Week 10 Sleepers: Last Minute Pickups with Salivating Matchups

Mike ShiekmanFeatured ColumnistNovember 11, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 04:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills looks for a receiver at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans on November 4, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Houston defeated Buffalo 21-9. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Finding the right fantasy replacement for your stud isn’t exactly fishing for dynamite. When Robert Griffin III or Trent Richardson can’t contribute, it takes some research and a touch of luck to hit fantasy gold

The research has been done. I’m wearing my shamrock pajamas while writing this. Check off research and luck: these three fantasy pickups will fill in admirably in Week 10.

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fantasy owners in need of a quick QB fix can find their guy in a Bills uniform.

He may not be an intriguing quarterback in the NFL picture, but Ryan Fitzpatrick is always in for a productive fantasy day against the New England Patriots.

Fitzpatrick has passed for 300 yards in his past three matchups facing Vince Wilfork and Co., with eight touchdowns to boot. It doesn’t matter if the Bills get behind early, that means more garbage-time fantasy numbers for Buffalo’s quarterback to accumulate.

RB: Marcel Reece


The Oakland backfield seems to be up in flames after Darren McFadden and backup Mike Goodson both got injured. Reece provide a boost in both rushing and receiving areas, so he’ll make an impact even if the running lanes are filled.

In the past three games, Reece caught 12 balls for 153 yards and a touchdown. With even more opportunities this Sunday, Reece should be in for a ton of check-down passes against the Ravens’ defense, with rushing touches to boot.

Note: Reece warrants a definite pickup in PPR leagues a 12-team standard scoring


WR: Ryan Broyles

I’ve been talking up Ryan Broyles to emerge as a WR3 or Flex play for weeks now.

With both Calvin Johnson and Titus Young far from full strength, Broyles will have ample opportunities to gain Matthew Stafford’s confidence. The Lions love to throw the ball early and often, and the sure-handed receiver out of Oklahoma knows how to find seams in between defenders.

He did it as a Sooner for years, and now he’s finally gotten on the field in Nate Burleson’s absence. Pick him up while he’s available and watch the points pile on.


Mike Shiekman is a Breaking News Writer for Bleacher Report. He loves giving fantasy advice on Twitter. Follow him @TheRealShiek