Fantasy Football Matchups - Week 10


Week 10 is upon us and that means we are only 4 weeks away from the Fantasy Football playoffs. Just a mere month away from fantasy football’s proverbial second season. You will need to bolster your rosters, play the matchups, perhaps make a 11th hour deal, but most of all you will need wins! Well, we here at The Fantasy Whisperers are here to help as much as possible. That includes this column where we try to give you a perspective on every fantasy relevant player in every matchup for the week 6 slate of games. For any additional start/sit advice make sure you DM us on Twitter or Instagram and for even more in depth analysis head on over to our YouTube channel where we post daily videos to prepare you to win your week.



Teams on BYE:

Dallas Cowboys

Atlanta Falcons

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets


WAS @ DET

45.5 O/U -3.5 (DET)

Two teams with disappointing first halves take the field in Detroit to try and start a second-half salvage of their season. One can only seem to beat teams in their own division, while the other hasn’t won any divisional games despite already facing all of them already this season. Washington’s defense has done well this season, although they’ve had the benefit of playing the Giants twice and the Cowboys post-Prescott, and haven’t done nearly as well against the good teams on their schedule, allowing 30+ points in 4 consecutive games, and has done significantly worse on the road than at home. This matchup has a decent possibility of producing big fantasy scores, so keep an eye on this game Sunday.


Lions Preview

Through the Air

Washington has been good at defending the pass, although 4 of their games have been against Wentz, Daniel Jones, and Andy Dalton, which would make most defenses look good. In their other games, they’ve been allowing a bit over 230 pass yards per game, which is right around the average performance this season for Matt Stafford. His biggest obstacle is likely from his own team, as Kenny Golladay is not expected to play, which limits Stafford’s options. Marvin Jones should get a little bump from Golladay being out, but don’t get too enamored with him – He’s only averaged 8 standard points and scored 2 TDs in 3 games without Golladay. He’s only finished in the top 25 of WRs once this season. He’s a flex option. At TE, TJ Hockenson has been lighting it up this season, and leads the team in receptions and receiving TDs. Start him up, as he may be the only good option Stafford has. Danny Amendola also plays a role here, but he’s not startable at this point.

On the Ground

D’Andre Swift has been a bit disappointing since his week 6 explosion, and has been more effective as a receiver than a rusher in those games. But it seems that Detroit is committed to getting him the ball and he has the opportunity for another big game here. Start him up as a high-end RB2. Adrian Peterson has also been getting action in this backfield, but with almost a full yard less per carry than Swift, he’s clearly not making the most of it for fantasy managers. He’s worth having on your roster, but not worth starting this week. Kerryon Johnson can stay on waivers.

Washington Football Team Preview

Through the Air

Alex Smith gets the start this week, and he’s a great story, but not a great fantasy start. Though it’s a small sample size, his interception rate so far is over 6%. At WR, Terry McLaurin is your man. He’s locked in as a WR1. Cam Sims, Steven Sims, Isaiah Wright and Dontrelle Inman aren’t starting options yet, as Scary Terry has 50 more targets than the next closest WR (Inman), with 77. Logan Thomas is a streaming option at TE, but don’t fall in love with him. He’s only been a top 25 TE in weeks where he gets a TD.

On the Ground

Antonio Gibson is primed for a big game against a porous Lions’ rush defense. Detroit has already allowed over 200 yards rushing twice and is regularly allowing over 100. Start Gibson as a solid RB2 this week, and JD McKissic should also get plenty of work as well, slotting in as a flex option.

Extra Points

Both D/STs are top 10 options this week per the Vegas line, although I wouldn’t be shocked if this game ends up going sideways for one of these teams. Slight nod to Detroit as the home team, especially since they are up against the initial 3rd string QB for Washington. I would start up Matt Prater at K for Detroit, but avoid Dustin Hopkins for Washington.

HOU @ CLE

53.5 O/U -3 (CLE)

The Texans visit the Browns trying to start a winning streak, as Cleveland comes off their bye attempting to avoid consecutive losses. This game features yet another matchup of young, exciting QBs, a fact which may be mentioned by the game’s commentators once or twice.


