Scott Engel of RotoExperts.com previews all of the Week 10 action from fantasy perspectives.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the top starts of the week against the AFC's worst rush defense. Jacksonville's passing game is abysmal, but Jason Hill is worth consideration in larger leagues. This is possibly Indy's best opportunity to win a game, but in a week where there are no byes, it's difficult to envision using any Colts players. Even Pierre Garcon is a big risk.
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
The Saints' 17th-ranked run defense is vulnerable to power RBs, and Michael Turner should roll for 100 yards and score, allowing Matt Ryan to benefit. Julio Jones should draw a lot of defensive attention after last week, so do not expect another explosion. Roddy White, however, could get open frequently and is a very good bet to have a big day. Marques Colston's size figures to present issues for the Atlanta secondary, so look for close to 100 yards and a TD. Drew Brees is a must-start against the Falcon's 18th-ranked pass defense, and Darren Sproles could be headed for another superb outing.
Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have looked bad against the run, allowing 132.4 rushing yards per game, so Arian Foster should enjoy another stellar all-around week, and Ben Tate should get strong flex consideration. The Texans probably won't have to air it out much. Besides, Matt Schaub has been less appealing with Andre Johnson out. The Buccaneers may have to abandon the run game if they fall behind early, so do not expect outstanding numbers from LeGarrette Blount. Josh Freeman should expect to feel a lot of pass pressure. Neither he nor any of his WRs should be started.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Rashard Mendenhall might produce just mediocre totals against the AFC's best run defense. Ben Roethlisberger ccould find himself in many adverse passing situations and is not a top QB start this week. Mike Wallace can beat any secondary deep, and he and Antonio Brown are must-starts. Cedric Benson could also be stymied, and Andy Dalton will likely face a heavy pass rush. He could still connect with A.J. Green for a few sizable gainers, but the Bengals offense is in danger of sputtering often and should be mostly avoided this week.
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton, should have lots of time to throw and could be set for a big day. Steve Smith should come through with another terrific statistical outing, and Jonathan Stewart could also post respectable totals. Tennessee is not built to play catch-up, and Matt Hasselbeck could be in for a long day. Chris Johnson likely will not be a significant factor.
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles should be able to hold Beanie Wells down, while pressuring John Skelton. All Cardinals other than Larry Fitzgerald should be avoided, and even he is a WR2 candidate this week. Mobile QBs give the Cardinals fits, so Michael Vick should shine in Week 10. Expect DeSean Jackson to get loose for a score while Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek stack up quality PPR production. Look for LeSean McCoy to finish off more than one Eagles scoring drive with a TD flourish.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Fantasy owners can count on another very productive outing from Tim Tebow against the vulnerable Chiefs defense. Look for Tebow to hook up with Eric Decker for a score while rolling up some impressive rushing totals. Willis McGahee should definitely be used as a RB2 this week. Denver ranks 22nd against the pass, but Matt Cassel can never be trusted in any matchup. Still, it's hard to reserve Dwayne Bowe, and Steve Breaston has come on strong recently and should be deployed as a WR3 this week.
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys could fluster Ryan Fitzpatrick, forcing him to struggle through an uneven performance. Avoid starting him if you can. The only Buffalo WR you should start is Stevie Johnson, although Fred Jackson should be a top performer. Expect DeMarco Murray to shred the Bills' 19th-ranked run defense, while Tony Romo could move the ball well. Start all of his top pass-catchers with confidence. Laurent Robinson should reward owners who start him.
St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns
Don't expect too much offensively here. Steven Jackson would be an outstanding start, but he has been dealing with a foot problem could struggle. Joe Haden could limit Brandon Lloyd, and Sam Bradford could have difficulty engineering consistent drives. Chris Ogbonnaya is no true threat to even the Rams, who rank last in the league against the run. Colt McCoy lacks playmakers in the passing game, and this could be a low-scoring, ugly affair.
Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins
Washington is severely lacking weapons, and Miami's defense is respectable enough to prevent the Redskins from scoring. Look for the Dolphins to clamp down on Roy Helu. Matt Moore could have to deal with a strong Redskins pass rush, and Miami will have its share of offensive issues as well. Reggie Bush, however, can make enough plays to be used as a flex, and Brandon Marshall should continue to help PPR owners even if he doesn't score.
Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks
Joe Flacco should soar past the 300-yard mark again, as his WRs will likely stand out against an injury-depleted Seattle secondary. Anquan Boldin has been coming on strong recently, and Torrey Smith should vault past the 100-yard mark and score at least once. Expect Ray Rice to overwork the Seahawk defense. Seattle does play better at home, but with no teams on byes, there can be no recommended starts from the passing game. Marshawn Lynch probably will not offer much yardage, but he is a scoring threat.
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Jacobs is not going to be a factor against the NFL's best run defense, and Eli Manning will face a strong pass rush that could disrupt his rhythm. Manning will try to get the ball to Jake Ballard and Mario Manningham, but locating Victor Cruz downfield could be a challenge. Don't expect any Giant to post outstanding numbers, while the 49ers should have their troubles as well. Alex Smith could face a lot of pressure and none of his pass-catchers can be relied on. Frank Gore will have to work hard to finish with adequate yardage numbers.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
The Lions still lack offensive balance, and Maurice Morris should only be started if you are desperate. Do not expect more than two TD passes from Matthew Stafford, but you can still count on another Calvin Johnson score. Brandon Pettigrew has not been dependable, but should still get his share of end zone targets. The Lions could harass Jay Cutler, who will try to dump it off to Matt Forte often. Look for Cutler to escape often enough to throw more than one TD pass, but don't expect any to go to Earl Bennett.
New England Patriots at New York Jets
Darrelle Revis will be on Wes Welker, limiting New England's best playmaker. While the Patriots TEs will be hard to defend, New England does not figure to muster much of a running game. Expect Tom Brady to be blitzed often. The Patriots QB cannot be expected to toss more than two TD passes, and interceptions could continue to be an issue. The Jets RBs should be held in check, so Mark Sanchez will have to carry the offense. The Pats secondary is notoriously bad, so do not hesitate to roll with Sanchez and Santonio Holmes this week.
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Adrian Peterson is a danger to the Packers coming off a bye. Christian Ponder will look to throw scoring passes to Michael Jenkins and Visanthe Shiancoe, while Percy Harvin could catch a few balls downfield. Ultimately, though, he will not be able to keep up with Aaron Rodgers. Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and James Jones are all strong TD candidates every week, and look for Jermichael Finley to find the end zone again.
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