Hot Fire Fantasy Football Questions: Week 10
Our “Hot Fire Fantasy Questions” series examines Week 10 following up recent news, fantasy performances, and implications for owners moving forward. Our Hot Fire contributors from our Fantasy Footballers writing staff includes Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive) and Kyle Borgognoni (@kyle_borg). Give them a follow on Twitter along with all of our Footballers accounts to get goodness like this:
When you’ve been stashing Aaron Jones, but also grew up in the 90’s: https://t.co/0SZ3p9hnJy
— Mike Wright (@FFHitman) November 12, 2018
1. Which player disappointed owners the most in Week 10?
Dez Bryant. This is by no means a “Victory Lap” as I was routing for and feel so bad for Dez. He held on and held out for the perfect situation and then it comes and then he tears his Achilles in less than 24 hours. There was a brief sell high window and I hope you took advantage. The lesson to be learned here is tread lightly with roster hold outs, and when the hype bubbles over, it might be the best sell situation you’ve ever had. –Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive)
What happened to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs offense? He threw for 403 yards and they scored a putrid 3 points at home. I started O.J. Howard in a league and to see 1 catch for 15 yards is majorly disappointing. I didn’t think they’d set the world on fire but c’mon… no touchdowns? Remember these Bucs went on the road and beat the Saints in Week 1. –Kyle Borgognoni (@kyle_borg)
2. Who would you rather have ROS: Nick Chubb or Aaron Jones?
Give me all the Chubb. Chubb was so good in college but he goes to the Browns and people just forgot. He passed Todd Gurley on UGA’s all-time rushing list despite splitting time with Gurley and Sony Michel. The Browns are going to feed him ROS and, sadly, the same can’t be said of Jones. The distrust of McCarthy is real and there will be weeks where Jones gets fewer than 10 carries. –Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive)
I also will side with Chubb. In my opinion, he is the more talented back and can be a future RB1 in next year’s redraft. The Browns aren’t afraid to ride him as he saw 79% of the snaps and Duke Johnson was relegated to just a change of pace guy. Since taking over as the starter, he’s averaged 102 rushing yards per game and seems to have a safe workload. I love his playoff schedule including a Week 15 against the Broncos and a Week 16 at home against a terrible Bengals run defense. –Kyle Borgognoni (@kyle_borg)
3. Give us a sell high candidate after this week and why.
Aaron Jones…lol. Plainly and simply, I do not trust Mike McCarthy and I do not trust the Packers with fantasy RBs period. As we approach the trade deadline and playoff push, you have teams desperately in need of an RB and there is no better time to unload Jones. –Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive)
Zach Ertz. Having him on your team is a luxury and I totally get wanting to keep him off of 14 catches for 145 yards and 2 TDs. For a TE, congratulations on blowing out your opponent. That type of performance isn’t exactly repeatable and if someone is willing to give you an RB1 then now is the time to do it. Trading across positions is the way to go so if there’s a chance to flip Ertz for a guy like Joe Mixon or David Johnson I would go for it. –Kyle Borgognoni (@kyle_borg)
4. Give us one under the radar stat owners need to pay attention to.
Coming out of their Week 8 bye, the Titans have clearly made getting Corey Davis the rock a priority. He has 10 targets in both games since that bye week and has a pretty favorable schedule ROS. He was cut in a few of the leagues I play in (including by me) and his current ownership % is around 70%, it’s worth a quick check of your waiver wire. –Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive)
Kerryon Johnson might go unnoticed after the Bears ran up the score early but this guy saw 6 targets and 2 total TDs. Those TDs were the first by a RB against Chicago all year long. He out-touched Theo Riddick 20-6 so don’t be worried about starting him here on out. I traded him before this matchup and immediately regret it. –Kyle Borgognoni (@kyle_borg)