Browns Preview

Through the Air

Baker Mayfield was activated from the COVID list after close contact during the bye, so he’s ready to go against this iffy Texans defense. Start him up as a low-end QB1 this week, a great option for streaming. He’ll be looking to get the ball to Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins at WR, who should both be in line for enough volume to be startable options at WR3, along with Austin Hooper at TE, who is making his return from an appendectomy. Donovan Peoples-Jones should also get some work, but he is big play dependent and tough to trust consistently. If you’re desperate, this is the week to take a flyer on him, but temper your expectations.


On the Ground

This is where the Browns should separate themselves in this game. It looks like Nick Chubb will be returning from injury, and he gets a juicy matchup against a bad run defense. Kareem Hunt should also get plenty of volume, especially if game script favors the run, so lock them both into your lineup.


Texans Preview

Through the Air

Deshaun Watson has been playing well on offense, and it’s a good thing, since his defense has been abysmal. The Browns are an average defense, and he should get plenty of opportunity to rack up yards, especially if they get behind. Start up Watson this week if you have him. His top two WRs should also be locked in, Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks. They’re both getting solid volume and making the most of it, with Fuller scoring a TD in 6 straight games, and Cooks scoring in 3 of their last 4. You can fade Randall Cobb and the TEs, Watson will likely focus on his top guys this week.

On the Ground

A big reason for the projected pass volume is the lack of a workhorse RB this week, as David Johnson is still in the concussion protocol. Duke Johnson will take over duties if David can’t go, but this is a rough spot to be in. If David is ruled out, Duke is a good option as a pass-catching back, but if David starts it’s a tough call, as he’ll be coming in with no practice all week. If you have another option, I would avoid this backfield if David is the starter, but Duke is a good RB2 start if he can’t go.


Extra Points

Both kickers, Ka’imi Fairbairn and Cody Parkey, are decent options this week, although this game may be mostly TDs which limits their production. The Browns are a decent streaming D/ST option this week, as they are the home favorites, and Houston has shown a proclivity for turning the ball over consistently.


JAX @ GB

52 O/U -13.5 (GB)

This game could get ugly.


Packers Preview

Through the Air

Rodgers has been playing great, and draws an excellent matchup this week against a defense that has been regularly allowing over 300 yards. Start him without hesitation. Same with Davante Adams. After that, you get slightly less certain, but you can be confident that Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and TE Robert Tonyan will get a good amount of volume. They’re all decent starts at flex and above this week.


On the Ground

Aaron Jones is back, and he should produce RB1 numbers this week. Start him up. Jamaal Williams is an interesting decision – it’s hard to say exactly how much work and production he’ll get this week, with what would seem to be an opportunity for positive game script. He’s an interesting RB3/flex option, mostly owing to the matchup. If you’re desperate, you can do a lot worse than Jamaal.


Jaguars Preview

Through the Air

Jake Luton starts again this week, with Garnder Minshew recovering from his thumb injury. He may get some garbage time stats, but I’d avoid him. He’ll be looking to find DJ Chark, Keelan Cole, and Chris Conley at WR. At this point, they’re all tough to trust, although DJ Chark has the most talent and should get the greatest opportunity this week. I would avoid this passing attack if you can. TE Tyler Eifert doesn’t look to be a relevant option this week either, although a TD could make his day look serviceable.

On the Ground

James Robinson is probably the best player on this offense right now, and until the game is completely out of reach, I would expect that he will get the ball as much as possible. Start him up as a volume-based RB1, and pray for a TD.


Extra points

Start the Packers’ D/ST. Don’t start the Jags D/ST. Start Mason Crosby. Don’t start… whoever ends up kicking for the Jags. This should be a blowout, so if you’re facing any Packers this week – good luck.



PHI @ NYG

44.5 O/U -4 (PHI)

The NFC “Least” will showcase another divisional matchup this week as the Giants host the Eagles.


