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Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season has gotten off to a blinding originate. On Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens had been dominated by the Miami Dolphins, much to the chagrin of many a fantasy supervisor.
The particular-world takeaway is that there correct would no longer seem like a dominant team on the tip of the AFC. In fantasy, though, it is a reminder that even seemingly need to-originate matchups can pause in disappointment.
The Dolphins possess allowed the 2nd-most fantasy facets to opposing quarterbacks this season. Ravens signal-caller Lamar Jackson completed with 238 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception and 39 rushing yards—for a correct, no longer gigantic 16.42 facets.
Tricky matchups may possibly per chance additionally additionally be even more difficult on the fantasy final analysis, and knowing who to originate and who to sit down can mean the variation between a clutch and a loss. Right here, we are going to dive into 5 of the toughest matchups/eventualities of Week 10 and provide our thoughts on how things may possibly per chance play out.
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The Los Angeles Chargers symbolize a much less-than-supreme matchup for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. L.A. ranks third in passing yards allowed and has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy facets to opposing quarterbacks.
It’s price noting, alternatively, that these numbers are skewed by the truth that opponents on the total assault the Chargers on the bottom. Opposing teams possess logged the most rushing makes an try per sport and the 2nd-fewest passing makes an try per sport against L.A.
The Chargers imperfect a much less-impressive 12th in yards per pass strive allowed.
Cousins, meanwhile, has been a continuing if no longer continuously impressive fantasy likelihood all season. He’s thrown correct two interceptions on the year and has a touchdown pass in each single sport. He’s had extra than one touchdowns in 5 of his eight outings.
The Chargers, meanwhile, regarded as if it can per chance net their offense lend a hand heading within the staunch direction in Week 9, producing 445 yards and 27 facets against the Philadelphia Eagles. This sport may possibly per chance additionally feature a shootout between Cousins and Justin Herbert, and I feel the flooring are high ample to account for starting both signal-callers.
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“He in actuality did no longer retain the leisure lend a hand, and he completed gigantic the leisure couple of days and he is able to ride,” head coach Pete Carroll said, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson.
Managers would possibly be rapid to throw Wilson lend a hand into the starting lineup against the Green Bay Packers. Alternatively, they ought to contemplate twice about doing so except fully out of viable that that you just would be capable to per chance provide the option to contemplate of choices.
Wilson has ignored extra than one games, one thing he has never carried out in his NFL occupation—he had never beforehand ignored a originate. There would possibly be some proverbial rust to knock off, and the matchup with Green Bay is a horrifying one.
The Packers possess fielded a fabulous protection all season, no subject having several key injuries. They’ve allowed fewer than 200 passing yards in three of their remaining four games and possess allowed no extra than 22 facets since the originate of October.
Green Bay has allowed the third-fewest fantasy facets to opposing quarterbacks this season.
It’s laborious to bet against Wilson, nonetheless I’d lend a hand starting him if there could be a high quality streaming likelihood on the roster.
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Carolina Panthers working lend a hand Christian McCaffrey enters one in every of the most odd eventualities of Week 10. With quarterback Sam Darnold on injured reserve with a shoulder damage, the Panthers reunited with outmoded starter Cam Newton.
Though P.J. Walker is predicted to net the originate against the Arizona Cardinals, Newton may possibly per chance additionally scrutinize some sport action.
“Every thing is on the table,” offensive coordinator Joe Brady said, per NFL Media’s Kevin Patra.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, possess allowed the 2nd-fewest fantasy facets to opposing working backs this season. With Walker and/or Newton under center, Arizona would possibly be centered on shutting down McCaffrey.
At the identical time, though, Brady’s offense goes to ride thru McCaffrey, who returned in Week 9 after a prolonged absence because of a hamstring damage. McCaffrey caught four passes and had 106 scrimmage yards in his return. He may possibly per chance additionally possess even better numbers this week.
Whereas the Cardinals protection is horrifying on its surface, it has been inclined when teams are piquant to stick with the ride. Arizona ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed nonetheless most effective 31st in yards per carry surrendered.
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I will originate out by announcing that if you’re short on RB that that you just would be capable to per chance provide the option to contemplate of choices, D’Andre Swift isn’t always in actuality likely to be a complete bust. The Detroit Lions working lend a hand has a high ample PPR ground that he ought to present managers with one thing in Week 10.
Swift has caught no much less than 5 passes in each of his past four games.
That said, I’d sit Swift in lineups that invent provide that that you just would be capable to per chance provide the option to contemplate of choices. The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ entrance seven is changing into a foul unit, and ground yards would possibly be laborious to shut lend a hand by—which is why Swift ought to be fully steer clear off in frequent-scoring leagues.
Reduce Chubb, one in every of the league’s toughest runners, had a mere 61 yards against Pittsburgh in Week 8.
The Steelers possess allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy facets to opposing working backs this season. Managers are likely taking a thought at one thing same to Swift’s Week 8 outing—thru which he completed with 5 receptions nonetheless most effective 51 scrimmage yards.
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Esteem Pittsburgh, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers possess a stingy ride protection. Tampa ranks 2nd in rushing yards allowed, fifth in yards per strive allowed and has surrendered the seventh-fewest fantasy facets to opposing working backs.
Right here is why managers ought to peep to manual distinct of Washington Soccer Team lend a hand Antonio Gibson, despite the indisputable fact that he appears to be like to be to be recovering from his shin damage.
“Coming off the bye week, I in actuality feel enjoy I am getting lend a hand to the establish I are looking to be,” Gibson said, per Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington.
Teams possess had some success attacking Tampa with receivers out of the backfield, though, which is why fellow Washington lend a hand J.D. McKissic is price the originate. Abet in Week 5, for instance, Dolphins lend a hand Myles Gaskin caught 10 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Final week, Atlanta Falcons lend a hand Cordarrelle Patterson caught six for 126.
McKissic is Washington’s major receiving lend a hand, and he is logged eight receptions in two of his remaining three games. His PPR ground is as high as Swift’s, nonetheless his general upside is far, much higher.
*Fantasy scoring and facets against from Fantasy Pros.