Week 10 Start Em Sit Em: Jacoby Ford, Mike Tolbert, and More Questionable Starts

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIINovember 10, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 02:  Wide receiver Jacoby Ford #12 of the Oakland Raiders runs down field in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
Tim Umphrey/Getty Images

Fantasy football owners are asked to make hard decisions on a week-to-week basis, and Week 10 of the 2011 NFL season is no different.

There are quite a few players that are dealing with injuries, bad matchups, or bad play, and their owners are left trying to figure out whether they are worth the start, or need to take a sit.

Start 'em sit 'em is the age old fantasy football conundrum, and this week's features some very questionable players.

Here's your latest starts and sits for Week 10:

Start: Jacoby Ford, WR Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Jacoby Ford #12 of the Oakland Raiders returns a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown against the Cleveland Brown in the second quarter of an NFL football game at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Now that the Raiders have their new quarterback, Carson Palmer, it's time to start adjusting our lineups around him. Palmer is in the bay to stay, and he seems to really enjoy throwing to Jacoby Ford.

Ford five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown last weekend against Denver. Expect more of the same against a reeling Chargers defense.

Sit: DeAngelo Williams, RB Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 23:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers runs past the tackle of Josh Wilson #26 of the Washington Redskins during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Williams is becoming a bad start now that Jonathan Stewart looks to be the featured back. 

His carries have gone down in the past few weeks. He went from 12-to-10-to-7 in the past few weeks, and those numbers don't look to be going up.

Start: Mike Tolbert, RB San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball as  Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers waits to make a tackel at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Gett
Harry How/Getty Images

Tolbert looked pretty good last weekend against the Packers on his way to 83 yards and a touchdowns. He's essentially splitting time with Ryan Mathew's, but Tolbert is healthier.

He should eat up some big chunks of yardage this weekend against a Raiders team that's giving up 139.6 yards per game on the ground.

Sit: Matthew Stafford, QB Detroit Lions

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs the offense against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10.  (Photo by Dou
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

I'm not a huge fan of Stafford and his matchup with the Chicago Bears. The Bears just went out and shut down LeSean McCoy, so I can only imagine what they will do against the Lions non-existant running game.

Essentially the Lions offense will be put on Stafford's shoulders, and excuse me if I have a hard time trusting a guy that has looked extremely bad under pressure this season with four picks and numerous bad throws behind Detroit's offensive line.

Follow <span class=