Eagles

Through the Air

Carson Wentz can be confidently streamed this week with the Giants allowing 18.3 fantasy points per game to the position and Wentz hitting 20 or more points in 4 of his last 6 contests. The Philly passing attack stands to be the healthiest it has been all year this Sunday after getting Alshon Jeffery and Jalen Reagor back to join Travis Fulgham and Dallas Goedert. I am still advising a wait and see approach for Reagor and Alshon but you can feel confident in Fulgham who has scored in four of his five games and has 70 or more receiving yards in four straight games. Goedert is in your lineup and likely to get peppered with targets with his ankle injury behind him and 17 targets in weeks 1 and 2 this season prior to injury.


On the Ground

Miles Sanders has exclaimed that he is 100% and ready to start stacking up wins. He will be back in your lineup as an autostart bellcow.


Giants Preview

Through the Air

Daniel Jones has had a forgettable season both in and out of fantasy football. His 13 turnovers are 5 more than his 8 total touchdowns. Barf. This has sunk the value of both Darius Slayton and Golden Tate who you should look to avoid against this tough Philly D. Sterling Shepard, however, finds himself on the WR2 radar in PPR formats with double digit points in 4 of his 5 games played. He has 26 targets over his last 3 games and has caught 20 of them. The most confident play on the Giants roster is Evan Engram. He gets a Philly defense that allows the 5th most points per game to the TE in fantasy and has 9 or more targets in 4 of his last 6 games.


On the Ground

With Devonta Freeman likely to miss yet another game and despite the bad matchup, Wayne Gallman finds himself on the RB2/RB3 range this week. I understand that Philadelphia is allowing the 9th fewest points per game to running backs and has given up the 8th fewest rushing yards of any team in the NFL but Wayne Gallman has average 14 touches per game and scored in his last three contests. In this RB landscape you could do worse than Gallman.


Extra Points

The Eagles D/ST is one of, if not the stream of the week this week. Start with confidence.


TB @ CAR

50.5 O/U -4.5 (TB)

Tampa Bay got embarrassed on national television last week by the Saints. This week they hope to bounce back against the Panthers who look like they can score and keep up with the most talented offenses in the NFL.


Buccaneers Preview

Through the Air

Has father time finally caught up to Tom Brady? Last week’s performance was one of the worst performances we have ever seen for Brady in his 20 year career. I’m chalking this up to having one bad game given what we have seen from him so far this season. Tom Brady should have plenty of time in the pocket in this one and should bounce back to return QB1 value. Look for Tom to attack the Panthers Defense and shut the doubters up. Tampa is loaded with passing options Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and now Antonio Brown. This screams fantasy nightmare to me, simple just too many mouths to feed on a weekly basis. Evans led the team in targets, but Godwin led the WR core in snaps. I trust Godwin the most in this offense due to him lining up in the slot and Brady loves his slot receivers. The other two WRs are more of a toss up on who to trust and both sit at WR3’s with either having a big game any given week. Gronk is back in the TE1 conversation and should be in your lineups this week.


On the Ground

Now that Leonard Fournette is healthy and seems to be over his ankle injury he looks to be the back Arians likes more in this offense. Ronald Jones will still have his role but this is no longer solely his backfield. Fournette is an RB2 for me this week especially with this matchup and Rojo is more of a Flex play with good upside due to the matchup.


Panthers Preview

Through the Air

Teddy Bridgewater is having a very solid 1st season as the starter of the Carolina Panthers. Most weeks he is a great streaming option because he doesn’t commit a lot of mistakes and has the ability to scramble and pick up some rushing yardage. This week i’m staying away, the Buc defense is a bad matchup for QBs and I expect them to play angry after being embarrassed last week. D.J Moore and Robby Anderson seem to be taking a back seat in this offense to Curtis Samual who is having a great second half of the season. D.J Moore has seen his targets slowly disappear and Robby Anderson although makes up for most of the air yardage in this offense has not scored since Week 1. Samuel on the other hand has seen his targets increase weekly and is even involved in the rushing game, receiving 21 carries through 7 weeks. All three of these guys are WR3 for me this week with the bad matchup, with Samuel having the safest floor and possibly the highest upside given his rushing involvement.


