Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em – Week 10, 2023
The NFL rolls on after another chaotic week with our final European game and another handful of teams on bye. Here are my start and sit selections for Week 10 to get you through…
Prior to his bye week, Goff suffered two down fantasy weeks – throwing just one touchdown and two interceptions over the two outings. His yardage has remained strong throughout this season, throwing for an average of just over 270 yards per game, fifth-highest in the league. This week’s matchup against the Chargers is one to get him back on track, on paper. The Chargers have allowed the third-most average fantasy points to quarterbacks, per FantasyData, and most passing yards per game this year.
Will Levis (@ TB)
Fancy a high risk gamble this coming week? Well, rookie Will Levis may be of interest. Levis has impressed in his first foray into the NFL, immediately demonstrating his arm strength and big-play ability. This week’s matchup is a favourable one in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have allowed the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks on average and second-most passing yards per game this year. It’s a risk to start Levis, but one with huge potential payoffs.
Deshaun Watson (@ BAL)
It’s been another bizarre season for Watson, with injuries continuing to plague the Browns Quarterback. Watson bounced back with a two touchdown performance against the lowly Cardinals last week. This week, however, is most certainly one to avoid against division rivals Baltimore. The Ravens defence continues to restrain opposing quarterbacks, allowing the fewest average points to quarterbacks this season, allowing just six passing touchdowns.
Jordan Love (@ PIT)
Love had another quiet fantasy day last week in the Packers win over the Rams, completing 20 of his 28 attempts for 228 yards and one touchdown. His production remains far-removed from his early season form, failing to reach 250 passing yards in any of his last five outings. There may be times later this season where Love is an intriguing streaming option, but on the road in Pittsburgh looks to be one to avoid.
Jaylen Warren (vs GB)
The former undrafted free agent remains one of the more efficient runners in the NFL and continues to see good usage alongside Harris in the offense. Last week Warren received double-digit carries for the first time this season and remains heavily involved in the passing game, with at least three targets in all but one game. He now faces a beatable Green Bay defence, who should remain a matchup to target for running backs, despite looking marginally better in the last two weeks.
Tyler Allgeier (@ ARI)
It may be somewhat frustrating for Bijan Robinson managers, but Tyler Allgeier remains a key part of this Falcons offense. The second-year back has seen double-digit touches in four of his last five games. This week’s matchup presents another good opportunity to contribute against a Cardinals team allowing the third-most points per game to running backs, according to FantasyData. As a result, Allgeier presents fantasy managers with a good flex option this week.
Alexander Mattison (vs NO)
Mattison remains the lead back in Minnesota, following Akers’ season-ending injury. The issue for Mattison, however, is continued lack of efficiency on the ground, failing to hit 50 rushing yards in any game since week four. Mattison fantasy managers have been reliant on usage in the passing game, which has fluctuated rather wildly. This week he faces one of the tougher matchups for running backs in the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed the fifth-fewest points on average to running backs, meaning higher-upside options may be preferable this week.
Kareem Hunt (@ BAL)
Hunt’s fantasy production has jumped significantly over the last four weeks, over which he has scored five touchdowns. The vast majority of this recent success, however, has come from touchdowns with the veteran failing to reach 40 yards from scrimmage in two of his last four games. If you’re relying on touchdowns, a game against Baltimore is one to avoid given they have only allowed nine in total this season.
Tank Dell (@ CIN)
The rookie enjoyed a huge bounce back performance last week, helping the Texans in their fourth-quarter victory with six receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns from his 11 targets. Together with Dalton Schultz, Dell led the team in targets. In a CJ Stroud-led offense – that’s something I’m looking to bet on. And with a potential shootout ahead this coming weekend against the Bengals, Dell presents fantasy managers with a good option once again this week.
Jahan Dotson (@ SEA)
After a frustratingly slow start to the year, Dotson’s production has exploded in recent weeks. The former first round pick has seen at least eight targets in each of the last three weeks, hitting a total of 177 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the last two. This recent usage and production should give us faith going forwards, and this week’s matchup against a Seahawks team which has allowed the tenth-most average points to wide receivers this year.
Zay Flowers (vs CLE)
The rookie has seen his production stutter in the last two weeks after a stellar start to the year. After hitting an average of 63 receiving yards across his first seven games, Flowers has failed to reach 20 receiving yards in either of his last two. His production has also suffered from his low average depth of targets, versus other Ravens receivers. With a tough matchup against a Browns team allowing the second-fewest points per game to Wide Receivers ahead, it may be a week to look elsewhere.
Jakobi Meyers (vs NYJ)
Last week Meyers’ fantasy output was saved by a 17-yard rushing touchdown. Besides that, Meyers finished with a modest two receptions for 38 yards from five targets in Aiden O’Connell’s first game as the new signal caller. Prospects of a bounce back to early season form appear difficult this coming week as he faces the Jets. The Jets have allowed the fewest points per game to wide receivers after allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game and just eight passing touchdowns this year.
Taysom Hill (@ MIN)
I guess we’re doing the Taysom Hill thing again? The veteran has become an integral part of the Saints offense in recent weeks, which he has turned into solid fantasy production. Hill has scored double-digit PPR points in each of his last four games. His usage around the goal-line has been key, and has scored one passing touchdown, one receiving touchdown, and three rushing touchdowns over the last three weeks. Nobody else in this range offers you the upside Hill possesses on a weekly basis.
Dalton Schultz (@ CIN)
As mentioned in the section earlier on rookie Tank Dell, it’s a good idea to bet on CJ Stroud and the surrounding pieces in this offense. Dalton Schultz saw the joint-most targets last week with 11, which he turned into ten receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown – his best performance of the year so far. This week he faces the Bengals in a potential high-scoring game, against a team allowing the most points per game to tight ends.
Luke Musgrave (@ PIT)
The rookie scored his first touchdown of the season last week and saw an overall improvement in his fantasy production after a quiet few weeks. Musgrave reeled in three of his four targets for 51 yards. This week’s matchup against the Steelers may be one to avoid, however, with Pittsburgh the fifth-fewest PPR points per game to tight ends this year. In his four previous games prior to last week Musgrave had hit a peak of 34 receiving yards in a game, I fear it may be another quiet one this coming Sunday.
Michael Mayer (vs NYJ)
Another rookie Tight End who is difficult to trust is Michael Mayer. After an uptick in production, there were high hopes for continued success, yet the rookie has seen is yardage fall significantly in the last three weeks. Mayer has failed to hit 20 receiving yards in any of his last three outing and now faces a tough Jets defence. There are plenty of higher upside options available.