Fantasy Football Week 10 Studs and Duds

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It’s hard to believe it, but we’re officially into the double digits of Weeks into the NFL season. At this point in the season, you’ve probably noticed that some of these guys on the studs list are frequent flyers (talking to you Alvin Kamara and Todd Gurley), and as a result, if you own these guys, you could be on your way to a #FootClanTitle. Let’s see who won you the week and who disappointed in the latest installment of Studs and Duds.

For a full rundown and AndyMike and Jason‘s take on the Week 10 Studs & Duds, check out today’s podcast.



(Passing) — (Rushing)

Mitch Trubisky vs DET
23/30 for 355/3/0 — 3/18/1 — 2pt conv
It was an absolute air attack early and often from Trubisky who found Allen Robinson for not one but two touchdowns through the air. In addition to his impressive 350+ yards and 3 touchdown performance through the air, the second year quarterback added tons of value on the ground, as he always does. As if his passing contribution wasn’t enough for your fantasy team, he found the end zone on the ground as well in what was a studly performance against the Lions.

Ben Roethlisberger vs CAR
22/25 for 328/5/0 — 3/27/0
Big Ben my goodness! It was supposed to be a close game on Thursday Night Football, but Ben Roethlisberger changed that rather quickly. He threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers on his way to an impressive performance. Ben was spreading fantasy goodness all over the field for Pittsburgh on Thursday Night against Carolina.

Drew Brees @CIN
22/25 for 265/3/0 — 2/3/1 rushing
No Dez? No problem. Drew Brees and the Saints ran roughshod on the Bengals on Sunday. Brees hooked up with Michael Thomas for two of his three passing touchdowns (no cell phone celebration – sorry guys), and also added a rushing touchdown on a QB sneak from the one yard line. Brees got it done on Sunday.

Baker Mayfield vs ATL
17/20 for 216/3/0 — 6/20/0 rushing
Mayfield’s performance on Sunday against the Falcons is proof of why he was taken first overall in April’s draft. The rookie looked fantastic on Sunday and flashed great accuracy all day long. The guy only missed on three throws all day long!

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Russell Wilson @LAR
17/26 for 176/3/0 — 9/92/0 rushing
Wilson finally added a lot of value on the ground, which is what we’ve become accustom to over the course of his career in the NFL. He nearly topped 100 yards on the ground while being efficient through the air, throwing for three touchdowns on just 17 completions. The second half explosion from Russell Wilson is here, my friends.

**Honorable Mentions** at QB
Marcus Mariota vs NE
16/24 for 228/2/0 — 2/21/0 rushing — 1/21/0 on 1 target

Andrew Luck vs JAX
21/29 for 285/3/1 — 5/-2/0 rushing


(Rushing) — (Receiving)

Nick Chubb vs ATL
20/176/1 — 3/33/1 on 3 targets
Chubb was incredible on Sunday, carving the Falcons defense on the ground play after play on his way to a career high 176 rush yards. How good was he on Sunday? He set a Cleveland Browns franchise record for the longest run in franchise history with his 92-yard touchdown run.

Christian McCaffrey @PIT
14/77/1 — 5/61/2 on 5 targets
Not much went right for the Panthers on Thursday night against the Steelers, but Christian McCaffrey may have won you your week with his three touchdown performance. He was the offense for the Panthers this week.

David Johnson @ KC
21/98/1 — 7/85/1 on 9 targets
Finally! This was the reason you drafted Johnson in the first round of your fantasy draft back in August. On the ground, through the air – it didn’t matter. DJ was unstoppable on Sunday. Thank you, Byron Leftwich!

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Aaron Jones vs MIA
15/145/2 — 3/27/0 on 5 targets
Jones continues to be hyper-efficient on the ground for the Packers as his role grows every week. As fantasy owners, we’ve been waiting for the explosion, and boy did it ever come on Sunday. 142 yards on just 15 carries – stud.

Leonard Fournette @IND
24/53/1 — 5/56/1 on 5 targets
Fournette made a statement in his first game back from his hamstring injury that’s kept him out nearly all season. He found the end zone twice on Sunday – once on the ground and once through the air. It wasn’t exactly efficient, but he got it done in fantasy football.

Melvin Gordon @OAK
18/93/0 — 5/72/1 on 6 targets
Gordon continues to dominate in 2018, largely due to his insane production through the air. Yes, he was good on the ground, but you can thank his 66-yard receiving touchdown for his excellent performance on Sunday.

LeSean McCoy @NYJ
26/113/2 — 1/5/0 on 1 target
No, this is not a typo. LeSean McCoy and the entire Bills offense was incredible on Sunday against the Jets (I can’t believe I just wrote that). Shady McCoy showed flashes of his old self with his two touchdown performance in Week 10.

Alvin Kamara @CIN
12/56/2 — 4/46/0 on 5 targets
What else is new? Kamara finds himself on the studs list after his two touchdown performance against the Bengals. Remember when people were questioning if last year was a fluke? Me neither.

