Week 10 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Cam Newton and 3 Must-Start QBs

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 8, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 30:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of  the Carolina Panthers sets to pass against the Minnesota Vikings October 30, 2011 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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NFL quarterbacks could strike it big any given week, regardless of their performance in previous weeks.

So who’s going to have a huge, mind-blowing game in Week 10?

Which players behind center will see everything click in the upcoming week of NFL football?

Here are three quarterbacks who will have huge outings this weekend.


Aaron Rodgers

At this point, a big day from Aaron Rodgers is like clockwork.

The Green Bay Packers are halfway through their slated games this season, and they have no blemishes on their 8-0 record. Rodgers had yet another four-touchdown performance in Week 9, giving him a season total of 24 touchdowns with only three interceptions.

This week, Rodgers will be up against the Minnesota Vikings whose passing defense allows 273.6 yards per game. When he faced the Vikings in Week 7, Rodgers threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns.

Because the Packers defense is struggling to keep teams out of the end zone, Rodgers gets more chances with the ball.


Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel is on the long list of disappointing things about the Kansas City Chiefs.

The most recent addition to the list is a 31-3 loss to the previously 0-7 Miami Dolphins. Although I don’t believe the Dolphins are as bad as their record, the loss was still an embarrassment to the Chiefs organization.

So, why start Cassel in Week 10?

The Chiefs have the Denver Broncos next on their schedule, meaning they’ll score points. The Broncos allow the second-most points in the league and are among the worst in the NFL at stopping the pass.

Cassel has the talent to succeed, and he’ll toss some TDs in Week 10.


Cam Newton

Cam Newton is not the most impressive rookie quarterback in terms of presence late in games, but this guy is a fantasy goldmine.

His rare combination of rushing prowess and elite arm strength make him one of the best starts at QB week in and week out. The Tennessee Titans are the next opponent for the Carolina Panthers, and are coming off a game against Andy Dalton, the winningest rookie signal-caller in the league.

The Titans have a middle-of-the-pack pass defense, but Newton will be the first quarterback they face that can beat them with his arm and legs.

Newton will post enormous fantasy numbers against the Titans, despite the team result.