Fantasy Football—Week 10 Start Em' And Sit Em'

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Fantasy Football—Week 10 Start Em' And Sit Em'
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By Derek of The Sportmeisters

Welcome to the best time of the year Sports Fans. Here is where I will tell you who I think you should start or who I think you should sit for your fantasy team. This year, I will give you your obvious must starts (guys you start every week no matter who they play), a few players from each position who you should start, a sleeper start em’, and a must sit em’. Also, I will be giving projections for those players. If you have more questions, don’t forget to join me for my Sunday Morning Start Em’/Sit Em’ Chat from 10:45am to 12:45pm. Go to www.Sportmeisters.com for more info. Enough talk, let’s get down to business!

QB Obvious Must Starts

Drew Brees – NO vs. STL – Projection: 350 Yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Peyton Manning – IND vs. NE – Projection: 300 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Tom Brady – NE vs. IND – Projection: 300 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Philip Rivers – SD vs. PHI – Projection: 275 Yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Aaron Rodgers – GB vs. DAL – Projection: 285 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Kurt Warner – ARI vs. SEA – Projection: 295 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

QB Start Em’

Brett Favre – MIN vs. DET – Favre has 16 touchdowns to just three interceptions on the year and threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns earlier in the year against the Lions, who are ranked 31st against the pass. Start Em’. Projection: 275 Yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

Joe Flacco – BAL vs. CLE – Wasn’t extremely accurate last week, but should bounce back nicely against the 22nd ranked pass defense of the Cleveland Browns this week. Start Em’. Projection: 255 Yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Mark Sanchez – NYJ vs. JAX – Sanchez wasn’t all that bad in the last two games before the bye week. He threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception, but he did fumble twice. This week, he faces the 25th ranked pass defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars and could be a nice bye week filler and a possible Sleeper Start Em’. Projection: 240 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

QB Sit Em’

Matt Ryan – ATL vs. CAR – Has thrown just two touchdowns to four interceptions in the last two games and faces the sixth ranked pass defense of the Carolina Panthers this week. Sit Em’. Projection: 225 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Carson Palmer – CIN vs. PIT – Palmer was decent in the week three matchup against Pittsburgh, throwing for 183 yards and a touchdown. However, that was when Pittsburgh was without S Troy Polamalu. Pittsburgh is ranked 14th vs. the pass and are coming off a week where the held the Denver Broncos offense scoreless. Sit Em’. Projection: 230 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Kyle Orton – DEN vs. WAS – Threw three interceptions last week and faces the best pass defense in the NFL this week in the Washington Redskins. Must Sit Em’. Projection: 175 Yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

RB Obvious Must Starts

Adrian Peterson – MIN vs. DET – Projection: 135 Yards Rushing, 2 TD, 2 Receptions, 20 Yards

Michael Turner – ATL vs. CAR – Projection: 110 Yards Rushing, 1 TD

Maurice Jones-Drew – JAX vs. NYJ – Projection: 60 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 5 Receptions, 45 Yards

DeAngelo Williams – CAR vs. ATL – Projection: 115 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 2 Receptions, 20 Yards

Steven Jackson – STL vs. NO – Projection: 100 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 4 Receptions, 30 Yards

Chris Johnson – TEN vs. BUF – Projection: 135 Yards Rushing, 2 TD, 2 Receptions, 20 Yards

RB Start Em’

Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush – NO vs. STL – Thomas is fully healthy and getting the bulk of the carries, especially in the red zone. However, due to the extremely good matchup against the 27th ranked run defense of the St. Louis Rams, I think Bush gets some carries and I expect him to see more balls thrown his way with WR Lance Moore still hurt. Start Em’ Both. Projections: Thomas: 80 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 3 Receptions, 30 Yards—Bush: 40 Yards Rushing, 6 Receptions, 55 Yards, 1 TD

Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams – MIA vs. TB – Here comes the Wildcat! It will be the Ricky and Ronnie show this week against the 30th ranked run defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Start Em’ Both. Projections: Brown: 95 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 3 Receptions, 20 Yards—Williams: 75 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 3 Receptions, 25 Yards

