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Fantasy Football Start Sit
FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
Our weekly "Who to Start and Sit" column is part of FootballDocs In-season content. All of FootballDocs In-season content is 100% free and starts September 5, 2012.
After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5
Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend
players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not
recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked
15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only
start one. If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may
be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer
Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult
start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good
and bad. In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were.
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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice NFL Week 10
Josh Freeman, QB, TB - Freeman has been on fire his past five games. You should continue to ride the hot hand this week against the Chargers. Freeman isn't showing any signs of slowing down and his whole offense is running like a dream.
Philip Rivers, QB, SD - Other than last week, Rivers has been terrible, but he can still deliver the fantasy numbers your team needs in Week 10. Rivers is taking on the Bucs in Week 10. Tampa Bay is the 8th best defense your fantasy QB could want to face. In addition, the Chargers will have to put up some points to keep up with the suddenly explosive Tampa Bay offense. Look for a nice game from Rivers this week.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - The Chiefs' secondary specializes in handing out TDs to opposing teams. With all the receiving weapons at his disposal, Big Ben should have a field day.
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE - Look for Ridley to pop a big game against the wet tissue paper run defense of the Bills. The Bills give up yards, TDs, and big run plays. It's a fantasy dream.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA - Lynch has had a couple of hot weeks after a stretch of questionable games prior to that. The good times keep rolling this week facing a Raiders' defense that likes to roll out the red carpet to the endzone.
Reggie Bush, RB, MIA - Daniel Thomas has put a big dent in Bush's playing time, but Bush should eek by as a decent start for another week for those in a pinch at RB. The Titans have struggled against the run, and the shifty Bush should find plenty of room to operate on Sunday.
Rashad Jennings, RB, JAX - The Jaguars game being played on Thursday leaves Maurice Jones-Drew too little time to be ready to play. Thus, Jennings should carry the load. Jennings hasn't been great, but he will get the touches to register an OK game. Those teams out there looking for some help this week can use Jennings.
Marcel Reece, RB, OAK - It is always good to recognize a fullback-type player when he is going to make a fantasy impact. That is just what is happening to Reece this week. The good news is that Baltimore continues to struggle against the run, and Reece is going to get significant carries with both Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson out.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL - Rodgers isn't going to be taking Michael Turner's position, but there is a good opportunity for Rodgers to have a solid Week 10. The Saints are terrible against the run (and all forms of offense for that matter). Rodgers is a multi-skilled talent that will continue to be a utilized asset the remainder of the season.
Mike Williams, WR, TB - Williams has been very consistent. He has been scoring like a featured RB four out of his last five games. Williams gets the Chargers at home this week. We like the whole Tampa Bay offense if you are looking for good starts.
Brian Hartline, WR, MIA - Hartline registered a fantasy pulse last week, and we think he can build on that momentum and leverage a favorable match-up against the porous Dolphins' secondary to do it again this week.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Sam Bradford, QB, STL - The Rams get the 49ers this week and that has been a bad thing for opposing offenses all season long. We would look for other options if you need a QB this week.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC - Charles has been struggling, has a neck issue, and now gets to face the Steel Curtain defense. One, two, three... you're out.
Steven Jackson, RB, STL - Jackson has been killing his fantasy owners this season, and week 2 groin injury looks to be a primary culprit in his lack of productivity. Anyone that has had a groin injury can tell you those things are slow to heal. Now he gets to face the immovable force otherwise known as the 49ers run defense. We know there are some teams desperate at RB, but look elsewhere for some help in week 10.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND - Hilton had 102 yards and a TD last week, but he is not a consistent player. Hitlon will have a difficult time repeating this week despite the fact that he has gone for over 100 yard two times this season.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC - Bowe hasn't sniffed the endzone since week 4, and that trend isn't going to change facing the Steelers this week. While Bowe shouldn't fall completely flat on his face, he won't have the type of performance that can help put your fantasy team over the top into the win category.
DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI - Jackson had a big week last week, but time to jump off the bandwagon this week facing a very tough Dallas secondary. Dallas hasn't done many things right this season, but their defense is no joke. Plus, they have a little extra motivation to shut down the cocky Jackson, who has been less than professional towards them in the past.
For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.