The Best of Week 10:
Tavon Austin, WR – Wow, just wow. In a 12-minute span, he scored three times. He totaled 314 all-purpose yards.
Drew Brees, QB – 392 passing yards and four touchdowns. Brees knew exactly what he needed to do, and he exposed a depleted Cowboys’ secondary.
Peyton Manning, QB – Manning puts up numbers you would expect to see in a video game. Peyton recorded his eighth 300-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 330 yards and four touchdowns.
Demaryius Thomas, WR – Three receiving scores and 108 yards. Peyton having a good day means his receivers do as well.
Rishard Matthews, WR – Breakout performance for Matthews. He was thrust into a starter’s role due to injuries and he had a big game on Monday Night Football.
Suggested Week 10 Starters:
Russell Wilson (vs. Minnesota) – He’s at home. He’s facing a Vikings’ pass defense that is 29th in the league.
Drew Brees (vs. San Francisco) – The 49ers have a great defense. But since the start of the 2011 season, Brees hasn’t thrown less than two touchdown passes in a home game.
Adrian Peterson (at Seattle) – Seattle has an average run defense but their pass defense is second in the league. I’d expect a heavy dose of A.P.
Frank Gore (at New Orleans) – The best thing the 49ers can do is keep Drew Brees off the field. By running the football, they can do that. Gore is their guy.
Reggie Bush (at Pittsburgh) – Bush does it all. He’s only had one game with less than double-digit fantasy points and averages nearly 20 touches per game.
Calvin Johnson (at Pittsburgh) – As Head Coach Mike Tomlin said, “He needs no endorsement from me.”
Andre Johnson (vs. Oakland) – He has five touchdowns in the past two games. Case Keenum looks for him every chance he can get.
Rob Gronkowski (at Carolina) – Gronkowski is coming off a bye, which could have only assisted his health. He’s scored three times in his last two Monday night games.
Jimmy Graham (vs. San Francisco) – In Graham’s last 10 home games, 11 touchdowns and five games with at least 70 receiving yards.
Antonio Gates (at Miami) – Despite a lack of touchdowns, he has the second-most targets out of any tight end. This is the week he finds the end zone, too.
Arizona Cardinals (at Jacksonville) – Though they are just now starting to get recognition, the Cardinals’ defense has been solid all season. They’ve forced 13 turnovers their last five games.
Baltimore Ravens (at Chicago) – The Bears will be without Jay Cutler. Baltimore has forced four turnovers its last two games.
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Cleveland) – Big AFC North contest. Bengals have lost two straight but their defense won’t let them lose three.
Justin Tucker (at Chicago) – Hasn’t missed a kick since Week 2. I think he makes at least three in this game.
Steven Hauschka (vs. Minnesota) – Hauschka has the most fantasy points for kickers. He will add to that total this week.
Stephen Gostkowski (at Carolina) – He’s the only kicker that has made at least two field goals in every contest.
Waiver Wire Week 9:
Rishard Matthews, WR (vs. San Diego) – He had a breakout game last week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB (vs. Indianapolis) – The Colts defense the last two weeks has allowed nearly 600 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. If you need a quarterback, he’s the best option.
Mark Ingram, RB (vs. San Francisco) – The former first-round pick had a monster game last week. I don’t expect that this week, but I think he could sneak into the endzone.