It is a tough fantasy football week for byes, as we will be without players from the Chiefs, Eagles, Dolphins and Rams. Yikes. This severely impacts the wide receiver position, which may leave you scrambling. That is where we come in, helping you with this Week 10 WR Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em analysis.
Obviously, there are some players who are must-start every single week due to where you drafted them, such as Amon-Ra St. Brown, Stefon Diggs and Ja’Marr Chase. However, the WR2 and WR3 positions are a bit more fluid, causing some tough decisions to be made. To help you through these tough decisions, check out our weekly fantasy football rankings and read on for our Week 9 fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em analysis at WR.
Tight Ends — Week 10 Fantasy Football Start/Sit
Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em: Week 10 WRs
Start: Marquise Brown Fantasy Outlook vs Falcons
The NFL is a week-to-week league. So, while Marquise Brown was a “sit” in last week’s Start ’em, Sit ’em, I’m saying you should fire him up in Week 10. A combination of a positive matchup with improved quarterback play is the reason why.
Kyler Murray will be making his season debut this week. You can think whatever you’d like about Murray, and I have my negative opinions as well, but he is an extreme upgrade over Clayton Tune. Murray can throw the ball, and the matchup for him and Brown against the Atlanta Falcons is a great one.
The Falcons have given up some solid games to top receivers recently. Jordan Addison (10.2), DeAndre Hopkins (34.8), Mike Evans (20.2) and Terry McLaurin (14.1) have all had solid fantasy PPR performances the past four games. Marquise Brown fantasy owners should start him, because he’s the next in line.
Start: Diontae Johnson Fantasy Outlook vs Packers
Diontae Johnson was a “start” in last week’s Start ’em, Sit ’em, and we’re going back to the well once again. Johnson faces off against a Green Bay Packers secondary that Johnson can very easily beat. After trading away Rasul Douglas, the Packers will be using Carrington Valentine as their CB2. Of course, that is unless Jaire Alexander is out, in which case Corey Ballentine will be the CB2. Oof.
Johnson miraculously found the end zone last week, but he makes his money as a fantasy WRs as a consistent target hog. Diontae Johnson has 29 targets over the past three games, and he has totaled at least 79 yards in all three. It will be more of the same in this one.
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Sit: Davante Adams Fantasy Outlook vs Jets
Better days are ahead for Davante Adams. However, one of those days doesn’t seem to be Sunday. Aidan O’Connell will eventually realize he needs to throw it up to Adams and let him do the work, similarily to what Will Levis has shown with DeAndre Hopkins. Unfortunately, I don’t trust O’Connell to do anything against the New York Jets.
The Jets surrender the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing WRs. Somehow, they have given up just one receiving touchdown to a WR in eight games. Not only is the coverage tight, but the Jets also have a solid pass rush. It’ll be a long night for the rookie, and it’ll be best to find a replacement if you are a Davante Adams fantasy owner.
Sit: Amari Cooper Fantasy Outlook at Ravens
The Cleveland Browns have a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, which makes me dislike nearly all Browns for fantasy this week. This includes Amari Cooper, who has struggled with consistency his entire career. So, while he was WR3 in PPR scoring last week, you may actually be better off with him on your bench in Week 10.
The Ravens surrender the eighth-fewest fantasy points to opposing WRs. In his first matchup with Baltimore this season. Amari Cooper totaled one catch for 16 yards. Cooper has just one double-digit fantasy performance against the Ravens while playing with the Browns, which was a whopping 10.4 fantasy points. He also has played much worse in road games for his entire career. Cooper averages 21.1 more receiving yards in home games for his career, and 19.4 more receiving yards at home this season. Sit him in this tough road matchup.
Check my fantasy football rankings, since you may have a better option, such as the two “starts” in this Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em article.