Hello, Fantasy Community. This is the Week 10 – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Article.
This season has been one thing after another. First, COVID-19 issues, then a massive amount of injuries. Now in Week 10, we had many games affected by insane wind speeds. It almost seems like there will always be something going against us each week. We have made it this far and will continue to push forward in what is hopefully a title year for you. Unless you have a stacked team, it almost seems as if the winner of your league will be who has the hottest sleeper ( which hopefully we can figure out in this article ) or who gets the biggest production out of the wasteland at tight end.
Let’s dive into the Week 10, Who’s Hot, Who’s Not article and hopefully find out which sleepers are putting together consistent production.
3. Who’s Hot Who’s Not Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks
Kyler Murray – Kyler Murray has simply been incredible this season. Murray has taken huge strides in his second season in the league, ranking currently as the #1 QB. In Week 10, he had a mediocre passing performance, by his standards, throwing for 245 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. He did, however, have 61 rushing yards with 2 TDs. Regardless of matchup, Murray is a passing and rushing threat every week. In Week 11, he will get the Seahawks, a team he had his best performance of the season against.
Ben Roethlisberger – Ben Roethlisberger seems to be heating up. Just as the Steelers run game has stalled, it may be in part to the passing game picking up. Big Ben has went over 300 yards in the last two games. In those games, Ben has 639 yards, 7 TDs and 0 INTs. Ben will have another good matchup in Week 11 against Jacksonville and will look to stay hot for fantasy owners.
Aaron Rodgers – Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most consistent fantasy options at QB for many years, and this season is no different. He had a down week in Week 6 and since then has been lethal. In the four games since that bad game, Rodgers has 1,204 yards with 13 TDs to just 1 INT. The remaining schedule is pass happy except maybe the Bears in Week 12, at this point there is no question, even in 1 quarterback leagues, Rodgers is a locked in starter.
Carson Wentz – Carson Wentz is one quarterback who has had some bad luck. He has dealt with a lot of weapons in his offense being unavailable due to injury. However, the Eagles are getting healthier and Wentz has still underperformed. The reason for this is not quite clear yet. Wentz had produced some solid games in the middle of the season, but his last two weeks against easier competition has not give the production expected. In the last two games, Wentz has 231 yards passing, 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Next up is a tough matchup against Cleveland, and you may want to find an alternative to starting Wentz.
Baker Mayfield – By this point, most fantasy owners have benched Baker Mayfield. Baker has not produced starter production even with the pressure relieved due to a great run game by Cleveland. In Week 7 against Cincinnati Baker had his best game of the season with 297 yards and 5 TDs. Since that game, Baker has a total of 254 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs. For Baker, the schedule lightens up, but he is not a recommended starter at this point.
Jared Goff – For a pass-happy offense, Jared Goff has been struggling against defenses he should be able to produce against. The yardage totals are there but he is struggling to throw the ball in the end zone. The Rams do run in the goal line, but Goff has missed throws he should make for scores. In the last two weeks, Goff has 657 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. He will have a tough Week 11 game against Tampa Bay.
2. Who’s Hot Who’s Not Fantasy Football: Running Backs
Josh Jacobs – Josh Jacobs has had a curious season, thus far. He started the year off with a bang and followed it up with some not so great games and then had another great game. In the last three games, Jacobs has had two mediocre games and a big day in Week 10. In those games, Jacobs has 306 rushing yards, 3 TDs, and has added 5 catches for 27 yards. If you have Jacobs on your roster and are making a playoff push, he has a fairly easy schedule that could help your push.
Antonio Gibson – Another guy who could be helping for a playoff push is the rookie, Antonio Gibson. The team does seem to be unsure of how to use him, but when he is used, he produces. In his last 3 games, Gibson has only 193 yards rushing with 4 TDs. Gibson also has added 7 catches for 55 yards. He seems to be the goal line back and with games against Cincinnati and Dallas coming up, he has a good chance to score over projection.
Nick Chubb – Nick Chubb has missed almost or all of the last five games for the Cleveland Browns. Through the four games Chubb has finished, he has 418 rushing yards and 5 TDs. In Week 10, Chubb had 126 rushing yards and 1 TD, but could have had another if it wasn’t for him taking a knee at Houston instead of scoring. Chubb is a candidate to be a top 3 option the next two weeks against Philadelphia and Jacksonville.
James Conner – After a terrible opening game, James Conner had been consistently solid. The last two games against bad rush defenses have been the opposite. Facing Dallas and Cincinnati, many believed Conner was a top 5 play at the position. In those games, Conner had a total of 58 yards and 0 TDs. Pittsburgh will continue to run, which will give Conner opportunity, but we will need to see improvement from the offensive line before we can trust Conner moving forward.
