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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 10

Bold Predictions

Marcus Mariota will outscore Aaron Rodgers.

Mariota has been perhaps the hottest quarterback in the league over the last five games. He’s thrown for 13 touchdowns and ran for two more. Although Rodgers has been putting up solid fantasy numbers, he doesn’t look normal out there. I see Mariota as the one who shines in Week 10 as they face off against each other. Green Bay’s secondary has been banged up so its pass defense hasn’t been strong at all. Look for Mariota to light them up at home on Sunday.

Drew Brees will torch Denver for more than 400 yards.

The New Orleans offense against Denver’s defense will be one of the best matchups of the weekend. Brees is having another great season thus far, while Denver has arguably the best defense in the NFL. Denver is allowing less than 185 passing yards per game, but Brees is averaging well better than 300 yards per game at home so something has to give. Due to the fact that Denver will be without a couple of their best players on defense, I think Brees goes off. He’s going to throw for more than 400 yards in Week 10.

Shark Sleepers

Kapri Bibbs, RB, Denver

Bibbs was out-touched by Devontae Booker 11-3 last week, but outgained him 80-30. Booker hasn’t really gotten it going the last two weeks and there’s talk that Bibbs could lead in snaps this week. He had a very impressive 69-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown Sunday night against Oakland and could prove to be a sneaky pickup this week. Bibbs is worth adding right now in all leagues, but wait for more information this week regarding his workload before throwing him in your lineup.

J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona

Nelson has had two very productive games in a row and was recently named a starting wide receiver for Arizona. He’s had 19 targets the last two weeks and totaled 163 yards with two scores. He should be owned in all leagues right now and is a low-end WR2. Carson Palmer has leaned on him the last two weeks and he has a great matchup this week against San Francisco, who has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. He’s a great option in Week 10 as your second receiver or flex player.

Lock of the Week

Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati

Eifert looks to be back to full health and is coming off the bye week ready to go. Two weeks ago he had a huge game, catching nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted 12 times and was back to making big plays down the field as a safety valve for Andy Dalton. He has a pretty good matchup with the New York Giants this week and should see double-digit targets most games moving forward. He’s easily back to being a TE1 in a position with not many options. Expect 80 yards and a score in Week 10.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.