgis will be heading to a dome setting in Detroit this weekend, and makes a solid start for those in need.
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Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: Now let’s move on to our featured defensive unit in the Pittsburgh Steelers. In their 43-23 drubbing of Baltimore, they posted four sacks, one pick and one fumble recovery. That gives them at least seven fantasy points in four of their last five.
Most enticing about the Steelers is their matchups the next couple of weeks. They’ll head to Jersey to see the hapless Jets this weekend, then move on to Tennessee for the equally futile Titans the week after.
Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Speaking of the Titans, they’ll be heading to Baltimore to take on the Ravens this weekend. As a result, Daniels is a trending play in fantasy that could do you some good. He had six grabs on nine targets for 53 yards (with a TD vultured) in the loss in Pittsburgh.
Daniels has been up and down this season, but when he’s featured he puts up some good numbers. He’s a decent fill-in play this week.
Mychal Rivera, TE, Oakland Raiders: Let’s double-dip on tight ends this week and check out Rivera. He notched eight grabs on 11 targets for 38 yards and a pair of scores against the Seahawks last week, which was his second consecutive game with at least 8.3 fantasy points.
Rivera is reportedly developing some nice chemistry with QB Derek Carr, so we could see his targets stick around the 9-11 range this week. The Raiders will be throwing in order to come from behind against Denver on Sunday.
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Last week, we advised you to pick up Sims as a stash piece in preparation of his season debut. Now it’s definitely go-time on him, as he’s projected to see the field against the Falcons.
Atlanta’s run defense is horrid, so there should be plenty of running room for Sims and company as the game goes on. You may not see a breakout just yet, but we could get a taste on Sunday.
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