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Fantasy Insider: Players To Start In Week 10

Scott Engel of RotoExperts.com has more than 20 years of experience in the Fantasy industry and is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame. This is his seventh season providing Fantasy Football coverage and advice on Seahawks.com.

The Seahawks have a pivotal matchup against the Rams in Week 10, and at the same time, many Fantasy participants are in key matchups of their own. If your team has won six to seven games, you can truly strengthen your postseason positioning. If you have four or five wins, you must get a victory this week to feel more confident about making the playoffs. If you’re looking at a less favorable outlook than that, show respect for the league and its integrity by still competing for wins. Heck, even if you have three wins, your team could still win four in a row and qualify for a playoff berth. Four teams are on byes, so once again, you may not have the look of an ideal lineup, but your opponent may not, either. Don’t assume defeat just because you have some holes to plug.

Week 10 Recommended Fantasy Starters:

Running Backs

Tevin Coleman vs. CLE: He had his best game of the season in Week Nine, with 154 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns as the Falcons creatively utilized him in a variety of ways. He was especially effective on flat passes. Look for the momentum to continue this week against the Browns, who have allowed 25.49 Fantasy Points Per Game on NFL.com to opposing running backs, the second-highest total among AFC teams.

Jordan Howard vs. DET: He has been a consistent finisher for the Chicago offense, with four TD runs in his last three games. The Lions have remained very vulnerable to opposing ground attacks, as their 23.91 FFPG allowed is the second highest total in the NFC. Both of the Chicago RBs, Howard and Tarik Cohen, are quality starts this week. The Lions’ 1,072 rush yards allowed is the highest total in the conference.

Dion Lewis vs. NE: The resurgent dual threat has totaled 277 yards from scrimmage in his past two games. This week, he faces his former team, which is often a motivator for increased production. Lewis probably still has some Patriot buddies he would like to rib if he performs well against them. New England has allowed 550 receiving yards to opposing running backs, the second-highest total on NFL.com.

Mike Davis vs. LAR: The Seahawks RB has stepped forward admirably every time he has been asked, with the latest example being a 17-point PPR performance against the Chargers in Week Nine. Davis has been productive as both a runner and receiver when called on this season and expect another significant workload against the Rams this week. Los Angeles has allowed 871 rushing yards to opposing running backs, the third highest total in the NFC.

Wide Receivers

Amari Cooper vs. PHI: The newest Cowboy made a solid debut with his new team in Week Nine, catching five passes for 58 yards and a TD. Cooper should benefit from his change of scenery as he will no longer be the prime focus of opposing defenses like he was in Oakland. This week he faces the Eagles, who have given up 126 receptions to opposing wide receivers, the second-highest total in the NFC.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. KC: The future Hall of Famer has re-emerged to show he is not done over his past two games, with eight catches for 102 yards in his last outing and TD receptions in two consecutive weeks. The Chiefs have allowed 130 receptions to opposing wide receivers, the second highest total in the AFC.

Tyrell Williams vs. OAK: The big-play artist has been in prime form recently, with four TD receptions and two 100-yard games in his last three outings. This week, he will get chances to torch the Raiders, who have allowed 11 TD receptions to opposing wide receivers, the highest total in the AFC.

John Ross vs. NO: A toe problem for A.J. Green will push all of the Cincinnati pass-catchers into more prominent roles this week. Ross should now operate as the team’s No. 2 WR across from the quickly rising Tyler Boyd. Ross is a big-play threat with a very friendly matchup this week. No team has allowed more FFPG to opposing WRs than the Saints (36.39).

Tight Ends

Ben Watson vs. CIN: He is not quite done yet at age 37, and has scored twice in his past three games. This is a very good week to stream Watson against Bengals defense that has allowed an AFC-high 11.11 FFPG to opposing TEs.

Vernon Davis vs. TB: This is a sneaky play if you are desperate for a TE starter this week. Davis is still making key catches for Alex Smith, and no team allows more yardage to opposing TEs than the Buccaneers (650).

Quarterback

Baker Mayfield vs. ATL: if you are missing Kirk Cousins or DeShaun Watson because of byes, Mayfield is an ideal substitution this week. The rookie has thrown two TD passes in three consecutive games, and the Falcons have allowed 23.75 FFPG to opposing QBs, the third-highest total in the league.

Seahawks Fantasy Focus: The Rams have allowed 16 TD passes, the fifth-highest total in the league, so Russell Wilson should be good for another efficient outing in which you can expect two to three TD passes. He is a high-end Fantasy QB2 for Week 10. Los Angeles’ 13 TD receptions allowed is the third highest total in the NFL. Tyler Lockett has been a consistent scoring threat this year and should be locked in as a Fantasy WR3, while David Moore is a top-notch bye week replacement.

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