Fantasy Football Week 10 Aww’s And Naws: Injuries Gives Players A Chance

Aww Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (home vs Cleveland Browns) – He had his best game of the season in Green Bay last week and keeps it up against an even worse pass defense against the Cleveland Browns.

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (home vs. Houston Texans) – The Texans defense have given up a lot of touchdowns on the road this season and Goff will see his targets open often everywhere. Who would have thought that the Rams would be the No. 1 in points per game team in the NFL so far!!

Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – This may be a homer pick but my reasons are simple – Taylor has been great at home averaging 20 fantasy points per game and has a No. 1 target in Kelvin Benjamin playing this weekend, as well as Charles Clay coming back from injury. The weapons are there for Tyrod to be a top fantasy quarterback this weekend.


Naw Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – I do give Cousins credit, he made some great plays last week in Seattle to get the victory but in fantasy, it does not mean much. They still have issues with the offensive line and now they play a tough Vikings defense.

Phillip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Rivers will just be coming off a bye and now face a Jacksonville defense who have not allowed an opposing quarterback to score more than 15 fantasy points this year.


Aww Running Backs

Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – The 49ers can’t stop anyone running. They have allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs this year.

Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – After three weeks of adding and dropping Morris, it looks like he’ll finally get the starting nod this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s an interesting fact – There have been nine running backs this season against the Falcons to get at least 13 total touches, and eight of them have either a touchdown or 80 total yards.

Bilal Powell, New York Jets (away vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Matt Forte has not practiced this week so Powell would be a great flex play this weekend against a beat up Tampa Bay defense.


Naw Running Backs

Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Abdullah finally scored last week in Green Bay but he’s in coach Jim Caldwell’s doghouse for his two fumbles. The Browns are good against the run so Abdullah should be on your bench because that’s probably where he’ll be most of the time.

C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos (home vs. New England Patriots) – Anderson is a bit banged up with an ankle injury but should suit up. The Patriots can give up points to opposing running backs but I see more production from Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles, especially when they’ll be playing from behind.


Aww Wide Receivers

DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (home vs. New York Jets) – Jackson moves to No. 1 with Mike Evans out and at least you can trust Fitzpatrick to throw his way often against coverage that will have trouble containing him.

Robby Anderson, New York Jets (away vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Anderson is finally starting to look like the No. 1 receiver we expected him to be for the Jets and he’s got a great rapport going with Josh McCown. Anderson has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games and should continue in Tampa.

Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – Sanu has been productive in three straight games since returning from injury, totaling 15 catches on 20 targets for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Julio Jones will continue to get double teamed, which leaves Sanu as a great candidate for fantasy production against Dallas.


Naw Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Chicago Bears) – Nelson’s last two games are a nightmare (five catches and 48 yards total) but we all knew this would happen when Aaron Rodgers got hurt. Chicago has also not allowed a receiver to score a touchdown since Week 4.

Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (away vs. Washington Redskins) – Diggs was not productive as I thought he would be week 8 in Cleveland after coming back from injury.  He’s had a bye to heal a little more but the matchup versus Josh Norman puts him on this list.


Aww Tight Ends

Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – The Cowboys have been good against tight ends because of Byron Jones but Atlanta should follow Kansas City passing scheme and use Hooper more like Travis Kelce.

Tyler Kroft, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – He’s become the second-best option after A.J. Green and is being used more consistently than Tyler Eifert was.


Naw Tight Ends

Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins (away vs. Carolina Panthers) – Let’s not get ahead of ourselves about Thomas. Yes, he finally had a good game last week, but it’s just not going to happen this weekend.


Aww Team Defense

Chicago Bears (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – The Bears have been tough at home this season with 14 sacks. They are playing a division matchup with the struggling Green Bay Packers and quarterback Brett Hundley’s first road game as a starter.

New England Patriots (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Here’s an interesting fact – Denver’s offense has given up eight interceptions and 15 sacks in the past four games. The Patriots defense has truly underperformed this season but I like them in this matchup.


Naw Team Defense

Buffalo Bills (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – This is just a gut feeling but I don’t expect a lot of turnovers from Drew Brees and the Saints offense even in Buffalo.

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