Fantasy football Week 10 is upon us, so let’s set our sights on setting the best possible lineup. If you have Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey or Josh Jacobs, you know what to do. If you don’t and have to make a tough choice, this is the place to be for those tough Week 10 fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
Welcome to our weekly fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em article for RBs!
Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em: Week 10 RBs
Start: Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy Outlook vs. Panthers
Cordarrelle Patterson picked up right where he left off last week after missing the past four games due to a knee injury. He was given 13 carries and targeted once in the passing game, which he turned into 44 yards rushing and a reception for nine yards and two rushing touchdowns. He has now scored in four out of five games that he has played, and this week he gets a matchup with the Carolina Panthers who are giving up 25.7 fantasy points per game (fppg) to opposing RBs and just gave up five touchdowns last week to Joe Mixon. Get him in your lineup this week again.
Start: All RBs in the Lions vs. Bears game
With the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots and New York Jets on a bye this week, including multiple fantasy starting RBs, you may be looking for a spot starter this week. Look no further than Soldier Field, as the Chicago Bears (24.6 fppg allowed to opposing RBs) and Detroit Lions (23.9 fppg allowed to opposing RBs) will offer a bounty of fantasy goodness for David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert as well as Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift and all are in play this week with a good shot at finishing the week as RB2s.
Sit: Broncos RBs Fantasy Outlook vs. Titans
The Denver Broncos are coming off a bye and after both Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray finished as RB2s a couple of weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week, they draw a much tougher matchup with the Tennessee Titans, who are only allowing 16.3 fppg to opposing RBs on the season. With Chase Edmonds in the backfield as well and the tough matchup, this looks like a matchup to avoid this week even with four teams on bye. If you have to start one of these, Murray had the most touches the last time the Broncos played, so he would be the most likely to put up numbers. Still, it’s best to avoid this whole backfield if you can.
Sit: Chiefs RBs Fantasy Outlook vs. Jaguars
Despite being the highest-scoring team in the league, with 243 points through eight games, the Kansas City Chiefs backfield doesn’t feature a strong fantasy performer. With Isiah Pachecho and Clyde Edwards-Helaire splitting carries, this backfield is one to avoid, even with the explosive Chiefs offense and in a nice matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Leave all three on the bench until further notice.