On the Ground

Christian McCaffery rejoined the lineup last week, but picked up another injury and will be out this week. Insert Mike Davis and the panthers starting RB who will have a tough go against the Tampa front. The matchup is not the only thing hurting his value this week, Curtis Samuel is also eating into his volume. Davis is a risky RB3 this week.


DEN @ LV

52.5 O/U -5.5 (LV)

Lets see if 2nd half Drew Lock can show up in the 1st half this week. Watching Denver play in the 1st half is one of the most frustrating things to watch as a fan and as a fantasy manager.


Broncos

Through the Air

Drew Lock is like the Jeckle and Hyde QB. First half stats terrible, as soon as he walks out after halftime he turns it on and unfortunately for the Broncos this isn’t enough to win games but is nice for managers who start Lock. I would start Lock this week and just don’t look at the points until the end of the game. This game could turn into a 2nd half shootout in Mile High. Jerry Jeudy picked up a shoulder injury and is questionable. Jerry has flashed in games this year but this game I’m trusting Tim Patrick since he seems to be the redzone favorite of the two. Noah Fant is also ready to go this week and in a fringe TE1 option. Both Patrick and Fant get a bump if Jeudy misses this one.


On the Ground

Melvin Gordon and Philip Lindsay seem to be unstartable at this point. Not only is this a 50/50 timeshare but neither have been involved in the offense the past two weeks. If you have another option this week start them to save yourself a headache, otherwise these guys are RB3/4s.


Raiders Preview

Through the Air

Derek Carr has not been a good fantasy start the past two weeks but seems to be a product of lack of volume those weeks. There should be more volume for Carr this week given to teams not being able to run against the Denver defense. Carr is a low-end Q1 streamer this week. Henry Ruggs and Nelson Agholor are boom or bust options in this offense, Agholor offers more upside but needs big TD plays to be productive. Darren Waller is the most reliable option in this offense and has gotten into the endzone 3 of the last 4 games. Waller is an every week TE1.


On the Ground

Josh Jacobs seems to be banged up or Gruden loves dishing out headaches to fantasy managers by getting Devonte Booker more involved in the offense. To Gruden’s credit Booker seems to be more explosive and should be on the field more. Josh Jacobs seems to be falling into TD dependent RB2 status as the season goes on.


Extra Points

Both Brandon McManus and Daniel Carlson are great Kicking options this week. The altitude adds extra yards to their range and both have been very reliable.




BUF @ AZ

56.5 O/U -2.5 (AZ)

A matchup between two impressive young quarterbacks that looks to be explosive - and very exciting for fantasy purposes!


Buffalo Bills

Through the Air

Josh Allen put on a show last week for the first time in a month. It’s no cakewalk this week but after 400+ yards and 4 TDs last week you might be feeling better about playing Allen. Stefon Diggs will face Patrick Peterson who may be able to challenge the steady 8+ targets per game Diggs has come to expect but the O/U proves you want in on this action. And Josh Brown will see a favorable matchup this week paving the way to build on his big week 9 performance where he garnered 8 catches on 11 targets for 99 yards.


On the Ground

Zach Moss is the back to start in Buffalo but he will be touch down dependent as it’s unlikely game flow will favor him this week.


Arizona Cardinals

Through the Air

The Cardinals may have lost a frustrating game against Miami last week, but the loss hardly rests on Kyler Murray's shoulders. The QB completed 21 of 26 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns and ran a career-high 106 yards and his eighth rushing touchdown of the season. The Bills are without star corner Josh Norman which creates a solid opening for DeAndre Hopkins to shine this week. And the Cardinals offer even more to fantasy rosters by way of Christian Kirk whose slow start was only a runway for his midseason launch. He’ll have another opening this week to build on his position as team lead in red zone targets (8).


On the ground

It’s unclear if Drake will play this week or if his ankle will hold him back. Chase Edmonds effectiveness and fantasy value rests on this. Should Drake sit, Edmunds could be in a good spot as Buffalo is a top 12 matchup in points surrendered to running backs.


Extra Points

I just don’t see the Bills defense putting up a fight against the Cardinals offense. Josh allen is only one week removed from a horrible skid and the Cardinals are looking to win after a tight loss to Miami last week. I bet their defense makes some exciting plays and proves to be a decent start this week.