Mark Ingram @CIN
13/104/0 — 3/58/1 on 3 targets
Mark Ingram has been okay for fantasy football this year, but he was great on Sunday. The Saints dynamic duo showed flashes of 2017 with both backs having excellent days on the ground and through the air. 

Todd Gurley II vs SEA
16/120/1 — 3/40/0 on 4 targets
All this guy does is perform. He brought his touchdown streak to ten games on Sunday against the Seahawks and has now scored at least one touchdown in every Rams game this season. He is the definition of a stud.

Kerryon Johnson @CHI
14/51/1 — 6/38/1 on 6 targets — 1 fumble
Kerryon proved a lot of people wrong on Sunday with a stud-worthy performance against the Bears. It was a touch matchup against Chicago, who have been great against fantasy running backs, but Johnson came through with two touchdowns.

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Ezekiel Elliott @PHL
19/151/1 — 6/36/1 on 7 targets
The Philadelphia Eagles front seven is one of the top units in the NFL when it comes to stopping the run…but this was not the case on Sunday Night Football. Ezekiel Elliott absolutely torched the Eagles for nearly 200 yards of total offense and two scores. Did you see that hurdle?!

**Honorable Mentions** at RB
Derrick Henry vs NE

Tarik Cohen vs DET
7/15/1 — 6/29/0 on 7 targets

Jacquizz Rodgers vs WAS
8/102/0 on 8 targets receiving

Rashaad Penny @LAR

Mike Davis @LAR
11/58/0 — 4/22/1 on 6 targets


(Receiving) — (Rushing)

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Tyreek Hill vs ARI
7/117/2 on 10 targets– 1/20/0 rushing
The Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek Hill connection was real on Sunday. More than 100 yards through the air and two touchdowns made Hill an excellent play on Sunday, as he always is.

Allen Robinson vs DET
6/133/2 on 8 targets
Robinson can probably be viewed as a disappointment thus far in fantasy, especially given that he’s been battling a groin injury for the past few weeks. He looked healthy in Week 10 with his two receiving touchdowns from Mitch Trubisky.

Michael Thomas @CIN
8/70/2 on 8 targets
When Drew Brees finds himself on the studs list, it’s likely because Michael Thomas also had a big day. I think you could classify his 80 yard, two touchdown performance as a big day. This guy has been amazing this year.

Corey Davis vs NE
7/125/1 on 10 targets
Davis had a difficult cornerback matchup with Patriots Stephon Gilmore, but you wouldn’t know it if you watched the game. Davis smoked Gillmore for 125 yards and a score. The future is bright for Davis.

Brandin Cooks vs SEA
10/100/0 on 12 targets — 1/9/1 rushing
Cooks was excellent on Sunday with a team high ten receptions for an even 100 yards. He was the guy for Jared Goff on Sunday and also found the end zone on a nice jet sweep from nine yards out.

Julio Jones @CLE
7/107/1 on 11 targets
Julllioooooo! He did it again. He found the end zone against the Browns in Week 10 after finally catching his first touchdown last week against the Redskins. If Julio can make this a consistent habit, he’s going to win some people some fantasy championships.

Davante Adams vs MIA
4/57/2 on 7 targets
Touchdowns are difficult to predict in fantasy football, but when it’s Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams, it’s almost a sure thing. Rodgers found Adams for two touchdowns in Week 10 on his way to a big day.

**Honorable Mentions** at WR
Anthony Miller vs DET
5/122/1 on 6 targets

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Zay Jones @NYJ
8/93/1 on 11 targets

Donte Moncrief @IND
3/98/1 on 4 targets

Tyler Lockett @LAR
5/67/1 on 6 targets — 1/18/0 rushing

Kenny Golladay @CHI
6/78/1 on 13 targets


(Receiving) — (Rushing)

Zach Ertz vs DAL
14/145/2 on 16 targets
Zach Ertz absolutely went off for the Eagles and fantasy football owners on Sunday Night Football, reeling in 14 receptions and two scores. Ertz is having his best statistical season of his career as Carson Wentz‘s favorite target, and if you own him in fantasy, you’re a very happy camper.

Eric Ebron vs JAX
3/69/2 on 3 targets — 1/2/1 RUSHING
I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Ebron was an absolute beast on Sunday against the Jaguars! He scored three total touchdowns….in the first half! Jack Doyle owners cannot be happy with this one.

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Austin Hooper @CLE
10/56/1 on 11 targets
It was very encouraging for Hooper to see eleven targets on Sunday against the Browns. He didn’t disappoint, as he reeled in ten of those targets for more than fifty yards and a score.

Vance McDonald vs CAR
4/44/1 on 4 targets
McDonald was one of five recipients of a Ben Roethlisberger passing touchdown. He made a nice grab at the back of the end zone on his way to a likely TE1 finish in Week 10.

Jonnu Smith vs NE
3/45/1 on 3 targets
When Delanie Walker went down with injury early this year, fantasy football players were hoping Smith could step up. He did on Sunday, finding the end zone for the second straight week. Maybe Smith can become a reliable option for Marcus Mariota moving forward.



