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Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 10: Which Bengals To Play

There were plenty of surprises against the Broncos last week in fantasy football. Let's take a look at what to expect against the New York Giants for Week Ten.

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A.J. Green - Green is easily a top three receiver heading into Week 10. The Giants secondary hasn't played that well and they won't solve A.J. Green. There's really no reason to dwell on any justification for starting Green because if you own him, you're starting him.

Andy Dalton - Dalton has been inconsistent lately, but his only rough fantasy week was against the Steelers. The Giants are pedestrian against the pass, and Dalton will need to attack the air to make a statement against Eli Manning and the Giants. Dalton isn't a top-ten start this week, but he's definitely within the top-15 quarterbacks for the week. I'd have no issue starting Dalton, especially if you're limited on options.

Jermaine Gresham - Gresham had a career high 108 yards receiving on six catches against the Broncos. While I don't expect Gresham to do that back-to-back, the Giants are mediocre against tight ends and you have to like the way Gresham is trending at the moment. He's still been a borderline top-ten fantasy tight end this season, and he's sure to get his share of targets.


BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Green-Ellis' fantasy production was largely benefited by a goalline touchdown against the Broncos. He has not done much to earn my trust and should mostly be avoided against the Giants, who have given up the 24th most fantasy points to running backs this season. If you want to plug him into your flex you're praying for a touchdown. Good luck.

Andrew Hawkins - It's almost getting to the point where I might not even begin addressing whether or not you should start Hawkins simply because he's been a fantasy non-factor for weeks now. Hawkins' talent is obvious, but unfortunately so is his lack of involvement in the offensive game plan. He's a true desperation play at this point, but if you're in a PPR league I'd peruse the waiver wire before plugging in Young Baby Hawk.

Cincinnati Defense - The Giants have given up the 31st most fantasy points this season. It's not as if the Bengals defense has been a fantasy force to begin with, so I'd strongly advise you to avoid starting them. Here's an important point, however: The Bengals face Kansas City in Week 11. Facing the Chiefs will catapult the Bengals defense into Top 10 potential, so if they're available in your leagues this week they may be worth stashing now if you have the space.

There isn't much that's compelling me to suggest sitting or starting Bengals kicker Mike Nugent. He's been solid all season. If anything, he's a tempting pick up against Kansas City much like the Bengals defense will be. Either way, I hate predicting kickers so if you have Nugent there's no sense in dropping him for someone else at this point.

Discuss your fantasy football dilemmas in the comments below. For other Sit/Start/Trade questions, feel free to chat with me on Twitter @AndrewFoxMiller.