Week 10 is here, and there are only a few games left before fantasy playoffs. That means there are only a handful of games separating you and Jerry from a few cubicles over from the sweet glory of bragging rights for making the playoffs. We all know who deserves those bragging rights, so make sure you use this week’s starts and sits to make sure you’re where you belong at the end of the season.
Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens: Ingram is more of a risk than he should be considering he is facing a Bengals defense that gives up the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs, according to Fantasy Pros. The last time he played the Bengals he had 74 total yards and a rushing touchdown. That seems like a good floor for a defense that will probably be more focused on keeping Lamar Jackson from burning them again.
Mike Williams, WR, Chargers: Williams is coming off his best game as a professional. He still has yet to reach the end zone, but he is going up against the Raiders this week who allow 29.5 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Williams is a borderline WR2 with his matchup, but it is safer to say he is a solid flex option with bye week woes hitting hard this week.
Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams: Brandin Cooks has already been declared out for this week. That means Reynolds is in line to start in his place. He has been a solid option when relied on the past two years. In Week 8, he caught a touchdown in place of Cooks, and he probably could have done more damage if the Bengals decided to cover Cooper Kupp. He is a nice streamline option for the week.
Jameis Winston, QB, Bucs: This is assuming you need a quarterback you can go to the waiver wire and pick up for a week. Winston is playing the Cradinals, who allow the most points to opposing quarterbacks per game this season. He has been the farthest thing from consistent or reliable this year, but you really only need him to take care of his incredible matchup this week.
Defenses to stream
Giants defense against the Jets
Colts defense against the Dolphins
Ravens defense against the Bengals
Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns: With so many quarterbacks on byes or facing tough matchups, you may be tempted to give Mayfield another shot. Look elsewhere, you may as well leave Mayfield on the waiver wire as he is facing the Bills who only allow 12.5 points per game to quarterbacks.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals: This is a very big temper expectations. David Johnson is returning to the field after the long week to rest following the team’s Thursday Night Footbal matchup where Drake light it up with over 150 total yards and a touchdown. That means Drake won’t see the volume to reach those numbers again. As long as Chase Edmonds remains out, Drake will have flex value this week, but he just isn’t in the ideal situation for fantasy production right now.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns: It is maddening that Beckham only has caught a single touchdown this season. It is hard to believe that changes with the Bills’ secondary being one of the best in the NFL. It is just a huge head scratcher thinking how this hasn’t worked out.