We’ve reached Week 10 of fantasy football. For season long players there are just a few weeks until the playoffs. As for DFS, there are still a ton of weeks left to win some money. Last week was a good week to load up on the late games. This week I think there will be a ton of ugly games.
Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs: We get to roster Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt this week but we very well could see them all sit out by the early 3rd quarter. The spread on this game is the highest we’ve seen all season at 16.5 points. At the prices they are at, I am not sure I want to roster anyone but Hunt in the likely hood that this gets out of hand early.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets: This game should be called the backup bowl as we have Josh McCown starting for the injured Sam Darnold and the Bills starting, well, someone. They have yet to announce a starter but it will either be Nathan Peterman who has been dreadful or Matt Barkley who hasn’t played in a game since 2016 with the Bears. No matter, this game has 13-10 written all over it. Only the Jets defense is worth considering.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: The Bears are favored in this game by a touchdown but the Lions have been awful the last two weeks that I think it could end up being a blowout. Especially if both Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount miss this week. The Bears will have Allen Robinson back against a 30th ranked pass defense. I don’t like Jordan Howard this week as I feel that Tarik Cohen will have more success catching the ball verse this Lions run defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts: These two teams are coming off a bye week so they should have most of their players back that have been injured. The Jaguars have a good running matchup but the backfield is muddied with Leonard Fournette returning to the lineup. We could see Carlos Hyde in a reserve role with T.J. Yeldon strictly on passing downs. There isn’t any clear options here so just avoid. I like the Colts side as they will go overlooked in tournaments.
Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Here is a game that will impact the slate. Many people will target players against the Buccaneers but the Redskins are banged up, especially along the offensive line. Alex Smith doesn’t throw it down field where the Buccaneers are the most vulnerable and Adrian Peterson has been run into the ground. The Buccaneers might benefit from this situation where we see Ryan Fitzpatrick just chuck it all game.
New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals: Earlier this week this looked like a potential game that could shoot out but with all the injuries the Bengals have on offense I think it’s a game that can become lopsided in favor of the Saints. A.J. Green will be out with a foot injury and C.J. Uzomah is questionable. The Saints could easily bracket Tyler Boyd while trying to limit Joe Mixon.
New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans: The Titans might be catching the Patriots at the right time. The Patriots are on the road with a ton of players injured this week. Tom Brady himself hasn’t been a stud QB with just one touchdown pass in the last two games. I think this game will be low scoring and the Titans steal a win here.
Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns: Here is a game that could go overlooked as people pay up for players on the Chiefs or Chargers. You could stack the Top 6 players on the Browns along with the most expensive defense and still have enough salary to roster two $8,000 players at WR and flex. You could stack the Top 7 players on the Falcons side with the most expensive defense and still have $7,800 left for the flex. Everyone is in play for this game except maybe David Njoku who is questionable.
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders: The Chargers will be pretty chalky as they have the second highest team totals behind the Chiefs. You can pretty much stack the Top 4 players on the Chargers for $3,400 less then stacking the Top 4 players on the Chiefs. This game depends on the Raiders motivation in this game to keep it close. I like Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen the most in this game.
Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers: Both of these teams are banged up but I think the Packers have better pieces in this game. The Packers placed Geronimo Allison on IR and Randall Cobb is questionable. Expect Marquez Valdes-Scantling to be very popular at $5,000 on DK. There isn’t anyone to like on the Dolphins side.
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams: The late hammer will be all of the players on the Rams side. Todd Gurley and Cooper Kupp are always a GPP staple for me. I think the Seahawks will surprise and stay close in the game as the Rams’ secondary is beatable.