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Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Wide receivers for Week 10

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who could fail to meet expectations based on the strength of his opponent. Obvious fantasy starters like Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson will not be featured. For your final lineup decisions, check our lineup rankings.

Start of the week

Keenan Allen vs. Denver Broncos: Allen has been electric in the stat sheets, scoring 16-plus fantasy points in three of his last four games -- that includes a season-best 18.8 points against the Washington Redskins last week. Keep him active against the Broncos, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to wideouts on the road. (Maximum value: Mid WR1)

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Start 'em

Antonio Brown vs. Buffalo Bills: A PPR machine, Brown has recorded nine or more catches in four of his last six games. He's a strong play in all leagues this week against the Bills, who have given up the third-most fantasy points (33.6 PPG) to wide receivers on the road this season. Emmanuel Sanders is also a very nice option for owners. (Maximum value: Low WR1)

Alshon Jeffery vs. Detroit Lions: One of the most talented young wideouts in the entire league, Jeffery is showing signs of being a fantasy monster in the near future. He's quite a strong play this weekend against the Lions, who have surrendered the second-most fantasy points (31.5 PPG) to opposing wide receivers in the last four weeks. (Maximum value: Mid WR2)

Hakeem Nicks vs. Oakland Raiders: Nicks has been a disappointment overall this season, but he's still a worthy starter when the matchup is favorable. That's the case this week, as the Raiders have allowed the third-most fantasy points (27.4 PPG) to wide receivers this season. Consider Nicks a borderline No. 2 or 3 wideout with big-time upside. (Maximum value: High WR2)

Sleeper alert - Golden Tate at Atlanta Falcons: The Seahawks don't expect to have Percy Harvin back this week, so Tate should see plenty of targets in the pass attack from Russell Wilson. He also has a great matchup against the Falcons, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points (30.7 PPG) to opposing wide receivers at home in 2013. (Maximum value: Low WR2)

Sit of the week

Mike Wallace at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mon.): Wallace has been a disappointment in the stats sheets this season, so much that last week's 8.2-point performance was considered successful. This week he will tangle with CB Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers, and facing a shutdown corner of that caliber is enough to temper all fantasy expectations. Maximum value: High WR3)

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Steve Smith at San Francisco 49ers: Once considered a fantasy superstar, Smith has seen his stock tumble this season. In fact, he's scored double-digit fantasy points once since Week 1. The Niners have allowed an average of just 18.9 fantasy points per game to wide receivers, so Smith isn't in a very good position to reverse his fortunes. (Maximum value: High WR3)

Cecil Shorts at Tennessee Titans: Shorts is once again the top option in the pass attack for Jacksonville after the suspension of Justin Blackmon, so he should see a ton of targets from Chad Henne. However, this week's matchup is awful -- the Titans have allowed the fewest fantasy points (9.45 PPG) to wide receivers at home this season. (Maximum value: Mid WR2)

Stevie Johnson at Pittsburgh Steelers: Johnson will get EJ Manuel back under center this week, but that's not enough to look past what is a brutal matchup against the Steelers. Their defense has been tough on wideouts, allowing the third-fewest fantasy points (14 PPG) to the position at home. That makes Johnson a risk for fantasy owners. (Maximum value: High WR3)

Owners beware - Anquan Boldin vs. Carolina Panthers: Boldin's numbers have been inconsistent since his Week 1 explosion, and an upcoming matchup against the Panthers makes him a real risk for fantasy leaguers. Over the course of this season, Carolina has surrendered the fourth-fewest fantasy points (14.7 PPG) to opposing wideouts on the road. (Maximum value: High WR3)

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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