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Fantasy Football Start Sit
FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
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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
Philip Rivers, QB, SD - Philip Rivers has very productive in 2014 he should have another great week against the Broncos. Rivers has been productive and extremely consistent all season. You have to trust him against a Denver team that will both force and allow him to throw a lot of passes this week.
Andy Dalton, QB. MIN - Dalton has been playing very well over his past few starts. He has put up over 325 yards in each of his last 4 games. In 3 of those games he has thrown for 3 TDs or more. This week he will be facing off against a very familiar opponent in Baltimore that hasn't been as difficult an opponent in 2013 as they were in years past. The Ravens have had only 1 interception since Week 4 and they have allowed at least 17 points in their last 4 games.
Nick Foles, QB, PHI - Starting Foles is a little like playing with fire, but he has some monster games. Last week he threw for those amazing 7 TDs. You shouldn't expect anything like that this week, but it is nice to notice that over his last three road games he has averaged 300 yards and 4 TDs per game. Foles' terrible game was in Philadelphia where the whole team can't ever seem to pull it together. We will go back and find out that someone from New York came over with a goat and cursed the stadium. In Green Bay, Foles should be free of any supernatural hexes and the Eagles should look good again.
Zac Stacy, RB, STL - With only 4 yards to his name through the first 4 weeks of the season, things were looking bleak for this preseason sleeper. However, the team finally decided to let this rookie take at shot at carrying the load for the Rams. Stacy started a little slow, but he was productive. Since then, he has been outstanding. Once Sam Bradford was lost, there was concern that Stacy might not be able to carry the load with defenses losing their respect for the Rams passing attack. It turns out that Stacy's experience being the guy to carry Vanderbilt against outmatched defenses in the SEC was just the preparation he needed to carry Saint Louis.
Chris Johnson, RB, TEN - Johnson is facing the best possible matchup for a fantasy RB this week in the Jaguars. Johnson had a huge Week 9 with 150 yards and 2 TDs. While that was Johnson's best rushing game of the year, he has continued to produce in the passing game even when his rushing totals weren't that impressive. The increased threat of Shonn Greene taking carries will also push Johnson to establish himself as the dominant player for the Titans. Johnson makes a great start in Week 10.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL - Murray was a little disappointing in his first game in 3 weeks, but he made it through the game with no issues. This week he should be a week healthier for the game against the Saints. Look for Murray to trend back toward his pre-injury numbers this week.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Spiller said his ankle isn't where he wants it to be. This is great news for his owners because he racked up 155 yards of total offense on that ankle. This week he faces a Pittsburgh defense that has allowed the 5th most fantasy points to RB in 2013. Spiller has been disappointing in 2013, but this week should be another solid game.
Antonio Brown, WR, PIT - In the last 4 weeks, Brown has been targeted 40 times and he has been targeted 4 times in the red zone. The Bills are terrible against the pass, so those two things should combine for another solid week for Brown.
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG - Cruz hasn't been very impressive over his last 4 games and he hasn't scored a TD since Week 4. This week he faces a weak Raiders secondary after having a bye week to rest and recover. The Giants are coming off 2 straight wins, so they should be ready to put up some nice numbers this week. Cruz will be a big part of that plan.
Golden Tate, WR, SEA - After a huge Week 8, Tate vanished in Week 9. Fantasy owners should not panic. Tate just disappeared on Darrell Revis's island. The Falcons do not have anyone of Revis' caliber, so you can look for Tate to return back to solid production.
Keenan Allen, WR, SD - With 417 yards and 3 TDs over his past 4 games, Allen has been a terrific add for fantasy owners. While Peyton Manning has been propelling the Broncos to a lot of wins in 2013, the Denver D has been giving up a ton of yards in the air. Allen should continue to be a hot target for the Chargers.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL - Flacco has struggled against division opponents and the Bengals have a fairly tough defense against opposing fantasy QBs. The whole Ravens team offense has struggled to produce in 2013. Perhaps Anquan Boldin meant more to the Ravens offensive production than the Ravens realized.
Chad Henne, QB, JAX - The Titans have not been kind to opposing QBs. Only 3 other teams have allowed less production to opposing fantasy QBs. Now that Henne has lost a major weapon in Justin Blackmon for the season, it is hard to imagine things getting better for him.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN - No defense has allowed less points to opposing fantasy RBs. The Ravens have allowed only 1 rushing TD all season. This is in part due to the team's ability to stop the run and in part to their inability to stop the pass. Either way, the plodding Green-Ellis does not look like a strong option for Week 10.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARZ - Mendenhall should finally be back this week, but you cannot trust his production. Andre Ellington has been great as a rookie RB. Due to his lack of touches and his recovering injury status, you should look for better Week 10 options.
Mike Wallance, WR, MIA - The Buccaneers have been very effective at hindering the production of opposing WRs. Wallace hasn't scored a TD since Week 2. These two factors blend together for a great reason to bench Wallace this week.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU - While Case Keenum has been strong for the Texans, he hasn't been able to find Hopkins like Shaub was early in the season. While we like Hopkins' long term outlook, you will need better QB play in Houston prior to Hopkins taking the next step.
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.