Scott Engel is in his 11th season as the official Fantasy Football writer and analyst for Seahawks.com. He is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Scott is a four-time FSWA award winner and a 10-time nominee, including being a finalist for the 2020 FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year Award, which he won previously. Scott was the No. 1 most accurate fantasy football draft ranker at tight end and No. 6 at running back on fantasypros.com in 2021. You can find more of his fantasy football analysis at The Game Day including additional lineup and roster tips for fantasy football Week 9.
Scott was the No. 2 overall fantasy football accuracy ranker for Week 9 on fantasypros.com.
We are getting to a point in the fantasy season where the trade deadline is quickly approaching, and fantasy players are aggressively looking to make significant difference-making trades. So this week, we feature more trade targets, with a unique eye on who you should acquire.
Sure, most of us want to acquire top-level producers and big names such as Tyreek Hill, Saquon Barkley, Lamar Jackson and DK Metcalf in a blockbuster deal. But we feature other guys who are solid acquisitions that you may be overlooking. Trading for a RB2 or a WR2 in fantasy football can also be a move that elevates your team to a better regular season finish and a strong playoff showing.
With the Bengals, Ravens, Patriots and Jets on bye weeks, we also recommend top streaming options for fantasy football Week 10. Analysis leans to PPR formats.
Week 10 Fantasy Football Running Backs
-Start Tony Pollard. Ezekiel Elliott will return this week, but Pollard is ultra-efficient and he averages 6.2 yards per carry, which is best among all RBs that have played regularly. The Packers rank last in the NFC in rushing yards allowed to RBs.
-Start Jaylen Warren. The potentially exciting rookie may be in line for more work after Pittsburgh comes out of its bye week. Warren is averaging 5.3 yards per carry and he could help add a dynamic element to the Pittsburgh offense in an expanded role. The Saints rank 23rd in rushing yards allowed to running backs.
-Start Jeff Wilson as a flex player. He had 72 scrimmage yards and a receiving TD in his Dolphins debut in Week 9. Wilson ran hard and displayed versatility. He is comfortable playing in a system run by Mike McDaniels, who worked with Wilson in San Francisco for four seasons. The Browns rank 28th in Fantasy Points Per Game allowed to running backs.
-Start David Montgomery. The Chicago offense has come to life in the past three games, and now it's time to start getting Montgomery more involved in the offensive flow, especially with defenses being heavily focused on Justin Fields as a runner, too. The Lions have allowed an NFL-high 11 rushing TDs to RBs and rank 27th in rushing yards allowed to the position. Khalil Herbert is also worthy of deeper flex consideration.
-Trade for Miles Sanders. Many fantasy players are mainly targeting elite players when making trade offers. Acquiring a respectable starter also makes a lot of sense to fill a lineup hole. Sanders has scored in the 14-point fantasy range or better in four of his past five games and he has rushed for a career-high six TDs. He is the lead RB on the NFC's best offense and will consistently provide satisfactory fantasy production.
-Trade for Rhamondre Stevenson. He has been performing at a fantasy RB1 level since Week 3.. He has arrived as a true must-start fantasy RB, though, and even when Damien Harris (illness) returns, Stevenson should continue to post at least fantasy RB2 totals on a regular basis. Some fantasy players may believe that Stevenson will lose a good amount of work in the near future, but that appears unlikely to actually happen. Many fantasy leaguers are also willing to trade a guy who is on a bye week, so take advantage of a team in that position because of their record or impulsiveness to make a deal.
-Trade for Rachaad White. The dual threat rookie may start to log more playing time as the season progresses. He ultimately may prove to be a very useful flex player for your fantasy stretch run and playoff push. White could carve out a role in a timeshare in the Tampa Bay backfield and he has PPR promise as a good pass-catching RB. If you acquire White, though, it's not time to start him just yet, especially against a Seahawks defense that has played a prime role in the team's four-game winning streak.
