We have officially reached double digits on the week count and the NFL feels like it just started yesterday. Last week‘s matchup plays were all about the primetime games – and we saw Dez Bryant, Ryan Mathews, and Sam Bradford ball out.
After watching Dez go full Bieber on the press yesterday, it’s safe to say he’s going to pop off for 200 yards again this week but I rarely double dip in my matchup plays. It just wouldn’t be fair to my people, and his price/ownership share in DFS is going to be sky high. In fact, this week I’m expecting a couple mid-tier WR’s to go off.
Similar to a normal Steph Curry first quarter, I plan on hitting five for five in this week’s picks. But unlike Steph Curry, my handpicked Week 10 fantasy matchups are lacking in true superstars. But hey, that shit seems to work well for the Spurs.
I’m calling it the B-LaFell week. Otherwise known as the one week of the year he pops off for like 135 and two scores and makes you forget that he has worse hands than Clifford Franklin. (Extra credit if you got that reference before clicking the link.)
With Dion Lewis hurt, there’s about 7-10 more targets to spread around the Patriots offense and LaFell has been getting his – seeing no less than seven targets a game in his three games back.
Reports also indicate that top Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie won’t suit up for this one, so second-year man Jayron Hosley will get LaFell duties. The Giants secondary isn’t good as is, losing DRC only makes it worse.
LaFell should eat.
Blake Bortles and Kirk Cousins
Enter the Twilight zone. I may never return from this one. I’m stepping out to the tip of the tree limb and proudly pounding my chest.
The Saints and Ravens defenses are the worst and second-worst against opposing quarterbacks in fantasy football respectively. Who plays New Orleans and Baltimore in Week 10?
Blake Bortles and Kirk “You Like That?” Cousins.
Cousins has been good in matchup start duties so far in 2015, laying good stats at the doormats of the Giants, Eagles, and Buccaneers already this season. The Redskins (somehow) are still a playoff contender so expect Cousins to air it out big time coming off a bye week.
On the other hand, Blake Bortles has been a top 10 fantasy quarterback the entire season. I would be looking to add Bortles not only for this week but anywhere I can for the rest of the season.
Michael Crabtree has been better than good this season. Almost deserving of that top 10 pick he went for a few years ago. Amari Cooper has also been dealing with a mild injury in practice this week.
Either way, the entire Oakland offense is clicking on all cylinders and if Cooper is limited in any way it could mean a massive day for Crabtree.
Even if Cooper is good to go, Crabtree is still a top PPR option with upside of finding the endzone.
The Ravens are looking for a win coming off their bye week. My guess is John Harbaugh and Marc Trestman know that the best way to do that is by controlling the clock. Well, at least Harbaugh does.
At home against an upstart Jacksonville team that’s going to want to air the ball out themselves, they don’t have much of a choice.
Baltimore has the worst secondary in football and it’s not even close (this is coming from a Bears fan). The best way to neutralize a bad secondary is to control the clock while your team is on offense and limit the opportunities the other team has to attack it.
Justin Forsett could be in line for a lot of carries in a tight game against a run defense that’s not very good.
Easy start for me here.