Week 10 Fantasy Football Projections: 3 Point-Scoring Machines Who Will Shine

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts to an official's call in the fourth quarter during a game with New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Points in fantasy football are like presents on Christmas: You want far more than you are ever going to get, but there is always the hope that one huge gift is going to be waiting for you one of these years (or in the case of fantasy football, weeks). 

No one could have predicted that Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin would have one of the best fantasy games of the last 15 years, yet that is exactly what he did against Oakland in Week 9. 

While it would be foolish to think anyone else will have a game like that this week, the magic of fantasy football is you just never know. 

Here are the dynamic point-scoring machines who look poised to have a very big week based on their play and favorable matchups. 


Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (vs. Buffalo Bills)

The last time Brady played the Bills was in Week 4. He had one of his best fantasy games of the season, throwing for 340 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 52-28 romp. 

Since that time, the Bills haven't gotten much better. They have given up 117 points in four games and seven touchdown passes to opposing quarterbacks. 

Considering that Brady is playing his best football of the season right now—he has thrown for 563 yards and six touchdowns in his last two games—it is almost too easy to predict a huge game.


Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Never again can we call Adrian Peterson a human being. He returned almost too fast from a torn ACL suffered at the end of last season. All he has done this year is lead the league in rushing yards, yards per attempt among players with at least 100 carries and is third with six touchdowns. 

Peterson has gone for at least 123 yards in the last three games and scored at least one touchdown. Now he has the luxury of going up against a Detroit Lions defense that has been incredibly inconsistent all season. 

Two weeks ago, Marshawn Lynch torched them for 105 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries. Given the roll Peterson has been on, those numbers seem easily attainable, especially playing at home on the fast turf. 


Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons

It is usually a toss-up between White and Julio Jones for which Falcons wide receiver will have the bigger fantasy week. This time around, with the Falcons traveling to the Big Easy to take on New Orleans, we are going to give White a slight edge, though you can't go wrong either way. 

The Saints have been a mess on defense all season. Even during Monday night's win over Philadelphia, they gave up 447 yards of offense and allowed DeSean Jackson to get behind the secondary for a 77-yard touchdown. 

White is coming off one of his best games of the season against Dallas, with seven receptions for 118 yards. Until the Saints prove they can stop teams from moving the ball against them, you have to love White here.