Week 10 Start Em Sit Em: Jay Cutler and QBs Sure to Disappoint

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 9, 2011

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 10:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is sacked during the first quarter by Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Week 10 of the NFL season will provide some interesting games that are bound to confuse fantasy owners around the world, with quarterback performances especially sending people back to the drawing board.

On Wednesday morning, NFL.com Fantasy Editor Michael Fabiano released his fantasy preview for Week 10. With any list like this, I agree with some picks, but disagree with others.

Here are three QBs I agree that owners should sit on Sunday.


Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler may have escaped Philadelphia unscathed thanks to another uninspiring Eagles performance, but Detroit won’t offer the same luxury.

Cutler had a solid statistical game against the Lions in Week 5, but his team lost 24-13. Cutler knows he’ll have to throw more than one touchdown to defeat his division rival on Sunday.

Cutler will force the issue against the Lions and interceptions will ensue.


Ben Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will waltz into Cincinnati thinking he’ll lead his team to victory over the Bengals.

However, Ben Roethlisberger and fantasy owners that start him will be surprised by the output he delivers. Big Ben will not throw four interceptions against the Bengals, but I also don’t see him throwing multiple TDs.

The Bengals have a top 10 pass defense and have only allowed eight passing touchdowns this season. Very unlike the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bengals have created a great defense without a big name. It’s time to respect the defense in Cincinnati.


Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman is my vote for the title of Mr. Inconsistency this season.

If you didn’t guess yet, Freeman is one of my fantasy quarterbacks and reading him is like reading an upside-down book in the dark. Here are his stats for the last six weeks, which show his problems finding a rhythm.

Opponent TDs INTs
Atlanta 0 2
Indianapolis 1 0
San Francisco 0 2
New Orleans 2 0
Chicago 2 4
New Orleans 1 0


With the Houston Texans scheduled on Sunday, I’d recommend your backup quarterback or the waiver wire if Freeman is your starter.