The bye weeks are over!... just kidding. Strangely, there are no byes for week 10, but the 4 remaining teams who have not taken a week off will take one on week 11. Whatever works best NFL. Anyways, here is my Go For It or Stay Away for week 10.
Go For It
Mark Sanchez NYJ- In past years I have not been a big believer in Sanchez. The Jets have always asked so little out of Sanchez, usually running the ball more than most teams. The offense has been running as much as usual recently, but Sanchez has really been good in the play action game. I love the match-up against the Patriots, and with the way he has been playing, go for it!
Maurice Jones-Drew Jac- Jones-Drew is a must start for almost every team if you have him, but this week I am a very big fan of his. The Colts have struggled in pretty much every aspect of the game this year, and run defense has been no exception. I am looking for a big game from Jones-Drew this week.
Ben Tate Hou- Obviously, Arian Foster is the starter in Houston, but in a handful of games this year both Foster and Tate have exploded. The Bucs have struggled against the run, especially in games in which DT Gerald McCoy is out. McCoy is now out for the year. I think even with Foster being the main guy, there will be enough to go around and Tate will be a solid start this week as a RB2 or Flex play.
Percy Harvin Min- I have been waiting for this guy all season, and his past couple of games he has started to come through. In my opinion, he is by far the most talented WR on the team. The Vikings play Green Bay this week. The Packers have struggled against the pass, but with Aaron Rodgers running that offense the way he has, this game could get ugly early. That could mean a lot of chances for Harvin. Go for it!
Desean Jackson Phi- We have always known that Jackson is completely all or nothing. He breaks through for a big TD catch in some games, but he also has games where he does absolutely nothing. This year has been rough for Jackson, but against the Arizona Cardinals, who give up the 7th most points to fantasy Wide Receivers, I expect Jackson to have one of his signature big games.
Brandon Pettigrew Det- This one is pretty simple. Pettigrew is Matthew Stafford's second option after Calvin Johnson, and the Bears give up the most points per game to Tight Ends in the league. Pettigrew is a solid start for this week.
Andy Dalton Cin- Dalton has been very solid for the Bengals so far in his rookie year. This week though, he faces the Steelers. Recently, the Steelers defense has really started to come around, and I think this week will be a tough one for Dalton. I like Pittsburgh to really send Cincinnati back down to earth this week. Stay away from Andy Dalton if possible.
Ahmad Bradshaw/Brandon Jacobs NYG- As of right now it is not clear to who is going to be starting for the Giants at running back this week. Personally, I think that Bradshaw will play, but probably be very limited in his first game back from his foot injury. I do not like either of the Giants backs this week against a very tough 49ers run defense.
Marshawn Lynch Sea- Lynch really broke out last week against the Cowboys rushing for 135 yards and a score, but this week Lynch faces a very tough and hard nosed Baltimore defense who is only allowing an average of 11.1 points to fantasy running backs. If possible I would be staying away from Lynch this week.
Pierre Garcon Ind- The Colts have been nothing short of pathetic so far this year. Garcon seemed to have a good rapport with Curtis Painter and was being targeted 10-15 times a game. Late in the game last Sunday, Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell decided to make the change to Dan Orlovsky so the value of Garcon has seemed to have taken a hit. Also, the Colts play the Jaguars this week, who have played very well against the pass. Stay away for Garcon.
Brandon Lloyd Stl- Not a big fan of Lloyd this week. He faces the Cleveland Browns and that probably means a one on one match-up against Joe Haden. Haden has played very well so far this season and should be able to hold Lloyd from doing much against the Browns. Stay away from Lloyd if at all possible.
Vernon Davis SF- Davis is the 49ers leading receiver this season, but San Francisco plays the New York Giants this week, who have done a real good job defending the Tight End all season long allowing only 5.9 points a game to starting Tight Ends. If possible stay away from Davis this week.
There you have it. My week 10 Go For It or Stay Away. Hopefully, this has helped you make some decisions on your fantasy line-ups for this week. As always, if you need some more help, do not hesitate to send me a tweet @FfootballQA. Good luck!