Fantasy Football Week 10: 5 Players That Should Remain on Your Bench This Week

Matt SchreiberAnalyst IIINovember 8, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 4:  Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 4, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Bears defeated the Titans 51-20.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Week 10 of the fantasy football season brings some intriguing, yet difficult tests for a bunch star players. That's why if you have decent guys on your bench, you should consider playing them this week.

Let's take a quick look at five guys who should remain on your bench this week:



Percy Harvin - WR - Minnesota Vikings

It is looking more and more like Harvin won't even suit up on Sunday. In the even that he does, it would be a wise decision to avoid making room for him on your fantasy roster.

Not to mention, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder threw for 63 yards last week. It's hard to have confidence in any of Ponder's receivers, whether injured, or healthy.



Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas Chiefs

Starting any Kansas City Chiefs player on your fantasy team at this point of the season is the equivalent of walking on hot lava. The Chiefs are the clear cut worst team in the league this year. It's a shame for Charles that his team is always playing catchup so he doesn't see the carries he deserves.

In his last three games, Charles has only seen 29 carries, which he managed to turn into a whopping 83 yards. It's funny, because four weeks ago, the Chiefs gave him 31 carries, which he turned into 140 yards on the ground. With Charles going up against a top-tier Pittsburgh Steelers rush defense, it doesn't look like he will get the carries he should be getting this week either.



Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears

It might be tough to do such a thing, but I suggest you stash Forte on your bench this week. Keep in mind he is going up against a Houston Texans rush defense that ranks second in the league, giving up only 81.9 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs.

Like that wasn't impressive enough, the Texans also have yet to allow a rushing touchdown this year. They will most likely make life very difficult for Forte on Sunday night.



Michael Vick - QB - Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Vick will be seeing DeMarcus Ware in his sleep on Sunday night. This is just an unfortunate situation for a quarterback trying to fight through his struggles.

The Eagles got the bad word yesterday that their starting right tackle Todd Herremans has been ruled out for the season with bone and ligament damage in his foot. That just adds to the offensive line woes, making it four starters out with injuries on the line.

I don't care which quarterback you put under center in Philadelphia, none of them are good fantasy starts when you risk the chance of getting sacked seven times a game. The Dallas Cowboys defensive line is far more impressive than that of the Saints.

This game could get ugly fast. Keep Vick on your bench. He could even leave early with an injury.



C.J. Spiller / Fred Jackson - RB - Buffalo Bills

This one could get ugly fast as well. The New England Patriots are coming off of a bye week, and have had extra time to prepare for this game.

Spiller and Jackson are basically in the same tier. Losing carries to one another as they share the Buffalo backfield makes it hard enough to start either of them on your fantasy football roster. Factor in the Patriots seventh ranked run defense that has allowed only three rushing touchdowns and has forced seven fumbles through eight games, and starting either of these two backs for your fantasy football team in Week 10 is nearly an impossible move. I would highly advise against it for this week.

Hopefully moving forward coach Chan Gailey will choose a clear cut starter, because both of these guys could put up really solid fantasy numbers if they have the backfield to themselves.