CIN @ PIT

46.5 O/U -7.5 (PIT)

The undefeated Steelers should roll onto 9-0 leaving their age old rival in the dust. They’ve certainly had a rough week of preparation between dealing with injuries and COVID but Pittsburg has been playing smart football this season and that trend will likely continue.


Cincinnati bengals

Through the air

Joe burrow oughta buckle up. Only seven players in the NFL have seven sacks this season and Pittsburg has three of those players. If he can hang onto the ball and not let every sack become a turnover, he may give you some serious upside production for the receivers on this team given he’ll be slinging the ball playing from behind. I’m excited to see what the explosive receiver Tyler Boyd will do in this matchup. Even Higbee and Green have potential this week if you are in a high-need receiver situation.


On the ground

It’s unclear if Mixon is a go this week.Giovani Bernard will split the backfield if Mixon starts, otherwise, Bernard himself is a high-end RB2 option for you this week.


Pittsburgh steelers

Through the Air

Ben Roethlisberger is likely going to play with two injured knees and god knows what else because that’s what Ben does. It’s impressive when it means he’ll continue marching the steelers to wins by whatever means necessary, but it does change your expectations for fantasy. Juju and Johnson are viable starts given the bengals history against receivers but manage expectations in case injury proves to limit Ben.


On the ground

The Steelers may be more dependent on the run this week to take some pressure off Ben and his knees. James Conner should be in for a great game against a weak Bengals secondary.


Extra points

The Steelers are a great defensive start this week.


SEA @ LAR

55.5 O/U -2 (SEA)

Fresh off a bye and hosting at home, the Rams will look to pin the Seahawks to back to back losses in this NFC west matchup.


Seattle Seahawks

Through the air

Russel Wilson is sustaining the number 2 and number 5 fantasy football wide receivers this year with plenty of room to spare. His volume is incredible and in games against fellow high-powered offenses, it’s a beautiful thing to watch the offense explode. This is a week for that. Worth noting that dk metcalf will be paired up against jalen ramsey so it could be another game we see more action from david moore.


On the Ground

Chris Carson is still a speculative start this week, as is his go-to backup Carlos Hyde. Deejay Dallas has carried the weight of the backfield while Carson is sidelined. He’s been supported by Travis Homer but it doesn’t seem that Homer will infringe on Dallas for fantasy purposes in this current scenario.


Los Angeles Rams

Through the Air

The Seahawks pass defense is nothing to boast. Goff and company will manage to keep this a close game with Cooper Kupp taking the lead roll on an offense.


On the Ground

Henderson has been the most effective back for the rams but it’s still a volume game when it comes to fantasy starts.


Extra points

Kai forbath should see a decent amount of action considering how much Seattle lets up to opposing offenses.




49ers @ Saints

46.5 O/U -10 (NO)

Two teams are heading in very different directions in this matchup as the Saints host an injury-riddled 49ers squad that has lost more games than they have one this year at 4-5.


49ers Preview

Through the Air

After re-injuring his ankle and perhaps his confidence, Jimmy Garopolo has been shut down for the foreseeable future in favor of Nick Mullens. In four games of action in relief Mullens has yet to top 18 fantasy points. He cannot be trusted and with Deebo Samuel battling a hamstring injury and George Kittle on IR, the only startable pass catching weapon is first round rookie WR Brandon Aiyuk who has 17 targets over his last two games played and has been activated off the COVID list. He will be facing a Saints defense that has allowed 32.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this year. Aiyuk belongs in your lineup.


On the Ground

Injuries don’t just stop in the passing game for the Niners as they are down to Jerrick McKinnon and Jamycal Hasty leading their backfield this week. This will be the second such week after injuries to Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson. McKinnon seemed to have fresher legs last week and garnered 15 touches against the Packers last Thursday night. Hasty on the other hand only got 6 touches. I imagine the 49ers prefer McKinnon again this week but the matchup against a tough Saints front makes him merely an RB3/FLEX play this week. Hasty cannot be trusted.


