Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings, Sleepers
Jake Ciely (@allinkid) of RotoExperts.com drops off his Week 10 Fantasy Football rankings and sleepers.
As you read this, I'm sure 49 percent of you are happy, 49 percent are ticked off, two percent are laughing about their write-in choice and 99 percent are depressed that we actually had to choose between those two options. It is all too similar to choosing between Robert Woods and Chris Conley for your third wide receiver. You think to yourself, "How did I get here?" but then sometimes, you get a surprisingly terrific result as with Woods this past week. If only we were fortunate enough to feel that way about our next president (no, I don't know who won as of writing this, and no, I also don't care enough to go back and update this part… what are Canada's immigration laws again?).
As a reminder, if you missed this week's Waiver Wire and Quarterback Streamers piece, click over to find help at every position, including quarterback streamers.
Week 10 QB Sleepers
Joe Flacco, BAL – Flacco's best game of the season came in Week 2 against… wouldn't you know it… the Browns. It's the only game where Flacco threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. In fact, it's the only game where Flacco threw two touchdowns this year. The Browns have given up at least one passing touchdown to every quarterback this year, and Flacco has a healthy Steve Smith back. This is likely the last time you can stream Flacco for the season, so enjoy.
Week 10 RB Sleepers
Matt Asiata, MIN – Having a bye week isn't magically going to fix the Redskins run defense. They're allowing the fifth most FPPG to running back with 926 yards and 10 touchdowns allowed in eight games. Only the Ravens and Eagles failed to find the end zone, and Asiata is the best bet out of the Vikings backfield to run for a score. Jerick McKinnon has value too, but with shared touches give me the option inside the 10-yard line.
Chris Ivory, JAX – Sorry NFL referees, I hate to pile on, but that was yet another mistake, as Ivory scored before fumbling that ball. Alas, Ivory owners lost the touchdown, but many likely missed out on the 107 rushing yards with Ivory on the bench anyway. The one thing you can do against the Texans this year is run on them, which gives Ivory the potential to notch solid back-to-back weeks. In fact, the Texans have given up five games of 100-plus rushing yards and double-digit standard points in every game.
Paul Perkins, NYG – The Giants need to get something working in the backfield, though with their offensive line issues, that may be tough to do. The five of them couldn't stop a charging deer with a machine gun.
Nevertheless, the Giants will likely start seeing what Perkins can offer them, as Rashad Jennings has been ineffective this year. Again, the line is a factor in the running game's struggles, but Perkins is elusive with good burst, and the Bengals have given up five rushing touchdowns in their last four games. Perkins' YPC isn't attractive, but Jennings is averaging just 2.02 since Week 2. Perkins can't be that bad even behind the offensive line.
Week 10 WR Sleepers
Corey Coleman, CLE – Hue Jackson said he's looking for Coleman to be even better in his second game back from injury, but his first game wasn't too shabby. The real appeal is seeing what Coleman did against the Ravens the first go around with five catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Yes, Cody Kessler is at quarterback, but he did target Coleman seven times last week, and only the 49ers have given up more receiver touchdowns than the Ravens (14). On top of that, they have allowed an average of 29.1 FPPG to receivers since Week 2.
J.J. Nelson, ARI – Nelson has 19 targets, 11 receptions, 163 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, which just happens to coincide with his emergence as the team's third receiver. With those numbers, you could even argue he's the team's No. 2, but John Brown is holding down that spot. Either way, the Cardinals run plenty of three-receiver sets, and guess who they face this week? Those 49ers! In case you didn’t know, only the Rams failed to have their receivers reach the end zone against the 49ers. Since then, every team except for the Seahawks have at least two receiver touchdowns, and the 49ers are allowing 27.0 FPPG.
Rishard Matthews, TEN – Since Week 4, Matthews has scored 8.2, 9.2, 13.0, 3.7, 9.8 and 18.3 points in standard leagues. The targets are a bit volatile, but as with Matthews' performance last year, he is quite productive on a per target basis. Matthews ranked inside the Top 10 for both standard and PPR when it came to Fantasy points per target last year. In the last six games, Matthews has a 76.7 reception percentage and 2.07 Fantasy points per target. That's rather appealing, especially in a matchup with the Packers vulnerable secondary.
Week 10 TE Sleepers
Dennis Pitta, BAL – Not surprisingly, the Browns struggle to stop tight ends, and just as I did last week with Jason Witten, I'm attacking them with my sleeper. The Browns allow 13.4 FPPG to tight ends with 728 yards and eight touchdowns. Only the Lions have allowed more touchdowns (nine) and no one has as many yards. Pitta's only double-digit standard game of the year was against the Browns, when he had 12 targets, nine catches and 102 yards. The Browns simply get peppered by the opposition.
Look for Pitta to notch his second this week and possibly even find the end zone… finally.
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