2010 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 10

Nov 10, 2010


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Here’s some sit and start advice as you set your lineups for Week 10 of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Garrard threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns the last time he faced Houston, who ranks last in the league with both 298.3 passing yards allowed per game and 20 passing TDs allowed.

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Sit:
Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings
You might be tempted to roll out the old man after his monster game against Arizona, but remember that was against a horrible team at home. He’s travelling to Chicago to face the Bears, who have allowed just five touchdown passes.
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Running Backs
Start:
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks should stop the bleeding this week against Arizona. Lynch should help lead the way. The Cardinals rank 28th with 135.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
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LeGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay  Buccaneers
Blount took a step back last week going for just 46 yards. That was against Atlanta though, and they rank sixth in the league with 95.9 rushing yards allowed per game. This week he takes on lowly Carolina, who ranks 25th with 124.8 ypg.
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Sit:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, New England Patriots
Green-Ellis mustered just 14 yards on nine carries against Cleveland last week. What do you think he’s going to do against Pittsburgh’s top ranked run defense? They are giving up just 58.3 yards per game and 2.6 yards per carry.

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Wide Receivers
Start:
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree comes out of the bye with a favorable matchup against the Rams. He has three touchdowns in his past four games.

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Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett takes over and should breathe some life into the Cowboys’ offense. The Giants have the number two pass defense, but I expect the explosive Bryant to makes some plays down field.
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Sit:
Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
I love Steve Smith, but with Matt Moore gone for the year, I don’t see how you can start him. Their offense is such a mess.

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Tight Ends
Start:
Dustin Keller, New York Jets
Keller had a solid showing against Detroit, catching four passes for 59 yards. Another good game should be in order as the Jets travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns.

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Sit:
Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
The Colts remain one of the top teams at keeping tight ends in check. Carson Palmer will be busy hitting his WRs and Gresham will be the forgotten man.

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Kickers
Start:
Dan Carpenter, Miami Dolphins
Carpenter was human last week against Baltimore, but should be back in the saddle against Tennessee, who has allowed more field goals (20) than any other team.

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Sit:
Ryan Longwell, Minnesota Vikings
On the flip side, Longwell faces the Bears, who have allowed just seven FGs. Plus, Longwell has just eight of his own on the year.

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Defenses
Start:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs take on the Panthers who are trying to swim upstream without a paddle. They simply have too many obstacles to overcome.

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Sit:
Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are not the same unit that has intimidated teams for over a decade. They aren’t a must start anymore, especially when they take on Atlanta.
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12 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Grant
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    I would think you might have Shiancoe as your “sit TE” based on your TE rankings … what are your thoughts on him in a PPR this week? I have Keller and Shiancoe … sure hard to sit Keller.

  2. LestersLegends
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    I have him at 12, which would make him low-end TE1. I also find it hard to sit Keller this week. I think Shiancoe could be decent, but it’s hard to say what Vikes team shows up.

  3. Jimmy Johns
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    So this week I’m starting Desean Jackson and Calvin Johnson and I need to pick a flex guy. Who would you go with out of Percy Harvin, Dez Bryant and Braylon Edwards? Standard scoring 10 yds/point, 6 points/TD.

  4. LestersLegends
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    I like all three options, but I’m leaning towards Percy. He has just been a terror the past month or so.

  5. Nate
    November 10th, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Who should i start this week?
    Mercedes Lewis vs. Texans OR
    Jacob Tamme vs. Bengals

  6. LestersLegends
    November 10th, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Go with Tamme. He’s been on fire.

  7. Will
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Maclin, Moreno, or Miles Austin for a flex play? PPr league.

  8. LestersLegends
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Ah, the triple M dilemma. I’d go with Miles.

  9. Dan
    November 12th, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    I’m still struggling with my lineup in PPR League, please help! Here’s part of my my lineup with some starters filled in, please fill in the blanks for me!

    QB: D Garrard RB: L McCoy RB: ? WR: R Wayne WR: ? WR/RB: ?

    Available Players: L Blount, F Jackson, M Goodson, D Brown, W Welker, J Maclin, M Sims-Walker

  10. LestersLegends
    November 12th, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    garard mccoy, blount, wayne, maclin, msw

  11. DRush
    November 13th, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    I have a pretty good idea of who to start here, but I want someone elses opinion. I’ve got Roethlisberger and I was lucky enough to snag Gerrard off of waivers this week as well. Garrard against the texans dead last pass D or Big Ben against the pats 29th ranked pass D? I’m thinking Gerrard and here’s why…Ben is a better qb…but the dude I’m playing this week has Marcedes Lewis and Mike Thomas and I’m trying to keep them in check…so playing Gerrard allows me to do that. I’m just a little worried Ben is gonna go to town this week.

  12. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    That does make sense. I have Ben 3rd this week and Garrard 8th, so you can see I think Ben is in for a better week. However, the Pats got embarrassed last week so they could be motivated to bounce back. I’d go with Ben, but I can certainly see and understand why you’d use garrard.

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