Ray Rice – BAL vs. CLE – Rice has reached the end zone in each of the last three games and has an excellent matchup this week against the 31st ranked run defense of the Cleveland Browns. Start Em’. Projection: 130 Yards Rushing, 2 TD, 4 Receptions, 40 Yards

Thomas Jones – NYJ vs. JAX – Jones was on fire in the three games before the bye last week. He ran for 433 yards and two touchdowns in those three games and has seven touchdowns on the year. This week, he faces the 22nd ranked run defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars and should continue to run wild. Start Em’. Projection: 100 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 2 Receptions, 10 Yards

Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden – OAK vs. KC – McFadden is expected back this week, but we don’t know exactly how much he will play and Fargas has been pretty good in his absence. This week, they face the Kansas City Chiefs and their 28th ranked run defense, making either guy a Sleeper Start Em’. Projections: Fargas: 70 Yards Rushing, 1 TD—McFadden: 50 Yards Rushing, 1 TD, 2 Receptions, 10 Yards

RB Sit Em’

Cadillac Williams – TB vs. MIA – With a Rookie QB at the helm, the Buccaneers upset the Packers last week. However, Williams had just 56 yards rushing on the day and I expect much of the same this week against the Dolphins, who rank fifth vs. the run. Sit Em’. Projection: 50 Yards Rushing

Kevin Smith – DET vs. MIN – Hasn’t been extremely effective lately, rushing for just 173 yards in the past three games with no touchdowns. He did run for 83 yards against Minnesota earlier this year, but I don’t expect the same this time from the sixth ranked run defense. Sit Em’. Projection: 40 Yards Rushing, 3 Receptions, 25 Yards

Julius Jones – SEA vs. ARI – The Cardinals are ranked fourth vs. the run and Jones ran for just five yards against them in week six. Sit Em’. Projection: 35 Yards Rushing, 3 Receptions, 25 Yards

Jamal Lewis – CLE vs. BAL – Lewis has been critical of Head Coach Eric Mangini this past week and has a terrible matchup this week against the seventh ranked Baltimore Ravens run defense. Must Sit Em’. Projection: 20 Yards Rushing, 2 Receptions, 10 Yards

WR Obvious Must Starts

Randy Moss – NE vs. IND – Projection: 7 Receptions, 100 Yards, 1 TD

Wes Welker – NE vs. IND – Projection: 10 Receptions, 90 Yards, 1 TD

Larry Fitzgerald – ARI vs. SEA – Projection: 9 Receptions, 105 Yards, 1 TD

Reggie Wayne – IND vs. NE – Projection: 7 Receptions, 100 Yards, 1 TD

Greg Jennings – GB vs. DAL – Projection: 7 Receptions, 95 Yards, 1 TD

Roddy White – ATL vs. CAR – Projection: 5 Receptions, 85 Yards, 1 TD

Marques Colston – NO vs. STL – Projection: 7 Receptions, 100 Yards, 1 TD

WR Start Em’

T.J. Houshmandzadeh – SEA vs. ARI – Hasn’t been what we expected so far this year, but finally got back into the end zone last week and he is facing the 27th ranked pass defense of the Arizona Cardinals this week. Start Em’. Projection: 7 Receptions, 80 Yards, 1 TD

Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin – MIN vs. DET – Against Detroit’s 31st ranked pass defense, why not start all three of them? I think that all three will have good games, but only two reach the end zone. Start Em’ All. Projections: Berrian: 6 Receptions, 60 Yards, 1 TD—Rice: 10 Receptions, 100 Yards, 1 TD—Harvin: 7 Receptions, 70 Yards

Derrick Mason – BAL vs. CLE – He caught five balls for 118 yards and a touchdown against the Browns in Week Three and they are ranked 22nd vs. the pass. Start Em’. Projection: 6 Receptions, 95 Yards, 1 TD

Robert Meachem – NO vs. STL – With Lance Moore hurt, Meachem stepped in last week and caught five balls for 98 yards and a touchdown. Moore may be out again and the Saints are facing the Rams, who rank 23rd vs. the pass. Sleeper Start Em’. Projection: 5 Receptions, 75 Yards, 1 TD

WR Sit Em’

