The NFL season rolls along and with it, the tough start or sit decisions that we’ll be faced with all year. If you would like to know how I do in these start/sit columns then be sure to follow me on twitter @TheFF_Taters. Every Tuesday I will post the names of my starts and sits then put a check or an X to signify whether it was a good call because it is important to be accountable in fantasy football. It is never my intention to lead those that read these articles astray and I try to be as accurate as possible.
With that said, let’s move on to Week 10 of the NFL season. Week 10 features the return of Pat Mahomes so the football world is already shining bright.
Jameis Winston VS ARI
Ugh. I hate saying start Jameis but the fact of the matter is that Arizona couldn’t stop a nosebleed. The Cardinals are allowing the most points to opposing fantasy QBs and Jameis features two top 5 fantasy WRs in his arsenal. Jameis is a big time QB1 this week.
Ryan Tannehill VS KC
The aforementioned return of Pat Mahomes makes this game a shootout. The Titans just lost Malcolm Butler to a broken wrist and KC is going to score a ton. That means Tannehill is going to be chucking it early and often in order to keep up. Volume alone puts him into QB1 territory. Combine that with the fact that KC has allowed the 8th most fantasy points to opposing QBs and Tanny should have a nice day.
David Montgomery VS DET
Monty has been a roller coaster ride this season. This week should be an up week for him. Detroit has (surprisingly) been terrible against opposing fantasy RBs, giving up the 3rd most points to the position. Monty is a full go this week for a struggling Bears squad.
Devin Singletary @ CLE
The Singletary era in Buffalo is officially underway as he has taken full control over the Bills’ backfield. This week he gets a Cleveland defense that has been middle of the pack for most of the year. Singletary is a full-fledged 3-down back and should be, at the very least, a flex option in all leagues.
Jamison Crowder VS NYG
I know I’m beating a dead horse here because Crowder was in this spot last week but he needs to be the Jets WR in your starting lineup, not Robbie Anderson. Crowder is the target vacuum that will have huge games in PPR leagues. The Giants are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing WRs. Don’t get cute and don’t overthink this, start Crowder.
Zach Pascal VS MIA
I know it’s a bit scary to start anyone with Brian Hoyer as your QB but I expect him to be capable against a terrible Dolphins defense. Pascal has been coming on as of late and is a good flex option this week with a lot of upside.
Jack Doyle VS MIA
Again, I know the Hoyer situation is uncomforting but Doyle has been the Colts’ best TE this year and it’s the Dolphins. You can do much worse.
Jared Cook VS ATL
Cook returns to the lineup just in time to face a Falcons defense that is imploding. Hell, the Falcons as a whole are imploding. These games are always high scoring so the hope here is Cook can get a couple of receptions and find the end zone.
Mason Rudolph VS LAR
The Rams have seemingly gotten their ship righted just in time for the stretch run. Jalen Ramsey has boosted their secondary and Clay Matthews has been cleared to play against the Steelers. Rudolph could be under a ton of pressure this Sunday and I don’t think he’ll be worthy of a start in Week 10.
Kyle Allen @ GB
Green Bay got embarrassed last week in a bad loss against the Chargers. I think the Packers play angry in this one, which doesn’t bode well for Allen. I also expect the Panthers to strongly rely on CMC so Allen won’t have the best day.
Kalen Ballage @ IND
Joe Mixon VS BAL
Fellow AFC North RB Nick Chubb had success against Baltimore, but Mixon will not. This year has been a major struggle for Mixon and the Bengals. Maybe Ryan Finley can provide a spark but I doubt it.
Marvin Jones @ CHI
Jones has been a revelation lately, putting up huge numbers the past couple of weeks. Enter Chicago and that is what we call a momentum stopper. Look, say what you will about Chicago but the defense is still pretty darn good. Look elsewhere if you’re thinking about riding the Jones gravy train.
Auden Tate VS BAL
Don’t mean to rag on Cincinnati but until I see what Finley can offer, I am not touching any of their players in fantasy.
Jason Witten VS MIN
Care to ponder a guess as to how many touchdowns the Vikings have allowed to opposing tight ends? The answer is a big fat 0. It’s a no from me on Papa Witten.
Rhett Ellison VS NYJ
I don’t know man, tight ends suck what do you want from me!