Fantasy Football Week 10: Rankings Audit & Podcast Highlights
Anyone else feeling like the past few weeks have been a little light on the fantasy scoring? Week 10 has some interesting games that could make the scoreboard spin! There are great matchups and big-time fantasy players returning from injuries. While this week is “bye-pocalypse” with six teams on bye, there are only a few true fantasy studs that will be taking the week off.
Welcome back, Mr. Mahomes! Even after missing two games and part of a third, Mahomes still ranks as QB10 on the season and gets to face a Titans secondary that hasn’t been as good in the past few weeks as they were early in the season.
Kyler Murray has a lot of hype behind him this week as he travels east to face the Buccaneers “secondary” that has been a boon to fantasy QBs over the past few weeks. Since Week 3, QBs facing the Buccaneers have finished as QB: 2,4,3,14,11,1. Fire up Murray!
After finishing as the QB1 from Week9 (after torching the Buccaneers), Russell Wilson sees his weekly ranking fall, taking a trip south to San Francisco for a Monday Night Football matchup with the leagues stingiest secondary.
Somehow, Christian McCaffery is not the RB1 for all the Ballers, in a friendly game against the run-funnel Packers Defense that is allowing the 5th most points to opposing RBs.
Just like we welcomed back Patrick Mahomes, fantasy owners are definitely welcoming Alvin Kamara back to their teams. The bye came at the perfect time to allow him to get 100% before this home game against the Falcons, who are allowing the 9th most points to opposing RBs.
James Conner is out, so fire up Jaylen Samuels, especially in PPR leagues as he’s coming off a 13 reception game.
Ronald Jones has also been getting a lot of hype heading into Week 10 and is coming off one of this best games of his 2019 season.
Wide Receiver Rankings
Davante Adams returned last week and immediately commanded a 30%+ target share.
Odell Beckham has had a down year, but a home game versus the Bills could be the ticket to finally break out of his slump.
WRs changing teams often struggle in their first year, as evidenced by Odell Beckham. WRs changing teams mid-season is almost always a recipe for failure. (See Golden Tate’s 2018 stats). But Emmanuel Sanders has been unstoppable and shown great rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Tight End Rankings
With T.Y. Hilton on the shelf and Brian Hoyer at the helm, both Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle are falling inside the top 10.
O.J. Howard has been a sore spot for many fantasy owners, but a get-right game against the Cardinals who are allowing the most points to WRs and second most to TEs.
Mike Gesicki has been a hot waiver target for the week, facing a Colts team that allows the 4th most points to opposing TEs, while also projecting for a target bump with Preston Williams being lost for the season.
Biggest Takeaways from the Week 10 Podcasts
Monday – Week 9 Studs & Stinkers + Weekly Rewind, MUSCLE Wilson!
Andy is back to full strength and Jason tells Mike it’s his turn to get down with the sickness. After some banter, we get to hear some really good names in the Monday Punday segment, including Gardner MinshEEEEWWW and DeSean Jac-SQUAT! Weekly Rewind kicks off at 6:08 talking about Josh Gordon’s new home. There is a lot of injury news for WRs covered as well. Fantasy Studmuffins can be found at 15:37 with Muscle Wilson leading the charge. Wilson’s studly performance lead to some other Seahawks making the list as well. The Stinkers of the Week segment starts at 39:30 with the Jaguars collapse in London.
Tuesday – Week 10 Waivers + Full Stream Ahead, Bye-pocalypse!
The Ballers discuss the Monday Night Football Game, which was closer than the box score indicates after a slow first half but blew open after the black cat incident. The News and Notes segment at 8:02 and opens with two-player losses for the Dolphins. This week’s Waivers segment opens at 19:01 and we have Bye-pocalypse: Broncos, Texans, Jaguars, Patriots, Eagles, and Redskins. A reminder that, if you have the ability, this is a great time of the year to begin handcuffing RBs. If an opponent has bye issues, you will be surprised by who’s been dropped. With all the byes, it’s another week of slim pickins’ in the Full Stream Ahead segment, found at the 50:01 mark.
Wednesday – Playoff Primer + Week 10 Buy or Sell, Fence Sitting
Fantasy Buy or Sell at 4:54 is all about the NFC North players heading into Week 10. The News and Notes segment opens at 14:05 with news on some big-name starters like Le’Veon Bell, Adam Thielen, Evan Engram, Cam Newton, and James Conner. The Ballers’ dive into a Playoff Primer segment at 25:12, looking at how the schedule can be an indicator for fantasy production. The Thursday Night Preview of the Chargers at Raiders game is at 54:35.
Thursday – Starts of the Week + Week 10 Breakdown, Stiff Arm of Death
The show opens with a Quick Question at 1:52, playing a game of Who Am I? There are some News and Notes at 9:05. The Fantasy Forecasts opens at 21:28 discussing the following matchups:
Ravens @ Bengals
Bills @ Browns
Falcons @ Saints
Giants @ Jets
Chiefs @ Titans
The Ballers’ Starts of the Week can be found at 53:43. If you are still playing in a league with Kickers, Jason’s Ironclad, Locked & Loaded, 100% Guaranteed, Boom Boom Kicker of the Week can be found at 1:07:39.
Friday – Week 10 Matchups + In-or-Out, Swimming With the Fishes
The Thursday Night Football game left Jason reeling over his Phillip Rivers comments. The In-Or-Out segment starts at 7:33. If your match up was not on the Thursday show, you can listen to the second half of the Fantasy Forecasts at 13:14. The 53:28 mark closes out the show with the Ballers on a Budget segment.
Cardinals @ Buccaneers
Lions @ Bears
Dolphins @ Colts
Panthers @ Packers
Rams @ Steelers
Vikings @ Cowboys
Seahawks @ 49ers
As we head into the fall, the weather will start to play a role in some of the games. Make sure you check back every Sunday for Eric Ludwig’s Weekly Weather Conditions article.
Rob Wilson’s Ten Things We Learned from the weekend.
Jeff Greenwood’s Trade Targets and Ammo
Matthew Betz’s Injury Recap
Aaron Larson’s Target Report
Ryan Weisse’s Snap Count Observations
Lauren Carpenter’s Waiver Wire
Ryan Weisse’s Defense/Special Teams Strategy
Much of the DFS content begins to drop on Thursday’s. There are a lot of DFS focused articles, so check them all out here:
Kyle Yates’ Dynasty Report
Kyle Borgognoni’s Predicting the Top-12 QBs
Sunday – Eric Ludwig’s Weekly Weather Conditions
Have a great weekend and best of luck in Week 10!