NFL Week 10 Start’em Sit’em

Start’em

QB- Ben Roethlisberger

After setting an NFL record by throwing 12 touchdowns in his last two starts, Roethlisberger will be facing the league’s worst pass defense, as the Steelers face off against a struggling Jets team. Roethlisberger has torched two pretty good pass defenses in the Colts and Ravens, so he should have zero issues come Sunday.

QB- Carson Palmer

Palmer and the red hot Cardinals will host an NFC West opponent, the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Although the Rams don’t have a horrible secondary, Palmer is on a roll, as he has thrown for at least two touchdowns in every start this season.

RB- Matt Forte

Coming off a buy week, Forte and the struggling Bears are on the road facing off against their NFC North rival in the Green Bay Packers. Forte has been one of the lone bright spots on the Bears this season, as he has been a force to be reckoned with in both the run and pass game.  Even if the Bears fall down early to the Packers, Forte can still have a major impact, as he has 58 catches on the year, for 490 yards and three touchdowns.

RB- Demarco Murray

Although he had his eight games in a row with at least 100 yards streak snapped Sunday against the Cardinals, Murray is still lighting the NFL on fire, as he has already rushed for 1,333 yards and averaging 5.0 yards per carry. On Sunday, Murray will be facing one of the league’s worst run defenses as the Cowboys will be playing in London England, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Murray should have a big day, and be a major factor to the Cowboys getting back to their winning ways.

WR- Steve Smith SR

Coming off a difficult game against a tough Steelers defense, Smith should have a big bounce back game when the Ravens host a weak Titans defense. Throughout the duration of the season, the Titans have consistently given up big plays and lots of yardage to opposing receivers.  Smith will get back on track and should have a monster game on Sunday.

WR- Antonio Brown

Is there a better receiver in the NFL than Antonio Brown right now? Brown has been effective in all aspects on offense.  He excels in the screen game, has game breaking speed he uses to catch the deep ball, and has even thrown a touchdown pass.  Brown and the Steelers are facing the league’s worst pass defense, so Brown’s streak of 25 straight games with at least five catches should not be in jeopardy.

WR- Jeremy Maclin

Even with Nick Foles out for the foreseeable future, Maclin should have no dip in his production, especially when the Eagles will play host to the Carolina Panthers this Monday night. The Panthers have given up lots of fantasy points to receivers, and with a revived Mark Sanchez under centre, Maclin is poised for a big game in prime time.

TE-Julius Thomas

Coming off of a couple sub-par performances, Thomas is looking for a breakout performance as the Broncos play against the winless Raiders. The Raiders defense has struggled mightily against opposing tight ends, so Thomas is in line for a breakout performance.

K- Justin Tucker

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has been among one of the league’s highest scoring kickers, as he has made 19 field goals to go along with 23 extra points. His high scoring season should continue as the Ravens play host to the Tennessee Titans, who have been fairly generous to opposing kickers this season.

DEF- Pittsburgh Steelers

After a dominating performance on Sunday Night, the re-vamped Steelers defense will be facing arguably the worst offense in the AFC. The New York Jets have been a mess offensively, failing to put up points and turning the ball over early and often.  The Steelers will have a dominating performance on Sunday afternoon.

Sit’em

QB- Ryan Tannehill

Although he is coming off of a very impressive performance, Tannehill will be facing one of the league’s best passing defenses who are coming off a bye week. The Dolphins don’t have much of a running game, so Tannehill will be in for a long afternoon.

QB- Eli Manning

Manning is coming off of a solid week; however, don’t be fooled, as most of his points were accumulated in garbage time. The Giants have a skilled but inexperienced receiving group, which will be in over their heads when they will face the terrifying legion of boom.  Keep Manning on your bench, as it is likely we will be seeing the “bad Eli” on Sunday.

RB- Jamaal Charles

Although he is off to a solid start this season, Charles will be facing the most dominant defensive line in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills have the eighth best run defense during the first half of the season, and have only allowed one 100 yard rusher all season.  Charles could be in for a long and frustrating afternoon.

RB- Frank Gore

With a struggling 49ers team, one has to wonder if Frank Gore is in jeopardy of losing his job to second round pick Carlos Hyde. The 49ers face a much improved Saints defense in week 10.  Gore may be a good flex option, but chances are he will be ineffective come Sunday.

WR- Golden Tate

Although he is off to a great start, Tate is set to face off against one of the best corners in Brent Grimes. With a healthy Calvin Johnson, you have to imagine that Tate’s targets will plummet in the coming weeks.

WR- Percy Harvin

Harvin is coming off his most productive game of the season, as he went over 100 yards for the first time this season. Unfortunately for Harvin, he will be facing one of the nastiest defenses in the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Harvin won’t be effective in the screen game, and will struggle to produce any offense.

WR- Kenny Britt

Although he had a decent fantasy game this past Sunday, Britt will be in tough against Patrick Peterson and the surprising Arizona Cardinals. As a whole, the Rams offense won’t be able to muster much so keep Britt on the bench come Sunday.

TE- Delanie Walker

Walker has been a reliable fantasy tight end over the past couple of seasons; however, with a rookie quarterback playing on the road versus a skilled Ravens defense, you may want to re-consider using Walker this week.

K- Cairos Santos

Coming off of a below average week, Santos is in for another tough matchup on Sunday. The Bills have not been kind to opposing kickers; and at a windy Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday, it will be wise to go with another kicker.

DEF- Chicago Bears

On the road in prime time, the Bears face off against a well rested, high powered Packers offense. This game will likely be an offensive shootout between two gunslingers in Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler.  The banged up Bears secondary may be in for a long night.

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