The Fantasy Footballers Podcast Recap – Week 10
Darren Waller was placed on the IR, and the same happened with the Chargers’ Joshua Palmer. Daniel Jones is likely out for the year with an ACL, and it is uncertain who the QB for the Giants will be next week. Dallas Goedert fractured his forearm and is expected to have surgery; hopefully, this will not be season-ending. Cameron Akers tore his Achilles again on Sunday, and the guys fear his career is over. Vikings Jaren Hall and KJ Osborn both left with concussions.
CJ Stroud hit a rookie record with 470 passing yards, and the entire Houston offense benefitted. Dak was superb even in a losing outing, and Jalen Hurts performed well on the other side of the same game. Josh Dobbs was a top QB without knowing anyone’s name, and Joe Burrow is back. Rachaad White highlights the RBs, and he is currently the RB15 on the year. Jason suggests trying to trade up. Josh Jacobs reemerged on the ground, and Rhamondre had a great outing. Gus Edwards barely played and managed to get into the end zone twice. We might be back on Aaron Jones, and we are definitely back on JT.
Noah Brown, Nico Collins, and Tank Dell all had incredible weeks catching passes from Stroud. CeeDee Lamb had another great Sunday, and Amari Cooper performed as well. Stefon Diggs is currently the WR3 on the year after a TD catch last night, and Mike thinks Jahan Dotson might be back. In the TE position, the Doctor was in the office this week, and Jake Ferguson is becoming a go-to target. Cole Kmet and Cade Otten had great weeks, and the Schoon-man almost had a TD. Target your TEs against the Bengals, Broncos, and Jets.
The Ravens looked fantastic, but Lamar Jackson did not take advantage. Tua had a rough day against a great defense, and Geno Smith did not deliver. Alvin Kamara had low usage against Chicago, and both Seahawks RBs had terrible games. Bijan and Tony Pollard had blah days, and the guys are hopeful for better days. Jason will not be starting Zack Moss next week, and James Cook is not getting valuable touches. Devin Singletary was on the field almost the entire game and did not capitalize.
Oh no! Adam Thielen looked old, finally. Jason is still in on him against Chicago next week. Davante Adams had a tough time with Aidan O’Connell, and the guys are worried about the upcoming schedule. The Miami WRs did not deliver, and Zay Flowers had one target. Ah, the Gabe Davis goose egg. Oddly, Travis Kelce was a dud.
Enjoy the Monday night game!
Monday Night Breakdown
Oh, what a fart fest. Jason is high off an Austin Ekeler solid performance, but the main “excitement” was the defenses last night. Both offenses struggled, and Ekeler was the bright spot for fantasy. Keenan Allen and Garrett Wilson were fine, but besides that, there was very little fantasy-wise. Quentin Johnston did not take advantage of running the most routes for the Chargers, and there are other options to roster.
Barring any setbacks, Kyler Murray is looking to start this week for the Arizona Cardinals. Deebo Samuel returned to practice, and Kyren Williams looks to return in Week 12. Ja’Marr Chase is day to day with a back injury, and RB Khalil Herbert might return this week. The Bears play on Thursday.
The two big names to look at this week are Zach Charbonnet and Keaton Mitchell. If you need an immediate, Antonio Gibson is an option. This week, you are really just looking at insurance options; Tyjae Spears and Ty Chandler are good guys to look at in this instance. On to the WRs – double-check if Jahan Dotson and Tank Dell are available. Demario Douglas did well in his first opportunity and has a good matchup this week. Jason is not in on Noah Brown and suggests Michael Wilson instead. In a very deep league, take a look at Cedric Tillman.
Taysom Hill is still available in around 40% of leagues, and Mike has come around to him. Double-check to see if Dalton Schultz is available, and you might have to consider Jonnu Smith. The Raiders play the Jets, so fire them up. Green Bay and Seattle also deserve a look.
Hungry For More
Justin Jefferson is unlikely to play this week, and it is officially Kyler Murray time. The Rams signed Carson Wentz to be the backup and released Brett Rypien. For the Titans, Will Levis is the QB moving forward. David Montgomery has returned to practice, and the Cowboys signed WR Martavis Bryant.
Thursday Night Breakdown
It’ll be a barnburner when the Carolina Panthers take on the Chicago Bears! Not really, but there are relevant fantasy assets on both sides of the ball. Chuba Hubbard is in flex consideration, and Miles Sanders is staying on Mike’s bench. Remember, the Bears rushing defense is oddly stellar. Justin Fields has had a few limited practices but is not expected to play on Thursday. On the other side, you are starting Adam Thielen, and Khalil Herbert is back. Jason thinks you can start both TEs.
