Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 10
Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 10
I honestly cannot believe that it is already week 10. As we are now in the second half of the season, the players that I talk about are hot off the truck as these players have become significant pieces of their respective offenses. Here are my recommendations for fantasy football sleepers week 10.
Saints @ Steelers | 1:00 pm EST Sunday
Dalton looks to help the Saints claim their 4th win this season after breaking their four-game losing streak on October 30th, defeating the Raiders 24-0 in a shutout. He has been playing well this season, throwing for over 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns after being named the starter when Jameis Winston went down with a back and ankle injury earlier in the season. The Steelers defense has not performed well this season allowing an average of 277.3 passing yards per game which ranks second worst in the league and an average of 23.2 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. On top of that, the Steelers defense is currently dealing with multiple injuries to starting players including Myles Jack, William Jackson III, and Larry Ogunjobi who are key players on the defense. Dalton is a solid QB2 going into week 10 against Pittsburgh.
Colts @ Raiders | 4:05 pm EST Sunday
Even with the news of Jonathan Taylor is slated to play this week, I am weary of how well he will play. Zack Moss was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Indianapolis Colts for fellow running back Nyheim Hines. Moss had been a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Bills before being traded to the Colts. Moss being traded is great news for fantasy owners who have been holding out hope for him on their fantasy teams. He will instantly be inserted into the Colts offense which has been struggling this season. Moss will be making his debut as the teams RB2 with the potential of leading the backfield in carries in a fantastic matchup in which the Raiders defense on average allows 18.1 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. I am confident that the newly acquired running back will see significant playing time this week becoming a low-end RB2 and/or flex play in week 10.
Cowboys @ Packers | 4:25 pm EST Sunday
Pollard has come onto the scene this year becoming a reliable player for the Cowboys offense. In the Cowboys victory over the Bears on October 30, Pollard rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns, which was his official breakout game. Fellow teammate Ezekiel Elliott is slated to return this week, but I don’t believe it will factor too much into Pollard’s playing time as he already has shown that the Cowboys need him to run efficiently on offense. This week against the Packers defense that on average allows 17.0 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, Pollard his a solid RB2 and/or flex play in week 10.
Lions @ Bears | 1:00 pm EST Sunday
Believe it or not, the arrival of wide receiver Chase Claypool will help Mooney’s outlook exponentially. Defenses will be looking at Claypool as the top threat on this offense, allowing Mooney to get open looks from defensive backs. Quarterback Justin Fields is proving each week that he can be a great quarterback in this league and will continue to capitalize on the opportunity given. Forget about what happened last week in Detroit, as the Packers offense is no longer efficient. How the Packers offense played last week against Detroit will not have any impact on how the Bears offense will play this week, as the Packers offense made Detroit’s defense look like superstars which is incredibly inaccurate. In a great matchup against the Lions defense that on average allows 23.6 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, I expect Mooney to become a solid WR2 in week 10.
Jaguars @ Chiefs | 1:00 pm EST Sunday
The Chiefs acquired Toney in late October after his career was in jeopardy on the Giants roster. The Chiefs saw the potential in the young receiver and made the trade, sending over multiple picks in the process. Last week against the Titans, Toney recorded two receptions for 12 yards in the Chiefs victory in an intense game that ended in overtime. With the abdominal injury to fellow receiver Mecole Hardman that has him sitting out for an unknown amount of time, Toney is in line for significant playing time. On Wednesday, while speaking with reporters, head coach Andy Reid stated, “Yeah, we wanted to get him 10 or so reps and just kind of get him going a little bit.” “So, he’ll get more as we go here. I want to see how he does this week.” After hearing this plus the matchup against the Jags defense that on average allows 21.1 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, I expect Toney to become a high-end WR3 with the possibility of becoming a low-end WR2 in week 10.
Seahawks @ Buccaneers | 9:30 am EST Sunday
As I stated before the season began that Otton would be receiving plenty of playing time, it so happens that Otton has been a staple of the Buccaneers offense this season so far and even caught the game-winning touchdown last week against the Rams with twelve seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Tom Brady gave strong praise to the rookie tight end in his post-game interview calling Otton “clutch.” I like Otton’s chances of putting on another good performance against a weak Steelers secondary becoming a solid TE2 in week 10.
Lawrence is a fan of the Green Bay Packers. He is currently a graduate student at William Paterson University pursuing a master’s degree in Financial Planning. His hobbies include all things fantasy football, weightlifting, collecting Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards, and playing Madden. He specializes in dynasty fantasy football having won two championships in the past five years. He is also a college football fan who loves to watch his Buckeyes play on Saturdays while drinking pumpkin-flavored coffee. He is always looking to evolve his game as a fantasy football player and one of his goals is to help other players do the same.