The Masters and NFL football in one weekend. That is a dream I never thought would happen. Week 10 is upon us and with that, many fantasy league playoffs will start in a couple of weeks. Fantasy teams on the bubble are entering pivotal weeks while teams at the top will look to hang on for the next few games. There are plenty of exciting matchups on Sunday and a lot of potential for high fantasy totals. So let’s jump right into my predictions for the top performers this week.
Week 10 Fantasy Predictions: Best Players At Each Position
Top 3 QBs
Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals
Murray had a solid performance in Week 9 in a losing effort for the Cardinals. His ability to run the ball and pass the ball with efficiency always puts him in contention for the top spot week in, week out. They will host the Bills this week in a pivotal game that looks to be another shootout. He’s posted back-to-back 35+ point performances even with a turnover in both. If he can stay out of the turnover column, he could break the 40 point mark this week.
Jake Luton – Jacksonville Jaguars
Luton will start for the second week in a row as Gardner Minshew is still mending an injury. Though he did get a score rushing in his first game, don’t bank on that as added points. The Jaguars will be playing in Green Bay this week and will rely on Luton to throw the ball early and often if they want a chance to win. He had 38 pass attempts in Week 9 and that number could see a jump into the upper 40’s this week. He’ll have to stay clean in the turnover column and add a few more scores through the air to give fantasy owners value.
Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans
Watson and the Texans head into Cleveland this week in search of their third win this season. The Browns are in the middle of the pack for fantasy points surrendered to opposing quarterbacks but this week looks to be different. Watson has played exceptionally well in the last three weeks as he has not turned the ball over once. There is always the potential for him to find the endzone on the ground. Should he do that and keep his streak of no turnovers, fantasy owners could be looking at a nice return.
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Top 3 RBs
Dalvin Cook – Minnesota Vikings
Cook has been on a heater since he returned from a one-week absence due to injury. He is one of few bright spots for the Vikings and has been setting the pace for the offense for most of the year. He should get fed well in a big divisional matchup with the Bears in Chicago. Though they are the team he’s had the least games against, I think in order for the Vikings to win they will need to get him at least 25 touches in this game.
Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers
Jones was a little slow in his return to the field after a two-week absence from injury. I think we see a resurgence of his early-season production this week. Jacksonville is just outside the top 10 in fantasy points given up to running backs this season. Much of Jones’s value comes in his ability as a good pass catcher out of the backfield. If he doesn’t get snipped on plays from backup Jamaal Williams, he should be in for a solid performance.
Melvin Gordon – Denver Broncos
Gordon and the Broncos travel to Las Vegas this week to take on the Raiders. The Raiders are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year. Though the Broncos do have to share the carries with Gordon and Phillip Lindsay, Gordon still receives the bulk of the load. He hasn’t scored in the past two weeks and he should be itching to get in the endzone and give his fantasy owners something to show for.
Top 6 WRs
DeAndre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals
Hopkins will look to bounce back this week after a quiet Week 9 that saw him with 3 receptions for 30 yards. He’s been quiet in the touchdown category this year as he has only scored three times. The good thing is he’s gone every other week with 100+ yards after been held under 100 yards. So this week could be a nice week for fantasy owners who were let down last week.
DJ Chark – Jacksonville Jaguars
Rookie Jake Luton seemed to have a good rapport in his first start in Week 9. He targeted Chark twelve times of which he was able to secure 7 of them for 146 yards and a score. Look for that healthy target share to persist in Week 10 as the Jaguars will likely be behind and having to throw quite a bit. Chark leads his team in all receiving categories and will look to add back-to-back 100 yard games for the first time in his career.
Will Fuller – Houston Texans
Fuller is the clear cut number one receiver for the Texans, though his cohorts are no slouch. In the past six games, he’s scored a touchdown in each and gone for over 100+ yards in three of those six games. In his lone game vs. the Browns in 2017, Fuller was able to score and go for 60+ yards. He’ll look to continue his streak of touchdowns this week as well as try and secure his fifth 100+ yard game.
Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams
Kupp saw his highest target total (20) in his young career in a Week 8 loss to Miami. Coming off a bye week, Kupp and the Rams will look to rebound at home vs. the division-leading Seahawks. Kupp is one of Jared Goff‘s favorite targets and I expect Sean McVay to get creative on Sunday to try and get the ball into Kupp’s hands. He is on a dry streak in regards to reaching the endzone as he had not scored in four straight weeks. Look for him to amass 100+ yards and a score this week.
Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in Week 10. The Dolphins defense and Xavien Howard were able to slow DeAndre Hopkins down. I think they’ll do the same with Keenan Allen, opening the door for a big day for Williams. He’s had two solid weeks of production going for over 80+ yards on 5 receptions in each contest. He scored in one of those games. Look for Williams to get a healthy amount of targets and find the endzone on Sunday.
Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns
With Odell Beckham Jr. down for the season, look for Landry to shoulder the load for the Browns. He’s no stranger to being the number one man too as he was the number one in Miami as a slot receiver. The Browns should utilize play-action this week to give Jarvis that extra room of separation. Nonetheless, expect him to get a healthy amount of targets on Sunday.
Top 3 TEs
Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers
Ebron has received a healthy amount of targets in 2020 with at least 5 targets in seven of his nine games played. He’s scored in back-to-back games this year and should be able to secure another score on Sunday vs. the Bengals.
Noah Fant – Denver Broncos
In Week 9, Fant saw his lowest number of targets on the year with three. He has not gone over 50+ yards or scored a touchdown since Week 2. He’s one of the more dynamic and athletic young TE’s in the league and his upside this weekend is intriguing. I expect him to have his first 100+ yard game with a score.
Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens
Andrews has been quiet the past three weeks as he’s been held under 35 yards in each contest. I expect him to get more involved in the offense this week and get himself back in the endzone. He’ll look to have his third game this year with two scores in a game. The Ravens will be in New England this Sunday night.
Top 3 Kickers
Jason Sanders – Miami Dolphins
I expect the Dolphins to move the ball against the Chargers defense and find the endzone a few times. At the same time though, the Chargers defense has a good pass rush and I expect Sanders to attempt a few FGs this Sunday as well.
Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers
I expect the 49ers to stall more often than not in field goal range. Queue up Gould and his leg as I think he’ll be called on a handful of times to try and keep the 49ers in the game.
Ryan Succop – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs might come out and just score touchdown after touchdown on Sunday. They also may stall in field goal range. It is likely to be a mix of both. Succop should benefit from a tough matchup with the Panthers on Sunday.
Top 3 DEF/STs
New Orleans Saints
The Saints made Tom Brady and the Bucs offense look non-existent in Week 9. The Saints host the 49ers this week, a team that is missing their starting QB, TE, and RB. The Saints will force a few turnovers on Sunday.
New York Giants
The Giants have played every team tough this year despite what their record shows. They’ve had double-digit fantasy points in three of their last five games. I expect this rematch with the Eagles to end in a win for the Giants.
This one is a little bit iffy as Justin Herbert has shown he can move the ball vs. good defensive teams this year. The Dolphins though have three DEF/STs touchdowns in the last two weeks. Maybe they snag another one this week.
As always, I think I could be onto something this week. I expect some “Boom” productions out of at least half of my predictions. Yeah I know, that’s a bold prediction in itself. But I’m all about the bold predictions. Time will only tell if my yearly average will rise, fall, or stay steady. See y’all next Tuesday for the recap.