Mike Sims-Walker – JAX vs. NYJ – Sims-Walker had a great game last week, catching six balls for 147 yards and a touchdown. However, that was against the lowly Kansas City Chiefs and not Darrelle Revis and the second ranked New York Jets pass defense. Sit Em’. Projection: 5 receptions, 50 Yards

Dwayne Bowe – KC vs. OAK – Do you really want to start anyone on the Chiefs? Especially not against Nnamdi Asomugha and the 13th ranked Oakland Raiders pass defense. Sit Em’. Projection: 4 Receptions, 45 Yards

Eddie Royal and Brandon Marshall – DEN vs. WAS – With Kyle Orton struggling, it is probably not the greatest idea to start these two. Especially against the best pass defense in the NFL. Must Sit Em’ Both. Projections: Royal: 3 Receptions, 30 Yards—Marshall: 6 Receptions, 50 Yards

TE Obvious Must Starts

Jason Witten – DAL vs. GB – Projection: 6 Receptions, 55 Yards, 1 TD

Antonio Gates – SD vs. PHI – Projection: 6 Receptions, 80 Yards, 1 TD

Tony Gonzalez – ATL vs. CAR – Projection: 5 Receptions, 50 Yards, 1 TD

Dallas Clark – IND vs. NE – Projection: 9 Receptions, 95 Yards, 1 TD

TE Start Em’

Jeremy Shockey – NO vs. STL – Shockey should bounce back from a tough matchup last week, especially against the 23rd ranked pass defense of the St. Louis Rams. Start Em’. Projection: 5 Receptions, 55 Yards, 1 TD

Visanthe Shiancoe – MIN vs. DET – Shiancoe has benefitted from having Brett Favre this year and he should benefit once again against the Detroit Lions and their 31st ranked pass defense this week. Start Em’. Projection: 4 Receptions, 45 Yards, 1 TD

Dustin Keller – NYJ vs. JAX – Keller finally woke up in Week Eight, catching 8 balls for 76 yards and a touchdown. This week, he should do much of the same against the 25th ranked Pass D of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sleeper Start Em’. Projection: 6 Receptions, 45 Yards, 1 TD

TE Sit Em’

Mercedes Lewis – JAX vs. NYJ – So much for the breakout year. Lewis was expected to be a much bigger part of the offense than he has been and is facing the second ranked pass defense of the New York Jets this week. Sit Em’. Projection: 2 Receptions, 20 Yards

Anthony Fasano – MIA vs. TB – Fasano could actually have a decent week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their 15th ranked pass defense, but that would mean QB Chad Henne actually gets him the ball. Not likely. Sit Em’. Projection: 2 Receptions, 25 Yards

Tony Scheffler – DEN vs. WAS – Is nowhere to be found in the offense and shouldn’t even be owned, let alone started. Especially against the best pass defense in the NFL. Must Sit Em’. Projection: 2 Receptions, 20 Yards

D/ST Start Em’

New Orleans Saints vs. STL – The Saints have been the best fantasy defense so far this year and they have a great matchup this week against a St. Louis offense with only one real weapon to worry about in RB Steven Jackson. Start Em’.

Minnesota Vikings vs. DET – Jared Allen and the Williams Wall will be ready to go against rookie QB Matthew Stafford and the anemic Detroit offense. Start Em’.

Baltimore Ravens vs. CLE – Cleveland is terrible and Baltimore will be extremely aggressive in trying to get back to their winning ways. Start Em’.

D/ST Sit Em’

New England Patriots vs. IND – Never start a defense when they are facing Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne. Besides, can you say shootout? Sit Em’.

Indianapolis Colts vs. NE – The same can be said for a defense facing Tom Brady and Randy Moss. Once again, can you say shootout? Sit Em’.

Dallas Cowboys vs. GB – This game has the making of an offensive battle where both teams exchange touchdown after touchdown. In other words, another shootout. Sit Em’.

There you have it Sports Fans. Any questions or concerns, please email me at Derek@Sportmeisters.com and don’t forget to join me for my weekly Sunday Morning Start Em’/Sit Em’ Chat from 10:45am to 12:45pm. Go to www.Sportmeisters.com for more info.

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