We’re in the double digits! Yes, fantasy football is flying along, as we’re in Week 10 and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hey, your trade deadline is approaching, so as always, don’t forget about fantasy football rankings, buying and selling, 101 pieces (links below), help with trade decisions and alignment (find me in the comments) – plus, this week’s fun rankings : Soccer Party Food!
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Can be started: Daniel Jones, New York – Jones had his worst game of the season going into the break, but it came against a decent defense (Seahawks). With a week off for the Texans to reset and plan for the game, Jones should be up and running again. With three games of 68+ rushing yards and two 20+ point games coming on a rush (or two), it’s really Jones’ legs that boost his fantasy value. Hopefully, Jones doesn’t falter in Week 8.
Can be started: Rashad White, TB – Reports say the Buccaneers could lean more on White as the season nears its end, and it could start this week against the Seahawks. The Seahawks’ receivers defense has been better than expected though, as Austin Eckler destroyed them with a 12-12-96-1 line, Alvin Kamara went 6-6-91 receiving, Javonte Williams went 12-11-65-0 in Week 1, and even James Conner went 5-5 in his return last week. He placed 5-19.
Hail Mary Begin: Isiah Pacheco, K.C – As mentioned on the podcast, I want nothing to do with the Chiefs, Broncos, Rams and Bills backfields if possible. Yes, we have to use someone every week, especially with the Chiefs and Bills offenses, and this time, we can shoot for Pacheco. This is with the hope of touching and running with the steering wheel holding you. The backfield is a true committee with Jerick McKinnon picking up the others, but Pacheco will probably see more running (no pun intended) with healthy leadership, which the Chiefs should have against the Jaguars.
Can start: DeAndre Carter, LAC — Josh Palmer’s advice is paying off, so let’s turn to Carter this week. He was a great option in Week 9, but despite what he looks like on paper, he’s in for more on the 49ers. The 49ers are near the top of the league in 20+ yards allowed and yes, some of them went to the Cooper Cup alone, but even the Panthers had four such receptions in Week 5. Carter has the potential to play big. 10.4 Air / TGT and 20.8% of his receptions of 20+ yards, mainly playing outside the slot. There’s a good chance Carter comes up big and doesn’t rotate.
Can be started at: Wayne Dale Robinson, New York – Through Weeks 6-8, Robinson is tied with Darius Slayton for the team lead in target percentage (17.6) and most receptions (11) and is one of three players to catch a touchdown. That’s all he went 3-2-15-0 in a down game (thanks Daniel Jones) before his farewell. The matchup is good (Texas) so it’s the two early games that we hope he thinks, as long as the Giants don’t go out too early and run out the clock.
Hail Mary Start: Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE – Surprisingly, Amari Cooper has dominated at home and struggled a bit on the road, which is where the DPS showed up. The Browns have played three to five road games at home, and still have Peeples-Jones 20-13-215 on the road and 26-17-202 at home. As we can only hope the Browns head to Miami and Jacoby Brissett’s second game this year he has attempted 40+ passes.
Hail Mary Start: Cade Otton, TB – Even if Cameron Brate returns, I’m willing to gamble on Othon, who is third in TMTT% starting in Week 4 (Brate played in Weeks 4 and 6). Otto is also second in red zone and end zone targets with a 30-22-242-1 line. What really helps is the matchup against the Seahawks. No opponent has managed to score at least 5.2 points per game – TJ Hockenson blew them away in Week 4, Zach Ertz was a perfect 5-40-1 last week and even Tanner Hudson went 3-58-0 for the Giants.
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The best football party food
It’s back to food this week, and I have a huge appetite to fight off this cold…or whatever it is. I always go the hungry route when I’m sick – some people just don’t want to eat anything – so I thought, “Why don’t I do a top 10 football party food?” I thought. After all, it’s the middle of the NFL season, so let’s dig in… to the rankings… and some great food. I am glad to hear your suggestions. I always love to try new food/snacks.
