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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 10

We have four teams on bye this week, as all players from Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City and the New York Jets will be off. There’s a lot of firepower there, so streaming is key this week. For you folks who are new here, I like to inform you all about the QB2 and TE2 players who can exploit a good matchup (and those who may let you down in a bad matchup, as well). Let’s go ahead and jump into some quarterbacks and tight ends who have good and bad matchups for Week 10.

Quarterbacks

Good Matchups

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (vs. Seattle)

When we last saw Goff in Week 8, he was getting crushed by the Miami defense to the tune of four turnovers. Yeah, that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but he is going to bounce back in a big way this week. Why, you ask? Well he gets the pleasure of facing Seattle, by far the best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. Josh Allen had a monster game in Week 9 against Seattle, which ended an abysmal stretch of performances from the sophomore signal caller. The same will happen this week for the well-rested Goff; fire him up in Week 10 if you need him.

Drew Lock, Denver (at Las Vegas)

Lock has been on fire as of late, as he has six touchdowns in his past two games. Lock should stay hot in Week 10, as he will be facing Las Vegas, the fifth-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. This game has quiet shootout appeal, and it is projected to be a close contest. With Jerry Jeudy starting to show his star power and Noah Fant returning to full health, Lock has the weapons to take full advantage of this great matchup. Keep riding the sophomore signal caller in Week 10.

Bad Matchup

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore (at New England)

Jackson looked abysmal in Week 9 (zero passing touchdowns …), but that was in a tough matchup against stingy Indianapolis. It won’t get easier in Week 10, as New England is the toughest matchup for opposing quarterbacks. Quite frankly, Jackson hasn’t looked like the stud that he was last year, and that sadly should continue this week.

Tight Ends

Good Matchups

Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh (vs. Cincinnati)

Ebron has been hit-or-miss all season, but he is on a bit of a tear as of late. He has scored in each of his past two games, including the game winner in the surprisingly close contest with Dallas last week. He is going to stay on fire this week, as Cincinnati is the best possible matchup for opposing tight ends. Look for the veteran tight end to be a Top-10 option this week, with upside for more.

Robert Tonyan, Green Bay (vs. Jacksonville)

Tonyan has been a letdown since his monstrous outing against Atlanta, but there is reason for optimism this week. Jacksonville is the fourth-best matchup for opposing tight ends, and the Jacksonville offense showed signs of life in Week 9 — so this game shouldn’t be a massive blowout. I mention that because Green Bay crushed the injury-riddled San Francisco offense in Week 9, which is why Tonyan only had one target in that game. Don’t give up hope yet and fire up Tonyan if you have him in Week 10.

Bad Matchup

Jonnu Smith, Tennessee (vs. Indianapolis)

Smith has been on a steep decline since returning from his injury. He was saved last week by catching a touchdown. The fact of the matter is, that Smith has not been seeing the targets, as he has only 10 of them in his last four games combined. That’s just not going to get it done folks, and now he has to face Indianapolis (third-toughest matchup for tight ends). It may be time to move on from Smith.

A Look Ahead to Week 11 …

Alex Smith could be a good streamer in Week 11 (seems crazy to write that …), as he faces Cincinnati (fourth-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks). For deeper leagues, whomever starts for Dallas could be serviceable. Dallas faces Minnesota, the sixth-best matchup for quarterbacks. Logan Thomas could be a stud alongside Alex Smith, as Cincinnati is the best possible matchup for opposing tight ends. Eric Ebron could keep his hot streak alive in Week 11, as Jacksonville is the fourth-best matchup for tight ends.

Best of luck to you all for Week 10. You can utilize the Fantasy Sharks Strength of Schedule tool yourself to find good and bad matchups for any part of the upcoming season (and any other position). As always, don’t hesitate to ask me any and everything regarding fantasy football on Twitter (my Twitter handle can be found below). Until next time, Sharks!

About Ryan Black

Ryan is a fantasy football enthusiast who specializes in redraft and keeper leagues. He lives in Yorktown, VA with his beautiful wife, son, and daughter. Feel free to ask him any and everything regarding fantasy football on twitter. It's all about winning that fantasy football championship, Sharks!