Mike, Jason, and J Grizz tackle the mailbag and send the FootClan on their way!
Ken Walker did not practice, and Andy wants to wait for the Thursday practice report to get more info. James Connor was limited, but the guys think he will play. David Montgomery was a full participant in practice and should be right back out there, and we do not expect to see Justin Jefferson this week. Finally, Khalil Herbert should be out tonight, so D’Onta Foreman is a go.
The Colts and the Patriots in Germany start us off. Bonjour! Jason is in on both New England RBs against a bad rush defense. Demario Douglas has earned a fantasy start, and if Josh Downs is active for Indy, you can start him. Next up are the Texans and the Bengals, with both teams coming off big wins. Tee Higgins hurt himself in practice, so watch the practice reports. Chase also has not been practicing, and the guys see a massive Joe Mixon week. Dameon Pierce is a question, with Cincy not being great against the RBs. You can start Nico Collins and Tank Dell.
New Orleans heads north to take on Minnesota. Andy is all in on the Taysom Hill train, but Chris Olave has not been having an easy year with the miscommunication with Carr. Jason is still good with him in his lineup. Alexander Mattison is a go, and the guys are leaning away from Jordan Addison this week. Green Bay and Pittsburgh match up in a low over/under. Jordan Love has not been great, so it is scary to trust any of his pass-catchers. On the Steelers side, the matchup is good for the RBs, and Jason sees a little more upside with Najee but is also ok starting Jaylen Warren.
Finally, Tennessee takes on Tampa Bay, where the wheels have fallen off. So much so that even a banana can throw against them, and the guys say you can start Bananarama in a pinch. With Treylon Burks out, Kyle Phillips is a dart throw. It is a tough defense to run on, so temper Derrick Henry expectations. On the Tampa side, you are starting the usuals and can also go with Cade Otton if needed.
Starts of the Week
Andy is starting Brock Purdy after his bye, Javonte Williams, Drake London if he is active, and Logan Thomas. Mike is going with Jared Goff, Tony Pollard, DeAndre Hopkins, and Dalton Kincaid. Jason is starting Kyler, Rhamondre Stevenson, Tyler Lockett, and Dalton Schultz.
Jason brings us the Boom Boom Kicker, and after some emotional reminiscing, the Ballers sign off.
Thursday Night Recap
Josh Downs did not practice on Thursday, and with the Colts heading to Germany, expect him to miss the game. Tee Higgins is not expected to play on Sunday, and Ja’Marr Chase returned to practice. Both Dameon Pierce and Nico Collins did not practice, and Drake London returned to a full practice, so he is hopeful to play.
The 49ers take on the Jags in their first game back from the bye. Andy expects a Brock Purdy bounce back, and you start all of your studs on both sides. Cleveland and Baltimore are the next matchup, with two of the best defenses in the NFL. If you are looking at Keaton Mitchell, it is a huge gamble in a challenging matchup, but you want him on your bench. Andy does not like any of the RBs in this game. You can start Amari Cooper and Mark Andrews.
The Kyler-led Arizona Cardinals play the Atlanta Falcons next. James Connor returns, which means potential new life for Hollywood Brown, but be aware it might not happen immediately. On the other side, you can start Drake London, Bijan Robinson, and Tyler Allgeier is flex-worthy. You can start Trey McBride. Detroit heads west to play the Los Angeles Chargers in a high over/under. David Montgomery returns, and he should be played. You are also starting Gibbs and Josh Reynolds in a good dart throw. For the Chargers, you start the studs.
Dallas looks to massacre the Giants in the next game. You start your Dallas studs, but be aware that the Giants’ defense is decent. On the other side, it is Saquon or nobody. Washington plays Seattle, and DK Metcalf has been disappointing. This should be a get-right game for Geno this week. You can start Ken Walker, but the guys are benching Charbonnet. The Commander’s studs are in play, but be on the lookout for “little bit rain.”
Sunday night football brings us the Jets and the Raiders, and Andy likes the Raiders here. Josh Jacobs should have a monster game. Play the few other studs, and both defenses should have great games. If you have a better option than Davante Adams, the guys give you permission to pivot. Denver and Buffalo close out Week 10 in Andy’s almost upset of the week. The Bills have been odd lately, but you are still starting Diggs, Josh Allen, James Cook, and Dalton Kincaid. You can start Courtland Sutton and Javonte Williams on the Denver side.
The guys reveal their DraftKings lineups, and Andy spins the Wheel of Shame. Enjoy Week 10!