Fantasy Football 2015: Week 10 Key Matchups
2015-11-10 11:00:00 EDT
It’s Wednesday heading into Week 10 of the NFL, and that means it’s time once again for us to take a look at the fantasy football waiver wire and try to find some favorable matchups for the upcoming games. We’ve got some interesting situations forming out there, so let’s check the numbers and see who could have a breakout performance this weekend.
Wes Welker, WR, St. Louis Rams: We’ve already been talking a lot about Welker this week (and he’ll probably make it into our sleepers list on Friday, too), but he deserves mentioning since this is such an intriguing news item.
Welker was signed by the WR-deficient Rams a couple of days ago, and should slot right into their plans. We don’t expect him to blow right up by any means, but he does have a great matchup against the woeful Bears secondary. He’s a high-risk move for deep leagues but could come away with a reasonable stat line (or a horrible one).
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers should be at the top of your wish list this week if you’re streaming defenses. They’ll get the Browns on Sunday, and Cleveland has given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this season.
The Steelers D has been up-and-down thus far, but they’ve scored at least eight points in six of nine games. This should be another one.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers was a nice find last week, logging a pair of touchdowns on five receptions in the Packers’ loss to the Panthers.
The good news is that Rodgers has posted three weeks of double-digit fantasy points this year. The bad news is that when he’s not scoring touchdowns, he pretty much disappears. That said, he’s got a pretty good matchup against the Lions this week and could do well for the TE-needy.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: Let’s hit the quarterback position and check out Cousins, who has a stellar matchup against the Saints on Sunday. New Orleans has given up the most points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks this season.
Cousins bagged a 317-yard, three-touchdown day against Tampa before the bye, but had just one passing TD last week. It shouldn’t be too tough to score against New Orleans, though.
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Ryan Mathews, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Mathews looks like a nice play this week. He’s going up against the Dolphins in Philly, and Miami is among the top nine teams in giving up fantasy points to opposing running backs.
The ‘Phins were shredded on the ground by the Bills last week, so Mathews and company should have plenty of room to run. He gets an upgrade in status thanks to the matchup here.
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