- Pizza – Why have a football party if you don’t have pizza? In addition to regular pizza, I take several types of pizza – bites, rolls, bread, etc.
- Buffalo Chicken Dip – I can only say that this is how the streets of heaven taste. I have to share the plate or else I will smear the whole plate.
- Wings – If not for endless cloth/cleaning needs, it would rank higher. Taste of Louisiana is my go-to (Wingstop or my own).
- Sliders – Of course it’s a category of its own, but burgers, BBQ, chicken, etc., these are a must, especially for the ease of eating them versus a full size burger.
- Soft Pretzel – I may be crazy, but I absolutely love me some soft pretzels – whether it’s a giant pretzel “log” that everyone shares, bites, or a whole pretzel – and there are many variations, from salt to cinnamon sugar to everything and more.
- Buffalo Chicken Rolls – They are similar to spring rolls (size and makeup) but only filled with buffalo chicken. Easy to make, easy to eat and easy to love.
- Chips – Utz over Lays!
- Pigs in a blanket – Did you know that there is a large number of pigs in a blanket? Pretty, okay?
- Mac and cheese – Light side, super sweet, and you can add different twists on it.
- Taco / Layer Dip / Nachos – You could argue that this should rank higher, and I won’t, but the buffalo chicken dip is so much better, and I hate beans, especially the frozen glop in the dip. If you leave the beans, I’ll dive in!
Bonus: Monkey Bread – If you’ve never experienced it (you probably didn’t even realize it was called this) do yourself a favor and do it another time. Like chicken wings, it involves a lot of hand washing afterwards, but these are what clouds in the sky taste like. Imagine a cinnamon center – you’ll get that in every bite!
He buys and sells
- Justin Herbert, QB, LAC – I’m far from a Herbert apologist, but he hasn’t found a complete arsenal this year, and if Keenan Allen and/or Mike Williams can return, the Chargers have a middle-of-the-road schedule, Herbert still has plenty of upside.
- Michael Carter, RB, New York – Yes, dividing the backfield, but a suitable program, and managers may think about “high selling” from a good game.
- Gus Edwards, RB, BAL – Ravens bye, Edwards is the leader when healthy and should be back in Week 11.
- Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN – Jerry Judy was here last week because he had a bad stretch earlier this year, and now Sutton is in the middle of it. I don’t expect a top 20 ROS for Sutton, but managers are dropping him straight away.
- Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT – Also here last week, leaving Chase Claypool narrowing the passing tree for Kenny Pickett, and the volume was already high on Johnson.
- Michael Pittman, WR, IND – Sam Ehlinger is a concern at quarterback, but Pittman is still in the WR3 conversation along with other boom/bum options like Gabriel Davis.
- Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pt – Like Johnson, Freiermuth will benefit from Claypool being out of the equation.
It is sold
- Justin Fields, QB, CHI – We discussed the fields ROS The athletics Fantasy football Pod, and he’s pushing his way into the Top 5 at QB, but some already have him there. I’d still take Tua Tagovailoa, so if others in your league see him as better than Joe Burroughs/Kyler Murray/etc., he’s getting high return value — even if Fields continues with this… run.
- Joe Mixon, RB, C.I.N – Not only because of all those touchdowns in Week 9, but because the Bengals have one of the worst schedules for running backs in the fantasy game.
- Josh Jacobs, RB, LV — Trading Jacobs now might be tough, but you could argue that it’s just a tough situation for the Raiders when, in fact, the schedule doesn’t look good for weeks 14-17 and the Raiders could start looking at 2023.
- Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN – It sounds obvious, but there are a lot of inexperienced leagues with managers who can get bitten with a Jamar chase out.
- Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI – Fields picked up a few tackles against Claypool in his first game against the Bears. Mooney has been good as a volume king in the Bears’ passing game, and Mooney dropping five percentage points in TmTGT% would be a huge boost to his value.
Week 10 fantasy football predictions
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Week 10 fantasy football rankings
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