Mike Goodson To Start vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFL Week 10 Fantasy Risers

Brandon Galvin@bgny3Featured ColumnistNovember 12, 2010

There are several surprises in this week’s edition as a few unknown players have had an opportunity to shine.

With opportunity comes either success or failure. A few of these players took their opportunity and thrived, shocking the fantasy world and having owners rushing to the waiver wires.

Injuries led to these opportunities, but other players are dropping to the bottom of the pack because of them.

Who shined?

Who is on the rise?



Derek Anderson, ARZ

Anderson was decent against the Minnesota Vikings Week 9.

He completed 15 of 26 passes (57.7 completion percentage) for 179 yards and a touchdown.

Most important, Anderson did not turn the ball over. He’ll look to continue that against the Seahawks in a rather favorable home matchup.

Other Notable Performances and Notes:

Eli Manning, NYG: 21 for 32 (65.6 completion percentage), 290 yards, 3 TD

Brett Favre, MIN: 36 for 47 (76.6 completion percentage), 446 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Joe Flacco, BAL: 20 for 27 (74.1 completion percentage), 266 yards, 2 TD

Carson Palmer, CIN: 22 for 36 (61.1 completion percentage), 248 yards, 2 TD, INT

Mark Sanchez, NYJ: 22 for 39 (56.4 completion percentage), 336 yards, TD, INT, Rush TD

Shaun Hill, DET: Expected to start Week 10 vs Buffalo Bills

Chad Pennington, MIA: Expected to start Week 10 vs Tennessee Titans

Last Week’s Rising QB in Week 9:

Matthew Stafford, DET: 20 for 36 (55.6 completion percentage), 240 yards, 2 TD, Rush TD


Mike Goodson, CAR

With DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both dealing with injuries at this point in time of their disappointing seasons, Mike Goodson will get the start Week 10 against Tampa Bay.

Although not the best match up as the Buccaneers defense has been solid and the Panthers offense has been ineffective this season, a start is a start.

Goodson should be owned in all leagues for this week and is worth taking a chance on in a fantasy owner’s starting lineup.

Javarris James, IND

Chalk up another Colts player that the team plugs in and excels.

James could see increased playing time this week against Cincinnati as almost every other running back on the team appears to be injured.

Donald Brown had a decent game Week 9, but it was Javarris James who scored two touchdowns. Even when Joseph Addai returns, the Colts may opt to keep James as the goal line back to decrease the amount of hits Addai takes.

Other Notable Performances and Notes:

Peyton Hillis, CLE: 29 carries, 184 yards, 2 TD, 3 receptions, 36 yards

Michael Turner, ATL: 24 carries, 107 yards, 2 TD

Brandon Jackson, GB: 13 carries, 42 yards, TD, 4 reception, 26 yards, TD

Ronnie Brown, MIA: 9 carries, 59 yards, TD, 5 receptions, 40 yards

Willis McGahee, BAL: 6 carries, 24 yards, 3 receptions, 42 yards, TD

Last Week’s Rising RBs in Week 9:

LeGarrette Blount, TB: 13 carries, 46 yards

Keiland Williams: BYE



Jacoby Ford, OAK

It’s the time of the season when unknown players emerge.

Jacoby Ford is looking to do that for the Oakland Raiders due to all of the injuries to their receivers.

Darrius Heyward-Bey failed to record a reception Week 9, but Ford benefited greatly from Kansas City’s lack of coverage.

Ford caught six balls for 148 yards and scored on a return touchdown. Ford is worth adding because somebody has to catch the ball for the improving Raiders offense.

Seyi Ajirotutu, SD

Like Ford, Ajirotutu is looking to make a name for himself. Lucky for him, he has one of the best quarterbacks in the league finding him.

Ajirotutu was fantastic against a weak Texans secondary.

He hauled in four passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

With all of the injuries in San Diego, Ajirotutu is a must add and could become a fantasy monster to finish the season.

Other Notable Performances and Notes:

Percy Harvin, MIN: 9 receptions, 126 yards, Fumble

Steve Johnson, BUF: 11 receptions, 145 yards

James Jones, GB: 8 receptions, 123 yards, TD

Nate Burleson, DET: 7 receptions, 113 yards, TD

Dez Bryant, DAL: 9 receptions, 86 yards, TD, Fumble

Last Week’s Rising WRs in Week 8:

Steve Breaston, ARZ: 3 receptions, 28 yards

Darrius Heyward-Bey: Held without a reception



Randy McMichael, SD

McMichael benefited greatly from the absence of Antonio Gates.

McMichael, a solid pass-catching tight end, caught two passes for 23 yards and two touchdowns.

If Gates is forced to miss more time in the future, McMichael is a must add because Rivers often looks for his tight end.

Other Notable Performances and Notes:

Aaron Hernandez, NE: 5 receptions, 48 yards, 2 TD

Joel Dreessen, HOU: 5 receptions, 67 yards

Jimmy Graham, NO: 3 receptions, 49 yards, TD

Brandon Pettigrew, DET: 3 receptions, 18 yards, TD

Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN: 4 receptions, 66 yards, TD

Last Week’s Rising TE in Week 8:

Jacob Tamme, IND: 11 receptions, 108 yards, TD


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