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Fantasy Corner Week 10: Who to start and who to sit

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Tyler O’Keefe
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It is week 10 in the NFL, and the playoffs will be among us in a few weeks. Some are different, but for the majority of fantasy football leagues the playoffs start in week 14. You either want to talk about how your season is going, or you do not.

Now on to what you care about: who should we play this week? Phillip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones are on a bye this week; keep calm, you will get through this. Blake Bortles has a nice matchup on the road versus the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have been dreadful against the pass this season. Get Bortles in your lineup.

Andy Dalton has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks. It is not too much of a surprise with Tyler Eifert healthy, along with the fact that Dalton is good during the regular season. He is at home on Monday football this week taking on the Texans. Start Dalton this week, and you will not regret it.

Tyrod Taylor has been very good when he has played this season, but this Thursday night he should not be in your lineup. He is on the road against the Jets. That is not a very good play.

Alex Smith is coming off a good game against Detroit and a bye week, but that gives you no reason to put him in your lineup this week. He has a very difficult matchup against Denver. Keep Alex Smith riding the pine.

Eddie Lacy has had a rocky year this season. Give him the go this week. He at one time was a no brain start every week, and this will be one of those weeks that make him that kind of player. Lacy has a great matchup for him at home versus Detroit.

Dion Lewis has been very good this year for the Patriots. His success will continue this week against the Giants. Get Lewis in your lineup.

Jeremy Langford has taken on the duties at running back for the Bears due to Matt Fortes recent injury. Sit Langford this week as he takes on the Rams’ stout defense.

Chris Johnson has been better than good this season, but the matchup this week on the road versus Seattle spells trouble for him. Keep him on your bench if you have better options.

Allen or Allen squared should be in your lineup this week. Allen squared is the tandem down in Jacksonville Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. Plug both into your lineup this week for some good fantasy production.

Here comes another duo who should be in your lineup: Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks. With Drew Brees getting hot, these two players will have big days.

You want some good news, Dez Bryant owners? Well, here you go. Put Bryant in. His matchup against a terrible Bucs secondary puts Bryant at an advantage whomever is throwing to him.

The Bills versus Jets game on Thursday night means Sammy Watkins on one side and Darrelle Revis on the other. You should take Revis every time in that matchup, so keep Watkins on your bench.

Jeremy Maclin has been good for Kansas City this year, but he will not be this week taking on the Broncos stingy defense. Sit Maclin and use a better option this week.

Gary Barnidge had one bad week compared to his previous six. Do not get down on him, however, because he is bouncing right back this week. Start Barnidge versus the Steelers.

Jordan Reed is having a good fantasy year that is going under the radar. Get him at your tight end position this week as he is going to light up the Saints.

Julius Thomas has been trying to find his fit in the Jags offense this season, but struggling. If he is for some reason in your starting linuep, then he should be moved to your bench this week against the Ravens.

Jordan Cameron gets to face the Philadelphia Eagles who have played tight ends the best this year. That does not sounds like a good recipe for Cameron keep him on the bench.

The playoffs are closing in friends, so every yard matters.

You can not afford to let a week slip away due to having more points on your bench.

Good luck this week, and get that win!

Editor’s note: This week’s Fantasy Corner was written in advance of Week 9’s Sunday matchups to run in the print edition of the newspaper and are as accurate as Friday, Nov. 6.

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