Saints Preview

Through the Air

It only took one of his worst defensive matchups last week for Drew Brees to throw his only four TD game of 2020. This week he looks to improve on that performance against a San Fran secondary that is beat up and just gave up four touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers last week. Brees is a fine play and a back end QB1 this week. Michael Thomas was working back from injury last week and only played 55% of the snaps, only being targeted 6 times against Tampa Bay. The good news is he seemed to avoid any setbacks and will face a Niners secondary that is without Richard Sherman. Beyond Thomas it is hard to trust Emmanuel Sanders or Jared Cook as both have been inconsistent at best. I think in desperation scenarios you could FLEX Sanders in a #revengegame but don’t get your hopes up.


On the Ground

San Francisco boasts a top 5 defense against fantasy RBs but Alvin Kamara is the second best RB in all of fantasy through 9 weeks.


Extra Points

Wil Lutz is a top 5 kicker and an auto start and given how the Saints D/ST dispatched the Buccaneers last week they are an absolutely locked in play this week against the Niners as favorites by 10 points.


Chargers @ Dolphins

49.5 O/U -1.5 (MIA)

Two teams who are the antithesis of one another will face off on Sunday as the team who continues to find ways to win hosts the team who keeps finding ways to lose.


Chargers Preview

Through the Air

Justin Herbert has been one of the single best storylines in 2020 and especially when it comes to fantasy football. Herbert has 22 or more points in his last 5 starts and will face a Dolphins team that is fresh off of giving up the #1 overall performance to Kyler Murray last week. Herbert is locked into your lineups mostly because of his all star cast of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry. They are all in your lineups and the confidence in them is in that order. Allen is a WR1, Williams a WR2/3 and Henry a low end TE1 this week.


On the Ground

As much as the Joshua Kelley truthers would have hoped a Justin Jackson-less game would have led to major fantasy football usage last week, it was in fact Kalen Ballage who led this team in touches last week against the Raiders. With Jackson missing practice and headed for another missed game we could see another Ballage game especially in a #revengegame against the Dolphins who give up 19.5 fantasy points per game. Ballage is on the RB2 radar this week if Jackson misses again and you can’t trust Kelley.


Dolphins Preview

Through the Air

After a forgettable fantasy premiere two weeks ago, Tua Tagovailoa bounced back nicely against the Cardinals and put 20 points up for fantasy GMs that trusted him. He gets an even better matchup this week against a Chargers defense that is allowing the fourth most points per game to opposing QBs. Tua is worth a stream this week. Part of the bounce back for Tua was a corresponding bounce back for DeVante Parker who played 91% of the snaps last week and garnered 7 targets. His volume should be bankable with Preston Williams likely to miss this game. Mike Gesicki can be streamed this week after showing a flash of life last week against Arizona.


On the Ground

With both Miles Gaskin and Matt Breida hurt last week for the ‘Phins, they deployed a small committee of Jordan Howard and Salvon Ahmed. In total the Miami backs had 17 touches and outside of Jordan Howard’s plunge into the end zone, they were nothing to write home about. I expect this to be another tough backfield to project this week especially if Breida is healthy for this one. You should avoid all Miami backs.


Extra Points

The Miami D/ST has been the 4th best defense in all of fantasy and while Herbert has been on fire, so have the Dolphins with back to back defensive touchdowns over the past two weeks. They deserve a nod this week as well.


Ravens @ Patriots

43.5 O/U -7 (BAL)

Sunday Night Football on NBC will feature an AFC rivalry that for years now has had major playoff implications. This year the Patriots have not been holding up their end of that bargain but the game will feature the old guard vs. the new guard as far as mobile quarterbacks are concerned.


Ravens Preview

Through the Air

To say that Lamar Jackson has been a fantasy football disappointment would be an understatement. He has yet to have a game over 300 passing yards, has only thrown for 3 touchdowns once this season, and is barely a QB1 this season. The good news is that Lamar has picked up the rushing, averaging 77 yards per game over his last three. The bad news is he faces the Patriots this week who are allowing 16.3 fantasy points per game to enemy QBs which is the 4th best mark. Jackson’s struggles through the air have had a direct effect on Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews. Andrews has not had double digit fantasy points in three weeks and for Hollywood it has been four weeks since he hit double digit points. Andrews usage and routes run on Lamar dropbacks indicate he needs to stay in your lineup but Hollywood Brown is not trustworthy in this one against a New England secondary that has only allowed the 10th fewest receiving yards to wide receivers this year.


