Double Digit Weeks means your fantasy season is getting down to the nitty gritty. For many leagues, there are only three weeks of the season left. Teams floating at 4-5 and 5-4 are at a make-or-break points, so be extra careful with your lineup as the brutal week 8 and 9 bye weeks have passed, we should see scores increase a good amount.
Philip Rivers – Rivers in any game has the potential to rack up 25 fantasy points. The Chargers main ball carrier is actually more of a pass catcher in Woodhead, and against a softer Broncos secondary, this is favorable matchup for rivers and the Bolts.
Matt Ryan – he has been mediocre the past two games and now against the suffocating Seahawks defense, on an offense without their best receiver? I will pass on Matty for week 10, and pretty much any week from now on.
Maurice Jones-Drew – This is a little bit of a stretch but I think he is a strong flex play this week. The Titans defense is not great against the run, and MJD has averaged 11 fantasy points on the road this year. Also, MJD will get plenty of carries and is a lock for 8-14 fantasy points in my book.
Mike Tolbert – He may be a popular free agent pickup, but you never really want a guy in your lineup that needs a TD to be worthwhile. If Tolbert doesn’t score, his 3 or 4 points will hurt your lineup. If he does score, you won’t cringe at 10 points on your bench.
Antonio Brown – I have a prediction that Brown will have a top 5 fantasy performance this week. The Bills have the worst pass defense in the league, giving up around 30 points on average to opposing WR’s. Remember that game early I nthe season against the Bears? Don’t be surprised if Brown gets close to those numbers this week.
Hakeem Nicks – A guy who is known as a red zone threat hasn’t scored a TD all year? I am not sold on Nicks, a one-time fantasy stud, and even cruz hasn’t been good the past 4 weeks, so I would stay away from Giants receivers until one of them breaks out.
Sleeper of the week:
Raiders D/St – They could have a big, 5+ points game against a Giants team that has won two in a row against mediocre teams. The Giants have given up a lot of points to opposing defenses.