Fantasy Football Saturday Mailbag for Week 10

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Welcome to this weekly mailbag series! This article will take selected questions from The Footballers’ Discord server that you can join here. In it, you can find a dedicated channel for start/sit questions, public fantasy advice, and a general channel for all things fantasy football. There are also exclusive channels only available to Footclan members. Discord members are great at answering questions and you never know when your questions will appear here.

Congrats on making it to the double-digit weeks. Byes, weather, injuries, and Arthur Smith all make managing fantasy teams difficult. If you’re near a .500 team, keep grinding. You never know when you can hit a winning streak. Make it to the playoffs. That’s all that really matters right now. Good luck this week.

Question #1 – ROS RB

If there was one running back you would have for ROS (outside of McCaffrey and Etienne) who would it be? ? – The8-1Rookie

Answer: This is an interesting question. Right off the bat, there are a few we can choose from including Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, D’Andre Swift, and Jonathan Taylor. Just to make it interesting we could include De’Von Achane and Kyren Williams who are coming back from injury.

For my money, I think I would have to go Ekeler. He has virtually no RB competition, he’s used in the passing game, and he’s used near the goal line. Taylor is probably my honorable mention.

Question #2 – Justin Jefferson

when is jj gonna be back??? week 12? – vurkes

Answer: Although officially listed as questionable this week, all indications are he’s not playing this week against New Orleans. I think we see him before the bye but I’d be a little nervous about him being on some sort of “pitch count” once he does get back. It’s a bummer he won’t be able to rekindle the connection with Kirk Cousins but Minnesota acquiring Joshua Dobbs rather than rolling with the QBs they had on the roster may save some seasons for fantasy managers. Jefferson should be a healthy and rested fantasy stud for playoff runs.

Question #3 – Start/Sit

Prescott or Kyler this week? – Isaiah

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Answer: Dak Prescott had a slow start to the season, but he’s been on a heater averaging 27.5 fantasy points over Dallas’ last three games. With Tony Pollard struggling, Dallas has become much more pass-happy, which benefits Prescott and CeeDee Lamb who is now the WR5 on the season.

I’m excited to see Kyler Murray back, but this is his first game action in almost a year. We also can’t be sure how much Arizona is going to let him get work in the ground game where he derives most of his fantasy value. Glad to see him back, but I’d rather go with Dak for the foreseeable future.

Question #4 – Start/Sit

Olave or aiyuk? And Baker or Levis in my superflex – King Solomon

Answer: My immediate instincts say Brandon Aiyuk over Chris Olave. For some reason, things are just not clicking between Olave and Derek Carr in New Orleans. Targets aren’t the issue – Olave has 85 on the season, but he’s only exceeded 60 yards receiving once since Week 3. He’s also put up some clunkers in that time.  Speaking of clunkers…

San Francisco is on a three-game skid where the offense has really struggled while putting up exactly a paltry 17 points in each of the losses. Coming off a bye week and having a juicy matchup against Jacksonville, I’m banking on San Francisco’s offense bouncing back. I still like Olave and the Footballers have these two ranked closely, but I would play Aiyuk this week. What sort of WR corps do you have to have to sit one of these guys?

The QB question seems like a classic floor/upside debate. We’ve seen a great game from Will Levis and a clunker. Baker Mayfield is playing well, but he’s not really challenging for anything better than mid-QB2 production. If I just need a QB to get me 15 points, I’d start Baker. If I need a QB to get me 20 or more points, I’m going with Levis.

Question #5 – Start/Sit

Taysom Hill or Drake London? – bigballman

Answer: This made me laugh and cry. Arthur Smith is the gift that keeps on giving. The Footballers have London ranked higher, but I’d start Hill. We know he’ll get touches as a runner and receiver. We also know he’ll get good looks near the end zone. That’s more than I can say about London even though I love his talent. Arthur Smith man…

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Question #6 – Jamaal Williams

jamaal williams worth rostering at all? – MontySantY

Answer: If something were to happen to Alvin Kamara, how much FAAB would you spend on Jamaal Williams? If you would spend 20% of your FAAB or more, then you should probably roster him. He’s proven to be good with multiple teams and he’s been able to handle large roles. I think he’s a good add.

Along those lines, you should be doing the “How much FAAB would I spend if…” exercise on all the RBs on the waiver wire. Don’t wait to have a bidding war. Anticipate which RB’s value would skyrocket if something happened to the RB in front of them. Players to consider include Elijah Mitchell, Rico Dowdle, Ty Chandler, Leonard Fournette, Jerick McKinnon, etc.

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