On the Ground

With Mark Ingram out over the past two weeks, both Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins have been on the RB2/3 radar and should Ingram miss another game they would find themselves there yet again. Edwards is the floor play as he seems to have a lock on the goaline work and Dobbins provides the upside as the dynamic playmaker. This is quietly a great matchup for both backs. New England had started the year very stout against the run but have been absolutely gashed over the last month by RBs in fantasy and both these backs and Lamar should have plenty of run against a team surrendering the 10th most points per game to RBs.


Patriots Preview

Through the Air

If Lamar Jackson has been bad, Cam Newton has been worse. Call it the COVID hangover but Newton has bottomed out after a strong first two weeks and is averaging just under 175 passing yards over his last five games. He has also had 55 or fewer rushing yards in his last three. Things likely aren’t getting much better for Cam this week against a Baltimore defense that allows less than 250 receiving yards this season and has surrendered just the second fewest passing TDs of 2020. Cam is struggling on his own but is also missing Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry. This has vaulted Jakobi Meyeres into the spotlight as he has compiled 24 targets, 18 catches, and over 200 yards in his last two games. While I think Meyers is a great add and bench stash this week he should remain on your bench against Baltimore’s elite secondary.


On the Ground

As tough as Baltimore is against the pass they are even better against the run as they are allowing the fewest points per game to the RB in fantasy football this year. Any and all healthy Patriots backs need to be faded in this matchup.


Extra Points

Start your Baltimore Ravens in this one. Both Justin Tucker and the D/ST should be in great shape in this tilt.


Vikings @ Bears

40.5 O/U -2.5 (MIN)

Monday Night Football features one of the lowest over/unders on the week but although there may not be as many points scored in this one, it should be a close and entertaining divisional matchup.


Vikings Preview

Through the Air

Kirk Cousins will have a couple things working against him Monday night. One is a very talented and fear-invoking Chicago Bears defense and the other is the fact that he has been terrible in primetime games. The Bears are a top 5 D to avoid for fantasy QBs and coupling that with the Vikings recommitment to Dalvin Cook, Cousins should be avoided this week. This likely extends to both Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson who have scored under 10 fantasy points over their last two games respectively. The only pass catching weapon I am vaguely interested in this week for the Vikings other than Dalvin Cook is Irv Smith Jr. After his two touchdowns last week, you could be chasing points a bit given that he only caught the two touchdown passes all game. I do like Smith Jr. however against a Bears defense that has been susceptible to the TE position, allowing just under 12 points per game to the position which is the 9th most in 2020.


On the Ground

Over the last two weeks, Dalvin Cook has outscored every other RB, WR, or TE by nearly 24 points in fantasy. Dalvin is cookin!


Bears Preview

Through the Air

As beleaguered as the Vikings defense has been, it would be hard for anyone to trust Nick Foles who has thrown an interception in all but one game this year and has surrendered 3 or more sacks in his last three games. The Bears passing game has been underwhelming to say the least but Allen Robinson belongs in your lineup against the Vikings who are down to 3rd and 4th string cornerbacks at this point and A-Rob has only had less than 9 targets in two of 9 games this season. Start Jimmy Graham as well. We can bank on 6 targets a game with Jimmy which he has had in four straight.


On the Ground

David Montgomery has seen RB2 usage and produced RB3 numbers. You will have to plug your nose and start him if he can get cleared from the league's concussion protocol. If he cannot go it will be a situation to avoid for fantasy with Cordarelle Patterson and Ryan Nall and potentially even Lamar Miller activated off the Chicago practice squad. You can find better on the waiver in that dastardly scenario.


Extra Points

In this low of an over/under and given that it is a November game in Chicago, both D/ST are in play this week. Both kickers are not.


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