Fantasy Football 2014: Week 10 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 10
November 6, 2014
It’s Thursday, and not only does that mean the NFL is back for Week 10, it’s also time for another installment of our Start/Sit recommendations in the world of fantasy football. We’ve got the usual mix of green lights and red flags in store for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers to see where these guys stand.
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Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: Even though they’ve failed to produce a win, the Oakland offense seems to be heading in the right direction. Rookie QB Derek Carr has had his share of ups and downs, but has settled in the past couple of games with decent performances. He’ll face Denver this weekend and could very well be in catch-up mode early on. That should lead to a lot of garbage scoring in fantasy.
Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Things are looking up for Evans in fantasy. He’s enjoyed a four-game stretch with at least 7.8 fantasy points each time out, and is coming off 124 yards and two scores against Cleveland.
Evans and company will host Atlanta this week, and with the Falcons’ crummy defense he could find a few holes once again.
Terrance West, RB, Cleveland Browns: The Browns RB situation is something of a hot mess, but West might just be a salvageable name to draw from the ashes. He got more carries than starter Ben Tate in the Buccaneers game--not that he did a whole lot with them--amid a pretty sloppy overall offensive effort.
Still, West has emerged in the passing game as well, and should get a decent amount of touches in the Thursday game against the Bengals.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Stafford has had trouble adjusting to playing without his No. 1 receiver, so there’s reason to be pessimistic about his chances against the Dolphins. Even though potentially having Megatron back in the mix will be a boost to his outlook, there’s still no guarantee he’ll create serviceable numbers in Week 10. You may not have the luxury of sitting him, though, so just temper your expectations.
Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants: So Beckham is coming off a 156-yard day against the Colts, and you’re excited to get him into the lineup for Week 10. Before you do, consider the tough matchup here (in Seattle) and Beckham’s counterpart on the defense (Richard Sherman) before you go moving things around on your roster.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills: Similarly to Beckham, Watkins has a rough matchup in Week 10 as well. He’ll be facing the stout Chiefs pass defense, and even though he has 279 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games alone, don’t expect a repeat performance of those stellar numbers. Watkins could run into some difficulties here.
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