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Exploit the Colts, Bucs and Texans Defenses for Week 10

George Kurtz Staff Writer November 9, 2017 4:24PM EST
Thankfully, there are only two more bye weeks to deal with. This week Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, and Philadelphia are off. With the Fantasy regular season coming quickly to a close it’s more important than ever to look at the matchups that could benefit you. With that in mind, here we go.
  1. Indianapolis Colts: They say Martavis Bryant might be involved in the offense this week. That’s nice. I’d still start JuJu Smith-Schuster over him. Truthfully, I would not start Bryant unless you have no other options. We need to see him play first before trusting him again.
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Mike Evans suspended and Jameis Winston out due to injury the Jets could have the ball for most of this game. If I had to choose, it’s Matt Forte over Bilal Powell and Robby Anderson over Jermaine Kearse but I like them all.
  3. Houston Texans: Let’s not overreact to the 67-yard TD pass for Sammy Watkins last week. It was not only his only catch, but his only target as well. I’d still rather start Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp over him. Jared Goff moves into QB1 territory this week also.
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    Jared Goff is arguably a QB 1 this week. Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

  4. Dallas Cowboys: The Falcons have refused to run the ball for most of this season and now that Devonta Freeman is dealing with several injuries, this week may not be any different. You’re still starting Freeman and once again, Tevin Coleman could be a flex option as well. Mohamed Sanu is also clearly in play.
  5. Atlanta Falcons: The Cowboys have so many questions right now. No one knows what will happen with Ezekiel Elliott. Maybe he plays, maybe he doesn’t. Dez Bryant is also banged up with ankle and knee injuries. Obviously, they both start if available. If Dez is out, Terrance Williams moves up to flex play. If Elliott is out, it’s likely to be a committee with Alfred Morris getting first shot at the job.
  6. Cleveland Browns: The Browns have their issues, but they are good against the run, I’m not looking to start Theo Riddick or Ameer Abdullah Marvin Jones and the passing game other than Eric Ebron is good to go, though.
  7. Washington Redskins: This may be the last week that Case Keenum starts for Minnesota with Teddy Bridgewater back at practice. He shouldn’t be starting for your Fantasy team though. You’re starting Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen but this could be a rough game for them versus the WAS secondary.
  8. Miami Dolphins: Cam Newton has to run to be a Fantasy start, and run he will. He’s still a must- start here. Devin Funchess is in the WR3 but probably is TD dependent.
  9. Buffalo Bills: Drew Brees hasn’t been a Fantasy stud this year mainly because of the defense and the running game. They are performing so well that Brees doesn’t need to throw the ball 40-plus times a game anymore. Willie Snead is a sit if he’s still on your roster.
  10. Los Angeles Chargers: Leonard Fournette will play this week, really, he will. You’re starting Marqise Lee also, but he will have a tough matchup lined up opposite Casey Heyward more often than not.
  11. Green Bay Packers: Start Jordan Howard and possibly Tarik Cohen here; that’s it.
  12. Minnesota Vikings: I can be talked into Vernon Davis as a start here if Jordan Reed is out, but that’s about it.
  13. New Orleans Saints: I’m going to need to see Kelvin Benjamin play in a game for Buffalo, and see how they use him before I can start him. I’m not starting Charles Clay this week either if he returns from his knee injury.
  14. Denver Broncos: The Broncos are not the automatic sit defense they were earlier this season. I’d be wary of Chris Hogan here, even if he does play. Danny Amendola becomes much more interesting in a PPR league if Hogan is out. I’d rather have Dion Lewis in my lineup than James White but that’s pretty much a coin toss.
  15. Cincinnati Bengals: DeMarco Murray has become a TD dependent RB2. Derrick Henry is in the flex conversation, but these two backs may cannibalize each other. It’s hard to start Marcus Mariota if you have other options.
  16. San Francisco 49ers: Orleans Darkwa is a good play here and Evan Engram is a must. Sterling Shepard can also be in flex consideration. The Giants aren’t going to get a batter matchup than this.
  17. New England Patriots: Unless you have an extremely deep WR corps, you’re starting Demaryius Thomas, but he is all I have interest in with Brock Osweiler at the helm.
  18. Detroit Lions: Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell are likely to start for me, but that’s it.
  19. New York Jets: Doug Martin can start if you can’t do better and DeSean Jackson could still hit a big play, but the TB offense could have all kinds of trouble Sunday.
  20. Los Angeles Rams: DeAndre Hopkins will get more than his share of targets. He’s a week in and week out starter no matter who is at QB. Will Fuller however, can sit.
  21. Carolina Panthers: The Dolphins promise that Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake will once again split the carries Monday. This makes them both start worthy, as is Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker.
  22. New York Giants: You can move on here after Carlos Hyde.
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: I’m worried about Y. Hilton in this one, but he still starts for me. The Colts should be trailing right off the bat and have to throw early and often.
  24. Arizona Cardinals: Doug Baldwin runs out of the slot more often than outside, so he should be able to avoid Patrick Peterson. Paul Richardson and Tyler Lockett may not be so lucky.
  25. Chicago Bears: Can you sit Jordy Nelson and/or davante Adams? If so, I don’t expect either one to have a big Fantasy game here. The same holds true for the entire GB offense.
  26. Tennessee Titans: Somehow, J. Green wasn’t suspended last week and will play Sunday. That’s good for Fantasy owners as he is the only must-start for Cincinnati. Perhaps you can go with Joe Mixon, but you will need a TD for his day to be saved.
  27. Seattle Seahawks: The Hawks are beat up in the secondary, so Larry Fitzgerald will start for me. You may have to start Adrian Peterson but after 39 touches Sunday, I’m not seeing big things for him versus a SEA defense that will probably be a bit upset after losing late versus Washington.
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars: I don’t want to start anyone other than maybe Hunter Henry in the passing game. Melvin Gordon always starts.

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