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    March 1, 2019
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  • 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
    March 19, 2019
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  • 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Profiles: David Montgomery, Iowa State
    March 18, 2019
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  • 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
    March 18, 2019
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Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling Has Prime Week 10 Matchup

Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling Has Prime Week 10 Matchup
Austin Webster November 10, 2018 1:54AM EDT

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs Torry McTyer

There appears to be a new number two option in Green Bay. Geronimo Allison was placed on injured reserve this week, clearing way for rookie Valdes-Scantling to continue to succeed. He made big chunk plays against the Patriots, which resulted in 101 yards on three catches. He will be in a similar situation this week with Davante Adams likely being shadowed by top cornerback Xavien Howard. This will give Valdes-Scantling the much more favorable matchup against Torry McTyer, who was burned by Taylor Gabriel in Week Six. MVS has tremendous yardage upside again this week, and could see some more intermediate work with Allison out and Randall Cobb still dealing with a hamstring injury.

Josh Gordon vs Malcolm Butler

There was much controversy on why Malcolm Butler was benched during the Super Bowl, but Butler’s horrendous play this year is putting those questions to rest. Bill Belichick might go out of his way even further to try to expose Butler and have Gordon be a big part of the game plan. Butler has allowed the most yardage of any cornerback and the most touchdowns of any CB this year. He has been burned time and time again and the matchup comes at a perfect time for Gordon. This week he was finally removed from the injury report, suggesting he is feeling 100 percent recovered from his hamstring injury. I expect Gordon to get over 80 yards and a score.

Maurice Harris vs Javien Elliott

Maurice Harris really came out of nowhere last week. There was only one game where he went over 40 yards this year prior to his 10 catch, 124-yard outburst last week. Some factors that led to his breakout are injuries to receiving weapons Chris Thompson, Paul Richardson, and Jamison Crowder, and the Redskins getting down so big. The good news for Harris is that Richardson and Thompson will be out again this week and Crowder who seems very questionable. It is a perfect matchup for Harris to build on his performance against a Tampa Bay defense that can’t stop anyone in the slot. The offensive line for the Redskins is also very banged up, which could make the running game struggle, and the intermediate work of Harris can be the backbone of the offense. If Crowder misses this week, Harris could turn heads again in Week 10.

Amari Cooper vs Jalen Mills

 There were some positive takeaways from Cooper’s first game as a Cowboy. He flashed the route running ability that he was drafted highly for, and the Cowboys looked to get him involved. He posted a 5/58/1 line which is impressive considering it was his first game with the team. With another week to prepare with the team, I think Cooper will have even a better week in a prime matchup against Jalen Mills. The Eagles CB has allowed the fourth most receiving yards to running backs, and Philadelphia has one of the best run defenses in football. That should entice the Cowboys to turn to the passing game more and they might have to anyway, as they are seven point dogs on the road. The Cowboys need to see if they can commit to Dak Prescott as their franchise quarterback, and he should lean on Cooper to move the ball.

Allen Robinson vs Nevin Lawson/DeShawn Shead

The one constant in the Lions defense over the past few seasons has been Darius Slay, but the Lions will not have that luxury this week against the Bears. With Slay out, that gives Robinson a great matchup against one of the remaining cornerbacks, and it should be either Nevin Lawson or DeShawn Shead that covers him. Whoever it is, it will be nothing close to the coverage ability of Slay, and the Bears should look to test whoever is on Robinson in coverage early and often. Robinson is coming off an injury of his own, but says he is 100 percent. There is some risk involved with him due to his two-game absence, but the friendly matchup gives Robinson good upside this week.

RBs vs DEFs

Duke Johnson vs ATL

It appears as if Hue Jackson and Todd Haley were holding Johnson back all along this year. In the first game without them, Johnson had nine grabs, which is the same amount he saw in the first four games this year. There is no reason for Johnson to not be heavily involved again in the passing game with how weak the Browns wide receiver play is outside of Jarvis Landry. Also, there is no better matchup for him to succeed than against the Falcons, who have allowed the most receptions to running backs this season. Against a defense that is allowed 8.5 catches on average to running backs, Johnson could get over seven catches again this week.

Dion Lewis vs NE

Dion Lewis has underplayed the matchup against his former team in interviews, but he sets up nicely to get some revenge Fantasy points this week. The Patriots are another defense that struggles against receiving backs. Their linebackers have issues with shifty backs with the ability to make people miss. The Titans have made the smart move in making Lewis the featured back with him seeing 23 and 19 touches to Derrick Henry’s 8 and 14 touches the last two games. Lewis presents a much bigger mismatch for the Patriots defense and Lewis should get the majority of the snaps and touches again this week. Also, there is a good chance the Titans have to work from behind.

Aaron Jones vs MIA

It seems like the Packers have finally realized who their best running back is. We have seen progression in Jones’ touches with 14 and 16 in the last two games and looked very good with them. He played over 55 percent of the snaps in both games. The one blunder he had was fumbling against the Patriots, but he still played after the fumble which showed some confidence in him. I expect him to get a healthy amount of carries again this week against the Dolphins, in what should be a better game script for him. With how effective he is as a runner, Jones has the ability to top 100 rushing yards for the third time in his career.

Mike Davis vs LAR

Chris Carson is looking iffy this week, meaning Mike Davis could be in for a workhorse role against the Rams. In Week Four when Carson was out, Davis saw his season high of 25 touches and 71 percent of the snaps. Even last week when Carson’s injury flared up midgame, he saw 22 touches and 73 percent of the snaps. Pete Carroll can be a tough guy to predict with usage, but those trends point to a big workload for Davis. He should be able to rack up yardage in an offense that likes to feature the running back. If Davis falters, Rashaad Penny could be a speculative stash if he breaks out and makes a push for the starting job.

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