Mike Davis, RB, Carolina
And just like that Davis is the starting running backs for the Panthers. Christian McCaffrey played one game, in which he dominated, but hurt his shoulder late in the contest. He’s already been ruled out for Week 10 and the fear is that it’s another multi-week injury. Davis immediately is back on the RB1 bubble for fantasy purposes and should be started across the board. It’s a challenging matchup against an angry Tampa Bay team, but Davis is such a reliable receiver that he’s nearly matchup proof most games.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore
Andrews has had a horrible 2020, mostly in part to Lamar Jackson regressing from his 2019 MVP form. Many saw Andrews as the best fantasy tight end for 2020, but he hasn’t even been close. His lack of production has nothing to do with him either so it’s been really frustrating for fantasy owners who invested an early round pick on him. Over the last three weeks, Andrews has just eight receptions for 75 yards and no scores. He would put up those numbers weekly last year. Andrews has a tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 10 and the only reason I’m not telling you to bench him is because it’s slim pickings out there for the TE position.
Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England
Meyers erupted last week, catching 12 balls for 169 yards. He has now seen a whopping 24 targets over the last two games and clearly has built some great chemistry with Cam Newton. The only negative is that Meyers still hasn’t found the end zone this year, but it’s encouraging that his production continues to increase. He doesn’t have the greatest matchup in Week 10 against the Ravens, who have a really good pass defense, but based on his last two games, you need to have Meyers in your lineup.
Duke Johnson, RB, Houston
Like Davis, Johnson is another running back who seems to have taken over the starting role due to injury. David Johnson suffered a concussion early in last week’s game and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be available this week. So Johnson will be the lead dog in Week 10 for the Texans. He’s also similar to Mike Davis (Carolina) in that he’s an excellent receiver out of the backfield and should be used early and often this week. Johnson saw 16 carries and four targets in relief in Week 9 so expect at least 15-20 touches this weekend in a great matchup against the Browns.
Lock of the Week
Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago
Robinson has been one of the few bright spots on the Bears offense this season. Over the last three games, he’s averaging about six receptions and 80 yards. He should be in line for a big game in Week 10 against a terrible Vikings pass defense who has already allowed six different receivers to post 90 or more receiving yards against them. Robinson is going to make it seven after Monday night’s game. He’s a high-end WR2 in Week 10 and a lock to post at least 90 yards and a trip to pay dirt.