NFL Fantasy Football Week 10: Players To Start This Week

Bruno Boys Fantasy FootballCorrespondent IIINovember 12, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10:  Mike Sims-Walker #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a catch against the Buffalo Bills   at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Week 10 almost certainly brings a sense of relief to fantasy football owners. This is the final week of byes on the NFL schedule, so lineup shuffling due to off weeks is thankfully coming to an end.

Fantasy owners that have been relying on one of the top-tier fantasy quarterbacks may find themselves struggling to find a suitable replacement for Philip Rivers, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, who all have the week off.

While none of these guys are easy to replace, hopefully their owners drafted or grabbed a solid backup who can deliver decent production that will lead to fantasy success in Week 10.

If you’re looking for guidance with lineup decisions at any position on your roster, take a look at our Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems for Week 10.

Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) vs. Carolina

Freeman had his third multiple passing touchdown game of the season in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons, but otherwise struggled as he threw two interceptions and completed just half of his passes.

On the other hand, Freeman made it five straight games with 12 or more fantasy points. One of his other multi-touchdown games came against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, a team that just happens to be Freeman and the Bucs’ opponent this week.

Carolina has allowed 15 or more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks five times this season.

The struggling Panthers failed to intercept Freeman and also allowed him to rush for 43 yards in their earlier match-up. While Tampa Bay’s offense is far from an explosive unit, the second-year signal caller from Kansas State is a solid fantasy option in Week 10 if your quarterback is on bye or injured.

Knowshon Moreno (Denver Broncos) vs. Kansas City

Moreno’s fantasy owners received some good news this week, as reports out of Denver quoting head coach Josh McDaniels indicate that the injury-plagued running back is the healthiest he’s been all season.

A healthy Moreno is the Broncos’ best option at running back and he should see plenty of touches going forward.

The Broncos had a Week 9 bye, so hopefully Moreno is rested and ready to go against the surprisingly solid Kansas City Chiefs run defense. The Chiefs have not allowed a rushing touchdown to an opposing running back since Week 6.

Moreno is expected to see 15-20 touches and despite the challenging match-up grades out to a usable RB2 in Week 10.

Mike Sims-Walker (Jacksonville Jaguars) vs. Houston

Sims-Walker had arguably his best game of the season in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys, with eight catches for 153 yards and a touchdown. After a very slow start, including being shutout in two of the first four games of the season, he has now scored in three of his last four games.

Coming off the Jags’ bye week, MSW gets a favorable match-up in Week 10 against the Houston Texans. Houston’s defense has allowed the second most touchdowns (12) and the third most fantasy points (26.4 per game) to opposing wide receivers this season.

If ever there were a week to roll with Sims-Walker this is it.

To find out who else made our list of recommended starts, click here: Week 10 Players to Start