Melvin Gordon – Melvin Gordon started the season with three good games out of his first four. The last four games have been drastically different. In his last four games, Conner has 158 total yards, 1 TD, 9 catches and 42 yards. Gordon’s remaining schedule is not favorable and you should probably seek other options, but if you have to start him, proceed with caution.
Mike Davis – Mike Davis filled in for Christian McCaffrey very well in the first four games he was called upon. In his last three games he has started in place of CMC, and Davis has struggled mightily. In those games, Davis has 113 rushing yards, 0 TDs and 15 catches for 81 yards and 0 TDs. Even with CMC as week-to-week, Davis is not a guaranteed start if CMC misses time.
Who’s Hot Who’s Not Fantasy Football: Wide Receivers
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – If you are looking for a sleeper player who could be helping fantasy teams sneak into the playoff hunt, look no further than Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Green Bay is desperately needing to find a second receiver to help Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. MVS has really stepped up in the last two weeks. MVS has 6 catches for 202 yards and 3 TDs. MVS’s production is hit or miss, so this is one of those starts if you need to hit big.
Marvin Jones – Marvin Jones had been quiet through the first six weeks of the season. With the questionable health of Kenny Golladay in recent weeks, Marvin Jones has stepped up in a big way for the Lions and fantasy owners. In his last four games, Jones has 19 catches for 258 yards and 4 TDs. Jones will get Carolina and Houston the next two weeks. Even if Golladay returns, Jones should have good production in those games.
Brandon Aiyuk – The theme for the recent hot streaks seems to be sleeper players. This rookie, Brandon Aiyuk fits the mold. Due to the 49er injury disaster, Aiyuk owners have been happy with the opportunity. In the last three games, Aiyuk has 21 catches for 281 yards and 2 TDs. Aiyuk has a Week 11 bye, then a potential shootout against the Rams where Aiyuk will have an opportunity to continue his hot streak.
Jarvis Landry – Jarvis Landry is a guy who has been a PPR beast in his career. Through the first six weeks of the season Landry had disappointed fantasy owners who were banking on that consistent production. When Odell got hurt, it gave Landry owners a new hope. However, that has not been the case. In those three games, Landry has 12 catches for 129 yards and 0 TDs. Hopefully with Nick Chubb returning, it opens up more openings for Landry as he will get Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Tennessee the next three weeks.
Tyler Lockett – In Week 6, Tyler Lockett exploded for 15 catches, 200 yards and 3 TDs. In the three games since, Lockett has definitely disappointed. In those games, Lockett has a combined 13 catches for 139 yards and 0 TDs. Unlike the other players on the Not List, Lockett is the most likely to flip the switch and get back to his big production days. One thing that helps is his Week 11 opponent is Arizona, his same opponent from his Week 6 blow-up game.
Michael Thomas – To be fair, Michael Thomas is just returning from injury and trying to get his feet under him. However, it is Michael Thomas, a guy who is expected to produce every time he steps on the field. In his two games back, Thomas has 13 targets, he has caught 7 of those for 78 yards and 0 TDs. While the production is not quite there, the target volume is, and with a game against the Falcons in Week 11, he will have a good opportunity to start adding to the production.
1. Who’s Hot Who’s Not Fantasy Football: Tight Ends
Richard Rodgers – In a surprising development, even with Dallas Goedert back, Richard Rodgers has been the Philly tight end producing. In his last two games played, Rodgers has 10 catches for 145 yards. While he has not scored, tight end is a shallow position and anyone who can produce above the average has a good chance of helping your team.
Logan Thomas – Since taking the lead role at tight end in Week 6 for the Washington Football Team, Logan Thomas has produced surprisingly well. He will not wow you, but his upside could steal you a couple close wins. Since Week 6, Thomas has 14 catches for 196 yards and 2 TDs. Again, in a shallow position, Thomas could be a make-or-break for many fantasy teams in the playoff hunt.
Robert Tonyan – After coming out of nowhere and setting the fantasy scene on fire, Robert Tonyan has drifted back quite a bit. That has been especially true in his last two games where Tonyan has caught 4 balls for 38 yards and 0 TDs. Tonyan is still getting targets and can still be a part of the offense, but it will be extremely hit or miss here on out.
Mike Gesicki – The disappointing fantasy season for Mike Gesicki continues. A guy who was once considered to reach that upper tier with Kittle and Kelce, now Gesicki is barely cracking the top 20 in a bad position. Gesicki has not scored since Week 3, but a good sign is, he has had 9 targets in Tua’s last two starts which could result in bigger production moving forward.
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