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NFL Fantasy Football Week 10: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em And FanDuel Picks

This is Mike's weekly spot to pick some over and underachievers in fantasy football plus some picks for your weekly FanDuel game.

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Welcome to Week 10!

For standard leagues, I'll pick some players outside the top 10 and 15 who I think will play well as well as some higher rated players who I see underachieving using the ESPN rankings. I've got my FanDuel picks at the bottom.

Last week, I was on vacation so no week-to-week let's get to this week's picks:


  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: This is a gut feel that off a big win they will struggle on the road.
  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer: I see Seattle clamping down in a low-scoring game at home.
  • Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: He has been average at best and now faces a top 5 defense in the Arizona Cardinals.
  • New York Jets RB Chris Ivory: He hasn't been great since the hamstring injury, and the short week will be a tough test.
  • Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray: He went out with a concussion and may not play a ton if any.
  • Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford: He was great last week, but a much stiffer test awaits in the Rams' run defense.
  • New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall: Another injured guy off the short week. I do not expect 100 yards.
  • Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin: He is coming off the bye, but the Denver Broncos' defense will look to make a statement after last week's debacle against the Colts.
  • Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham: See my note on Wilson. Same goes here


  • New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: The Buffalo Bills pass defense is shaky at best. I can see him having a top-10 week.
  • Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning: He played pretty well the last two weeks. With the Chiefs' tough run defense, I think the Broncos have to throw to win.
  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco: The best streamer of the week playing the Jaguars at home.
  • Green Bay Packers RB James Starks: He now is the starter and is facing a perfect run defense to play against in the Lions.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon: This is about volume. Hardly any RB's are getting his level of carries.
  • Kansas City Chiefs RB Chacandrick West: The same reasoning as I have for T.J Yeldon.
  • New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks: He is now a top 20 WR over the whole season with QB Drew Brees forcing the ball to him.
  • New England Patriots WR Branden LaFell: Tom Brady is getting him eight targets or more plus a spicy opponent in the New York Giants.
  • Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams: He is back as the WR2 in a week they may throw a ton.
  • Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers: He is TD-dependant but is still a top-10 TE.

Here are my FanDuel picks for the week where I will give some higher and lower salaries I like at each position. As you will see, I will be focusing on the defenses to pick on:





Thank you for reading and have a great week, feel free to ask any questions here or Twitter!