Fantasy Football 2015: Texans at Bengals Week 10 Preview
Houston Texans (3-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)
Monday, November 16, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the Week 10 schedule on “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got a matchup between the Texans and Bengals on tap. Houston (3-5) was on a bye in Week 9, while Cincinnati (8-0) stayed undefeated with a big win over the Browns on “Thursday Night Football.”
There will be plenty of notable fantasy football contributors on the field for this matchup, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at a few key names to see what we should be expecting from our rosters to wrap up Week 10.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans: You wouldn’t think it by hearing his name, but Hoyer has been on a pretty good run lately. He has at least two touchdown passes in his last five games straight, with just two picks in that frame.
Hoyer is a matchup-based fantasy play, but unfortunately this isn’t the greatest spot to play him. Still, he may be good for a couple of TD passes, so keep him in mind.
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Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton has had a good year so far. He’s got 18 touchdowns in all and just four interceptions (two of those came in the Pittsburgh game). Last week against Cleveland, he tossed three touchdowns and 234 yards passing.
Dalton has been a great low-cost starter this season, tossing three scores in four of his eight games. He’s a bona fide No. 1 fantasy QB.
Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans: The Arian Foster injury was pretty devastating to most fantasy owners, and Blue is here to clean up the mess. The problem is, he hasn’t contributed much stats-wise. He’s coming off 14 carries for 39 yards and five receptions for 33 yards against Tennessee.
Blue has just one touchdown this season and one game of over 42 yards. He’s a low-end play in fantasy but you might have to reach out to him in a thin week.
Giovani Bernard/Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: You can’t talk about one Bengals RB without talking about the other, because they’re fairly even. Bernard has more rush yards (511 to 344) but Hill has more rushing touchdowns (5 to 2).
Neither player contributes much in the receiving game, but for the record Hill has better stats there. It’s possible that both players could come out with decent lines here, but neither will likely overwhelm. Coin flip.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Hopkins is about the only Texans receiver to get excited about, as he’s got 66 grabs this season for 870 yards and a half-dozen touchdowns.
After six catches for 50 yards against Miami, Hopkins bounced back with eight for 94 and a score against the Titans. He’s been on a great run, missing double-digit fantasy points just twice this season. Must-start.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Eifert has more touchdowns than Green (9 to 4), but Green has the edge in receptions (50 to 37) and yardage (702 to 434).
He had a down-week against Cleveland, with just four grabs for 53 yards. That said, Green is capable of a huge game every week and is a starter-caliber WR in just about every fantasy format.
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