Week 10 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
-Start Christian Kirk. The Jaguars may have to throw the ball frequently to keep pace with the Chiefs. Kansas City also ranks 29th in TD passes allowed to WRs (11). The Jaguars have lost six games, but they have stuck close in many of them, never losing a game by more than eight points. If the matchup becomes a higher-scoring affair, that outlook obviously does bode well for Kirk.
-Start Darnell Mooney. He has 12 receptions in his last two games and caught his first TD pass of the season last week. As the Chicago offense continues to thrive, Mooney should certainly be started when the matchups are friendly. The Lions rank 29th in FFPG allowed to WRs.
-Start DeVonta Smith. The Commanders rank 29th in receiving yards allowed to WRs and will be heavily focused on containing A.J. Brown, who is playing at an elite level right now. Smith should come through with a good yardage total and will get a few TD chances in a favorable matchup.
-Start George Pickens. He should be ticketed for a larger role in the Pittsburgh passing game after the Steelers traded away another of their top WRs. Pittsburgh is starting to apparently give some of their younger players chances to show more of what they can do, a formula that has produced tremendous results for the Seahawks. The Saints rank 25th in receiving yards allowed to WRs.
-Trade For Tyler Lockett. He is WR9 this season in terms of fantasy scoring and Lockett can be a solid every-week starter to fully complete an ideal fantasy WR corps. He has caught TD passes in two consecutive games, and Lockett has scored 13-plus fantasy points in four of his past six outings. Lockett is a 'set it and forget it" fantasy WR right now for satisfactory production.
-Trade for Deebo Samuel. He is readying to return from a hamstring injury and you may be able to land him for a very reasonable offer. Some fantasy players may be concerned about a player when he first comes off an injury, but Samuel has been practicing in full, so make an offer for him. The 49ers now have Christian McCaffrey to share more targets with the other San Francisco pass-catchers, but Samuel can still be an optimum starter as a fantasy WR2.
-Trade for Garrett Wilson. He has scored 17-plus fantasy points in each of his last two games, and Wilson's appeal is only going to climb. Some fantasy players may have lingering skepticism on Wilson after he had a quieter stretch from Weeks 4 through 7, but the highly-touted rookie is clearly on the rise and will be a top playmaker for New York the rest of the way.
-Trade for JuJu Smith-Schuster. He is performing at a fantasy WR1 level over the past three games, with 325 receiving yards and two TD receptions. Smith-Schuster did not score or have a 100-yard game or a TD reception in his first five games of the season, so his value has only recently started to rise. Now is a good time to acquire Smith-Schuster before the asking price shoots up even more.
Week 10 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks And Tight Ends
-Start Daniel Jones. The Texans have the worst run defense in the NFL and the worst overall defense in the AFC. Jones will stack up some good totals as a runner on both designed plays and scrambles. He is a good streamer if you are without Joe Burrow or Lamar Jackson this week.
-Start Andy Dalton in a two-QB or superflex league, where you can start a second QB at an extra flex position. Dalton can post a quality fantasy stat line against Pittsburgh's 31st-ranked pass defense.
-Trade for Geno Smith. He is fantasy QB8 on the season so far and will provide steady and reliable production. That can be a key to winning a fantasy championship, as you should surround your superstar WRs and RBs with a dependable QB. Getting regularly solid output from QBs has been more challenging in fantasy football this season.
.-Trade for Joe Burrow. He is on a bye week and a team with a losing record might be eager to make a move that includes the QB3 in terms of fantasy scoring.
-Start Greg Dulcich. The Titans have allowed the most FFPG to TEs among AFC teams. Dulcich has scored 11-plus fantasy points in each of his past three games.
-Start Tyler Higbee. The Cardinals have allowed the most FFPG and TD receptions (seven) to opposing TEs.
-Trade for Pat Freiermuth. He has scored 25.2 fantasy points in his last two games, and he is another Steelers player that could see more playmaking opportunities starting this week.
For more fantasy football analysis from Scott Engel, visit The Game Day for his weekly sleepers and additional waiver recommendations.
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