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(Passing) — (Rushing)

Andy Dalton vs NO
12/20 for 153/1/2 — 1/8/0 rushing
On paper this looked like a great matchup against the Saints, but Dalton couldn’t get anything going on Sunday. The loss of A.J. Green significantly hurt Dalton’s performance in Week 10, and he may be without him again in Week 11.

Tom Brady @TEN
21/41 for 254/0/0
The Titans defense was phenomenal at home against the Patriots, holding Tom Brady to a scoreless outing as he failed to throw a touchdown pass. Look for a bounce back performance from the entire New England offense when they return from bye in Week 12.

**Honorable Mentions** at QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick vs WAS
29/41 for 406/0/2INT– 8/35/0 — 1 fumble

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Derek Carr vs LAC
24/37 for 243/0/0 — 2/2/0 rushing

Special Note: Matt Barkley scored more fantasy points than Philip Rivers, Cam Newton, and Matthew Stafford!


(Rushing) — (Receiving)

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James White @TEN
1/-5/0 — 5/31/0 on 8 targets
White, who typically provides a very safe floor with his receiving production, was a total dud against the Titans. Just 31 yards on five catches…ouch.

Sony Michel @TEN
James White’s teammate, Sony Michel, wasn’t much better. He got just eleven touches in his first game back from a knee injury that kept him out for the past two games. It’s possible the Patriots were trying to limit his reps, but certainly better days are ahead for Michel and the Patriots.

Jordan Howard vs DET
11/21/0 — 1/11/0 on 1 target
Just about everyone wearing a Chicago Bears jersey had a great game…except Jordan Howard. Despite the Bears getting out to a big lead against the Lions, Howard just wasn’t used on the ground. He turned 11 rushes into just 21 yards – brutal. 

Marlon Mack vs JAX
12/29/0 — 2/9/0 on 2 targets — 2pt conv
Mack entered the day with a tough matchup against a stingy Jaguars rush defense, and he couldn’t get it done in Week 10. Instead, Andrew Luck carved up with Jags’ secondary on his way to a three touchdown performance. Mack’s got another tough matchup next week against the Titans.

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Kenyan Drake @GB
8/27/0 — 2/11/0 on 2 targets
Kenyan Drake is hot then he’s cold. This past week, he was cold, and it’s largely due to his lack of usage. Once again, Drake got out touched by veteran Frank Gore, and as a result, his production really suffered. He was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Packers with a shoulder injury but was subsequently able to return to the contest, Chris Perkins of The Athletic reports.

**Honorable Mentions** at RB
Tevin Coleman @CLE
11/44/0 — 3/19/0 on 5 targets

Ito Smith @CLE
4/11/0 — 4/15/0 on 5 targets

Austin Ekeler @OAK
3/19/0 — zero targets

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(Receiving) — (Rushing)

Mike Evans vs WAS
3/51/0 on 6 targets
Week 10 is a week that the entire Buccaneers offense will want to forget, including Mike Evans. He’s had a great year thus far on the back of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s right arm, but in a game where FitzMagic threw for over 400 yards, the team failed to find the end zone. 

Devin Funchess @PIT
3/32/0 on 5 targets
As previously stated (see Christian McCaffrey), it was a rough night for the Panthers offense. Funchess struggled to get anything going against the Steelers secondary despite the fact that they were trailing big in the second half. This shaped up nicely for Funchess to be a garbage time all-star, but this was not the case.

Doug Baldwin @LAR
5/39/0 on 5 targets
Another week, another dud performance from Baldwin, despite Russell Wilson having a nice day through the air. Unfortunately for Baldwin owners, he hasn’t gotten the volume as Wilson’s number one wide out so far this year. Owners will be hoping for a resurgence from Baldwin if Wilson can explode during the second half of the year like he’s done for the past two seasons.

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**Honorable Mentions** at WR
Tyrell Williams @OAK
4/46/0 on 6 targets

Calvin Ridley @CLE
1/3/0 — 3/37/0 on 5 targets

Christian Kirk @KC
2/8/0 on 6 targets


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(Receiving) — (Rushing)

David Njoku vs ATL
1/18/0 on 1 target
A few weeks ago, David Njoku was virtually a must-start in fantasy football with Baker Mayfield targeting him like crazy. This simply has not been the case the last few weeks. He’s got just six targets in total over the course of his past three games. Njoku may be off the streaming radar until he turns it around.

Jimmy Graham vs MIA
1/14/0 on 1 target
It’s hard to do anything in fantasy football on just one target. Rodgers just simply didn’t look Graham’s way on Sunday against the Dolphins. He’ll be hoping for a bounce back performance against the Seahawks.

Jack Doyle vs JAX
3/36/0 on 3 targets
Eric. Ebron. That’s where all the tight end production went for the Colts on Sunday, leaving Jack Doyle owners very disappointed. 

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**Honorable Mentions** at TE
C.J. Uzomah vs NO
3/23/0 on 4 targets

Benjamin Watson @CIN
1/1/0 on 2 targets

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