Fantasy Football: Week 10 Picks
With week 10 in the NFL coming up, and sites like Draftkings and Fan Duel losing states they can operate in by the day, it's time to get cracking.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati- With a hot Bengals team playing at home against a sad looking Houston Texans team, you can't lose here. The Dolphins scored 40 points in a half against the Texans a few weeks ago. A HALF! Andy Dalton is guaranteed to tear this underachieving defense up, and Green will be the one blowing by the Texans into the end zone.
Jaguars Wide Receivers- Alright, so maybe not all Jaguars wide receivers. But, either Allen Robinson or Allen Hurns. They're playing the Baltimore Ravens this week, who have not been the same Ravens defense we all know and hate. They give up an average of 283.9 passing yards per game, and Robinson and Hurns have both been pretty consistent all year. Although, Robinson has out performed Hurns, and Hurns is questionable this week with a sprained left foot.
Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee- Walker has been rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota's favorite target this season. He's had double digit fantasy points in every game this year, aside from the Buffalo game in which he got hurt.
Now that I've given you a reason to ignore my warning, I'll give you a reason to listen to me: the Carolina Panthers defense. The Panthers aren't the best when it comes to defending tight ends, but they are a quality team. I think Carolina will key in on Mariota's security blanket and force him to throw to the likes of rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh- Big Ben is out. That's all you need to know.
When Roethlisberger is out, Brown doesn't perform up to his usual break-neck pace. Don't get me wrong, if you own him on your season-long fantasy team then start him every week regardless of who's at quarterback. But, Brown is still the highest-cost receiver on Draftkings at a whopping $8,800 with the flannel-wearing Landry Jones throwing him the ball.
Kirk Cousins, QB and Jordan Reed, TE, Washington- Laugh all you want. We all saw Cousins against the Patriots last week. But, hear me out on this one. The Redskins are playing the New Orleans Saints. Last week, Mariota threw a prayer down the field, which was dropped by two Saints defenders only to be caught by Delanie Walker for a TD. The Saints have shown themselves to be one of the worst overall defenses in the league, and Cousins loves to throw to Reed.
They're both good deals on Draftkings, at $5,200 (Cousins) and $4,600 (Reed). That allows you to load up on sure-fire wide receivers and running backs for the rest of your team, like say, A.J. Green and Allen Robinson.